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  1. Thread: Leixen VV-898S

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    I have had the 10 watt version for around 2 years...

    I have had the 10 watt version for around 2 years now and although I do not use it a lot. I have never had any complaints on tx or rx.
    Joe KA9UCN
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    What kind of SDR “make or type”? You say you have...

    What kind of SDR “make or type”? You say you have given up on HF so presumably as a ham, you are at or above 50MHZ? If so a better choice would be Rg6 preferably quad shield but not that much better...
  3. Thread: First yagi

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    it will work fine

    it will work fine
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    www.amazon.com/dp/B075445JDF/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UT...

    www.amazon.com/dp/B075445JDF/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=rsv0f-20&linkId=c5befe9ec40bfb429944bbedba8dd37e
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    PL tone is 123 not 100

    PL tone is 123 not 100
  6. Thread: ham it up

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    Yes and yes. I have had a HamItUp V3 since they...

    Yes and yes. I have had a HamItUp V3 since they first came out with the V3 and although there are other brands. I have always been very happy with mine. They have some filtering that is sometimes a...
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    VHF/UHF are very good for line of sight and all...

    VHF/UHF are very good for line of sight and all but useless when hills and other obstructions block this line. The best bet under the situations would be a CB walky-talky with a telescopic antenna....
  8. Thread: What is this?

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    Audio old style microphone connectors best guess...

    Audio old style microphone connectors best guess is a 2 input microphone mixer.
    Joe KA9UCN
  9. Thread: 15m band tx

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    You have substituted a 1500 Mw dissipation...

    You have substituted a 1500 Mw dissipation transistor 500 Mw

    Joe KA9UCN
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    Trying to suggest a radio and antenna . Is like...

    Trying to suggest a radio and antenna . Is like trying to advise a person on what house to buy.
    On the cheap end an FM hand held, $20 will get you on the 440 machines within 10 miles of a good...
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    Nikola Tesla Joe KA9UCN

    Nikola Tesla

    Joe KA9UCN
  12. Thread: Newbie here!

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    Congratulation Chuck and welcome aboard! Without...

    Congratulation Chuck and welcome aboard!
    Without knowing your budget I wont offer any suggestion on a radio but will suggest that before you buy you check the reviews on....
  13. This sight covers it well....

    This sight covers it well.
    http://s217877884.websitehome.co.uk/amateur_radio/amateur_radio_antennas/amateur_radio_antennas_mag_loops.html
    Joe KA9UCN
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    They have a pine board project going on that...

    They have a pine board project going on that might interest you. Bob Heil K9EID and a couple others are building a small AM transmitter. heilsound.com/amateur-radio-post/the-pine-board-project
    Joe...
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    Base Radios RG6 will work quite well and is a very good...

    RG6 will work quite well and is a very good choice it will handle over 500 watt with a reasonably well matched antenna. from an economic and DB perspective.
    Yes it is 75 ohm but they could write a...
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    Base Radios If world wide communication is your goal. You...

    If world wide communication is your goal. You would do well to consider the advice of Paulw5lz.
    A TS520 is an older radio built like a tank and can often be found for around $200.
    Most new hams are...
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    aint that the truth. Joe KA9UCN

    aint that the truth.
    Joe KA9UCN
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    no it wont significantly mater. Joe KA9UCN

    no it wont significantly mater.
    Joe KA9UCN
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    I would have to disagre with PMH on the pattern...

    I would have to disagre with PMH on the pattern being transmit but not receive.
    Antennas will have the same pattern on both transmit and receive.
    I will welcome any logical argument with data to...
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    An angle will skewer the pattern slightly but not...

    An angle will skewer the pattern slightly but not of any real significance. It will effect performance some what in that it will be on par with the dipole average rater than one placed at the higher...
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    No, for what you are doing 50 or 75 ohm will work...

    No, for what you are doing 50 or 75 ohm will work fine. The RTL-SDR was originally designed for 75 ohm but as earlier mentioned. Both will work well. 2 nice things about the 75 ohm TV type is. It is...
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    Red Dragon Again the question of the...

    Red Dragon
    Again the question of the receiver? An SDR covers a lot of territory. From what I suspect you mean a RTL-SDR $6 to $20. Not a several thousand $ dedicated transceiver.
    If it is as I...
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    Some interesting response, “ arrant nonsense”....

    Some interesting response, “ arrant nonsense”. Poor form old boy! This is a ham radio forum. It is intended to bring amateur radio and electronics enthusiast together furthering enjoyment and...
  24. On HF you would not use a beam but an NVIS...

    On HF you would not use a beam but an NVIS antenna. You want to bounce of the ionosphere at a sharp angel. Near strait up and back down. Here is a link that explains it....
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    $10 TV dongle and a lap top. for 30MHZ to 1200...

    $10 TV dongle and a lap top. for 30MHZ to 1200 MHZ. Past 1200 MHZ the price goes up but still less than $300
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