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  1. Is there a CTCSSish issue here? Maybe someone...

    Is there a CTCSSish issue here? Maybe someone monkeyed with a programming preset on accident.

    I would be getting all over that problem if it were me & my station.
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    Sounds like maybe a feedback related artifact....

    Sounds like maybe a feedback related artifact. Check swr, maybe common mode pollution on the coax... are you under the antenna any appreciable percentage?

    Does it do that only with the Heil...
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    Try engaging the attenuator. It's normal for 40 &...

    Try engaging the attenuator. It's normal for 40 & 80 to have a high noise floor.
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    Do you have access/permission to use the trees on...

    Do you have access/permission to use the trees on the bluff? That might be the ticket for a fan dipole.
  5. Thread: Vehicle grounding

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    If the tire carrier is mounted on a hinge or on a...

    If the tire carrier is mounted on a hinge or on a hinged door of any kind, don't expect a great continuity of ground at any time there is sufficient vibration to disturb it (i.e. driving). Running a...
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    Funny, just this afternoon I had need of a...

    Funny, just this afternoon I had need of a parting tool to trim off a segment of pvc from a 1 1/4" fitting to make a spacer to install a cam seal on a Toyota. Ended up using a chain type pipe cutter...
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    Handheld Radios The proper response to number 1 is don't go...

    The proper response to number 1 is don't go alone. Period. Ever. Chances are you will have bled out from a chainsaw injury before help arrives, a partner can help staunch the flow of blood till help...
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    Just having the machine shop makes antenna...

    Just having the machine shop makes antenna putzing so much more fun. That tubing looks pretty big as it is right now, not sure if you will gain anything that direction.

    Perhaps try making a 1/4...
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    As an inherently 2 meter radio, my guess is it...

    As an inherently 2 meter radio, my guess is it requires a mod not unlike what would give "full coverage" transmit. Most likely not something ICOM will be willing to divulge since they do sell a...
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    I'm just glad to see someone is actually...

    I'm just glad to see someone is actually experimenting with antennas!
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    Welcome aboard Don! The Icom 7300 is an excellent...

    Welcome aboard Don! The Icom 7300 is an excellent starter radio. Heck, it's nicer than what I run here in the woods.
    The web based SDR's are another resource to do your initial listening to. Just...
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    Here, try this site. Best if you set aside some...

    Here, try this site. Best if you set aside some time to check it out, it's quite extensive.
    https://www.k0bg.com/
  13. Thread: LPDA questions

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    Most certainly will need to keep tolerances...

    Most certainly will need to keep tolerances exceptionally tight at these frequencies for maximum bang. Precision fabrication at its finest!
  14. Thread: Getting Started

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    His location is US, but where exactly I don't...

    His location is US, but where exactly I don't know.

    On many bands, the frequency location is somewhat determined by the mode. For example, on 2 meters CW and SSB are kept on the lower end of the...
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    Hi Justin! Good deal on the upgrade, it opens up...

    Hi Justin!
    Good deal on the upgrade, it opens up a whole lot more spectrum right off the bat. Things have changed a bit since you were last OTA but then again lots of things have remained the same....
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    Hi John! Nice to meet you, welcome to the...

    Hi John!
    Nice to meet you, welcome to the machine. This is a good site, nice and laid back for the most part. I think it's based in the UK, but they're a great bunch of blokes if you give them a...
  17. Thread: Where to start...

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    This is great advice. See if ham radio is truly...

    This is great advice. See if ham radio is truly what you are looking for. By talking with some of the "players", you can get a better idea of what is out there. I don't want you to think I'm driving...
  18. Thread: Where to start...

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    The only advice I would have is that if you don't...

    The only advice I would have is that if you don't have a love of radio for radios sake, you are probably only looking for an appliance to use in an emergency. A sat phone or a PLB might be the way to...
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    You don't have any foil on the roof do you?

    You don't have any foil on the roof do you?
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    Mobile Radios Go into the menu and change up the tuning...

    Go into the menu and change up the tuning increment value (page 17 & 18 of the manual) by holding down the TS button for 2 seconds until you get a screen that asks you to select a tuning step,...
  21. Thread: Is this possible?

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    Only problem I see from reading the OP is that...

    Only problem I see from reading the OP is that both grounds are separate. If I understand the NEC correctly, all grounds should be tied together. Not that a strike that close would be survivable by...
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    Mobile Radios You have the beep turned off, don't you? :wink:

    You have the beep turned off, don't you? :wink:
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    Mobile Radios You forgot the beep

    You forgot the beep
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    I'm sure You Tube has plenty of instances of...

    I'm sure You Tube has plenty of instances of doing it wrong.... :playful:
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    Don't run your rig at full power on high duty...

    Don't run your rig at full power on high duty cycle modes. You will damage something permanently if ran like that for long enough, which sneaks up on you without warning.

    Found that out myself...
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