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  • Sudden's Avatar
    Today, 16:48
    Link not working
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  • Ots's Avatar
    Today, 14:52
    Ots replied to a thread Where to Start in Bands & Modes
    Good points - I've actually been reading about both. I'll probably try each.
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  • Obed's Avatar
    Today, 12:46
    Obed replied to a thread Where to Start in Bands & Modes
    I agree that FT8 is a weak signal mode, I just do not like it. It is very fast, fast in action and in the fact that there are really no conversations... just exchange of minor bits of info and moving on... if you are a contester, however you will love it. If you like more than a hi/bye it will not suit you well. I am a bit of a rag chewer I admit, so PSK31 is much more enjoyable to me and is picked up quickly. You still do not need much power or much in the way of an antenna, I operate PSK31 daily from my office using 25 watts and a tarheel screwdriver antenna sitting on the roof in a tripod.
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  • pmh's Avatar
    Today, 08:07
    pmh replied to a thread Where to Start in Bands & Modes
    I started out with PSK31, as FT8 wasn’t around, and I am glad I did. Being experienced at PSK, RTTY, and Hell, FT8 looked a bit more complicated in comparison. It isn’t, just a slightly different process, and much faster. The learning advantage of PSK31, for me, was that it is a lot slower, and very much a manual process. As such, I felt that this gave me a better understanding of what was going on. Kind regards,
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  • Ots's Avatar
    Yesterday, 22:52
    Ots replied to a thread Where to Start in Bands & Modes
    Thanks - I'll get into it and see what it's all about.
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  • AE1N's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:36
    AE1N replied to a thread Where to Start in Bands & Modes
    I suggest you try WSJT mode FT8 first. Designed for 'weak signals', you do not need fancy antennas and can make QSOs with ten watts! Layne AE1N
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  • WB0HYQ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:41
    WB0HYQ replied to a thread Base Radios FT-101EX Bandswitch Knob in Yaesu
    Ah. I see the link now. I wear trifocals and have terrible vision so the pale blue against the white was hard to see. I went out to the rig on my workbench and now see it does have a WWV/JJY position. So, I assume I set the dial to 000 and rotate the switch (and peak the preselector) until I hear WWV. I hadn't noticed that switch position before, only that the knob had fallen off. Thanks, Bill
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  • K6CPO's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:06
    Your question was answered over in the other forum.
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  • pmh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:44
    pmh replied to a thread Base Radios FT-101EX Bandswitch Knob in Yaesu
    Touching the word “this” activates the link. Also took me a few looks, I do admit. Kind regards, Phil
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  • WB0HYQ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:05
    WB0HYQ replied to a thread Base Radios FT-101EX Bandswitch Knob in Yaesu
    Try what? I see nothing. Bill
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  • Ots's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:39
    Ots started a thread Where to Start in Bands & Modes
    So, I have the ARRL book, "Get on the Air with HF Digital," and it covers PSK31, RTTY, WSJT modes, MFSK and Olivia, PACTOR and WSPR. The question is, which would be a good place to start? I have limited reception and transmission capabilities due to antenna restrictions where I live. Thanks!
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  • Ibtissam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:04
    Can someone please give me a clue here. I m having problems receiving data from the IC 9100 radio. I want to receive ax25 packets using FSK G3RUH modulation with IC-9100 radio. Here are the radio settings: D-USB operating mode data mode on USB USB mod level 50% The radio is connected to PC using A to B USB cable. the soundcard of the PC was deactivated to ensure sound routing to the software modem installed: I m using Soundmodem of George Smart M1GEO under debian 9 Stretch.
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  • mm6kwj's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:39
    hi could you change my username to my new call sign (2M0ETJ)please ? 73'S GLYN
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  • Lex992's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:28
    Hey, i need your help identifying what seems to be a data transmission however i dont know the format. Broadcast received from Penrith, UK Link to sound file: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GEJUe1 ... sp=sharing
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  • 5B4AJB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:43
    5B4AJB replied to a thread Base Radios FT-101EX Bandswitch Knob in Yaesu
    Try this for basic alignment...
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  • WB0HYQ's Avatar
    Sun 15th Jul 2018, 22:15
    WB0HYQ started a thread Base Radios FT-101EX Bandswitch Knob in Yaesu
    I've recently been given a Yaesu FT-101EX. It looks to be in fairly good condition, but dusty. My major problem is the bandswitch knob. When I picked up the transceiver, it fell off. Since the bandswitch will go all the way around, I have no idea what band it is set to so I can refasten the knob. Is there a way to tell? I have the covers off and the bottom plate, but trying to figure out the position of the wafer switches is doomed to failure. My only though is to simply fire it up and listen for QRN at each switch position and which ones are silent. This should give me the bands with crystals installed. Will this method work? I have not yet turned the radio on as it needs some de-spidering and at least a good blowdown with a can of duster. Bill
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  • paulears's Avatar
    Sun 15th Jul 2018, 18:00
    Normal repeaters have a 100% duty cycle - but quality is p-oor due to band limiting. I doubt your licence will allow you to do this either - it would certainly not in the UK. Broadcasting rather than communications is very strictly limited. You could use radio microphone channels - but why you want is an IEM transmitter - designed the 'other way around' - they transmit normally to in ear receivers for stage use. They are music quality and what people often do is use one to transmit to a number of receivers - but keep in mind range is rarely long. 100m maybe on a good day. Here in the UK we have something called an RSL - restricted service licence - this allows broadcast frequencies to be used which have enough range. Here, it's a little paperwork intensive and has a strict time limit, plus some other rules - but doable with planning. They only snag really is you still have to get power to each location, as 70/100V distribution is just a single pair, while you need mains power and local amplifiers all...
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  • Tempstar's Avatar
    Sun 15th Jul 2018, 14:57
    Tempstar replied to a thread Getting Started in Amateur Radios
    Look up MURS frequencies. You can all use those with the Baofeng and it will be a better radio than any of the FRS garbage.
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  • Tempstar's Avatar
    Sun 15th Jul 2018, 14:51
    Realtor transmitter or wireless microphone transmitter comes to mind.
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  • Logit's Avatar
    Sat 14th Jul 2018, 22:56
    I'm trying to locate a source for CAT cable connected to my TS-450SAT and my computer. The purpose is to allow the SDR Software v3.0 to monitor the tuned frequency on my xcvr and display it in the v3.0 software SDR-Radio. https://www.sdr-radio.com/Software/Version3 Can anyone advise of a source for the cable ? Thank you ! Jim WB4IME
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  • vpelton's Avatar
    Sat 14th Jul 2018, 18:12
    After I have saved info in a memory channel, I want to check my values. I know how to check the freq, offset & offset value. I also know that (for example) T-TX shows at the top to indicate a tone will be sent. But how do I see what tone value is stored in the memory channel? Thanks.
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  • WZ7U's Avatar
    Sat 14th Jul 2018, 03:20
    Or hang out on the forums for the same reasons...
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  • lookfromhere's Avatar
    Thu 12th Jul 2018, 19:58
    I am looking to transmit my pa system over a commercial radio frequency that I own. in the uhf band. is there a transmitter that I can use for this? I do the pa system for my local county fair and would like to get out of running ( and buying) either underground or overhead more than a mile of wire. any help would be appreciated. thank you, mark
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  • Sixmeters's Avatar
    Thu 12th Jul 2018, 18:39
    It appears to me that he turned on the DCS or the CTCSS and that it won't receive until it sees the right CTCSS or DCS code.. Throw it away, buy yourself a real radio - those things are junk. Where I live they are entirely worthless - because with its limited range, you aren't going to find anyone to talk to - except net night.. Get yourself a decent 50 watt mobile and a good Diamond Base Station antenna, some low loss coax - Belden 9913 or LMR 400 and a power supply, some tower or a couple of sections of galvanized conduit and get that antenna up in the air 30 - 40'... You will quickly graduate to a HF radio when you get sick of listening to nothing at all or the garbage you will hear from the other NOOBS and BOOBS that hangs out on the nets..
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  • paulears's Avatar
    Wed 11th Jul 2018, 20:33
    I seem to remember a reason was that the data contained is that of another station, so until fairly recently, this would have been banned by the no re-transmission of callsigns rule. Maybe this is why it won't do it? Sorry - I misunderstood, and thought you wanted to cross band digital audio, not just the packet data.
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  • n4trc's Avatar
    Wed 11th Jul 2018, 16:01
    This headphone switchbox feeds either/or/and my line-level TV audio and/or radio audio. I wanted to use the radios external spk output to 1- feed radios audio to headphones (remember, this is audio from the radios external speaker connection, NOT the radios external earphone connection), 2-attenuate amount of audio fed to headphones, 3-give more ‘play’ in the volume knob on the radio to the headphones. With qty 5, 47ohm resistors in parallel to ground, the radios speaker output ‘sees’ about 9 ohms (provided, of course, that things beyond it total well above in resistance). Two schematics of two external speakers (one yaesu, one icom) suggested that this ‘dummy load’ be rated for abt. 2 watts; With qty five, 47 ohm, .5 watt resistors in parallel, this slightly exceeds that (2.5 watts). Just past that, I started first w/ a 5k audio pot, but it seemed that I needed to crank up the radios knob a little too far than I really wanted to (especially considering that I want the headphone settings to demand...
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  • W6TSP's Avatar
    Wed 11th Jul 2018, 05:08
    It is an analog radio with a built in TNC capable of APRS operations. The manual states it can be used as a digipeater as well, but apparently I don't have the correct settings set up.... I guess. It receives the aprs packets and shows them in the "list" function, but is not digipeating them when receiving them. Thanks
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  • pmh's Avatar
    Mon 9th Jul 2018, 14:02
    Have you tried entering the frequency (147.300) directly into the radio, rather than select the memory you programmed? If this works fine, then you may well have made a mistake in the programming. Might also be worth going into the squelch menu and running at 0, gradually increasing it. Mine is set to 3 on the Baofeng, but I often go down to 1. My local repeaters only need the CTCSS tone to open them. They are not needed to receive. Kind regards,
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  • Obed's Avatar
    Mon 9th Jul 2018, 12:53
    check the repeater directory for repeaters in your area, if you do not have a directory, there are lists on line that you can google. Just google amateur radio repeaters. with your ht, you will only receive repeaters in your immediate area. There are about 14 local repeaters here in the Houston area that I can get with mine. If i use an adapter and hook the ht up to the antenna on top of my tower that number increases to about 25 repeaters...just depends on where you live and how many repeaters are in your area.
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