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    Sony used to sell a tiny AM/FM/+7 shortwave band...

    Sony used to sell a tiny AM/FM/+7 shortwave band receiver that fits comfortably in a shirt pocket. If you can find one of these, you could walk around with an earbud, listening for where the signal...
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    On another forum a couple years ago the op was...

    On another forum a couple years ago the op was reporting a similar noise at odd hours...but on closer look it was usually when laundry was in use. His "whooshing" sound was from a new, all...
  3. Thread: Pre-Noob

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    Military aircraft used to have very long antennas...

    Military aircraft used to have very long antennas which they reeled out of the craft to transmit and then reeled it back in (hopefully WELL before landing!). The speed of the aircraft and weight of...
  4. Way to go on the ticket, Gene. Next stop might...

    Way to go on the ticket, Gene. Next stop might be to change your ID on this forum!
  5. Thread: yeausu ft8900

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    Do you have the operating manual for the YAESU?

    Do you have the operating manual for the YAESU?
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    Looks like KC3PGI.

    Looks like KC3PGI.
  7. Hey Tim - where are you in the Vegas area? I...

    Hey Tim - where are you in the Vegas area? I was born at the Las Vegas Hospital in 1944 (don't even try to find it today except in city historical records). The house I grew up in is exactly ONE...
  8. Thread: What to buy?

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    Who's going to be listening to (and probably...

    Who's going to be listening to (and probably operating) the radio back at home? Whoever it is will have to hold an amateur radio license, just as you will. And if you're thinking of using the...
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    David--if you get a chance, take a look at the...

    David--if you get a chance, take a look at the north side of Washington Island WI. Google Earth will show you a few antenna farms. I was visiting the area several years ago and used up a lot of...
  10. Thread: Wind mill

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    OK - sounds like the blades really should come...

    OK - sounds like the blades really should come down. A quarter-wavelength vertical is an ideal place to start out, but let me ask one more question: How far from the bottom of the antenna to the...
  11. Thread: Wind mill

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    Experiment and find out! You didn't give any...

    Experiment and find out! You didn't give any information about what type of antenna, what frequency range or anything else. Would the antenna be attached to the part that turns in the wind, or...
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    I never tried it, but seem to remember from...

    I never tried it, but seem to remember from several decades ago that you could solder to aluminum with regular tin/lead solder, but with a bit larger/hotter iron (no flames) and shielded from the air...
  13. Thread: Super duper new

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    Still not letting us know just where you're...

    Still not letting us know just where you're located?
  14. Base Radios Are you listening to ham stations on 40 and 80...

    Are you listening to ham stations on 40 and 80 meters? Those are where you'll hear stations using LSB. If you're listening on 20 meters or above, transmissions are de facto USB.
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    We say "speechless" You say "speachless."

    We say "speechless"
    You say "speachless."
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    Morse code involves dots, dashes AND == very...

    Morse code involves dots, dashes AND == very important == spaces.

    I'm assuming your code represents "73", which is _ _ ... ... _ _
    Note that the two digits are separated and not run together...
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    Bravo, CPO! also Bravo Zulu...

    Bravo, CPO!
    also Bravo Zulu...
  18. Thread: di-pole antenna

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    Long ago, I remember reading that "Dipole!" is...

    Long ago, I remember reading that "Dipole!" is what Vladimir shouted when he shot Wojohoski.
  19. Referring to the OP, "Yaesu" is simply a brand of...

    Referring to the OP, "Yaesu" is simply a brand of amateur radio equipment. Like Kenwood, Icom, and many other manufacturers you've probably heard of. Many hams don't have good reactions when...
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    I read your first post and noted you were a...

    I read your first post and noted you were a Gunner's Mate. Then in the next paragraph I read that you had a "Peacemaker" installed. THAT didn't sound right. Appropriate, maybe, but not "right".
    ...
  21. Thread: Antenna Helpp

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    Half-wave dipole for 40M (7 Mhz) will also work...

    Half-wave dipole for 40M (7 Mhz) will also work "fairly well" on 15M (21 Mhz). Won't work well at all on even multiples of 7 MHz but is usable on odd multiples.
  22. Thread: Kenwood R2000

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    That's not a "marine" radio, AFAIK. It's a...

    That's not a "marine" radio, AFAIK. It's a general coverage communications receiver. The backstay antenna is by far the best compromise for height and out-of-the-way convenience. The difference...
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    Why use the term "successfully passed"? As...

    Why use the term "successfully passed"? As opposed to "unsuccessfully passed" or "successfully failed"?
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    "... and don't call me Shirley!"

    "... and don't call me Shirley!"
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    Probably more than you need, but here's a link:...

    Probably more than you need, but here's a link: https://tinyurl.com/udnoudp

    This is regularly updated.
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