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    Hi Paul, Martin here K7MEM, an old person and...

    Hi Paul,

    Martin here K7MEM, an old person and a old ham. Been licensed 55 years (since 1965). Mostly I operate CW on the low bands.

    Personally, I haven't been on 2 Meters in over 50 years. 50...
  2. Thread: New to radios

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    OK, so now you have a radio. Who are you going to...

    OK, so now you have a radio. Who are you going to talk to? This is something you need to know in advance. When existing coms go down, the rest of the world is not going to just come streaming through...
  3. Mobile Radios Yes, that feature can be relied on unless, the...

    Yes, that feature can be relied on unless, the user goes poking around in the radio. Some users just can't see to leave things the way they are. Manufacturers often don't make it very difficult to...
  4. Mobile Radios I agree. The BAOFENG Radio UV-82 MK5 appears to...

    I agree. The BAOFENG Radio UV-82 MK5 appears to be a very nice starter radio. It gets a very high score on Eham.

    However, there are many things to consider. And note, all of this in from the...
  5. Let's start with the word "ham". "ham" refers to...

    Let's start with the word "ham". "ham" refers to Amateur Radio Operators. It is not a acronym and not capitalized. I am a Amateur Radio Operator, or ham, and have been licensed since 1965.

    Yes, I...
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    Well there is this: Anchorage ARC VEC...

    Well there is this: Anchorage ARC VEC. But by the time you get all the requirements together, the local VE sessions may be up and running again.
  7. Depending on the current propagation, any band...

    Depending on the current propagation, any band can be a extreme distance band. For example, 40 Meters (7MHz) is good for a couple hundred miles during the day. But at night, when F-Layers get higher...
  8. This may help get you started. There is...

    This may help get you started.

    There is software called Fldigi that already displays WEFAX. The software is free, open source, and is designed to work through the audio ports on your PC. It does...
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    The Code of Federal Regulations included those...

    The Code of Federal Regulations included those "parts" under TITLE 47 (Telecommunication), CHAPTER I (FCC), SUBCHAPTER D (SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES).

    Part 90 covers PRIVATE LAND MOBILE...
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    Well first, you need to let us know,...

    Well first, you need to let us know, approximately, on what part of the planet you reside. Amateur Radio rules and regulations change depending on what country you live in.

    Second, "ham" is not a...
  11. Thread: di-pole antenna

    by k7mem
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    Welcome to ham radio. But note that, "ham" is not...

    Welcome to ham radio. But note that, "ham" is not an acronym and is not capitalized. It's just "ham".

    To start, you can look around the internet to find most of the information you need. For...
  12. CW At DX Soft (https://www.dxsoft.com/en/products/)...

    At DX Soft you can get CWget (RX) and CWtype (TX). But note that CWget has a $35 registration fee, to use the full capabilities. CWtype can be registered for as little as $5. They both can be run...
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    Do you have a Mexican Amateur Radio license? Or a...

    Do you have a Mexican Amateur Radio license? Or a reciprocal license?

    If not, you should not be transmitting at all. Below is a quote:

    "Since 2014, the Mexican regulator IFT (sometimes called...
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    Yes, you are better off replacing the Ni-cads...

    Yes, you are better off replacing the Ni-cads with new LiIon or LiPo batterys.

    I have an old calculator that used three AA sized Ni-cads in series. When the calculator was being used, the drain on...
  15. Thread: Hi from NW Pa

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    Hi Charlie, Seems like your getting around a...

    Hi Charlie,

    Seems like your getting around a little bit. How is your Frequency Counter project coming?

    We, the XYL and I, are selling the ranch, to be closer to my son. He lives in Michigan. We...
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    I know what it's like going on the roof. About 20...

    I know what it's like going on the roof. About 20 years ago, at my previous house (shingle roof), I fell off the roof as I was transitioning from the ladder to the roof. I wound up breaking my heel....
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    Why are you worried about common mode currents?...

    Why are you worried about common mode currents?
    Have you experienced a lot of RFI?
    If you have, do you know it is from common mode currents?

    It sounds like you are trying to fix a problem that...
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    The Retevis RT81 covers a range from 400 to 470...

    The Retevis RT81 covers a range from 400 to 470 MHz. The range from 420 to 450 MHz is a Amateur Radio band, however it is shared for business use.

    For information on portable radios for business...
  19. I am assuming, like Tempstar, that you are...

    I am assuming, like Tempstar, that you are looking for a VHF/UHF Multi-Band antenna. The Comet GP-6 will work just fine, at any height. I have a Diamond X30A Dual-Band (2M/70CM) Base/Repeater...
  20. Thread: Amateur Rookie

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    Well, here is your first lesson. "73" is not...

    Well, here is your first lesson. "73" is not plural. "73" is an old telegraph code that means "best regards", or something to that effect. It doesn't need to be pluralized. The same is true with the...
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    Base Radios Not quite true. An Amateur Radio license...

    Not quite true.

    An Amateur Radio license allows you to engage in two way communication with other radio amateurs and only on specific frequency bands. One way communication, like broadcasting...
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    The FT-60 looks like a descent hand held. I have...

    The FT-60 looks like a descent hand held. I have several 2M/440MHz "under the dash" type of radios (Kenwood TM-201B and a TM-V7). The "under the dash" type of radio generally costs considerably more...
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    Base Radios Try not to worry about the missing posts. That...

    Try not to worry about the missing posts. That same thing happened to me, when I first joined. My first 2 or 3 posts never happened. When you first join the group, your posts have to be vetted by the...
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    Kantronics is still in business and selling...

    Kantronics is still in business and selling updated modems. Also, reconditioned "BBC B Microcomputers" are still available on Ebay. But their price is on par with a new one of the day. You should be...
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    Base Radios The "Blue Dot Kiwa" filter that you are referring...

    The "Blue Dot Kiwa" filter that you are referring to is actually specified wider than the stock filter. The stock filter spec is 6 KHz/-6 dB and theirs is 6.8 KHz/-6 dB. Their claim is that the stock...
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