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    What are you powering it with? it could be a...

    What are you powering it with? it could be a power supply issue if you're driving it too hard...
  2. Thread: Wires X access

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    Isn't there an open-source compatiable version?

    Isn't there an open-source compatiable version?
  3. Most likely water in the coaxial cable, it's not...

    Most likely water in the coaxial cable, it's not repairable. Change the coax and make sure the new one is properly sealed with self-amalgamating tape at the antenna end...
  4. None of those frequencies are allocated to us -...

    None of those frequencies are allocated to us - we would lose our license if we used them for amateur radio...

    [edit] you do mean MHz don't you?
  5. Handheld Radios It sounds like something wrong with the...

    It sounds like something wrong with the switch-mode, did you transmit while it was plugged in?
  6. Thread: CW-Radio

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    Build a QRP kit! there are lots out there - if...

    Build a QRP kit! there are lots out there - if you're not too scared of SMD, there are some really good little kits, comparable to a full-sized setup.
    I recommend a single-band (or frequency) type...
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    Base Radios Almost all H.F. transceivers are general...

    Almost all H.F. transceivers are general coverage, they will all tune AM broadcast frequencies.

    With hindsight, I would search for a secondhand H.F. transciever from the big 3, Icom, Kenwood or...
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    A recording would help! PSK centres around...

    A recording would help!

    PSK centres around 14.070, what you're hearing is probably MFSK multi-tones like Olivia...
  9. When your SWR goes high, you will find out :D

    When your SWR goes high, you will find out :D
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    I've got one, pretty good on 11m, does work on...

    I've got one, pretty good on 11m, does work on 10, but as you might expect, it cant compare to a "real" ham radio.
    It was given to me by a fellow ham who used it for years...

    As for the op, I...
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    You could try: unplug USB cable, uninstall...

    You could try:
    unplug USB cable, uninstall software
    re-install software without USB connected
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    Handheld Radios The software costs 30 and is available here...

    The software costs 30 and is available here.
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    Find a local club and take it there! Make sure...

    Find a local club and take it there!

    Make sure you aren't holding it too tightly or you might lose both your arms...
  14. Yes, a perfect home for any SDR, masthead antenna...

    Yes, a perfect home for any SDR, masthead antenna switches & pre-amplifiers...
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    Go and visit your local library!

    Go and visit your local library!
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    Its probably overloading the receiver with...

    Its probably overloading the receiver with adjacent frequencies, maybe a bandpass filter would help.

    Those radios are well known for this problem...
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    Here's the link for the manual...

    Here's the link for the manual, if it's not in there, phone a dealer or Icom themselves, they are usually very helpful...
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    You can listen to what you want, provided you do...

    You can listen to what you want, provided you do not pass on any information to a third party (I think that's how it works).

    Have a look for an RTL dongle (on ebay) they go for less than 10 and...
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    Is the tower capable of repeating your signal, it...

    Is the tower capable of repeating your signal, it may be digital only.

    Search online for the callsign of the tower, you should find access details easy enough...
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    It might be worth going for a mobile whip, you...

    It might be worth going for a mobile whip, you can reuse it on the car then...
  21. Thread: Getting Started

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    The European calling frequencies for 2m are...

    The European calling frequencies for 2m are 144.300 for USB and 145.500 for FM
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    A dipole for 2m won't give you much gain, you'll...

    A dipole for 2m won't give you much gain, you'll probably lose whatever signal you do get down the coax on the way to the radio.
    It might be worth a try as an experiment, but don't expect much DX...
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    How big are we talking? a 3-band VHF or 5-band HF...

    How big are we talking? a 3-band VHF or 5-band HF antenna?
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    80m might be tricky inside, but a 1.5m diameter...

    80m might be tricky inside, but a 1.5m diameter works well on 20, it will tune up on 40 but the efficiency is a fraction of a percent, it does work but is rather deaf on 40m.

    There are hams with...
  25. That will "only" affect the radiation pattern - I...

    That will "only" affect the radiation pattern - I say only because the radiation patter is everything. Yes, the centre will give you the most even pattern, which is what you want for a mobile...
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