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  1. Mobile Radios Of course, at least, you should have one at your...

    Of course, at least, you should have one at your disposal for such low cost.
    You will, eventually, end up with several different radios and that one will have its uses among them...
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    Looks like a junction box - is that ladder line...

    Looks like a junction box - is that ladder line coming out? if so, it could be a balun for a wire antenna for use below 30MHz...
  3. A shortwave loop...

    A shortwave loop should do for now.


    Now you're talking about a magnetic loop.


    Single point ground to the radio should be good enough. If you can't set up a nice, short ground to a real...
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    surely they'll be too small for anything below...

    surely they'll be too small for anything below about 10GHz?
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    Base Radios Maybe C.B. radio is the way to go? It's a...

    Maybe C.B. radio is the way to go?

    It's a pretty long way (maybe 250 miles) VHF & UHF amateur gear would be a pretty penny for a reliable repeater link, plus you'd have to be licensed at both...
  6. CW CWget (https://www.dxsoft.com/en/products/cwget/)...

    CWget has a nice simple GUI, you can't transmit with it though.

    MultiPSK can transmit and a whole lot more!

    Start getting up to speed with a straight key, once you hit about 15wpm go on to a...
  7. Thread: Coax Connectors

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    Do the instructions hint at what kind of...

    Do the instructions hint at what kind of connectors to use? (link / image?)

    If you already have the coaxial cable terminated, you can get adaptors with different connector types either end.
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  8. Thread: Coax Connectors

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    You mean like this...

    You mean like this?

    What is the application?
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    Welcome! and congratulations!

    Welcome! and congratulations!
  10. Thread: Hi from NW Pa

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    Greetings and welcome back!

    Greetings and welcome back!
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    Welcome back! even a few years away will provide...

    Welcome back! even a few years away will provide enough time for many new exiting toys :)
  12. Thread: Hi from Ohio

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    Congratulations and welcome!

    Congratulations and welcome!
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    It's the frequencies the operator transmits on...

    It's the frequencies the operator transmits on...
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    If they're not too heavy, you might be able to...

    If they're not too heavy, you might be able to use one of those phone holders that clips into an airvent???
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    Base Radios Read your license, you will find that it not...

    Read your license, you will find that it not allowed.

    If you search for AM transmitter on eBay, you will find some nice new Chinese transmitters specially built for music, which you don't need an...
  16. Thread: Cautionary tale

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    Yes, the diecast back on my old IC-P2E gets quite...

    Yes, the diecast back on my old IC-P2E gets quite warm on high power after a while, a nice feature in the winter...
  17. NiMh batteries don't mind being left for a long...

    NiMh batteries don't mind being left for a long time without cycling, unlike NiCd which have to be kept topped up.
    I wouldn't bother with monthly cycling for hydride cells, but do keep an eye on the...
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    Base Radios No, not if it's done properly, however, you need...

    No, not if it's done properly, however, you need a transmitter with enough bandwidth to carry the information. An amateur transceiver is limited to a few kHz, whereas you need a few hundred.
    ...
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    Base Radios Not quite sure what you are describing here, but...

    Not quite sure what you are describing here, but it is possible to use an audio amplifier for low frequencies, but you won't get the full output power.



    Yes, using a beam or Yagi antenna.


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    Yes, you should both be licensed (with a...

    Yes, you should both be licensed (with a callsign) to talk on the amateur bands.

    Getting a license is easy nowadays, find a local radio club and they will help you...
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    Best of luck!

    Best of luck!
  22. You wouldn't attach the wire directly to the...

    You wouldn't attach the wire directly to the plate or the plate would become part of the antenna. A foot (or more) of fishing line or some other insulating material should be between the antenna wire...
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    Handheld Radios Did you try the Yaesu downloads...

    Did you try the Yaesu downloads?
  24. A magnetic loop? easy to build, performance...

    A magnetic loop? easy to build, performance similar to a dipole.
    1.5m diameter works well on 20m and up with limited performance lower down.

    Perfect for spot frequency working, otherwise you have...
  25. It certainly is doable, albeit with some...

    It certainly is doable, albeit with some compromise.

    To begin with, most FM broadcast receivers expect a 75Ω antenna, while your average 2m transceiver expects 50Ω.

    Disregarding impedance, the...
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