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    That's what I figure is going on here. I have...

    That's what I figure is going on here. I have been advised that they are investigating but it has now been a couple of weeks since the initial response to the ticket that I opened.
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    Well its been three months since I made this post...

    Well its been three months since I made this post and not a single comment!. Well I think that the SDR radio was the right way to go as a starting point. The folks over on SDRPlay, DSD+ and elsewhere...
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    SSTV QSL cards on 14.230MHz

    Some years ago I was able to pick up an SSTV signal on 14.230MHz sending out QSL cards. More recently on my SDR (and other online SDR radios), I am unable to pick up this signal, although I did...
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    Yes, I am aware of e-mail filters. I have no AV...

    Yes, I am aware of e-mail filters. I have no AV filtering of e-mail and have checked my junk mail 'folder'. I receive e-mail into the e-mail address in question on a daily basis so I know that the...
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    Thanks. Had a look, but it seems that it requires...

    Thanks. Had a look, but it seems that it requires paid for membership. No problem provided the cost is reasonable but I don't see it stated anywhere and they don't seem to accept SWL callsigns. I...
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    QSL cards and online QSL services

    I have been trying to register at eQSL.cc for a few days and seem unable to as I don't get the activation e-mails. Is this site accepting new registrations? Do people still online QSL services? I...
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    Listening in to DMR on and SDR radio

    Please forgive my newbie questions but I am new to SDR and digital transmission. First a bit of background if I may. I had been thinking of purchasing a scanner, but it seems that everything is going...
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    I have a close look at the specs of the Icom...

    I have a close look at the specs of the Icom R1500, but it seems sensitivity is poor compared to the AOR8600/IC-R7000 above 1300MHz. Probably not surprising at that price. Its also poor below 1711kHz...
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    Well I was not specifically after an SDR radio,...

    Well I was not specifically after an SDR radio, but I did have a look at the Funcube website. As you point out, a Funcube dongle and converter would probably be cheaper, as would buying one of those...
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    Yesterday I discovered the ICOM IC1500 which I am...

    Yesterday I discovered the ICOM IC1500 which I am now also considering. I have found that they do now have Windows 7 compatible control software, so this looks like an interesting option, especially...
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    Well, there is just one hour left till the...

    Well, there is just one hour left till the bidding ends. Is the R7000 worth bidding on at 199?
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    AOR AR8600 or ICOM IC-R7000

    I currently own a Realistic DX394 which I have been using to explore the HF bands and which has had many of the mods done to it to improve its performance. Since we have an interest in weather I...
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    Thanks for all the replies. I tried the Koch...

    Thanks for all the replies. I tried the Koch method, but I really couldn't get on with it. G4FUT, I will try your idea of longer gaps between the letters. That might just give my brain time to...
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    Morse code - what's the best way to learn

    I have always wanted to learn Morse code to understand those CW transmissions. Yes, I know you can get software to translate for you (e.g. Fldigi) which works reasonably well, but sometimes you can...
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    Weatherfax in the UK?

    Can WEFAX transmission be received in the UK? I know that you have to have a receiver capable of being tuned to 137-138MHz and I intend to use the WXtoIMG software on the PC, but before I spend 200...
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    Base Radios Well I was going to buy some torroids and I had a...

    Well I was going to buy some torroids and I had a design in mind by m0ukd that required 8 or 9 trifilar wound turns. However, I discovered that the same design could be used with a ferrite rod except...
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    Base Radios Ok, I know you can wind some coax to make a balun...

    Ok, I know you can wind some coax to make a balun - much cheaper than paying 20-30 for one, but these are big and ugly! The other option seems to be a choke balun wound on a ferrite and I'm not sure...
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    Base Radios Well I guess that's a fair point. When I wanted...

    Well I guess that's a fair point. When I wanted to build an ATU a while back, I looked at, for example, the zTuner. I soon discovered that it might have been more cost effective to buy a secondand...
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    Base Radios Thanks for the replies. G7RUX, with regards to...

    Thanks for the replies.

    G7RUX, with regards to the antenna, I would welcome any help to improve what I have. I am limited in what I can do because I do not have any space around the property. I...
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    Base Radios DSP unit or new radio?

    I currently own one humble DX390 radio which I have enjoyed using for the last few months. I have a 10m (30ft) outdoor random wire antenna and the rig is connected to an eartgh rod. More recently I...
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    Propagation better when?

    On Ham Test there was a question that stated that propagation is better by day an almost non existent by night.

    Back in 1970s when I was in my teen years, I remember that on the simple AM radio I...
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    AOR AR-8000, ICOM IC-RC20, ICOM IC-R3

    Given the coice of the above, which one would you go for and why?

    Is there any advantage in the UK in covering from 1300Mhz to 3000Mhz?

    The AOR receiver seems to be 'without gaps' whereas the...
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    Have been trying to have a look at that g3lrs site but my broswer throws up an error about proxy avoidance...
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    Appreciate the responses. That AOR8000 looks...

    Appreciate the responses. That AOR8000 looks interesting M0PZT. Seen a secondhand one for just under 200. Was wondering whether that is a reasonable price? Yes I remember Tandy - what happened to...
  25. Amateur Radio show in Leicester - what happened to it?

    There used to be an amateur radio show in Leicester every year. Never seemed to be advertised anywhere that I am aware of, but I chanced on it a couple of times. Does anyone know whether this event...
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