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    I use Logbook of the World (LoTW) from ARRL. ...

    I use Logbook of the World (LoTW) from ARRL. Works pretty well and is becoming more and more accepted. A lot of the recent DXpeditions have used it.

    Registration is a bit tedious, but after that...
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    Handheld Radios That was my guess as well. You may be hearing an...

    That was my guess as well. You may be hearing an individual who lives near enough to you to hear his transmission going into a repeater. As noted above, try tuning 0.600 Mhz above or below the...
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    Quite a few years ago, I bought a Kenwood TS-440S...

    Quite a few years ago, I bought a Kenwood TS-440S as a mobile/portable rig. I had a "base" rig at the time. Then, I got out of the hobby awhile. Fast forward to February 2018, and I got back into...
  4. I built about 75 feet of open-wire (ladder) line...

    I built about 75 feet of open-wire (ladder) line to feed my horizontal loop. I used snall electric fence insulators from Tractor Supply. I used #14 THHN stranded wire. I drilled a hole in each end...
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    Although it would not be as personal as you would...

    Although it would not be as personal as you would want it be, a gift card from a ham radio dealer is a viable option. My son got me a gift card at a dealer, and I got a couple of items I really...
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    I believe you will have to adjust length of...

    I believe you will have to adjust length of elements.
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    I've had good luck with my horizontal loop. It...

    I've had good luck with my horizontal loop. It was intended to be a full wave on 80m, but I had to add wire to get it up through the limbs in the pine trees. It ended up being about 350 feet long,...
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    If it is possible, lengthen your 20 meter dipole...

    If it is possible, lengthen your 20 meter dipole to a 40 meter dipole and increase the elevation. I am assuming that you have some sort of tuner.

    The ARRL International DX Contest, CW occurred...
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    I use an inexpensive analog volt/ohm meter every...

    I use an inexpensive analog volt/ohm meter every now and then. I use it to check voltages and to check coaxial cables and connectors for continuity and in some cases hopefully lack of continuity. ...
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    W0ECS, I'm contemplating a 160 meter wire...

    W0ECS, I'm contemplating a 160 meter wire vertical antenna, as well, and I have about 77 feet of vertical distance with which to work after subtracting 15 feet for an elevated feed point. I've...
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    Very nice website! You have accomplished a lot.

    Very nice website! You have accomplished a lot.
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    Kenwood TM-732a Battery

    I've been off the air for several years, and I'm trying to get back on.

    I have a Kenwood TM-732a dual band mobile rig. It turns on, lights up, and various switches and functions, including...
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