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    Well, it won't have quite the same value but you...

    Well, it won't have quite the same value but you may be able to tweak it with spacing the windings or adjusting the capacitance.

    Go get some more 28 guage, it will eliminate issues when final...
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    He's not a patch on Irving Finkel :D

    He's not a patch on Irving Finkel :D
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    You might want to do your test when nothing's on...

    You might want to do your test when nothing's on TV, you neighbours are out and you're not expecting any mobile calls ;)
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    Hmm, total RF chaos eh? Build yourself a...

    Hmm, total RF chaos eh?

    Build yourself a simple ioniser, parallel a neon with a small capacitor and connect one end to ground via a small spring.
    Adjust the gap between the other end of the neon...
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    G0OEK sent me this on DRM a long time ago, maybe...

    G0OEK sent me this on DRM a long time ago, maybe its something like you describe...
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    You might want to remove & measure some of the...

    You might want to remove & measure some of the capacitors near that inductor.
    Don't buy cheap ones off ebay either, get yourself some real "low ESR" types if its for a radio...
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    If static discharge can travel, maybe half a mile...

    If static discharge can travel, maybe half a mile or a mile through open air, what effect do you think a 3mm circuit breaker gap will have?

    Set up a lightning conductor somewhere as high as you...
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    You could build an amp with minimal filtering and...

    You could build an amp with minimal filtering and flaky soldering yourself, or design a really good circuit and have pristine soldering.
    Linears really aren't that complicated, there must be a...
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    Mobile Radios here...

    here's the manual, maybe you have ARTS turned on?
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    Check the baud rate to begin with, is it set in...

    Check the baud rate to begin with, is it set in hardware on the radio and in software on the terminal?
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    Strip the coax outer long enough to hide inside...

    Strip the coax outer long enough to hide inside the angled entry hole.
    The inner insulation should be as close to the solder point as practical.

    Just solder the inner conductor to the brass...
  12. Maybe a local club member can unload some...

    Maybe a local club member can unload some secondhand gear onto you, it's always a good place to start.

    As for invisible antennas...
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    Try opening your device manager with the dongle...

    Try opening your device manager with the dongle plugged in & click remove device. Unplug it and plug it back in...
  14. Thread: Introduction

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    Welcome from 5B4 land!

    Welcome from 5B4 land!
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    As with a lot of Amateur Radio, suck it and see,...

    As with a lot of Amateur Radio, suck it and see, experiment, your mileage may vary...
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    You should be good to go with open feeder on 40....

    You should be good to go with open feeder on 40. The losses are far less at low frequencies, so, provided you have a good fundamental resonance, you should have less noise...
  17. Thread: Sigma RF2000 ?

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    I'd take the markings on the front with a pinch...

    I'd take the markings on the front with a pinch of salt.
  18. Thread: Sigma RF2000 ?

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    I can only find one small, blurry image of the...

    I can only find one small, blurry image of the unit, can you provide a bigger one?
    An inside image would be helpful too...
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    Sounds like the coax is damaged, you have a braid...

    Sounds like the coax is damaged, you have a braid shorting at the far end, or the D.C. cabling isn't man enough.
    Please tell me you wired it through fuses directly to the battery...

    Either that...
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    No, you already have it working :p Those...

    No, you already have it working :p

    Those interfaces you mention only offer a seperate soundcard interface and PTT. You can use your existing PC sound interface for the same effect.

    The best...
  21. Thread: The lovely C.B.

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    That's not uncommon, especially if it's an OT...

    That's not uncommon, especially if it's an OT club, happened to me.

    I'd just got my first callsign, built a Double Diamond for 2m and took it to a friends club where I was asked how I designed it...
  22. Have you tried an old satellite dish with a...

    Have you tried an old satellite dish with a simple USB dongle at the feedpoint?
  23. I was always told open feeder had the lowest loss...

    I was always told open feeder had the lowest loss (at H.F. anyway).

    Try it with a load on the end, or a simple short and see what happens...
  24. Thread: The lovely C.B.

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    I did. It is a good way to start off -...

    I did.

    It is a good way to start off - visiting a huge scout camp in Switzerland many years ago, they had a C.B. station set up to talk to the other end of the camp. I was fascinated by it, went...
  25. Thread: Icom 7600

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    Base Radios Sounds like a stuck relay or a faulty final?

    Sounds like a stuck relay or a faulty final?
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