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    Only if you're approaching the speed of light......

    Only if you're approaching the speed of light...
    Other than that, I would suggest a mechanical fault, such as a poor RF connection between rig and aerial - when the vehicle accelerates, the aerial...
  2. Thread: The lovely C.B.

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    I didn't actually start with CB - my dad was a...

    I didn't actually start with CB - my dad was a licensed radio amateur for many years and a SWL for a long time before that. But, I used CB before getting my amateur license.
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    Hamma Montana? Sorry, just hcouldn't resist it......

    Hamma Montana? Sorry, just hcouldn't resist it...

    Anways, welcome to the forums.

    Here's a google search page for the history of the Kenwood radio company:
    https://bit.ly/2GXO6Cd (shortened...
  4. Thread: My new website.

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    The voltage/ammeter comes from banggood.com and...

    The voltage/ammeter comes from banggood.com and cosys about five Euros. You can get them for 10, 50 and 100 amps.
  5. Thread: My new website.

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    My new website.

    I'm having a bit of a renaissance with both my amateur radio and web page design. I usually learn better when I have a practical reason for doing something, such as when I tried learning javascript...
  6. Thread: Beam antennas

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    First up, do a bit of reading, for example:...

    First up, do a bit of reading, for example: http://www.arrl.org/vhf-beams is good start.

    As for needing a rotator - yes and no... yes for practicability, but with a small set-up you can get away...
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    :'D I went to a British Merchant Navy Radio...

    :'D

    I went to a British Merchant Navy Radio Officers' college frok 1988 to '90. From the mid-80s onward, I think less than a quarter go work at sea. One was even a sheep farmer in NZ for a few...
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    Read. The. F***ing. Manual. How dare you...

    Read.
    The.
    F***ing.
    Manual.

    How dare you sir! I'm an engineer, to suggest such a sensible course of action is heresy! ;)

    Many thanks for that - to be honest, I had never noticed it before...
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    It's also OK on FM and seems to TX OK.

    It's also OK on FM and seems to TX OK.
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    Possible problem with IC-735 receiver?

    My ICOM IC-735 has been working OK for several years, but I have hardly used it as I didn't have a decent power supply.
    Last week, I finally got one. I hooked up the radio and... nothing!
    A symptom...
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    There's nothing new about vertical dipoles. Just...

    There's nothing new about vertical dipoles.
    Just few suggestions:
    The higher from the ground the better.
    Run the coax away from the feed point at 90 from the vertical for as long as practically...
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    I would say neither, until you know what you what...

    I would say neither, until you know what you what from "upgrading".

    I mean, what can they do, that you need, that the Baofeng UV-5R cannot?

    If you need more range, then build a direction...
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    Sticky: Actual link is: http://ac6v.com/prefixes.php

    Actual link is: http://ac6v.com/prefixes.php
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    That's interesting - I've read in various places...

    That's interesting - I've read in various places that the Chinese radios have worse performance than the "big name" brands. Though to be honest, I've not had any problems with UV-5R, except when it...
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    Okey dokey. What about contacting the RSGB?...

    Okey dokey.

    What about contacting the RSGB? They probably have archived copies of old callbooks and might even be able to tell the guy's last QTH.
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    You could try contacting the Southdown Amateur...

    You could try contacting the Southdown Amateur Radio Society:

    https://sars.club/contact/

    From the club history page (https://sars.club/about-us/club-history/):
    "... older members can no doubt...
  17. I second Pete's view: To start a station, you can...

    I second Pete's view: To start a station, you can use a mobile rig anywhere, but try hauling a home-base radio around...
    You mentioned kits: Having a mobile as the core to your station, since most...
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    Just do a web search for "40 meter direct...

    Just do a web search for "40 meter direct conversion receiver kit", you'll get loads of links to kits and project pages.
  19. Next time? Your expectation of my continued...

    Next time? Your expectation of my continued carelessness wounds me, good sir! ;)
    Just kidding. After the hundreth or so time it has clattered to the floor, I now keep it in a mobilephone pouch...
  20. Cheap enough to throw away -> Cheap enough to repair yourself!

    I've had my Baofeng UV-5R for about three years or so now. Last winter, it must has fallen from the side pocket of my backpack, as later that evening, I found it lying in the snow in the car park...
  21. Oh yeah, and welcome to the forum! :)

    Oh yeah, and welcome to the forum! :)
  22. The specs give the input impedance at 50 ohms...

    The specs give the input impedance at 50 ohms (link: https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/commrxvr/0084spec.html), so I would stick with 50 ohm. Since you're not putting power into the cable,...
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    Radio Accessories The same hardcopy book I bought in 1992...

    The same hardcopy book I bought in 1992...
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    I'm glad this post came up, because in my garden,...

    I'm glad this post came up, because in my garden, the longest edge is just short of being long enough for a 20 metre dipole. I had one for 18 metres, but would like to go to 20.
    It seems that if...
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    What happens if you fold the ends of a dipole?: ...

    What happens if you fold the ends of a dipole?:

    https://www.qsl.net/kk4obi/Center-fed%20Folded-end%20Horizontal.html
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