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  • 5B4AJB's Avatar
    Today, 12:30
    It's probably just missing the first few digits, so, you'd be tuned to 7.91010 (or similar, not sure of the coverage)...
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  • 5B4AJB's Avatar
    Today, 12:27
    Part A is coax, right? Maybe you should be looking at fraction of wavelengths of the operating frequency. Part of me says not to bother with that, why don't you do away with the connector altogether and just run the coax straight out...
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  • Noisewerx's Avatar
    Today, 09:15
    Hello all Just picked up 101ZD Allworks fine but when i select 40 metres digital read says 91.100meg The same as v when you put it on aux Can anyone help or have any ideas Cheers
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  • Brundizzle's Avatar
    Today, 08:12
    Hi John, thanks for your reply. Using a SDR Dongle and the right software is enough to receive and decode the ADS-B signal on a normal laptop/desktop/rpi. I am pretty sure teh signal can be picked up with different type of antennas as well, but from searching the available content on the internet (that I could find), people seem to get quite good results from a CoCo. As I basically know nothing about antenna's I decided to follow that advice :joyous: So I got all materials I need.. and just got confused about above mentioned issue :joyous: cheers, Bruno
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  • John_D's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:06
    Not sure which wireless you have but I thought that ADS-B aircraft broadcasts required a dedicared 1090Mhz rig. For that frequency a simple vertical plus radials would suffice, fed by low loss coax.
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  • K7KBN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:37
    K7KBN replied to a thread Mr. in Bands & Modes
    Little pocket sized frequency counter. He keys up close by (say within 50 feet), and the counter measures it and displays it. Same idea as using a scanner as Dem suggested.
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  • bedmonson85's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:20
    The BITX40 or uBITX they are fantastic radios. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
    6 replies | 155 view(s)
  • flboy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:59
    What type of antenna you thinking about? Not much you can do as a Tech on HF so I assume you are talking about a 2m/70cm (VHF/UHF) base antenna. No need to ground that lile yoi are thinking about. Put it up as high as feasible from the peak of your roof with the three radials installed and you will be all set. Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
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  • MitchellB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:38
    Bob Heil pine board project https://heilsound.com/amateur-radio-post/the-pine-board-project/
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  • auldwilly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:00
    Thanks for reply Prefer cost less than $300, no expensive test equipment needed for test or alignment.
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  • OH8GAD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:25
    OH8GAD replied to a thread QRP transceiver kits in Amateur Radios
    If you.can do Morse, Banggood do an 80 metre Pixie kit for less than EUR 2,00. They do more expensive ones with more power, but still QRP for up to EUR 14,00. They also do a really good 0 to 50 MHz frequency counter for just under a fiver.
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  • KK6YK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:05
    Thanks Eric & Jim. It's fun to have you guys to share my startup with. Jim, I did restart my membership with ARRL just this last week and I thank you for the reminder about W1AW code broadcasts. Have started to think about getting the Kenwood TS-440S out and get it setup, at least as a receiver. The big problem is this artic weather we have here now which is not something I want to face getting an antenna up. May start searching for a reasonable indoor setup I can use for receiving only. It would be nice if there was an indoor unit that would allow me to pick up the amateur bands for listening then I could place it in the house for anytime listening. As I practice code my mind is starting to crank up about where I want to go in getting on the air and that right now is QRP CW station. Think I need to start a priority log with questions that come up like what QRP kit would be a good one for me to consider if I think I could handle putting one together. At my ripe age there is not a lot of time for dilly...
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  • KE4RM's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:16
    Way to go, Pat. I am trying to relearn/refresh about 2 or 3 new letters/punctuation/prosigns a day. Taking it slow so it really sinks in. Keep up the good work. Oh, you probably know this but, ARRL has a bunch of archived W1AW code practices sessions on its website if you are a member. I haven't gotten back enough yet to use them but will when my relearning is complete I plan to give them a try. Jim KE4RM
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  • brutus51's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:20
    Working on getting my tech. license and scoping out base equipment. Most problematic is the antenna, my home's roof pitches toward the back end of the house. Consequently the height from the back yard to the top of the roof is approx. 30 feet. Would like to ground an antenna to the back yard chain link fence but would probably need one greater than the 30 feet, which wouldn't make the better half or the neighbors happy. What options do I have? Placing it on the roof is not particularly desirable and may violate city code, looking into this. Thanks.
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  • WZ7U's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:35
    Pat, that is great news indeed. Keep up the great work!
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  • pmh's Avatar
    Mon 15th Jan 2018, 22:53
    pmh replied to a thread QRP transceiver kits in Amateur Radios
    How about the classic Foxx 3. Kind regards, Phil
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  • John_D's Avatar
    Mon 15th Jan 2018, 22:21
    John_D replied to a thread Mr. in Bands & Modes
    In most of the EU the inte-rplane "chat" frequency is 123.450mhz. easy to remember! Plane to ground station frequencies vary as to where you are geographically. Generally once airbourne the pilot will change from the airfield control to the local "Radar" frequency to request a service of one kind or another.
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  • John_D's Avatar
    Mon 15th Jan 2018, 22:16
    John_D replied to a thread Wave bands in Bands & Modes
    Have a look here and you will not go wrong http://rsgb.org/main/about-us/committees/spectrum-forum/
    2 replies | 251 view(s)
  • John_D's Avatar
    Mon 15th Jan 2018, 22:10
    I use the 590sg also; may I suggest you check the Sound card settings. Good luck; I look forward to a FT8 QSO with you,.
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  • 5B4AJB's Avatar
    Mon 15th Jan 2018, 22:07
    5B4AJB replied to a thread QRP transceiver kits in Amateur Radios
    That's a tricky one! How much do you want to spend? What features do you want? Check out the Wiki!
    6 replies | 155 view(s)
  • LB0TH's Avatar
    Mon 15th Jan 2018, 21:23
    Have used FT8 approx. a month without problems. But now, suddenly, the sound goes through the speaker on the Kenwood TS-590 when I'm transmit. It did not do that before. Everything else works well. Surely a setting somewhere? Hopefully someone have an idea. BR Frode
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  • KK6YK's Avatar
    Mon 15th Jan 2018, 20:44
    Eric WZ7U and Jim KE4RM, wanted to let you gents know about my progression with the CW retraining. Ran across an app by Dave Finley N1IRZ called Ham Morse that includes the Koch method. I now have the app on my iPad Pro and iPhone 6S. So, I'm really portable with my training now. Very handy to be able to practice and not bug the wife with the Morse sounds when I have the ear buds on. I have the WPM set at 20 and it also allows you to use the Farnsworth approach of sending the characters at a higher speed while inserting extra space between letters to slow the over all speed down to a more manageable rate. Anyway, just went through a 30 minute session and I'm liking it. Wife has note and stated "your really getting into it." Pat KK6YK
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  • auldwilly's Avatar
    Mon 15th Jan 2018, 20:19
    Does anyone have a recommendation for a QRP transceiver kit? Thank you Bill ww1wdp
    6 replies | 155 view(s)
  • Obed's Avatar
    Mon 15th Jan 2018, 19:40
    Obed replied to a thread Hustler 5BTV in Antennas
    looks good, congrats.... now go play with it.
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  • Sudden's Avatar
    Mon 15th Jan 2018, 17:08
    On page 64 of the operating manual 'Cat (Computer Aided Transceiver) Operation' it gives the Opcode Command Chart. What software would be used to make a command list to send to the radio? I just want to see if I can program the radio with my own settings.
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  • flboy's Avatar
    Mon 15th Jan 2018, 16:16
    flboy replied to a thread Hustler 5BTV in Antennas
    Finished the installation this weekend with radials, the 1:1 balun, and tuned to center of bands. This vertical seems to work great. Made a few SSB phone contacts to Europe and Brazil from Central Florida on 20M/40M and all over the US, if I can hear them, I have been able to work them. Very please so far and good enough for my needs. I even got the 80M tuned up on the high end for SSB phone. It is only a 50Khz slice, but it seems to work well. Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
    5 replies | 223 view(s)
  • LB0TH's Avatar
    Mon 15th Jan 2018, 15:09
    LB0TH replied to a thread Base Radios No Tx using ptt in Kenwood
    Thanks a lot - so simple :-). I am a newbie (as you properly have noticed).
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  • Obed's Avatar
    Mon 15th Jan 2018, 12:11
    Obed replied to a thread Base Radios No Tx using ptt in Kenwood
    it is working exactly as it should. If I am reading your post correctly... there will be no output power on SSB until there is an input...your digital working is the input.... there will be no power output from the ptt until you put in an input(speak into the mic)
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  • Sudden's Avatar
    Mon 15th Jan 2018, 10:56
    Sudden replied to a thread Base Radios No Tx using ptt in Kenwood
    Does FT8 use SSB? If it does and you press the PTT and don't make a noise there is no power. You have to speak or sennd a tone to get power.
    3 replies | 127 view(s)
  • KB1GZN's Avatar
    Mon 15th Jan 2018, 09:22
    Hi Folks, I'm putting together an HF rig to use with a 1/2 dipole, Delta Loop (triangular) antenna and possibly a 50 ohm 2M for load testing. I would like to construct an antenna tuner. So far, I've put together that the tuner should have a 420 pF open air variable capacitor for 10M-80M. The schematics I've observed so far suggest two inductors for each side of the dipole and suggest that each side of the dipole directly interface before any 200 ohm to 50 ohm balun. Does anyone have a better understanding of this? I'm following this plan, however need to modify if to account for center fed dipole (vs end) and also allow for 50 ohm antenna feed input as well. https://m0ukd.com/homebrew/baluns-and-ununs/end-fed-half-wave-antenna-tuned-coupler/ Thanks so much, Nick KB1GZN
    0 replies | 55 view(s)
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