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    You might need to enable CTCSS, check with the...

    You might need to enable CTCSS, check with the local group/web for the tone frequency...
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    I'll bet those are imports, try with a known...

    I'll bet those are imports, try with a known brand...
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    speaking of batteries, connect your rig to one...

    speaking of batteries, connect your rig to one and see if it reduces your noise level...
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    Welcome! - post away!

    Welcome! - post away!
  5. are we allowed to write a program to work this...

    are we allowed to write a program to work this out?
  6. Thread: yeausu ft8900

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    also, just because it's a Yaesu mic into a Yaesu...

    also, just because it's a Yaesu mic into a Yaesu radio, with the right connector on it, doesn't mean it's wired right - I still reckon' you have a loose wire...
  7. Thread: yeausu ft8900

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    Do you mean the microphone buttons? Maybe it's...

    Do you mean the microphone buttons?

    Maybe it's a mic problem, open it and check all the wires for continuity...
  8. Thread: Hi all

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    welcome to the fray!

    welcome to the fray!
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    Most likely ADSL or switch-mode power supplies -...

    Most likely ADSL or switch-mode power supplies - welcome to the 21st century :/
  10. Welcome! you should be OK with your background,...

    Welcome! you should be OK with your background, not done any HHT digital myself, but from what I gather, there's a lot of setting up...
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    It might be worth starting with a Software...

    It might be worth starting with a Software Defined Radio, before you take the plunge and go "all in".

    They can be as cheap as $15 - $150 will get you a good one nowadays, such as the HackRF1...
  12. Thread: Wind mill

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    Mechanical noise might translate to electrical...

    Mechanical noise might translate to electrical noise...
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    HRS-4160A-H9 L150

    HRS-4160A-H9 L150
  14. Thread: The lovely C.B.

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    I remember setting one up for a mate and being...

    I remember setting one up for a mate and being amazed how good it was.

    Lost many an antenna from the roof of the car overnight until I drilled a hole in the middle of the roof and fitted an SO239...
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    Those Vernier scales are quite rare, as well as...

    Those Vernier scales are quite rare, as well as the coil formers - granted, they are kind of specialist items.

    I would auction the dials separately on ebay. (not really, I'd use them, you can't...
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    Some hard-to-get parts are beginning to command a...

    Some hard-to-get parts are beginning to command a premium, check prices on ebay!
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    A frequency counter! (check on ebay)

    A frequency counter! (check on ebay)
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    A frequency counter (look on ebay)!

    A frequency counter (look on ebay)!
  19. Thread: Antenna Helpp

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    Sounds like a conductivity thing, maybe moisture...

    Sounds like a conductivity thing, maybe moisture is getting in somewhere?

    It could also be something to do with the ground under the antenna (moisture content).

    A low SWR doesn't always mean...
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    Antenna height. If you're serious about...

    Antenna height.

    If you're serious about mounting an antenna up high for VHF, you will need good coax. Avoid RG213 for runs over about 20-30 feet, it just isn't good enough for VHF.
    Whilst you...
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    Base Radios Maybe a flick through the manual...

    Maybe a flick through the manual might shed some light on the matter...
  22. Thread: IC-746

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    Base Radios Looks like a common problem according to the...

    Looks like a common problem according to the internet. I'm sure Google will show a lot more...
  23. Thread: Which Antenna

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    $700 seems a bit inflated for a magnetic loop to...

    $700 seems a bit inflated for a magnetic loop to be honest. Maybe if the controller had memories/presets, which would be useful.
    Have a go at building one, they really are simple things. The only...
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    Base Radios I had trouble getting audio into the radio...

    I had trouble getting audio into the radio through the multi-pin DIN connector, ended up using the phono FSK-in jack...
  25. Thread: Kenwood R2000

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    Superb receiver! I loathe selling mine. Steel...

    Superb receiver! I loathe selling mine.

    Steel is a poor conductor at R.F. - it will probably give signals, but, as you suspect, not very efficient...
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