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  1. Base Radios When you build your amateur radio station, it is...

    When you build your amateur radio station, it is important for the user to make a log entry of the SWR at different points in each band of their antenna systems.

    It is important for the user to...
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    If you take a piece of string 100' long and you...

    If you take a piece of string 100' long and you tie the string to the antenna and walk around the truck with the string fully extended in a circle, using a Field Strength meter, you would see that...
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    2m all mode is still 2m - doesn't really matter...

    2m all mode is still 2m - doesn't really matter how old the radio is - if all you want to do is talk...

    The real action is down in the HF bands and 6m SSB or JT8.

    I wouldn't waste my money on...
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    Unless it was stuck by lightning, the capacitors...

    Unless it was stuck by lightning, the capacitors aren't bad.

    If it was struck by lightning - you wouldn't care anyways, because all you would have left is fiberglass shards all over the yard.
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    I'm not really sure then what you are asking or...

    I'm not really sure then what you are asking or just telling us.

    I guess there is no rules pertaining to - for what reason - a person gets into amateur radio.

    For the most part - 2 meters FM is...
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    You are asking too much from the Diamond V-2000...

    You are asking too much from the Diamond V-2000 antenna..

    The two variables are the coax you use between the antenna and the radio and the antenna height..

    Because we can't look at the path...
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    I would but my crystal ball is broke, maybe if...

    I would but my crystal ball is broke, maybe if you could post a couple of pictures of it, would help...
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    The FM Scene in Cypress must be much different...

    The FM Scene in Cypress must be much different than what it is in The USA - because where I live, because most FM 2m repeaters here are cliquish..

    Unless they know who you are - and want to talk...
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    Who are you going to talk to? I can hear 40+...

    Who are you going to talk to?

    I can hear 40+ repeaters at my QTH, and yet not hear much if anything all day long, except the repeater identify from time to time unless there is a net...

    Would...
  10. Thread: Tuning

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    Well Obed, not to be combative, but unless you...

    Well Obed, not to be combative, but unless you can bend the laws of physics, you cannot make a non resonant antenna resonant by just cancelling out the reactive or resistivity component. As you...
  11. Thread: Tuning

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    I think this all goes back to what you should...

    I think this all goes back to what you should have learned when you obtained your
    technician class license, but did not learn, because there is no minimum requirement
    of what you should know when...
  12. OP said - he is not yet a licensed amateur.. ...

    OP said - he is not yet a licensed amateur..

    Bottom line is - the easiest way to loose a newly licensed ham is to get them licensed and then not talk to them..

    Most of them do not understand...
  13. Every year The ARRL runs a booth at the Dayton...

    Every year The ARRL runs a booth at the Dayton Hamvention. At that booth, they test ( for free) every handheld radio that is brought in for them to test.

    Out of all of those radios - it has been...
  14. Thread: Introduction

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    I work into North Carolina both on 40m and 6...

    I work into North Carolina both on 40m and 6 meters on an almost daily basis...
  15. Thread: Introduction

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    Ok, so from what I can see, you have been...

    Ok, so from what I can see, you have been licensed, but you really haven't done anything with the license.

    Buying an amplifier was probably your first mistake.. For most people, their first...
  16. It's funny how some people can learn by other...

    It's funny how some people can learn by other peoples mistakes, while other people just has to go out and remake those mistakes to learn the same lesson..

    In the movie The Grapes Of Wrath, when...
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    Base Radios Why do you think that it was FREE in the first...

    Why do you think that it was FREE in the first place!
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    All I can say is that the only balanced antenna...

    All I can say is that the only balanced antenna is a dipole. yes there is ways to trick an end fed wire to act like a dipole antenna, but it's performance and range and bandwidth will always be...
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    In the USA, when you complete any level of exam,...

    In the USA, when you complete any level of exam, they give you a certificate of successful completion, this tells everyone that you passed that element of exam.

    No where on your license does it...
  20. It appears to me that he turned on the DCS or the...

    It appears to me that he turned on the DCS or the CTCSS and that it won't receive until it sees the right CTCSS or DCS code..

    Throw it away, buy yourself a real radio - those things are junk.
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    Most other radio services, other than Amateur...

    Most other radio services, other than Amateur Radio - requires the license holder to have all of their radios narrow banded, that radio is incapable of being narrow banded to the specifications the...
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    Again, the radio is not Part Type Acceptable for...

    Again, the radio is not Part Type Acceptable for any radio service..

    Your best bet is to continue using it as a scanner, if you want to hear more - you need to buy a better radio, one that has a...
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    Maybe you could do that if you were using a Volts...

    Maybe you could do that if you were using a Volts and an AMPS Meter, but not a SWR meter..

    Tempstar is correct - look at the schematic -even my old MFJ 949's used a 1n270 detection diode..
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    A friend of mine bought one of those antennas. ...

    A friend of mine bought one of those antennas.

    It is a perfect antenna for a jag-off.. A $3 antenna for a $30 radio...

    Radio fell off the counter, antenna broke, end of story..

    Your money...
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    Its called Amateur Radio, not ham walkie talkie.....

    Its called Amateur Radio, not ham walkie talkie..

    A Walkie Talkie should be the last radio you buy, not the first..

    Walkie Talkies are a poor substitute for an actual radio..

    Yes it might...
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