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  • N4AAB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:45
    N4AAB replied to a thread Introduction in Introduce yourself
    Hello and welcome from N4 land !
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    Yesterday, 16:44
    N4AAB replied to a thread New Member in Introduce yourself
    Howdy ! Welcome to the forums.
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    Yesterday, 16:42
    Howdy and welcome aboard !
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  • N4AAB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:40
    Internet providors used to be local, mostly. Now we get to deal with MegaCorp who says they want to help their customers. Some years ago I had a cable tv company email address. Some spammer started forging my email address in the spam sent to me. The idiots at the cable company tried to claim to me I was sending it to myself. I haven't had an account with them since.
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  • N4AAB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:36
    At this point, that would be my feeling on this as well.
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  • K6CPO's Avatar
    Tue 18th Jun 2019, 17:46
    It's possible the 980+ is new enough it's not supported by CHIRP yet. RT Systems writes software for several QYT radios and the 980+ is not listed on their site. Across five different forums, problems programming an inexpensive Chinese radio with free software seem to outnumber all other radio programming questions. The problem usually exists more with either the cable or the software than the radio. RT Systems writes programming software for a large number of Chinese manufactured radios and while I've never used their software to program a Chinese radio, I have used it on 12 different Yaesu radios and it works flawlessly. I have no doubt it would be the same with the Chinese radios. In other words, "You get what you pay for."
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  • CroVox's Avatar
    Tue 18th Jun 2019, 14:48
    So I want to use the DTMF mic MH-36E8J with Yaesu FT-450D, but it doesn't work. Tried 2 same model mics and still nothing. So I am wondering if there is some kind of mode or setting I need to enable to make it work. Thanks in advance
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  • Psi*'s Avatar
    Tue 18th Jun 2019, 13:08
    Psi* replied to a thread High gain dipole design in Antennas
    I think that is a bazooka balun sans the other half of the dipole
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  • camerart's Avatar
    Tue 18th Jun 2019, 07:29
    Hi H, Wrong thread! C.
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  • K7KBN's Avatar
    Tue 18th Jun 2019, 05:29
    K7KBN replied to a thread Kenwood TS-130s in Kenwood
    Originally, way back when solid state was still liquid, RIT stood for Receiver Incremental Tuning. Early ham stations involved a separate transmitter and receiver. If you answered a CQ, you tried to zero beat your transmit frequency to that of the CQing station. If he could hear you, he'd use his BFO control to his liking as far as pitch goes. Leave your RIT control off until you're in QSO. If necessary, turn it on and clarify the voice or bring the code to a comfortable pitch.
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  • KN4TMO's Avatar
    Tue 18th Jun 2019, 00:28
    Attempting to program a 980+ using CHIRP and settings for the 8900D without success. Has anyone else encountered this issue? It appears that the radio is not being recognized after plugging into the USB ports on my pc. Thanks in advance for any help
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  • brandon lind's Avatar
    Mon 17th Jun 2019, 22:10
    What he is referencing is a dipole that uses a hollow sleeve as one half of the driven element that has been modified in a collinear manner using phasing elements allowing the high impedance at the end of the dipole to drive the low impedance at the end of a 3/4 wave wire. This modification should actually be done to both sides of the dipole instead of just one to make it balanced. For this reason, it is not considered a monopole or even an off center dipole. Its a dipole that has a phasing coil and collinear element on just one side ...unfortunately making it unbalanced.
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  • Psi*'s Avatar
    Mon 17th Jun 2019, 21:19
    Psi* replied to a thread High gain dipole design in Antennas
    First, this is a monopole. As a result it must be installed on a ground plane, aka a sheet of metal as might accurately remember 1/4 wavelength or maybe it is a 1/2. Without which, performance sucks. It has been a while since I did any of this and I am too lazy to look anything to help move this forward. However, there is a diminishing returns issue that rapidly works against higher gain. For instance, every 3dB gain requires twice as much wire over the previous. I bought a range extender for my purposes sometime ago. Look up reviews on Amazon and Newegg and buy the one with the most positive reviews that you can afford..
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  • brandon lind's Avatar
    Mon 17th Jun 2019, 18:40
    brandon lind replied to a thread Kenwood TS-130s in Kenwood
    No problem! Just remember, the VFO changes the RX and TX, whereas RIT only changes RX. Let us know how it works! 73! KE0KOY, Brandon
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  • oldranger53's Avatar
    Mon 17th Jun 2019, 18:29
    oldranger53 replied to a thread Kenwood TS-130s in Kenwood
    Wow! Thank you! This is the first time I've heard this! I'll check in to the Net tomorrow morning and see how it works! I truly appreciate your explanation!
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  • brandon lind's Avatar
    Mon 17th Jun 2019, 18:13
    brandon lind replied to a thread Kenwood TS-130s in Kenwood
    RIT stands for receive independent transmit. It allows you to change the receive frequency while keeping the transmit frequency unchanged. It is useful for when someone keys up off frequency so you can hear them without messing up your own tx frequency to rx it. The only time you should have RIT activated is when you are already on frequency but need to tune in someone who is not. Turn off RIT so the red light os not on, then use the VFO to tune into the net. If the RIT is on and the RIT knob isnt centered, the RX will be different than the TX. Always use the VFO with RIT off, then activate RIT to clarify people in once on frequency
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  • oldranger53's Avatar
    Mon 17th Jun 2019, 17:57
    oldranger53 replied to a thread Kenwood TS-130s in Kenwood
    Yes. Yes it is! Please elaborate! W7ORW
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  • brandon lind's Avatar
    Mon 17th Jun 2019, 17:08
    brandon lind replied to a thread Kenwood TS-130s in Kenwood
    The RIT function isn't on when you tune in to the net is it?
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  • K6CPO's Avatar
    Mon 17th Jun 2019, 16:46
    K6CPO replied to a thread Mobile Radios Is there away to program send beacon on the PF mic in Yaesu
    After looking at the manual for the FTM-400, it appears the only way to do that would be with a firmware hack. There is a list of the functions that can be assigned to one of the "P" buttons on the microphone on page 166 of the manual (under CONFIG menu, function 10). Beacon tx isn't one of them.
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  • oldranger53's Avatar
    Mon 17th Jun 2019, 15:23
    oldranger53 replied to a thread Kenwood TS-130s in Kenwood
    Hello to everyone, I am a new HAM, and purchased one of these radios from a guy in Dillon Montana a couple months ago. Many times, although not every time, that I check in to a net or answer a CQ, those on the receiving end of my signals tell me that I'm "off frequency" by a KHz or two, and it's usually to the high direction. Example: this morning I checked into the Early Bird Net run by KE7RTV in Sparks,NV on 7.185.5 MHz. Both he, and another on the Net told me that I was actually transmitting on 7.185.9 or "very close" to 7.186. This problem does not always manifest itself, but it does enough so that I'm thinking I should do something about it. However, I don't know how I'd troubleshoot this issue, or what steps I could go through to get it TX'ing more properly.
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  • alzadjali's Avatar
    Mon 17th Jun 2019, 13:34
    Hi there, I have the Yaesu FTM-400 mobile, is there a way to assign the beacon tx to one of the Program Key on the mic? Thanks
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  • KevinJones's Avatar
    Mon 17th Jun 2019, 12:10
    Whoops, I forgot to include the screenshots: http://kevinallasso.org/public/antenna_element_half_wave.jpg http://kevinallasso.org/public/antenna_element_high_gain.jpg
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  • KevinJones's Avatar
    Sun 16th Jun 2019, 17:02
    I am turning to the ham community as I have not been able to find answers anywhere else. I am interested in making a dipole antenna with a gain higher than what the nominal 1/2 wave dipole achieves. I hope to achieve around 9db gain omnidirectional in the horizontal plane (maybe more). This is for the 2.4 GHz band used on wifi equipment. I have tried to do a lot of research on the web, but am still finding I have specific questions which are not being answered. I am familiar with the fact that 6db and 9db direct screw-on antennas are sold for 2.4GHz wifi equipment. The ones I have seen have been called dipoles. The closest thing I have come to which addresses somewhat in detail is a Youtube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs8hvXGJdhM&t=94s) where the presenter dissects one such antenna. I have included screen shots which show the dimensions of element. Note that in the author's notation regarding the length of the coil, the 70mm refers to the length of the wire section before coiling. ...
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  • horseacces's Avatar
    Sun 16th Jun 2019, 13:16
    Hi Sara, Here is the site you asked me for, but im not sure yet if they have really original licences www.codekey-activation.com Envoyé de mon SM-J810F en utilisant Tapatalk
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  • camerart's Avatar
    Sun 16th Jun 2019, 12:13
    Hi, I've found a page that shows that Zadig causes problems, and instructions on how to reverse the problem, which changed some aspects, so now the Funcube shows as each SDR is started, but still not quite connecting. C
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