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 on: Today at 01:43:24 PM 
Started by MM0NDX - Last post by ON7RU

After extensively studying propagation we decided to buy a 5 element 28Mhz yagi to work USA more easily from EP/Iran. It's our goals to give the hams in W6/W7 area a fair chance to get in the log on 10M. Clublog doesn't show 1 QSO with EP in January on 10M. We will be happy to change that.
Sure it will help many JAs for a new bandpoint as well.

I take the opportunity to thank the guys who made a donation a made it possible to buy and transport the hardware to Iran.

73s and merry Xmas from the EP6T team.

 on: Today at 01:42:02 PM 
Started by KD6OJG - Last post by K5TED
Consider the KX3

Compact, portable
Twice the HF/6m output as the FT-817ND
Lots of bells and whistles for I/O
Sips batteries compared to the FT-817ND
DSP filtering
Top notch receiver rivaling 'big rigs'
Capable of using SDR software for even more goodness
Big display

Only $250 more than the FT-817ND

 on: Today at 01:40:30 PM 
Started by N9ILS - Last post by KC8IIR
Ken , HF digital modes like rtty and psk 31 are all I have experience with. My rig was deaf. I could hear and work cw stations on a tentec Omni vii just fine and they were not even workable on the icom. The uhf/vhf and dstar make it a neat rig, but out side of a tuner and a few watts on 2m, the ic7100 will do near all the same for thousands less. The ic7100 has a more pleasant listening experience than the 9100. That I cannot explain. The filters and resistance to side to side interference on the 9100 was better than the Omni 7, and that was enough to make me sell it.
I sold them both on the same day.

As for digital modes, I work them on my apache labs Anan 100d. No cables , no sound cards, all completed with only digital interfaces. This set up is just better than my tigertronics usb interface I use with my ftdx9000mp.

I also had to read the manual for about 16 hours to understand how to work everything works including a dstar book. Not as simple as once thought from a magazine cover or an Ad.

Greg kc8iir

 on: Today at 01:36:41 PM 
Started by WN4V - Last post by WN4V
Hams still active from the early 1960's in Harford County Maryland ? Aberdeen, Bel Air, Havre De Grace ?

 on: Today at 01:29:50 PM 
Started by WX2S - Last post by KC9QVL
Engineering sheet for the ma-40

 on: Today at 01:29:46 PM 
Started by WA9CFK - Last post by WS3N
All well and good, but I am more interested in the original topic.

 on: Today at 01:24:09 PM 
Started by AA4BQ - Last post by K5TED
Kielbasa 5 Turkey Eggplant Dessert here.

 on: Today at 01:20:31 PM 
Started by NG0Z - Last post by W8JX

A few years ago, I was under the impression that Yaesu was the best, Icom next best, and Kenwood after that. This was about quality, but other things too. I don't know which of the three is the best --and let's not get into any Ford-Chevy-Chrysler-type arguments-- but from what I hear lately, Yaesu is now the worst. Maybe not.

Many years ago when I repaired rigs and HT's, Yaesu was the worst on both HT and HF tended to eat finals in some models, Icom HF was reliable but HT's were not, Kenwood HT's were solid and only HF rigs with problem were some 430's and some 930's and some 440's with board sealant causing PLL problems. Other models were fine.

 on: Today at 01:19:19 PM 
Started by WA9CFK - Last post by KL7CW
I began ham CW operation 60 years ago.  If my memory is correct, I think I tried to hand copy everything until my speed was at least 16 o 18 WPM.  At that time I recognized some words and felt comfortable just writing down notes like name and QTH.  I could always write fast, so copying everything down for the first year was no problem, except sometimes for the very fatigued fingers.  Perhaps it would help you get over the speed hump of about 18 WPM if you used a computer keyboard.  I am a touch typist but seldom use touch typing until the speed gets well above 20WPM for either computer work or ham radio contests.  Many computer nerds use the hunt and peck method very successfully, I would guess at well over 20 or 25 WPM.  When I signed on as a shipboard CW op in the first 2 days it became apparent that hand copy or hunt and peck on a mill (typewriter) would just not do.  Fortunately I was already a touch typist, so the transition to mill copy took me about 1 day of very hard practice.  This served me well both as a shipboard and later as a land (marine) CW operator. Learning to touch type, or even just learning to hunt and peck are both very easy skills to master.  For ham radio, I just gradually wrote down less and less and, felt more and more comfortable with head copy.  Morse proficiency increases at very different rates for various individuals, which may or may not be related to age or musical ability.  Some of my students copied well over 20 WPM in less than a year, while others took a year or two to reach the 13 WPM which was required for a general class ham ticket.  My unscientific observation, was that those who spent much time on the air progressed at a much faster rate then those who spent less time. 
   Rick   KL7CW  Palmer,  Alaska

 on: Today at 01:05:01 PM 
Started by NK7Z - Last post by WE1X

Think you're confusing Radio City in Minnesota with HamCity in CA.


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