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    The hobby is capable of providing a very large...

    The hobby is capable of providing a very large number of ways to enjoy it. We don't all have to be after the same thing. You can spend a lot of money and enjoy it or it can be done with a very...
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    Lotsa work! I just finished building a Trex...

    Lotsa work!

    I just finished building a Trex 470LP. That's enough for me!
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    Mars, Saturn and Jupiter have been in the night...

    Mars, Saturn and Jupiter have been in the night sky for some time now and that's been pretty cool. My scope is a bit puny for them but I did see Jupiter with three of its moons fairly well.
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  4. After many hours with that antenna I concluded...

    After many hours with that antenna I concluded that it was truly meant for use on a balcony (hence the name perhaps?), which I don't have, and most likely the higher the better. I tried real hard...
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    I'm a big fan of top brand equipment, but, "don't...

    I'm a big fan of top brand equipment, but, "don't waste your money on a Baofeng?" I love my TH-D74A but there's a place for a $40 (or less) Baofeng (and there's one on my desk as I type), especially...
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    I think R2D2 shouldn't hold back so much and...

    I think R2D2 shouldn't hold back so much and should tell us how he really feels.
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    Is this a radio controlled FPV application...

    Is this a radio controlled FPV application (video) using 915 MHz? Or is this an actual full size aircraft?
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    Base Radios Kenwood's web site has a download for using the...

    Kenwood's web site has a download for using the Kenwood control software and it covers interfacing with a pc. It's not much but maybe it'll help.
  9. I believe a license is not required for using FRS...

    I believe a license is not required for using FRS channels. There may be other restrictions and perhaps other forum members might have something to say about them.
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    Thanks Brandon, and yes, sometimes things haven't...

    Thanks Brandon, and yes, sometimes things haven't been done right!
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    Neutral would never be used for case grounding -...

    Neutral would never be used for case grounding - that's what the third wire is for. GFCI's would be localized to the individual apartment's outlets. It's the apartment complex circuit breakers that...
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    There are other types of grounding situations...

    There are other types of grounding situations where it wouldn't be the right way to go, you're right. But the ground wire on a three prong plug is for case grounding which is what you're looking for....
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    "I live on the 10th floor of a high-rise and have...

    "I live on the 10th floor of a high-rise and have nothing to attach it to. No incoming water pipe (all pvc), no A/C copper lines, and if I understand this correctly, I can't use the ground in a 120v...
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    Yeah, the guy just asked a simple question! Lol!

    Yeah, the guy just asked a simple question! Lol!
  15. Thread: Tuning

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    No need - I'm sure you're correct and I can see...

    No need - I'm sure you're correct and I can see the math on that. Thanks.
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    OK! I'm a lucky guy!

    OK! I'm a lucky guy!
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    b-lind - actually my story did change in that I...

    b-lind - actually my story did change in that I realized what I was doing with my Yaesu's internal tuner didn't make any sense. But the real question in the op was do I need to tune again with a band...
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    Just to be perfectly clear I never use the...

    Just to be perfectly clear I never use the internal tuner. I sold my FT-450D and now have a TS-590SG I bought new in August since I don't think I will ever be able to buy the SDR that I really want!...
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    That's good - but in the article Dr. Purdum...

    That's good - but in the article Dr. Purdum explains that dummy loads should be used when tuning on a band. When changing to a different band, tune to the dummy load. That way you don't affect other...
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    Just a follow up note to this thread. The cover...

    Just a follow up note to this thread. The cover article in last month's QST was about building a dummy load. I found it interesting near the end where the author explains its use.
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    Wow - 53 years. Nice!

    Wow - 53 years. Nice!
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    Dx Contest Last Night

    I got on 40 meters last night and there was a contest going on. I never heard such a thing. It was interesting to listen to. The whole band was lit up. It sounded like a California-based contest....
  23. Thread: TH-D74A and D-Star

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    Handheld Radios Well finally yesterday I actually did make my...

    Well finally yesterday I actually did make my first contact on D-Star.
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    Base Radios You're correct in that it's an either/or...

    You're correct in that it's an either/or connection illustration on page 71. USB is the slick way to go and you already have the driver and DigiPan. You're set!
  25. Thread: TH-D74A and D-Star

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    Handheld Radios TH-D74A and D-Star

    I think I've set this up properly - it seems to be responding properly. I heard two guys talking one time but have not noticed any other activity. Do people still use D-Star?
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