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    I bought a MFJ969 tuner new and love it. I...

    I bought a MFJ969 tuner new and love it. I recently upgraded to an old MFJ989C so I could handle more power, but still like the MFJ969 better, but sadly I need to sell it, as I don't need both. ...
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    I have to use a SignaLink sound card interface...

    I have to use a SignaLink sound card interface and the CAT cable on my FT847 for PSK31 operation; not sure about the FT817?
  3. I'm just spitballin' here, but seems like if you...

    I'm just spitballin' here, but seems like if you can contact the international space station with a handheld VHF radio and a handheld directional antenna, it should be a piece of cake to hit a plane,...
  4. Thread: Arizona

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    Welcome Karl. I lived in the Phoenix area for 4...

    Welcome Karl. I lived in the Phoenix area for 4 years before I moved back to my home state of NC in 1989.
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    Welcome fellow Tarhealer. Good luck with your...

    Welcome fellow Tarhealer. Good luck with your studies. Check out Ham College at Amateur Logic TV for a little inspiration. From my own experience, I use my home station the most which is an old...
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    Here in NC I have made contacts in Ireland and...

    Here in NC I have made contacts in Ireland and England before with my little setup, so I know it is possible at my latitude. However, in recent weeks, I have not been able to hear the activity on...
  7. Thread: My setup

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    This fella looks to be interested in the wrong...

    This fella looks to be interested in the wrong direction.
    970
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    Also the Vermont and Minnesota QSO parties are...

    Also the Vermont and Minnesota QSO parties are this weekend.
    http://qsoparty.eqth.net/
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    AM Rally & BC QSO party

    Just wanted to remind hams of the AM Rally and British Columbia QSO Party that are going on this weekend. Not so sure that propagation will be the best for DX, but I plan to listen in some on 40m to...
  10. I've used WD40 so long over the years, it has...

    I've used WD40 so long over the years, it has become my go-to chemical for loosening or cleaning. I know there are a lot of products out today that do a better job on specific chores, but I'll...
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    Bob Heil pine board project ...

    Bob Heil pine board project

    https://heilsound.com/amateur-radio-post/the-pine-board-project/
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    SSB You can go online and check either of these two...

    You can go online and check either of these two sites out to see what has been happening with propagation on the bands.
    http://www.hrdlog.net/
    http://www.bandconditions.com/
    Also Dr. T is...
  13. Thanks for the insights and replies.

    Thanks for the insights and replies.
  14. Voice Compression & using compressors on SSB?

    i have been considering adding some sort of voice/speech compression to my station and was wondering if anyone else uses compression to enhance there readability and signal strength or not on SSB. I...
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    This may help....

    This may help.
    http://www.eham.net/reviews/products/14
  16. Thread: New to HF

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    I use a 40-6 meter off center fed dipole. Like...

    I use a 40-6 meter off center fed dipole. Like it was said before, 40m dipole is long but you already installed one so you must have the room just not the height. One end of my antenna wire is...
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    Granted the time travel radio transmissions were...

    Granted the time travel radio transmissions were pure fantasy in Frequency, but they could have boned up a little more on the basic technical aspects of ham radio operation to make it a little more...
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    There was another TV series in 2016/17 that...

    There was another TV series in 2016/17 that involved Ham Radio called Frequency. It was based off the movie of the same name from 2000. The movie was decent about firemen & ham radios, but the TV...
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    951 I agree with the others on equipment...

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    I agree with the others on equipment choices. Amateur Radio is policed mostly by the other hams, so unlike the CB trash talk you often hear, ham bands are usually family friendly. The pic...
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    Handheld? Mobile? Base station? New? Used? ...

    Handheld? Mobile? Base station? New? Used? Find/join a local repeater club; maybe where you took your test? Most members will be more than happy to help new blood. The multiband Baofeng...
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    I'm surprised more folks have not talked about...

    I'm surprised more folks have not talked about their DXing stories.
    I am not good enough with my CW to use it yet, but Vegas to Kerguelen Island (had to look that up) with 25 watts is amazing...
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    Longest DX to date

    The ham radio gods must have been been active last night as I was able to make my longest DX to date from NC on 40m at 8167 miles to ZS6CCY in South Africa. Of course he had a much nicer antenna...
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    945 Binged watched the show on Netflix a few...

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    Binged watched the show on Netflix a few months ago.
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    I don't know much about either radio. I have 2...

    I don't know much about either radio. I have 2 Yaesu radios, an Alinco power supply and Alinco HT and have had good service out of both brands for many years. I would not hesitate to buy either,...
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    I did find this call sign that uses 2 numbers in...

    I did find this call sign that uses 2 numbers in the call, VC3C2C which was/is Special Event Call Sign Canada's 150th Birthday and the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club's 85th Anniversary (according to...
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