The best plan I have seen for FD is for each station to have a "captain" - a ham who knows the rig and how it is to be hooked up and operated. Each rig has its captain, whose primary responsibility is to make sure there are no problems with his/her station.
73 de Jim, N2EY
Today I hooked up the Icom IC-251A and Heathkit VL-2280 Power Amp up to my newly acquired Bird wattmeter and 100W slug.
with the 251 barefoot, it is good for about 7 Watts
With the Heathkit power amp, I can cruise up to around 75-80W!
So, there was NOTHING WRONG Whatsoever with the radios supplied. This is all verified now and they are ready for NEXT YEAR'S Field Day!
This power amp is really slick. Can't find the manual for it though. Very very rare. With the built-in AC Supply, U just plug it in and it plays. That was one of the BEST DEALS EVER at Dayton this year! $35 for an amp worth probably towards $200!!!
So, this just proves that new hams who don't get CQs answered should NOT suspect the radio being the problem!
No, we'll see it in the classifieds section or on eBay as "Minty"!
Originally Posted by AF6LJ
Speaking of Heathkit manuals, the guys from The Amp Hour were prattling on about a former Heathkit employee buying up the rights to all the Heathkit manuals, etc... and going after anyone publishing them online. His plan is to sell copies. Perhaps the same site as above?
Originally Posted by W4PC
It's good to see things are working well.
Originally Posted by WA6MHZ
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