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  • 5B4AJB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:34
    if your motherboard has a display output, try using that as one of the monitor outputs and the second on the card?
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  • chris_debian's Avatar
    Tue 29th Sep 2020, 20:08
    chris_debian replied to a thread Antenna Assistance in Antennas
    Hi, Could you describe the antenna; I assume it's commercially built, rather than home made? Pictures would help. Thanks, Chris 2E0FRU
    1 replies | 90 view(s)
  • brandon lind's Avatar
    Tue 29th Sep 2020, 14:37
    Apologies, i run windows 7. On windows 10, right click on desktop and select display settings. In the area that shows brightness (for laptops) and scale and layout, scroll down with the mouse roller. There sould be a section on multiple displays. If that fails, it may be that video card after all.
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  • Tigerbrew's Avatar
    Tue 29th Sep 2020, 09:18
    Thanks but I don't get that option from the desktop, I have to go through START / SETTINGS / DISPLAY. The option to setup a second display isn't there and I think it might be the fact that I'm running in Basic Display Adapter mode and it doesn't support 2 monitors (I assume). I think I need to update the drivers for the video card to give it back it's full functionality but when I do that it just say's drivers are up to date, which it would if it's only looking for the drivers it already has.
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  • Tigerbrew's Avatar
    Tue 29th Sep 2020, 09:09
    That's one of the problems, properties doesn't say as such, this desktop was new to me having been upgraded to windows 10 from I don't know what, possibly 7 or 8, it looks like it has been a networked device previously. From what I have learned so far and I could be wrong, when widows upgrades it strips out some of the drivers and replaces them with basic/generic drivers to get you up and running, this has meant that my display adapter is now called "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter" not what the card makers name is. I think there maybe a difference between just upgrading a currently installed Op system and flattening the hard drive and installing from fresh, I don't know which was done here. Other than that the whole thing sings along nicely.
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  • zia's Avatar
    Tue 29th Sep 2020, 03:04
    I was digging through some old boxes and discovered my ham radio that got packed away 20 years ago. I'd always wanted to try digital modes, so I ordered the Signalink USB TNC, which came today. If I use the speaker jack on the back of the radio to the TNC, then the waterfall shows up in Fldigi. Success! On the other hand: The TNC-to-microphone connector audio doesn't work, even though I used the special internal jumper doodad from Tigertronics. Until I find the box with my scope, perhaps that will stay a mystery? If I make Fldigi call CQ, the PTT light doesn't light up on the Signalink (or the radio). Fldigi is set as PTT on right audio channel. I would like to listen to the radio from my computer headphones, but I can't figure out how to make pavucontrol send the audio to both the Fldigi and the computer headphones at the same time. (The Signalink AUX jack isn't stereo, has no independent level adjustment, and sounds terrible.)
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  • SParker's Avatar
    Mon 28th Sep 2020, 20:25
    SParker started a thread Antenna Assistance in Antennas
    I am needing someone to help me figure out what kind of Ham Radio Antenna I have. It was used by a lifelong Ham Radio Operator and engineer and unfortunately he has dementia and cannot tell us what it is. I can provide photos to anyone that would assist us with this. He used and built on the best so I am sure it is an excellent antenna I just have no clue where to start.
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  • TRD_79's Avatar
    Mon 28th Sep 2020, 19:20
    Hi all, I'm new to the hobby... Scheduled to take my technician test on the 10th. I am an amateur photographer. I enjoy camping and hiking. Looking forward to my first parks on the air. Looking forward to meeting you guys and gals !
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  • TRD_79's Avatar
    Mon 28th Sep 2020, 19:08
    Hi Im planning on taking my technician test on the 10th Im confident I will pass I haven't had a failing practice test yet.anyhow Im looking for some advice on new gear. I defiantly want a HF rig for the shack but I am also super interested in parks on the air, we camp all the time. Tent camping not RV. I would also like to work UHF/VHF mobile and shack. For HF Ive been eyeing up the Yaesu FT-991A, Icom IC-7300, Icom IC705 and the IEGU G90 The FT-991A would kill two birds with one stone. The IC-7300 has good reviews but is limited to HF, The IC-705 and G90 would be good for parks on the air.
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  • brandon lind's Avatar
    Sun 27th Sep 2020, 17:57
    Right click on desktop, select "screen resolution, click the second monitor or select it in the drop down menu and change it from "duplicate" to "extend the desktop"
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  • 2E0JTP's Avatar
    Sun 27th Sep 2020, 16:50
    What graphics card are you using?
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  • Tigerbrew's Avatar
    Sun 27th Sep 2020, 15:26
    Thanks for that but got passed all that and collected the Tee shirts. I've done some further poking about and I'm pretty sure it's the fact that when Windows 10 was installed it removed all the details and drivers for the display adapter and leaves you with a basic set of instructions to get you monitor up and running so you can boot up your machine, unfortunately it's so basic it doesn't support 2 monitors other than just to mirror the first, it even removes the identity of your card so you can't tell what make it is, "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter" is a generic thing. Still working on it.....
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  • 2E0JTP's Avatar
    Sun 27th Sep 2020, 13:37
    Follow the instructions here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4340331/windows-10-set-up-dual-monitors Pay particular attention to:
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  • Tigerbrew's Avatar
    Sun 27th Sep 2020, 12:03
    Hi all. I'm trying to get a desktop computer to run a second monitor but although I have output to the second monitor it is only a mirror image of the first, I am unable to set it up as No2 and drag any open windows over to it. I have the main monitor plugged into the VGA port and the second to the DVI ??? port, I've been into display settings and asked it to detect second monitor but it can't, I've tried to update the drivers for the display adaptor but it says I have up to date drivers, now this computer has been upgraded by the previous owner to windows 10 from a company networked machine and although all works OK, device manager tells me I have the Microsoft basic adaptor which apparently is some sort of default setup when you've upgraded if I read that right and I suspect this might be the problem, perhaps this won't let me run two monitors as independents. If anyone has had a similar problem or knows of a way around it I would be greatful of some advice, I've followed most of the advice you can...
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  • dnwiebe's Avatar
    Sun 27th Sep 2020, 01:04
    Well, a few days back I got a multiband OCFD antenna, supposedly good for 40m-6m, and tied it to a tree in my backyard (with a pulley, so I can lower and raise it without endangering my half-century-old butt again). The balun is about 8m above the ground, and I tied the ends to the top of a 6ft privacy fence. So far, the feedline is just dangling to a coil underneath the tree: if I want to use it from inside the house, I have to bring it in and leave the back door open. So I hooked it up to my little Yaesu HT (which transmits only VHF and UHF, but receives clear down into the AM broadcast band) and started listening. The first night I heard an English-language AM broadcast from Italy on 40m, and something in Russian, also on 40m. I heard some hams talking back and forth too, but my little radio only does 2SB, not SSB, so I couldn't understand them--but I could tell their sex and their general emotional state. Then the next night I heard a guy transmitting music on 80m in short five- and ten-second...
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  • 2E0JTP's Avatar
    Sat 26th Sep 2020, 22:11
    Depending on the type of apartment you live in, and what floor you live on, this can be a very difficult situation to operate HF. Experienced hams will often have trouble doing anything HF whatsoever in an apartment. Even a 10m dipole in the apartment can cause issues with neighbours electrical equipment, and a mag loop is no simple or cheap proposition. You might want to think about setting up a station while 'portable', a bit of parks on the air, or perhaps camping combined with ham radio works for many. A mobile set up can work quite well, and no, you don't have to drive down the road with a 30ft antenna on your car. :wink-new: You can buy or make portable masts that you can throw in the back of the car and erect when you get to your site. An antenna is just wire. It coils up and can be carried very easily. The thing is, antennas want to be out in free space. Away from anything that would impinge on their radiation pattern. At HF frequencies, this is no small distance. VHF and UHF is a much simpler...
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  • K6CPO's Avatar
    Sat 26th Sep 2020, 21:24
    K6CPO replied to a thread Handheld Radios Yaesu ft-65 receiving, but not transmitting in Yaesu
    Keep in mind we're a lot more spread out than you are. It isn't critical where I live, even though I'm in a big city (San Diego). We have a number of Yaesu C4FM repeaters that are set to AMS mode so they will repeat whatever kind of signal they receive. This can be annoying to those with analog only radios as they will hear static instead of the digital signal. For this reason, the repeater owners (my club has two) will set a tone on TX, usually the same as the RX tone, so the analog radios won't pick up the static. We have several UHF repeaters in town that use the same frequency pair but different PL tones and it's possible to hear traffic on one repeater on another. It's not as much of a problem as it would seem, but it allowed me to connect with a new ham in the Long Beach area and offer her some suggestions for something she was trying to accomplish.
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  • Spreelock's Avatar
    Sat 26th Sep 2020, 17:21
    Well, I live in an apartment, so i'll have no luxury of building any huge setup. I was about to use it as a table rig from home, and as a mobile rig for hunting group. I've got no clue on performing at these conditions.
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  • kb0iov's Avatar
    Sat 26th Sep 2020, 17:05
    kb0iov started a thread ts 140s in Kenwood
    I have a ts 140s that won't key my tl 922. I used the same cable that I used on my 590sg ant 940s. I read the manual and went inside the cabinet ant turned on the s-1 switch to yes and it does not work. Looking for suggestions. thanks
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  • 2E0JTP's Avatar
    Sat 26th Sep 2020, 09:11
    2E0JTP replied to a thread Handheld Radios Yaesu ft-65 receiving, but not transmitting in Yaesu
    That's interesting, I didn't know that. In the UK, pretty much every FM repeater sends a CTCSS out on transmit. Isn't it annoying listening on a repeater frequency and hearing random distant signals and interference break the squelch?
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  • K6CPO's Avatar
    Fri 25th Sep 2020, 20:45
    K6CPO replied to a thread Handheld Radios Yaesu ft-65 receiving, but not transmitting in Yaesu
    Change your TSQ setting to Tone only. With TSQ (Tone Squelch) the radio is looking for a tone from the repeater before it opens receive. Most repeaters DON'T send out a tone on transmit. Al they're looking for is the tone from the radio to open the repeater.
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  • fngham's Avatar
    Fri 25th Sep 2020, 16:42
    fngham replied to a thread So much to learn in Introduce yourself
    The ability to communicate long distances with others and receiving emergency information have been the appeal for me, so wherever that takes me...I want my first radio to be able to perform multiple functions, so I wont have to buy 3 radios when I can do the same with one, Im still Greener then green!!! Thank you for the links!!!!
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  • gnuuser's Avatar
    Fri 25th Sep 2020, 03:10
    greetings fngham! it depends on what path you want to follow in ham radio. starting out you will get a lot of recommendations on what radio to choose and what radio to avoid. Many times by serious ham enthusiasts who would choose nothing but the best and to heck with the cost! and some will tell you to start small and learn properly. My choice was to start small. I have a Baofeng uv9r (handheld) and its not a bad radio as long as you take its limitations into account. It does what I need it to do! I also built a pixie 2 and a cricket 40 meter ( Both kit radios) they can surprise you for sure! and for monitoring I built an ozark patrol shortwave radio. the pixie was from a us seller and its a great little radio smaller than a pack of smokes, and in spite of it being a 1/2 watt radio it does get out there! the cricket and the ozark patrol radio were from the 4 state qrp group
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  • fngham's Avatar
    Thu 24th Sep 2020, 22:21
    fngham replied to a thread So much to learn in Introduce yourself
    Thanks for advise! Already on team scanner!
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  • 5B4AJB's Avatar
    Thu 24th Sep 2020, 20:11
    5B4AJB replied to a thread So much to learn in Introduce yourself
    I'd recommend a scanner to begin with. Don't spend millions, just something simple. If you want to spend millions, buy some good quality coaxial cable and a nice high antenna...
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  • fngham's Avatar
    Thu 24th Sep 2020, 17:26
    Greetings all! New to HAM, looking to purchase my first set up, but so many options and directions to go!!! I was looking to purchase a Kenwood TH-D74A, any opinions or guidance would be greatly appreciated!!
    4 replies | 182 view(s)
  • 2E0FVL's Avatar
    Thu 24th Sep 2020, 09:48
    2E0FVL replied to a thread Handheld Radios Yaesu ft-65 receiving, but not transmitting in Yaesu
    I have + or - and TTN on the display for for the repeaters. Think it's done from a menu setting on the function key, but was set up manually a while ago. So no TTN on show no go!
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  • Jayb8008's Avatar
    Thu 24th Sep 2020, 01:02
    Jayb8008 replied to a thread Handheld Radios Yaesu ft-65 receiving, but not transmitting in Yaesu
    The thing that's frustrating me the most is that I have ALL of these things programmed in the settings. I have the ARS turned on. I am transmitting on the highest power setting (5w). I have TSQ on the display. The repeater shift does show the + and - depending on the frequency. I've been through the manual multiple times and I'm pretty certain that I'm using all of the proper keystrokes, but something is not sticking. I know I must be doing something wrong, but I can't quite figure out what that is!!!
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  • K6CPO's Avatar
    Wed 23rd Sep 2020, 19:53
    K6CPO replied to a thread Handheld Radios Yaesu ft-65 receiving, but not transmitting in Yaesu
    It may that you're not doing the final programming step which is to write the VFO entries to a memory channel. Check your manual for the proper keystrokes.
    10 replies | 316 view(s)
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