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    Welcome aboard Don! The Icom 7300 is an excellent...

    Welcome aboard Don! The Icom 7300 is an excellent starter radio. Heck, it's nicer than what I run here in the woods.
    The web based SDR's are another resource to do your initial listening to. Just...
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    Here, try this site. Best if you set aside some...

    Here, try this site. Best if you set aside some time to check it out, it's quite extensive.
    https://www.k0bg.com/
  3. Thread: LPDA questions

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    Most certainly will need to keep tolerances...

    Most certainly will need to keep tolerances exceptionally tight at these frequencies for maximum bang. Precision fabrication at its finest!
  4. Thread: Getting Started

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    His location is US, but where exactly I don't...

    His location is US, but where exactly I don't know.

    On many bands, the frequency location is somewhat determined by the mode. For example, on 2 meters CW and SSB are kept on the lower end of the...
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    Hi Justin! Good deal on the upgrade, it opens up...

    Hi Justin!
    Good deal on the upgrade, it opens up a whole lot more spectrum right off the bat. Things have changed a bit since you were last OTA but then again lots of things have remained the same....
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    Hi John! Nice to meet you, welcome to the...

    Hi John!
    Nice to meet you, welcome to the machine. This is a good site, nice and laid back for the most part. I think it's based in the UK, but they're a great bunch of blokes if you give them a...
  7. Thread: Where to start...

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    This is great advice. See if ham radio is truly...

    This is great advice. See if ham radio is truly what you are looking for. By talking with some of the "players", you can get a better idea of what is out there. I don't want you to think I'm driving...
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    The only advice I would have is that if you don't...

    The only advice I would have is that if you don't have a love of radio for radios sake, you are probably only looking for an appliance to use in an emergency. A sat phone or a PLB might be the way to...
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    You don't have any foil on the roof do you?

    You don't have any foil on the roof do you?
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    Mobile Radios Go into the menu and change up the tuning...

    Go into the menu and change up the tuning increment value (page 17 & 18 of the manual) by holding down the TS button for 2 seconds until you get a screen that asks you to select a tuning step,...
  11. Thread: Is this possible?

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    Only problem I see from reading the OP is that...

    Only problem I see from reading the OP is that both grounds are separate. If I understand the NEC correctly, all grounds should be tied together. Not that a strike that close would be survivable by...
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    Mobile Radios You have the beep turned off, don't you? :wink:

    You have the beep turned off, don't you? :wink:
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    Mobile Radios You forgot the beep

    You forgot the beep
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    I'm sure You Tube has plenty of instances of...

    I'm sure You Tube has plenty of instances of doing it wrong.... :playful:
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    Don't run your rig at full power on high duty...

    Don't run your rig at full power on high duty cycle modes. You will damage something permanently if ran like that for long enough, which sneaks up on you without warning.

    Found that out myself...
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    142 Mhz is a strange place to transmit...

    142 Mhz is a strange place to transmit...
  17. Thread: Amplifier

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    Is this what you had in mind David?...

    Is this what you had in mind David?
    http://www.dj0ip.de/ricki-leaks/amp-interfacing/linear-amp-relays/
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    1069 I hate it when that happens! 1069

    1069 I hate it when that happens! 1069
  19. Thread: TS-480 Finals

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    How do you know the watt meter is calibrated...

    How do you know the watt meter is calibrated correctly? Is this an external meter or one built in? I ask because it seems that one antenna terminal is connected to the internal tuner & one isn't if...
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    May I suggest you will have better luck if you...

    May I suggest you will have better luck if you add at least two (or three) more 1/4 wave counterpoise elements evenly spaced around center, horizontally at the base. Not that what you propose won't...
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    I think I found your problem... Baojie...

    I think I found your problem...


    Baojie BJ-218 Mini Dual Band Mobile Radio 25W UHF VHF Transceiver

    Hot sot:

    1. The function of the new development menu Personalized design operation
    ...
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    FCC vanity is a whole 'nuther animal...

    FCC vanity is a whole 'nuther animal...
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    Don't forget you will need a power supply for in...

    Don't forget you will need a power supply for in the house to turn mains current to 13.8 volts DC. Not a monumental investment, but one you will undoubtedly need to run any mobile radio indoors.
  24. I just hog out the adapter a little bit to fit...

    I just hog out the adapter a little bit to fit the size difference with a drill bit. I also just use friction for the shield connection. It works great for me!

    I've run up to 400 watts SSB/CW...
  25. As long as someone has a license, they can...

    As long as someone has a license, they can transmit the radio, but I don't see on the web where a built in swr meter is a feature. I doubt a cb swr meter will work as accurately as you might want for...
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