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    Tram 1480 V.S. Diamond F22A

    Hello! I'm thinking about buying a new antenna for use on the two meter band, and I have narrowed it down to these two antennas:


    Diamond F22A
    Tram 1480

    I am planning to raise the antenna...
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    I'm afraid I can't get the current one up higher...

    I'm afraid I can't get the current one up higher than 30 feet. Would I be correct in assuming that something like the Diamond F22A won't help my situation much if I can't raise it?
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    Currently, I have the antenna hung up in a tree...

    Currently, I have the antenna hung up in a tree with the tip about 30 feet off the ground, the best it can get are repeaters 60 or so miles away.

    If I used one of these vertical 2 meter antennas,...
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    Whoops, almost forgot that... I'm using a...

    Whoops, almost forgot that...

    I'm using a Kennwood TM-281 with no more than 65 watts of power.

    The three main antennas I'm looking at are the Diamond X2200A, Diamond F22A, and the Tram 1481. I...
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    Ideas for 2 meter antennas for $120

    Currently, I am using a DBJ-1 antenna (like this https://www.ebay.com/itm/DBJ-1-Dual-Band-VHF-UHF-2-meter-70cm-ham-base-antenna-/113516146770) for my VHF radio.

    It has served me well, but I am...
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    Questions about G5RV Jr.

    I am considering putting up a G5RV Jr. in an inverted V configuration with the peak at around 30 feet in the air on a tree. I intend to use it on 10, 15, 20, 40 meters with an external tuner. If...
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    Alrighty, I'll keep it down below 40 watts or so...

    Alrighty, I'll keep it down below 40 watts or so when using the radio's internal amplifier.
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    Thank you all for your advice! Partly thanks to...

    Thank you all for your advice! Partly thanks to y'all, I made over 7 PSK31 contacts since getting everything set up. Its working much better than with SSB Voice!
    Until later! 73
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    Searching through the manual tells me nothing...

    Searching through the manual tells me nothing about approximately how long the transceiver can be run on a high duty cycle mode.

    Its just I've heard other hams say that running modes such as...
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    Having got my Rigblaster Plus setup, I dabbled a...

    Having got my Rigblaster Plus setup, I dabbled a little in PSK31 and have had 3 QSOs so far. However, I have a troubling question...

    How much power can I run PSK31 on my Icom IC-725 before I...
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    Maximum Power for PSK 31

    Having got my Rigblaster Plus setup, I dabbled a little in PSK31 and have had 3 QSOs so far. However, I have a troubling question...

    How much power can I run PSK31 on my Icom IC-725 before I...
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    FIXED!

    Turns out, it was a problem with the serial keying jumper block! I overlooked that part of the manual.

    I feel real stupid now, cuz now I have two Rigblasters for no good reason...:nonchalance:
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    Hmm... Maybe that is the problem, could you send...

    Hmm... Maybe that is the problem, could you send me the link to the digram?
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    Problems with Rig blaster Plus I

    I am having some trouble with my Rigblaster Plus (Original Version).

    First I plug in the power adapter and connect the DC power to the Rigblaster; the device power on.

    Next, I wired the jumpers...
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    Thank you for your suggestion, however, I've...

    Thank you for your suggestion, however, I've found a $35 Rigblaster Plus on eBay and decided to give that a try. What is the procedure for using this interface?
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    How to use digital modes on IC-725

    I have an Icom IC-725 and I have been able to use it to listen to digital modes by connecting the "phones" output to the line in on my PC. However, I am unsure how to transmit on these modes using...
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    Mobile Radios I have decided to simply replace it with a...

    I have decided to simply replace it with a Kennwood TM-261A. Are those any good?
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    Mobile Radios That was my first guess as well, just wanted a...

    That was my first guess as well, just wanted a second opinion before I took unnecessary action.

    Sadly, I lack the knowledge to actually repair the problem, how much would it cost to pay a good...
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    Mobile Radios Issue with Kenwood TM-221A PL tone

    I have been using my Kenwood TM-221A mobile 2 meter for many months now, and I have not made any mods or adjustments to it. However, it has recently developed a rather peculiar problem.

    When I...
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    Ham Radio Gear from Venezuela

    I'm a relatively new Technician level armature radio operator who is just getting comfortable working the VHF bands, and I'm looking into working the HF bands when I get my General licence. In...
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