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  • Sixmeters's Avatar
    Today, 16:18
    Here is a funny antidote for you to laugh about.. When I bought my Kenwood TS 590S, I hooked it to an antenna and a power supply and turned it on and could hear stuff but it wouldn't transmit. Came to find out that Kenwood ships it like that on purpose so that when dummies like me, that gets into a big hurry to use it and doesn't read the owners manual first, doesn't burn it up when they connect it to the wrong antenna, or try to use it without a antenna even being hooked up. Just when I was getting ready to box it back up and ship it back to HRO, I read the manual, went thru the menu's, set the parameters, and everything worked.
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  • AndyG0CCX's Avatar
    Today, 08:46
    AndyG0CCX replied to a thread FT-991A Display in Yaesu
    Pure guess. R = Receive and T = Transmit. Showing where in the display X axis those two frequencies are set to. Maybe....?
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  • paulears's Avatar
    Today, 08:18
    You can't just plug it in and it will work? Course you can! A headset is hardly something that needs tweaking - not a single one of the radios I won has any programming modes that allow adjustment for how loud the headsets connected to the socket can be? They are plug and play - they are not universal - a headset for a Kenwood won't necessarily work on a different brand radio. Basic connection differences and they are not software programmable.
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  • wxgeek's Avatar
    Today, 02:36
    wxgeek replied to a thread FT-991A Display in Yaesu
    Owners manual came with the radio. Have scoured said owners manual and could not find the answer to the questions posed, thus the reason for asking the questions.
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  • K6CPO's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:31
    Did the replacement one work or not?
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  • Sixmeters's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:19
    Time to read the owners manual, you do have an owners manual - don't you? Sounds like you need to adjust the AF and the Squelch.. It isn't a CB radio, you can't just turn it on and use it and expect it to work..
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  • Sixmeters's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:18
    Sixmeters replied to a thread FT8 QSO Party in Contesting
    Turning that into a contest? Might as well have a snow melting contest in Nome Alaska, at least the snow might melt once every 6 months in Nome.. That is way to slow for me..
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  • Sixmeters's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:13
    Might I suggest that you find a radio club with a radio room and active amateurs, so you can look at, try out and use their equipment before you spend your money on it. Might I also suggest that you find yourself an Elmer and do some work, build a 6m antenna and get on the air.. 6m is the one band that anyone can work anywhere.. The antenna is as small as a television antenna and when the band is open you don't need very much power to make good contacts...
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  • Sixmeters's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:09
    Sixmeters replied to a thread FT-991A Display in Yaesu
    that is the purpose of reading the owners manual. If you don't have an owners manual, you can download one or Yaesu will send you a replacement..
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  • wxgeek's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:04
    wxgeek started a thread FT-991A Display in Yaesu
    The 991A is a great transceiver but I am a bit puzzled by the display. When you select the m-list button you get all of the buttons for making various selections. When you turn off the m-list button the VFO display returns with 4 buttons at the bottom. These 4 buttons sometimes change. My question: What determines which 4 buttons appear on the VFO display? Question 2: There are 2 flags on the spectrum display labelled R (in green) and T (in red). These little flags sometimes change position. What do these little flags mean? Jimmy
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  • leathersr's Avatar
    Tue 19th Jun 2018, 15:54
    leathersr started a thread Mobile Radios New FTM-100DR is not entering WIRES-X mode in Yaesu
    I recently got a FTM-100DR. I have the CT-174 MiniDIN cable connected to both the radio and to an HRI-200. The HRI-200 is also connected to my PC running Windows 10 with WIRES-X. I have used the radio to exchange APRS data and to talk on a few repeaters, but have not been able to get it to work as a WIRES-X node. Please help me to troubleshoot this problem as I have exhausted the possibilities I could come up with. Steps to reproduce the problem: With the radio powered on and connected to an antenna... and with the radio connected to a powered HRI-200... hold down the Dx, GM, and Power buttons until the radio power cycles. Symptom:
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  • MitchellB's Avatar
    Mon 18th Jun 2018, 21:02
    I bought a MFJ969 tuner new and love it. I recently upgraded to an old MFJ989C so I could handle more power, but still like the MFJ969 better, but sadly I need to sell it, as I don't need both. This is a good video to explain tuners adjustment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLrYm9tmrMg My basic way to begin is to find a frequency I wish to tune. Place Transmitter & Antenna knobs on 5 (midway) and turn the Inductor knob until I hear the loudest static noise from the radio. Turn Antenna knob back and forth for maximum noise Turn Transmitter knob back and forth for maximum noise And touch up Antenna knob last for maximum noise You should be close by now and can repeat by transmitting on low power and adjusting in the same sequence until lowest SWR is shown on meter Repeat sequence on full power. Once I get dialed in I write the settings and freq. down for future reference to quickly find the sweet spot again.
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  • Obed's Avatar
    Mon 18th Jun 2018, 11:01
    welcome back. Enjoy.
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  • pmh's Avatar
    Sat 16th Jun 2018, 09:27
    Glad to hear you have returned to a very interesting and fulfilling hobby. You’ll notice much change in some aspects, but I am sure you’ll quickly catch up. Kind regards, Phil
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  • KE8KAU's Avatar
    Fri 15th Jun 2018, 23:57
    HI from the HOF City, Canton, Oh, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I'm an old newbie, just getting back in after almost 30 years, and am enjoying every minute of it. 73's all
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  • Sixmeters's Avatar
    Fri 15th Jun 2018, 20:21
    K8CX collects QSL Cards, don't know if he would like to buy them or not. Tom Roscoe
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  • mmaghakian's Avatar
    Fri 15th Jun 2018, 05:43
    Hello, I am a volunteer with the Spark museum in Bellingham Washington. We have a collection of around 7,000 QSL cards (not SWBC or AMDX) that are from around the world dating back to the 1920's. We are trying to find a collector that would like to buy them all so we can use those funds for some new children's science exhibits. Any advice on finding such a buyer would be most appreciated.
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  • pmh's Avatar
    Thu 14th Jun 2018, 13:17
    pmh replied to a thread Hi from Bedford UK in Introduce yourself
    Glad to hear that. Kind regards, Phil
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  • Steffen_W's Avatar
    Thu 14th Jun 2018, 12:32
    Hello, if the ICOM IC-7100 gets an audio signal from the pc soundcard via an audio connection to DATA2, the 4800bps GMSK signal is correct transmitted to an IC-9100. Example for klinke audio connection If the same signal is send to the IC-7100 via a USB cable to use the internal soundcard, the received signal at the IC-9100 is not correct. Example for USB connection (I tried to attach images with the 'insert image' button and url to show the difference between the two transmissions, but not sure if it worked.) I tried different settings for the options in the 'Connectors' menu (like 'USB MOD Level') to fix the USB connection problem, but no success.
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  • G4OOQ's Avatar
    Thu 14th Jun 2018, 10:45
    Not very active these days but still here!
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    Wed 13th Jun 2018, 22:46
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    Wed 13th Jun 2018, 22:45
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  • Obed's Avatar
    Wed 13th Jun 2018, 11:09
    welcome to the forum. We will help where we can. A local elmer would be better since he/she could show and tell, not just tell. Middle Tn should have lots of local hams, find you closest club and ask around, some of us old timers love to share our experiences with new folks.
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  • OH8GAD's Avatar
    Wed 13th Jun 2018, 08:43
    Ask away :) And welcome the forum. Rob.
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    Wed 13th Jun 2018, 08:42
    OH8GAD replied to a thread Change of User ID in Username Changes
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  • paulears's Avatar
    Wed 13th Jun 2018, 08:17
    paulears replied to a thread Open Wire Feed Line in Antennas
    Nope. well - the correct answer would be yes you could, but the much smaller dimensions would need considerable accuracy and consistency - plus baluns to convert balanced to unbalanced, and these would be lossy, or expensive. Feeder loss is important at 70cm, a bit less so at 2m - so proper cable is required. generally, anything smaller than 10mm or so outside dimension will be too lossy. UR67/RG213 would be the lowest level cable to consider - and 35' of that isn't too bad, but you can do better. This also means proper connectors too - N type is the accepted lowest loss type. Antennas sometimes come with SO239 type connectors, which are lossy things and outside difficult to waterproof properly. Many better quality cables also fit badly in these connectors, and properly in N types. Better quality cables also are stiffer, and more tricky to manage - but that's just how it is at UHF.
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  • Big-O's Avatar
    Wed 13th Jun 2018, 01:33
    Brand new ham here. Just got my call sign today 6/12/18. Dont have an elmer so I might be asking a lot of questions. 73's KN4MXX
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