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  1. Welcome! you should be OK with your background,...

    Welcome! you should be OK with your background, not done any HHT digital myself, but from what I gather, there's a lot of setting up...
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    It might be worth starting with a Software...

    It might be worth starting with a Software Defined Radio, before you take the plunge and go "all in".

    They can be as cheap as $15 - $150 will get you a good one nowadays, such as the HackRF1...
  3. Thread: Wind mill

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    Mechanical noise might translate to electrical...

    Mechanical noise might translate to electrical noise...
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    HRS-4160A-H9 L150

    HRS-4160A-H9 L150
  5. Thread: The lovely C.B.

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    I remember setting one up for a mate and being...

    I remember setting one up for a mate and being amazed how good it was.

    Lost many an antenna from the roof of the car overnight until I drilled a hole in the middle of the roof and fitted an SO239...
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    Those Vernier scales are quite rare, as well as...

    Those Vernier scales are quite rare, as well as the coil formers - granted, they are kind of specialist items.

    I would auction the dials separately on ebay. (not really, I'd use them, you can't...
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    Some hard-to-get parts are beginning to command a...

    Some hard-to-get parts are beginning to command a premium, check prices on ebay!
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    A frequency counter! (check on ebay)

    A frequency counter! (check on ebay)
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    A frequency counter (look on ebay)!

    A frequency counter (look on ebay)!
  10. Thread: Antenna Helpp

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    Sounds like a conductivity thing, maybe moisture...

    Sounds like a conductivity thing, maybe moisture is getting in somewhere?

    It could also be something to do with the ground under the antenna (moisture content).

    A low SWR doesn't always mean...
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    Antenna height. If you're serious about...

    Antenna height.

    If you're serious about mounting an antenna up high for VHF, you will need good coax. Avoid RG213 for runs over about 20-30 feet, it just isn't good enough for VHF.
    Whilst you...
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    Base Radios Maybe a flick through the manual...

    Maybe a flick through the manual might shed some light on the matter...
  13. Thread: IC-746

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    Base Radios Looks like a common problem according to the...

    Looks like a common problem according to the internet. I'm sure Google will show a lot more...
  14. Thread: Which Antenna

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    $700 seems a bit inflated for a magnetic loop to...

    $700 seems a bit inflated for a magnetic loop to be honest. Maybe if the controller had memories/presets, which would be useful.
    Have a go at building one, they really are simple things. The only...
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    Base Radios I had trouble getting audio into the radio...

    I had trouble getting audio into the radio through the multi-pin DIN connector, ended up using the phono FSK-in jack...
  16. Thread: Kenwood R2000

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    Superb receiver! I loathe selling mine. Steel...

    Superb receiver! I loathe selling mine.

    Steel is a poor conductor at R.F. - it will probably give signals, but, as you suspect, not very efficient...
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    Sounds like you need to set up the COM port in...

    Sounds like you need to set up the COM port in HRD, settings are usually 9600 baud, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit. Make sure the settings are the same for HRD and your radio...
  18. Thread: Help for newbie

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    You need to get that antenna outside and as high...

    You need to get that antenna outside and as high as possible, away from conducting objects/surfaces.

    H.F. antennas are physically large, but you might pick up some strong amateur CW signals around...
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    Dream one up on paper and go find your local...

    Dream one up on paper and go find your local welder - no, wait, wooden house, not recommended...

    Do you have access to outside? a small guyed mast in the middle of nowhere would be easy, apart...
  20. 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...
  22. 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...
  25. 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...
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