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  1. Thread: digi mode on 20m

    by KD3WB
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    Sounds like FT4. ...

    Sounds like FT4.

    http://www.arrl.org/news/faster-more-contest-friendly-ft4-digital-protocol-to-debut-in-a-week

    http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html

    Ben
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    Base Radios You need to perform the initial tune up. See the...

    You need to perform the initial tune up. See the "Transmitter Section" of page 140 in the manual.
    I don't think the rig cuts back on power in a mismatch situation, so keep your test transmissions...
  3. Thread: Hams and 11m

    by KD3WB
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    I was a CB-er when I was in my twenties. My...

    I was a CB-er when I was in my twenties. My brother and one of my sisters had CB's and we talked, made lots of friends and had lots of fun. CB radio piqued my interest in electronics so much, that...
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    Download the Virtual COM port driver. It's on...

    Download the Virtual COM port driver. It's on the same page as the firmware update. Extract the files, find them in File Explorer and run CP210xVCPInstaller_x64.exe or CP210xVCPInstaller_x86.exe. ...
  5. Thread: Hello, new here

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    You might try taking a few practice tests. ...

    You might try taking a few practice tests.

    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1&ei=k_yoW72HFY3e5gKRp7XoAg&q=amateur+radio+practice+test

    This will help you distinguish between what...
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    The entry level license is Technician. This...

    The entry level license is Technician. This gives you full privileges above 50 MHz, limited voice privileges on 10 meters(200 watts, single sideband only) and morse code only below that. The...
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    If it's the BR-150B, it should have come with a...

    If it's the BR-150B, it should have come with a tuning/cutting chart. If you don't have an SWR meter, maybe you could borrow one long enough to get the antenna working.

    Ben
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    If it's the Astatic PDC1, the second page of the...

    If it's the Astatic PDC1, the second page of the manual says it only supports power level measurements below 148 MHz.

    https://www.bobscb.com/PDGManuals/AST-PDC1.pdf

    Local ground wave signals...
  9. Thread: Where to Start

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    As mentioned by another poster, you probably...

    As mentioned by another poster, you probably should try FT8 first.

    https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html

    If you really want other digital modes, I receive PSK31 and Olivia on...
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    Base Radios As mentioned by other posters, the car antenna...

    As mentioned by other posters, the car antenna goes with the Yaesu. If you hear anything, it will be local repeaters. The fifty foot antenna goes with the Kenwood and is probably a multi-band trap...
  11. Thread: Virtual port

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    See...

    See https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1&ei=ptfBWsT9Kobt5gLMrbLoBw&q=kenwood+th-f7+usb+programming+cable&oq=kenwood+th-f7+usb+programming+cable

    Ben
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    Base Radios The first thing I would do is rule out the power...

    The first thing I would do is rule out the power supply. Linear-style power supplies typically use pass transistors and if some of them fail, the supply can seem normal except for reduced output.
    ...
  13. Thread: Antenna problem

    by KD3WB
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    Try hooking the Bearcat to the antenna. Ben

    Try hooking the Bearcat to the antenna.

    Ben
  14. Thread: Antenna problem

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    I think the output power is variable. The collar...

    I think the output power is variable. The collar around the knob marked "MON->PWR".

    Ben
  15. Thread: Antenna problem

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    Make sure the RF gain is turned up. It's the...

    Make sure the RF gain is turned up. It's the outer collar of the knob marked "Mic->RF". As for the SWR, you are probably going to have to extend the whip almost all the way out.

    Ben
  16. Thread: New to HF

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    I would use an end-fed monopole with the mobile...

    I would use an end-fed monopole with the mobile home as the counterpoise. Thirty-two feet, four inches for the General class voice subband. Don't forget about lightning protection.

    Ben
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    If it's the Orofino two meter repeater, it has a...

    If it's the Orofino two meter repeater, it has a 100 Hz PL tone. If it's the one south of Grangeville, try transmitting from different locations. If that doesn't work, you will probably have to use...
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    Calls beginning with AF4 are assigned to United...

    Calls beginning with AF4 are assigned to United States amateurs. The FCC has issued over seven hundred. Some are cancelled or expired, but many are still active. Go to...
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    You need a similar interface between your...

    You need a similar interface between your computer's headphone output and the rig's microphone input. Also, I don't think your rig has VOX, so you will need an interface between the rig's...
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    https://sourceforge.net/projects/wsjt/ Ben

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/wsjt/

    Ben
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    Sounds like FT8. Fldigi can't decode that. See...

    Sounds like FT8. Fldigi can't decode that. See
    https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html

    Scroll down to the bottom to get the newest "rc3" release.
    Please be advised that your...
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    Technician's HF voice privileges are limited to...

    Technician's HF voice privileges are limited to ten meters and two hundred watts. At this point in the sunspot cycle, ten meters is unreliable. Also, please specify whether you are building a radio...
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    Every line in the SDR display is a radio...

    Every line in the SDR display is a radio transmission. I suggest you pick a North American station. Shortwave broadcasters use AM, hams typically use single sideband on voice, upper sideband on 20...
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    Leave a message for the administrators. In the...

    Leave a message for the administrators. In the meantime, the escape key should stop the refresh.

    Ben
  25. You might try cleaning the relay contacts. Ben

    You might try cleaning the relay contacts.

    Ben
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