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    Don't run your rig at full power on high duty...

    Don't run your rig at full power on high duty cycle modes. You will damage something permanently if ran like that for long enough, which sneaks up on you without warning.

    Found that out myself...
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    142 Mhz is a strange place to transmit...

    142 Mhz is a strange place to transmit...
  3. Thread: Amplifier

    by WZ7U
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    Is this what you had in mind David?...

    Is this what you had in mind David?
    http://www.dj0ip.de/ricki-leaks/amp-interfacing/linear-amp-relays/
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    1069 I hate it when that happens! 1069

    1069 I hate it when that happens! 1069
  5. Thread: TS-480 Finals

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    How do you know the watt meter is calibrated...

    How do you know the watt meter is calibrated correctly? Is this an external meter or one built in? I ask because it seems that one antenna terminal is connected to the internal tuner & one isn't if...
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    May I suggest you will have better luck if you...

    May I suggest you will have better luck if you add at least two (or three) more 1/4 wave counterpoise elements evenly spaced around center, horizontally at the base. Not that what you propose won't...
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    I think I found your problem... Baojie...

    I think I found your problem...


    Baojie BJ-218 Mini Dual Band Mobile Radio 25W UHF VHF Transceiver

    Hot sot:

    1. The function of the new development menu Personalized design operation
    ...
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    FCC vanity is a whole 'nuther animal...

    FCC vanity is a whole 'nuther animal...
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    Don't forget you will need a power supply for in...

    Don't forget you will need a power supply for in the house to turn mains current to 13.8 volts DC. Not a monumental investment, but one you will undoubtedly need to run any mobile radio indoors.
  10. I just hog out the adapter a little bit to fit...

    I just hog out the adapter a little bit to fit the size difference with a drill bit. I also just use friction for the shield connection. It works great for me!

    I've run up to 400 watts SSB/CW...
  11. As long as someone has a license, they can...

    As long as someone has a license, they can transmit the radio, but I don't see on the web where a built in swr meter is a feature. I doubt a cb swr meter will work as accurately as you might want for...
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    Base Radios Without knowing the specifics of how you are...

    Without knowing the specifics of how you are going about this, are you certain you are loading the transmitter up properly? It seems to me with the two knobs in the upper left you should be able to...
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    It sounds more like he needs a scanning receiver,...

    It sounds more like he needs a scanning receiver, digitally enabled, so all those variables can be heard.

    You aren't going to find a transmitting radio that will do all that, for good reason....
  14. Thread: Finally a ham

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    Congrats neighbor (CN86jc)! We're up to the KJ7's...

    Congrats neighbor (CN86jc)! We're up to the KJ7's now? Wow!

    This is a good forum for questions, there are lots of helpful folks that hang around here. It's nice to get the perspective of our...
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    ^^^this^^^

    ^^^this^^^
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    'Discreet' and 'effective' antenna don't...

    'Discreet' and 'effective' antenna don't necessarily go hand in hand. Best do a little research beforehand here - http://k0bg.com/

    This is one of the better forums to get questions answered with...
  17. Be careful running a mkII (or any 706) into high...

    Be careful running a mkII (or any 706) into high swr for any amount of time. While true that it should fold back power, those finals are not available as replacements unless you cannibalize another...
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    My apologies

    My apologies
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    You may get yourself bumped from yet another...

    You may get yourself bumped from yet another forum for these antics Kraus if you don't knock it off. Stick to the topic at hand and quit interjecting your philosophy upon us please. Besides, your Mr....
  20. Zip ties (the UV resistant ones) are another...

    Zip ties (the UV resistant ones) are another option. You zip tie the wire on each side of your spacer material to hold the wire in place. The hot glue dabs are a good counter measure too, maybe both?...
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    Might be tuned for near 8 meters... An antenna...

    Might be tuned for near 8 meters...
    An antenna analyzer would sure be handy right about now. Know anyone that would help you with one?
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    Balun is only to remove common mode current from...

    Balun is only to remove common mode current from the feedline. Although transformer ratios higher than 1:1 can alter how swr appears to the radio. This is a very complex topic worthy of a better...
  23. Thread: Noob

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    That, and give us an idea what you're trying to...

    That, and give us an idea what you're trying to accomplish. Lots of help hiding in the woodwork here.
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    Well, if you are getting a squelch tail from...

    Well, if you are getting a squelch tail from those repeaters, then usually one of two things is happening.

    1) There's no one listening at that particular time
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    2) The...
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    Something else to consider - think about putting...

    Something else to consider - think about putting a wire reflector loop on the ground under your horizontal loop for a bit of gain here and there, at least in the NVIS type of reflection. Lots of...
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