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  • W5LRC's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:13
    W5LRC replied to a thread FT-60r in Yaesu
    Just got a new battery pack in the mail today. Threw in some brand new batteries and still nothing. Beginning to think I somehow burnt the part of the radio that looks for the battery. It no longer will run off a battery. Only off the cigarette plug. Any ideas on fixing this or is it toast? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • cxr9431's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:36
    I have been hunting eBay, Craigslist, and other markets looking for a nice starter HF Rig to get on air and make some contacts and I found alot of these S and D (G) models. It seams like these radios offer the bands I want and the options needed to start making some DX contacts and learning the basics of antennas and such. Has anyone had one of these radios are they a good starter? Are they forgiving to a newbie or super complex to work? How do they interface with computers? I am considering this as a viable first rig as the prices look pretty good, and really would appreciate some wisdom from others who have experience. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
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  • Obed's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:09
    Obed replied to a thread Hello from KD2QKV in Introduce yourself
    Welcome to the forum and the hobby. Have fun.
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  • cxr9431's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:42
    Good morning, I'm happy to say I just got my offical copy of my license and new call sign. Saturday I sat for my Technician and General and passed both. I look forward to getting into EMCOM and DX and will be here reading and asking as I select my transceivers, build my HF antenna and try to get on air in the coming weeks. I look forward to to jumping into this great hobby. 73, Corey Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
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  • Obed's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:44
    Obed replied to a thread Radio rookie in Portable Operating
    Yep, we need more info.... this camping, is it going to be in a camper, travel trailer, backpacking? Camping in secluded areas or close to cities? Repeaters available or are you just looking to operate HF?
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  • paulears's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:33
    paulears replied to a thread Radio rookie in Portable Operating
    In these cases, we always ask the same question. Who, exactly, do you wish to talk to? People local to you? People further away, or even people in foreign countries? Do you have facilities to charge batteries? Is weight a consideration? Can you climb trees or find ways to erect antennas? Perhaps you could tell us what you can already do, and how you want your purchase to work?
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  • M0WAO's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:03
    M0WAO replied to a thread TS-2000 Won't XMIT on 60M in Kenwood
    as the MARS mod is done does that modification covers the 60 meter band? is that mod done by Kenwood if so do they garantie TX on 60 meters band? some info; http://www.oz9rh.dk/filer/057_TS-2000_modifiche.pdf
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  • W8EEO's Avatar
    Mon 17th Sep 2018, 22:38
    My forum has moved twice since I was here last. The new url for hamchatforum now is: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/hamchatforum/ I am interested in trying to get the site more active. Thanks again for letting me back on your forum. 73 I will be back W8EEO
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  • kj5yn's Avatar
    Mon 17th Sep 2018, 22:27
    I am stumped as is Kenwood technical support. My TS-2000 transmits fine on all my MARS frequencies EXCEPT 60m!It has the MARS mod. WHen I try to xmit on 5mHz, the red xmit light comes on on the rig, but the txvr is not putting out any power on that frequency.I have played around with different MIC Gain settings, but that has no effect. I'm frustrated.
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  • Smiley97's Avatar
    Mon 17th Sep 2018, 21:00
    Hey all, Iím just now getting into the whole ham radio world and Iím looking for help on how to setup/ what i need to set up a basic portable ham radio Man pack to take camping and such. Any help would be appreciated!
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  • krazeehorse's Avatar
    Mon 17th Sep 2018, 20:01
    My Paragon has been boxed up for almost ten years. I recently got licensed again. I thought my radio had a problem on 75 when I put it away but couldn't remember for sure. Today I broke her out and powered up. PLL out of lock came up. Bad solder joints was one response and another was "mine does it occasionally but not issues after its been on for a few minutes". So I walked away from mine for 5 minutes. I came back and it was displaying properly. A friend showed up with a dummy load and I started through the bands. I'm good everywhere. Yippee. That stuff doesn't usually happen to me. Now if I can just get the string replaced on my tuner so the dial moves I will be 100%. Gotta get some antennas up and get on the air. (Right now I run coax out the door to a Hustler mobile on a magnet stuck to whatever is parked close enough :redface-new:)
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  • 5B4AJB's Avatar
    Sun 16th Sep 2018, 23:54
    You could try building an external BFO for a small handheld-type MW radio. Tuning the radio on frequency would be the most difficult thing, but one thing to consider is stability - FAX requires a fairly stable tuner, or the colours fade. I can't find a circuit diagram on Google (amazingly) but I built one using a 555 timer IC decades ago which worked very well - look for a 455kHz beat frequency oscillator...
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  • N7QIN's Avatar
    Sun 16th Sep 2018, 21:17
    I own 4 of these radios, 3 of them for over a year. There is no way to set different tones for transmit and receive frequencies in the same memory channel. The tones for 'T' and 'CT' must both be the same for any specific memory channel. The work around is to simply use the 'T' function and leave the receive side open.
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  • N7QIN's Avatar
    Sun 16th Sep 2018, 21:11
    It may be worth noting for those who own the TM-V71A as I do (I own 4 of them) That they cannot be programmed to have separate Tx and Rx tones on the same memory channel for a repeater. Some repeaters in the areas I frequent have different tones for Tx and Rx on purpose. The only work around I have foud is to use the "T" function which is tone encode only. This leaves the receive frequency open to everything heard on that frequency. Programming a repeater frequency as an "odd split" does not work in attempting to have separate Tx and Rx tones.
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  • E73SSL's Avatar
    Sun 16th Sep 2018, 20:21
    E73SSL replied to a thread Mobile Radios YAESU FT-2200 problem in Yaesu
    I try with mic who have beep tone and nothing again after that checking voltage and everithing is OK (on that mic voltage is 5V). When I finish with voltage testing I remebered to check did PL tone working and of course not. Now I thinking maybe modulation unit not working.
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  • W5LRC's Avatar
    Sun 16th Sep 2018, 18:10
    W5LRC replied to a thread FT-60r in Yaesu
    Aahh, okay. Ill give that a shot. I wondered if it was possible that it just went bad but wondered how to tell. Thanks. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • K7KBN's Avatar
    Sun 16th Sep 2018, 17:25
    Sometimes a large number of relatively short radials will outperform just one or two radials of textbook length. As long as you can make them - and you can bend them a bit, just to include the amount of good conductor in the soil. I would recommend trenching them in little slits in the turf with a few lawn staples to keep them where they need to be. Let the grass grow up and around them. Just don't forget, if you're planning to prepare a garden in a few years! You'll find your radials....
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  • docwebrocker's Avatar
    Sun 16th Sep 2018, 17:12
    I have a 48 foot vertical, but have very limited real estate area for laying ground radials. Are ther other acceptable options besides laying multiple 1/4 wave radials? I would even consider a different type of antenna. My antenna is only a few feet from my 26 foot tall house. Thank you for your help! Butch Reed KF5NRP
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  • 2e0sve's Avatar
    Sun 16th Sep 2018, 14:03
    Hi, I am wanting to do a small project with a raspberry pi or the like. I want to be able for it to run and receive Navtex (490 and 518 Khz) and Wefax (lower still). One simple solution would be to get a device such as a Tecsun pl-680/880 and tune to the relevant frequencies, but, that can mean leaving the radio and PI on all the time and I want to have this as a low consumption project. The PL-880/680 is also rather expensive and I have not found another radio that does 518/490. Many short wave radios but not all will do wefax frequencies, but I found no radio other then the PL680/880 that did the navtex and also even the wefax signal strength is poor on even a Tecsun pl606. Does anyone know a simple cheep radio that could be hooked up to an audio port that could receive on the relevant frequencies as a first step. I would also want this to be portable so this should be battery powered? I have considered kit radios or old transistr radios, perhaps modifying with a simple capacitor an analogue...
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  • 5B4AJB's Avatar
    Sun 16th Sep 2018, 12:32
    5B4AJB replied to a thread Mobile Radios YAESU FT-2200 problem in Yaesu
    Best test is to inject some kind of tone into the mic socket (or FSK) and see if it transmits it...
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  • 5B4AJB's Avatar
    Sun 16th Sep 2018, 12:30
    5B4AJB replied to a thread SITOR SITOR Protocol Documents in Bands & Modes
    Its similar to RTTY - I think, with a narrower shift There's a Wiki page for it...
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  • 5B4AJB's Avatar
    Sun 16th Sep 2018, 12:27
    5B4AJB replied to a thread FT-60r in Yaesu
    You could try connecting a small 12V bulb across the battery terminals and at the same time measure the Voltage drop, if it's more than a few Volts, you probably have a bad cell in the pack...
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  • W5LRC's Avatar
    Sun 16th Sep 2018, 12:02
    W5LRC replied to a thread FT-60r in Yaesu
    Ill double check the points but im afraid i may have somehow burnt something out. Not sure how that would happen but may have to replace the radio. ☹️ Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • Killerquo's Avatar
    Sun 16th Sep 2018, 07:10
    Hi! As an electronics and avionics technician I'm very interested in components. As a hobby I have a flare for militaria. I've seen pictures of these blade antennas on the production line, but I have no such pictures available for reference now. All I want to know is what the connector is called, and on a sidenote the often attached base extension. But for all my research I cannot find a name, and hence have no clue where to start looking in a component list. For a verbal description, it's a solid square conductor plate on a flat base with some sort of threaded connector (either SMA, F-connector or any other type) on the bottom. The plate is drilled with two holes in a vertical line from the connector, and the holes are threaded to fasten the tapemeasure-like antenna with screws. I was hoping someone with more experience with handsets would have the answer, as I mostly work with fixed antennas which is delivered in complete packages. Thanks up front! Mathias out. Sent fra min SM-A520F via...
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  • radtracman's Avatar
    Sun 16th Sep 2018, 06:23
    Hi everyone, I made my own search but could not find the protocol documents explaining SITOR signals. Where can I find them? Regards
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  • E73SSL's Avatar
    Sat 15th Sep 2018, 21:44
    E73SSL started a thread Mobile Radios YAESU FT-2200 problem in Yaesu
    Hello dear ham-operators, I looking on net for my problem solution and can't find it. I have YEASU FT-2200, old but in good condition and can be used more. TX and RX working good but problem is with mic. No modulation TX. First i think is mic, I replaced it with another, working mic but problem is still there. After that I check solders and they good to. Scheme lead me to mic uni tbut I have'nt possibility to check it. Is enyone have same or similar problem? I'll be greatful is enyone of you can help to solve this problem. 73
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  • syntaxerrorsix's Avatar
    Sat 15th Sep 2018, 14:36
    syntaxerrorsix replied to a thread FT-60r in Yaesu
    Check the copper contact points and make sure they aren't bent and are clean. I can think of know other reason why it would show a charge but not work on the radio.
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  • W8EXX's Avatar
    Sat 15th Sep 2018, 14:01
    W8EXX replied to a thread IC-25A: Cannot change frequency in Icom
    This radio does not have a lock. Thanks for your response. Glenn, W8EXX
    6 replies | 311 view(s)
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