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    Can't decode this

    Hi,
    Can anyone identify this mode? It sounds like a weather/fax image but I can't find a mode in HRD or Fldigi that will decode it.
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    What is this data mode on 10m?

    Hi,
    Listening on 10m around midday last Sunday I can hear a lot of data transmissions, they all sound like the same mode but I can't find anything in HRD that will decode it. I can hear it on a...
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    Base Radios FT-450D unable to use controller software

    Hi,
    I bought the data cable for the FT-450D and installed the Yaesu PCC-450D_V102 software, but when I run the software it immediately operates the PTT on the radio, and doesn't show the frequency....
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    Getting the feeder coax into the house

    Hi,
    Can anyone suggest the best way to get the coax from my dipole into the house without leaving any visible holes in walls/window frames etc? I could probably feed it through the corner of a...
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    SSB Everything quiet - is it me?

    Hi,
    So I called CQ for the very first time last night with my FT-450D Christmas present and offset dipole. I tried bands 80, 40, 20, 17, 15 and 12 for a couple of hours but not a sausage! I spent...
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    Dipole connector - is it weatherproof?

    Hi,
    So I now have an offset dipole wire for my Yaesu FT-450D, and downlink coax which I bought separately from Maplin. Do I assume that because these things are intended for external use, the balun...
  7. How would I use these frequencies as an amateur?

    Hi,
    Looking at the frequencies available to me as a foundation licence holder, I can see those in the 3-30 MHz range that a typical HF radio would use, and those in the 144-440 that a handheld...
  8. Ok great, with this length I might be able to tie...

    Ok great, with this length I might be able to tie one end to a tree at the front of the house, and the other to a tree at the back. But if I do this, will it matter if the wire is running along the...
  9. Ok thanks. How about this one - apparently...

    Ok thanks. How about this one - apparently off-centre fed means better for multi-band use?
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LHOGWMC/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I3VWFWM0VL7L46&colid=3HV7DGTRUA6IT&psc=0
  10. Hi all, Great thanks for the advice. Would...

    Hi all,
    Great thanks for the advice. Would something like this work?
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LHOH9VA/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I1ZTD1MQJI265O&colid=3HV7DGTRUA6IT&psc=0
  11. Vertical ground mounted recommendations for FT-450D

    Hi,
    Having recently passed my foundation, I'm getting a Yaesu FT-450D for Christmas and looking for a suitable antenna. I'm restricted in that I can't fix anything to the house, and the wife won't...
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    Antenna in the attic?

    Hi,
    Very new to this and thinking of doing a course leading to the foundation license. Due to residential property restrictions I'm not allowed to place an antenna on the exterior of the building...
  13. Foundation exam - can you own a higher power transceiver?

    Hi,
    Just starting out and have a question re. the foundation exam (UK). I understand after passing this you can transmit at up to 10W. But are you legally allowed to own a transceiver with a higher...
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