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    Even the HF/shack in the boxes from the big 3...

    Even the HF/shack in the boxes from the big 3 today work out far cheaper and offer far more features than I could dream about as a kid back in the early 80's. I paid 529 for a Yaesu ft757 back in...
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    The best commercially made vertical that I know...

    The best commercially made vertical that I know of is
    http://www.sp7gxp.pl/gp7dx.php

    Not pretty with elevated radiials but a local to me uses one and does as well as I do on the bands, and I use...
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    You could try qrz.com or even eham, but please...

    You could try qrz.com or even eham, but please leave a link here so we can follow the story.
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    By and large you should be ok, even more so if...

    By and large you should be ok, even more so if you are on different bands at the same time. Although I don't have anyone quite as close as 200m, I have two within 500m and neither are much of a...
  5. Thread: Contest Protocol

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    As already stated, the 'serial number' is simply...

    As already stated, the 'serial number' is simply an incremental number of the qso's you have made in the contest. Your first qso would be 59 001 and your next qso would be 59 002 and so on....
  6. Yep it's 0005 and has 5th Bomb Wing written over...

    Yep it's 0005 and has 5th Bomb Wing written over the aircraft.
  7. Plane snaps, thanks. Here's one close to your...

    Plane snaps, thanks.
    Here's one close to your heart :-)
    http://www.andybright.com/military/b521.jpg
  8. Sporadic E hops are evident from as low as 20m,...

    Sporadic E hops are evident from as low as 20m, it's just that short skip on those bands never gets anyone too excited unlike the higher bands. Es prop has been very good over the last few days in...
  9. Why wasn't it sporadic E? The distances look...

    Why wasn't it sporadic E? The distances look right for a single hop.
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    I'm not in the states but I do know they've run...

    I'm not in the states but I do know they've run out of some of the shorter vanity calls in some regions....4 would be understandable but 7 less so.
  11. Good luck on our canals, there are quite a few G...

    Good luck on our canals, there are quite a few G stations who live on them and operate from narrowboats, most have steel hulls which can be useful for some antennas.
    73
    Andy
  12. You are not a radio amateur outside of amateur...

    You are not a radio amateur outside of amateur radio bands, you are just joe public and have no rights to use a non approved radio on those frequencies. Joe public has to use a locked down radio with...
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    Well done. If you're really keen, you don't...

    Well done.
    If you're really keen, you don't always have to wait for the letter ....Ofcom get the details that you've passed before most people receive the letter, so if you know your candidate...
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    Welcome aboard and good luck with the foundation,...

    Welcome aboard and good luck with the foundation, although I'm sure you won't need any luck :)
    cheers,
    Andy
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    Mobile Radios A handful of very old transceivers for the US...

    A handful of very old transceivers for the US market had 11m fitted, simply as it used to be a legitimate amateur band in North America. Shared with commercial/industrial uses that made a lot of qrm,...
  16. Thread: Long Range Radio

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    Before looking at what equipment you need, you'll...

    Before looking at what equipment you need, you'll need to know what Ofcom business licence to apply for.
    http://ask.ofcom.org.uk/help/spectrum/bustype
    Best bet is probably to contact a business...
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    In the UK I think it's only at the intermediate...

    In the UK I think it's only at the intermediate level exam that you need to know any Q codes, and these are QRL, QRM, QRN, QRP,
    QRT, QRZ, QSB, QSL, QSO, QSY, QTH.
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    Ah, I've been to your website many times :) The...

    Ah, I've been to your website many times :) The chances are that if I ever did get my hands on a C50/55 I'd end up disappointed, they say that it's best never to meet your heroes.
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    No real surprise when you look at a Stanard...

    No real surprise when you look at a Stanard C50/55 ... although it always reminds me more of high end Accuphase hi-fi.
    But marantz were always serious about the FM tuners, some of their classics...
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    My dream radio is a Standard C50/C55 ...never...

    My dream radio is a Standard C50/C55 ...never seen one for sale in the UK, in fact I don't think there's many in Europe.
    There's one on ebay, just about to finish, but it's in Moscow :(
  21. Thread: Yaesu FT450D

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    Base Radios That's a very good compact radio, with 50w and...

    That's a very good compact radio, with 50w and your HW-40HP you will have a lot of fun on 40 and 20m. Good luck with the 2E0, let us know how you get on.
  22. Thread: Is it me?

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    The question and answer bank are in the public...

    The question and answer bank are in the public domain in the US ...I know it sounds odd but there's a lot of potential questions, so it's not totally straight forward.
  23. Thread: mini beab

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    What website was that? Are we talking about an...

    What website was that? Are we talking about an MW0JZE hexbeam or one from someone else? If it's a K4KIO job, then they do not have the same construction as Ant's, I don't think they even have...
  24. Thread: mini beab

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    You can get a 2/70 vertical above the centre, in...

    You can get a 2/70 vertical above the centre, in fact Ant MW0JZE now manufactures a device to do just that...but yes, anything more ambitious above is out of the question.
  25. Thread: mini beab

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    Sounds like a good deal to me, MA5B's are often...

    Sounds like a good deal to me, MA5B's are often for sale at below 250...Although I can't think of anything other than size issues that would have someone changing from hexbeam to MA5B
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