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Title: Atlas 210 - 215 For Listening
Post by: MDNITERDER on February 28, 2012, 02:19:48 PM
 I picked up for $30 at a yard sale, gentleman passed away,  an Atlas 210 215 with base unit and no mic. Just plan to listen but not sure at this moment the exact model, but they both share 3.5mhz 7mhz 14mhz and 21mhz and if its the 215 1.8mhz if the 210 "28.4" and that I can listen to on my scanner.

  If I made a nice long Wire antenna, is there anything interesting to listen to on these bands?


Title: RE: Atlas 210 - 215 For Listening
Post by: KE3WD on February 28, 2012, 04:42:47 PM
Covers the Amateur HF bands, but not all of them. 

We do share 40 meter band with some foreign broadcast stations. 




Title: RE: Atlas 210 - 215 For Listening
Post by: MDNITERDER on February 29, 2012, 01:01:03 PM
Any common frequencies I should listen to, I could spend all day spinning the dial but I wasn't sure if there were set spots people try to shoot for dx or anything.


Title: RE: Atlas 210 - 215 For Listening
Post by: K9FV on March 01, 2012, 10:46:12 AM
14,300.00 mhz USB using has traffic - especially during the day.  It's the Marine net freq.  14,313.00 is another spot that sometimes has a bit of traffic.

You might try 7,268.00 LSB early in the morning -

Depends on what part of country you might be in - you did say "DX".......  hmmmm - good question as to where to listen. 

good luck, Ken H>


Title: RE: Atlas 210 - 215 For Listening
Post by: ONAIR on March 01, 2012, 12:55:15 PM
14,300.00 mhz USB using has traffic - especially during the day.  It's the Marine net freq.  14,313.00 is another spot that sometimes has a bit of traffic.

You might try 7,268.00 LSB early in the morning -

Depends on what part of country you might be in - you did say "DX".......  hmmmm - good question as to where to listen. 

good luck, Ken H>
  Yep!  Just don't get discouraged if you hear some salty stuff on 14.313.  It's the exception to the rule.


Title: RE: Atlas 210 - 215 For Listening
Post by: MDNITERDER on March 01, 2012, 12:58:43 PM
 I Am here in california, So I will hook it up this weekend in my garage. and see what i can hear.


Title: RE: Atlas 210 - 215 For Listening
Post by: WN2C on March 02, 2012, 09:53:13 AM
John you have made a great find in the Atlas.  But why would you be looking at a kenwood 440 if you have the Atlas. I think you posted in another thread that you were thinking of or working on getting you ham license.  Great, hope you do!
P.S. If you are intersted in selling the Atlas please let me know.

Rick wn2c


Title: RE: Atlas 210 - 215 For Listening
Post by: MDNITERDER on March 12, 2012, 03:14:07 PM
John you have made a great find in the Atlas.  But why would you be looking at a kenwood 440 if you have the Atlas. I think you posted in another thread that you were thinking of or working on getting you ham license.  Great, hope you do!
P.S. If you are intersted in selling the Atlas please let me know.

Rick wn2c

 I don't doubt the beauty of the atlas 210. I actually like modern units with digital displays, not sure why, just was never a fan of the old mechanical dials.

 Last night for the heck around 12am pacific I pluged in 18" of wire and clipped it to my garage door frame and i was hearing morse on the real low 7mhz and a couple of guys talking in the mid to upper 7mhz. very faint on everything. I will set up a nice long wire antenna for receive soon.

 John


Title: RE: Atlas 210 - 215 For Listening
Post by: WD4CHP on March 12, 2012, 03:42:41 PM
If you can find one, the DD6 is the digital display for the Atlas.

Did you get the manual for it.

If you did not, download it from mods.dk


Title: RE: Atlas 210 - 215 For Listening
Post by: MDNITERDER on March 12, 2012, 04:39:54 PM
Its funny you mentioned that, I seen one on ebay for 65$ but it ended I think sunday. I kinda have an eye on a FT-897 if all goes well. Just not sure how well it is for a starter rig.


Title: RE: Atlas 210 - 215 For Listening
Post by: N8YX on March 12, 2012, 04:40:45 PM
Its funny you mentioned that, I seen one on ebay for 65$ but it ended I think sunday. I kinda have an eye on a FT-897 if all goes well. Just not sure how well it is for a starter rig.
You could do a lot worse.


Title: RE: Atlas 210 - 215 For Listening
Post by: MDNITERDER on March 12, 2012, 11:29:06 PM
Is it a bad unit?


Title: RE: Atlas 210 - 215 For Listening
Post by: N8YX on March 13, 2012, 09:14:42 AM
Is it a bad unit?
I don't think so. A lot of folks have purchased them over the past few years so Yaesu must be doing something right. Contrast that with the FT100D and its spate of VHF final amplifier failures.