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  • SP1AD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:40
    SP1AD replied to a thread FT-857D in Yaesu
    Hi John, Have you tried hard reset the transceiver? If that does not help, I think it will remain to take the radio to an authorized Yaesu service center. This is a very unusual symptom. I had the ft-857d and ft-897d and never experienced a similar problem.
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  • KD9KVS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 00:53
    Serious as a heart attack. I have newer operating systems, but full dos operation is required to use the C.A.T. On the 757. I love the rig, and prefer solid state over digital personally. I have seen some cool things about digital, but I cannot afford to upgrade. The 757 was a gift from someone who Repairís wwii radios and wanted his shelf space back. I like to use what I have and keep it in good repair rather than upgrade and spend money I donít have. I have the emulators for my newer machines, and may wind up using that to start, but I like the feel of the old machines. May seem odd to some, itís just me :). Thank you for responding.
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  • KD9KVS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 00:44
    Okay, Iíve got a couple xp machines so I will find one that will allow it if the laplink software does not work. Great idea thank you!! I need to see if Iíve got one of those cards floating around as well.
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  • KD9KVS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 00:41
    Okay Iíll give laplink a shot first. Is it fairly straightforward on operation? Iím going to look it up as soon as I get off here. The one thing I was unsure on about the cards, is I could not remember if the software was on the cards or how they operated. I suppose google probably has the answer, but Iím more of a hands on, letís communicate guy. Thank you.
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  • brandon lind's Avatar
    Mon 10th Aug 2020, 17:16
    I would take the hard drive out of the 3.1 system and temporarily connect it to the XP system via IDE cable just like the XP systems HDD and use XP OS to copy the files to the other HDD then reinstall the HDD in the 3.1 computer. If the XP system uses SATA instead of IDE (which i doubt), you can find a usb to IDE controller used with older external hard drives to do the same job.
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  • 5B4AJB's Avatar
    Mon 10th Aug 2020, 14:56
    You could try laplink if your XP machine has a serial port, transfer the files over that way, otherwise, try an ethernet PCMCIA card?
    6 replies | 153 view(s)
  • M0TZO's Avatar
    Mon 10th Aug 2020, 13:44
    I'm not sure if you are joking or being serious, but if the latter even Microsoft stopped supporting 19 years ago, it maybe time to upgrade.
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  • KD9KVS's Avatar
    Mon 10th Aug 2020, 01:53
    Big step for me using C.A.T. To control my rig. The problem that I am having is getting the information from windows xp format floppy, onto my ibm windows 3.1 laptop. I cannot seem to get the information to transfer either way to operate. The serial port works on both machines, but terminal is missing off of the windows 3.1 laptop. Does anyone have any ideas for me on this? I donít want to run it through an emulator, but an original machine. It is an original 3.1 ibm, no usb, no Ethernet, does have pcmi slots, but getting the software on 3.5 floppy to run that does not seem a possibility. Thank you.
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  • KD9KVS's Avatar
    Mon 10th Aug 2020, 01:39
    I am hearing them at 6-7 years old on the repeaters here. They are knowledgeable about the hobby and seem to be having fun. I think the younger generation is beginning to be drawn in. Iím 32 and was to busy before I became disabled. Now memory is an issue of course, but I have to study hard and work for it. If you look online many schools are doing ham radio programs beyond talking to iss. Hope this gives you some hope.
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  • David P's Avatar
    Sun 9th Aug 2020, 22:53
    Good evening. After about three months after passing My foundation exam, it seems to Me that the hobby is full of over 40. (I Myself is a young 61),I may be wrong. My question is how will the hobby attract young/younger members?. All the contacts I have spoken to are late 40s on wards. How do clubs or RSGB plan to address this situation?. Also in all My contacts, none were female so far. Do the general public know what armature radio is all about? True that the practical part of the exam has been stopped or put on ice, but a exam has to be taken. I think that the radio hobby should publicized or more approachable. How many carry a handheld in the street, the only radio the public see in a store is a security guards, with a ear plug in. I have walked through shopping centre with a handheld on, quietly, and asdas. If We are licenced, we can do this legally. Any coments welcome. M7ATX
    1 replies | 118 view(s)
  • Tempstar's Avatar
    Sun 9th Aug 2020, 14:13
    Tempstar replied to a thread Help identify Mast in Accessories
    That looks like an old military mast I once had mounted on a trailer. You may never find the maker as they were contracted out.
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  • trash86d's Avatar
    Fri 7th Aug 2020, 23:59
    What equipment do i need to broadcast a frequency from 93 to 15 Mhz into deep space? This is a strange request I know,bare with me.
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  • M0TZO's Avatar
    Fri 7th Aug 2020, 08:42
    M0TZO replied to a thread post not showing up in The Junk Box
    James is referring to our Private Mod Team forum. I can't see the Kenwood post, so please feel free to post again, and will make sure to either approve or let you know why it's not.
    4 replies | 222 view(s)
  • Steve Magee's Avatar
    Thu 6th Aug 2020, 22:25
    Hi James, Cant find the post in mods, when I do a search for my posts it only brings up this one ? Cheers Steve GW7VFJ
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  • M0TZO's Avatar
    Thu 6th Aug 2020, 11:15
    Since getting back into radio last year when I got Yaesu FT-991A and selling my old FT-897 I've been using 2M0SQL (Admin on here too) online logger called Cloudlog. If you run own Server running PHP & MySQL can setup for free or can have a low cost hosted solution from him. Visit to download the software. So many features, but the one I like is I can use on any Device (I've even tested on a e-Ink Kindle), can connect to some radios, and is actively updated, has features for managing satellite contacts, award tracking, QSL management, and more.
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  • G7NFP's Avatar
    Thu 6th Aug 2020, 08:42
    G7NFP replied to a thread Another pre noob in Introduce yourself
    No update. Perhaps he has decided PMR radio may be a better option as no exams or licence required. Although 5yr olds are passing the Tech exam so no reason why any educated adult would have any difficulty with that exam. Judging by the spelling & punctuation in the OPs post l reckon he would sail through that exam.
    3 replies | 421 view(s)
  • M0TZO's Avatar
    Thu 6th Aug 2020, 08:16
    M0TZO started a thread IOTA Contest in Contesting
    Good morning, In hopes of making forum a bit more active I'm going to post stuff myself. So today, did anyone take part in the IOTA contest? I took part from home as a Single Band entry on 20m SSB and made 30 contacts with my MFJ 1788x Mag Loop (horizontally mounted). How did you do?
    0 replies | 158 view(s)
  • G7NFP's Avatar
    Wed 5th Aug 2020, 18:19
    Unsure which section would be appropriate to post those on. Was also unaware there was any restrictions re number of post prior to adding attachments. Perhaps it's to do with guys joining only to spam.
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  • M0TZO's Avatar
    Wed 5th Aug 2020, 14:38
    M0TZO started a thread New UK Online Club in Clubs
    I thought I'd post about a new UK online club using Discord. Online Amateur Radio Community runs on the Discord chat platform, and is registered with the RSGB and has it's own Callsign and runs training too. Click link for more info
    0 replies | 173 view(s)
  • m0bov's Avatar
    Wed 5th Aug 2020, 09:47
    m0bov replied to a thread post not showing up in The Junk Box
    Hi, I came across it yesterday and approved. There was a huge list which I approved. I have posted in our mods section to see what can be done.
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  • G7NFP's Avatar
    Wed 5th Aug 2020, 08:29
    BTech DMR 6x2. Only on sale in USA. Worth checking out the reviews if you are considering a dmr radio as it's one of the best options on the market ATM.
    18 replies | 1035 view(s)
  • G7NFP's Avatar
    Wed 5th Aug 2020, 07:56
    G7NFP replied to a thread New guy from PNW in Introduce yourself
    One of the best DMR radios on the market ATM is the BTech DMR 6x2. It's actually an Anytone D686 on steroids. Only on sale in USA ATM. Therefore if l wanted one l would need to import it. TBH l have even considered that. Check out the reviews & compare it to the rest. Although the Alinco may have all the features that you are going to need. So the BTech may be worth printing out & leave around the house in the run up to Xmas or birthdays lol.
    5 replies | 360 view(s)
  • 2E0FVL's Avatar
    Wed 5th Aug 2020, 07:33
    2E0FVL replied to a thread post not showing up in The Junk Box
    Steve, Sorry it shouldn't take that long for a post to be approved, I've had a look but nothing waiting, so I would post again. Welcome to the forum.
    4 replies | 222 view(s)
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