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  • vu2nan's Avatar
    Today, 05:43
    Here's a slideshow of a selection of my QSL cards. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpv_qT2q_48 73, Nandu.
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  • G8CVF's Avatar
    Sat 24th Jul 2021, 22:25
    Sorted THANKS
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  • G8CVF's Avatar
    Sat 24th Jul 2021, 21:47
    Hi I hope I have posted this in the correct slot as I could not see a 'technical' section. I have just purchased an ancient VX-150 which works fine except that the previous owner has swamped the TX memory with 1001 channels Repeaters, Simplex, Favourites and more. I thought the easiest way to delete them is to 'factory reset' but what a laugh. To achieve reset it's as simple as 'follow the instructions' ie. switch TX off hold F key and PTT key, switch TX back on and you will be greeted by a scrolling list choose Reset ALL then operate the F key again to set it to the new choice ie. ALL memories have gone but alas NO it is still the same no change. It could be that being in my 80's the grey matter has retired but I don't think so I can still 'just about' follow instructions. However I am a little concerned that when looking 'on line' I come across using the F key which is the 'bottom' key on the left hand side but read another blurb and they ask you to operate the PTT and LAMP key, anyway neither does...
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  • vu2nan's Avatar
    Tue 20th Jul 2021, 06:55
    vu2nan started a thread My vintage shack! in Show Us Yours
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  • 5B4AJB's Avatar
    Fri 9th Jul 2021, 11:34
    You might be able to run it under DOSbox. It's pretty good for games etc, but I'm not 100% sure your serial ports etc will be emulated - you might need to go and find an old laptop for it to run on...
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  • K6CPO's Avatar
    Thu 8th Jul 2021, 20:36
    You're using the wrong search parameters. Try searching for "project boxes." Here's what I got on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=project+box&crid=EGR10ODZLXN2&sprefix=project+%2Caps%2C256&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_6_8 The only difference is these are mostly plastic. You can find metal ones at any of the usual electronics supply sites, Mouser, Allied, etc. Just about any project built in a metal box can also be built in a plastic one. You just can't use the box as a ground return. https://www.alliedelec.com/view/search?keyword=project%20boxes
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  • tzvi's Avatar
    Thu 8th Jul 2021, 19:52
    Eddie here...log program 30 + years old...created in dos...hope find way to run it...hrdware is sony..dell..compaq...imac... compac has xp&ubunto...sony&dell have win 7...I'M ANALOG SO SPEAK ENGLISH ! ( SORRY ) Any help to 89 year old will be appreciated...thanks & 73...w2de PS...PROGRAM IS HYPERLOG 4....30+ YEARS OLD
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  • brandon lind's Avatar
    Thu 8th Jul 2021, 07:12
    A dremel tool with a cut off wheel https://www.amazon.com/Dremel-4000-4-34-Variable-Rotary/dp/B00LUU2XFO/ref=sr_1_36?dchild=1&keywords=dremel+cut-off&qid=1625728227&sr=8-36 will get you much further than any nibbler tool https://www.amazon.com/RadioShack-RadioShack%C2%AE-HT-204-Nibbling-Tool/dp/B007Z7PY48/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=hand+nibbler+tool&qid=1625728125&sr=8-6 or knockout punch https://www.amazon.com/LICHAMP-Manual-Knockout-Cutter-Conduit/dp/B0817325R4/ref=sr_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=sheet+metal+hole+punch&qid=1625728857&sr=8-15 may as well get a sheet metal break while you are at it :) https://www.amazon.com/KAKA-Industrial-Heavy-Duty-Versatility-W-8012A/dp/B07N1LF6WL/ref=sr_1_30_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=sheet+metal+break&qid=1625729012&sr=8-30-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFFM0I5UlJZNjNNR0cmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAwMjI1NjkySjBSR0VWTkkxQkI4JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAzMzc4MDFETUdVTllETFM0MlEmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9tdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl
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  • syd's Avatar
    Wed 7th Jul 2021, 20:02
    syd replied to a thread working with sheet metal in The Junk Box
    Sounds like a nice idea, but I cannot find anything that fits this description on EBay or Amazon for that matter. What would I search for to find such a thing? Try searching EBay for a hobby box and you will see lots of stuff, but nothing related to sheet metal working. syd
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  • brandon lind's Avatar
    Fri 2nd Jul 2021, 19:15
    Embarrassed, no. Frustrated, yes. To the OP, apologies for getting out of pocket. To answer the original question, there is no answer. Every vehicle is different. Every mounting technique is different. Every antenna is different. And you even didn't tell us what bands you want to operate on. It is a situation and use-dependent topic and we know nothing about the vehicle, intended bands, mount technique/location, etc. Multi-band antennas are designed to function properly on the bands they are built for, therefore, no tuner is necessary. Same thing with screwdrivers. They have a built in tuning mechanism that, in most cases, eliminates the need for a tuner. Those are the types of antennas you do not need a tuner for. If you want a single antenna, without any built-in tuning circuits (like a plain whip antenna), you can use it your tuner to get it to function OK on a few different bands. It will not work on all bands due to the high voltages (due to anti-resonance) and limitations of the tuner...
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  • brandon lind's Avatar
    Fri 2nd Jul 2021, 18:29
    That can happen if the center conductor of the coax is broken somewhere. When you remove the shield connection, the in-tact portion of the center conductor capacitively couples to the jacket which acts as an antenna. Take a continuity tester to the center conductor and see of there is DC conductivity.
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  • K6CPO's Avatar
    Tue 29th Jun 2021, 16:28
    The holes for the meters could be cut with a hole saw that is slightly undersized, then finished with some careful work with a round or half-round file. I used to fit aircraft parts in just that manner. One thing to remember when working with sheet metal is to deburr all the sharp edges left by cutting or drilling. The parts will fit better and it also reduces the chances of cutting yourself on a rough edge.
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  • 5B4AJB's Avatar
    Tue 29th Jun 2021, 00:24
    A nibbler could do the large holes, even if the holes are a bit wonky, they'd be covered up by the meters eventually. A "hole saw" set is useful to have, but they are always the wrong size :D K6CPO hit the nail on the head, buy a hobby box ready made and forget making one, the diecast ones are pretty R.F. tight, maybe a bit pricey, but in my experience, well worth it...
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