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    It is a little more complicated than just being...

    It is a little more complicated than just being lost as heat. But you are correct, in that, the tuner doesn't fix a mismatch. It only allows the transmitter to see a good match.

    The high SWR...
  2. Thread: What to buy?

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    I just ignore R2D2. He just seems to read...

    I just ignore R2D2. He just seems to read whatever he wants and then writes a long rant, that no one really reads.



    Yea, like I said before, you and your wife probably don't want ham radio.
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  3. A repeater generally runs with a 600 KHz offset....

    A repeater generally runs with a 600 KHz offset. That means that it receives on say, 146.100 MHz, but would then transmit on 146.700 MHz. Because of this offset, a repeater can receive and transmit...
  4. Thread: help with qrp cw

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    No, your key does not need a tone generator. Your...

    No, your key does not need a tone generator. Your key is a simple switch. When you close the switch, the transceiver generates a unmodulated carrier. That is all you need to generate for CW...
  5. Thread: What to buy?

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    I agree with K6CPO. The two sentences above say,...

    I agree with K6CPO. The two sentences above say, your needs are not in ham radio.



    Yes, ham radio was severely hurt. But ham radio is not down and out yet. You just verified that by saying...
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    That's interesting that you can validate your...

    That's interesting that you can validate your license every 3 years, even though the license is good for 5 years. In the US you are not allowed to renew your license until 90 days before it expires....
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    Well, I would just settle on a price that is...

    Well, I would just settle on a price that is fair. It may be a little high, but the buyer will probably offer you less. If the offer is reasonable, you both win.

    Yea, PCs are probably worse than...
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    rdscuba, I am in a similar situation. A friend...

    rdscuba,

    I am in a similar situation. A friend that lived down the road, passed away recently. His XYL gave me all of his ham radio gear to sell. Well, I bought some of it, but there were other...
  9. Thread: C4FM and FLDIGI

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    Mobile Radios A quick way to answer your own question is to try...

    A quick way to answer your own question is to try it. Fldigi is analog based, in that, all the information out of, and in to, the computer is through the computer's sound card. The sound card can be...
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    I'm not sure how you missed it in the manual....

    I'm not sure how you missed it in the manual. Check out Chapter 3, page 13. They are scattered around on the schematic, but they are nicely grouped next to the CPU.
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    The on-line tutorials are good to use. It gives...

    The on-line tutorials are good to use. It gives you a good start. On QRZ.com, and a few other sites, there are practice exams. The exams contain the exact questions that could be asked on the test....
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    Base Radios The Argonaut is a nice QRP radio and sold for...

    The Argonaut is a nice QRP radio and sold for around $250 new. If it is still working good, I would say a fair price is around $80. There is a Model 210 Power Supply on Ebay for $60. So I would offer...
  13. Thread: Hi

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    There are many factors that go into the taking...

    There are many factors that go into the taking and passing the license tests. And, there are many thought or approaches. I feel that real learning doesn't start, until after you get your license. I...
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    That would be correct, if it was configured like...

    That would be correct, if it was configured like a dipole and up at the proper height. If it is configured like a End-Fed, with only one wire going out, low to the ground. And, the counterpoise just...
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    AFIK, there is no age limit on the Amateur Radio...

    AFIK, there is no age limit on the Amateur Radio Test. As long as you can read the test your good to go. I got my first license when I was 16 (1965). There have been many cases of youngsters as young...
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    Your question suggests that you won't need a...

    Your question suggests that you won't need a tuner on 20 Meters.

    End-fed antennas are a bit unpredictable. Just because you cut your wires for 20 Meters doesn't mean that it will exhibit 50 Ohm at...
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    You may be having trouble finding a site that...

    You may be having trouble finding a site that covers everything about antenna, because it is such a big subject. Because of that, hams tend to focus on small areas.

    Your best source of information...
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    That sounds interesting. I will have to look for...

    That sounds interesting. I will have to look for it in the store.

    I guess the only question left is, how good of a electrical connection does it make?
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    As others have indicated, go to the correct...

    As others have indicated, go to the correct authorities. Start with the city. While you may not be covered by a HOA, there may still be covenants that cover your area. These covenants often exclude...
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    See his other post at...

    See his other post at https://www.hamradioforum.net/threads/9413-Antennas.
  21. Thread: Antennas

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    The radio seems to be very good, but you might...

    The radio seems to be very good, but you might want to upgrade the antenna. It's a good antenna, but it's a bit short and doesn't have a lot of gain. When you are working with VHF/UHF frequencies,...
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    It is usually pretty easy to connect from the...

    It is usually pretty easy to connect from the power supply to the radio. All or most radios that you buy new include a power cable. Generally, the RED wire is Positive (+) and the Black wire is...
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    The handheld transceiver is easy to figure out....

    The handheld transceiver is easy to figure out. The manufacturers have put all the pieces together. There is still a "power supply" (battery). There is still an "antenna" (the rubber ducky on top....
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    Yea, it does sound similar. I doubt that the OP...

    Yea, it does sound similar. I doubt that the OP will respond.

    If the OP is attempting to defend someone that refused the entry to the FCC, he probably has a loser on his hands. You have to be...
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    I have been a ham for 55 years. While I have...

    I have been a ham for 55 years. While I have heard stories of inspections, due to some violation, I have never met anyone that actually had one.

    What are you doing illegally?

    Amateur Radio...
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