FARC rebels and QRP

Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by KC7JNJ, Jul 12, 2019 at 9:15 PM.

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  1. KC7JNJ

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    3838448F-EC80-4D16-B997-8FE4B7CBAD01.jpeg I was watching this documentary on the FARC rebels and it showed a YL who was their radio operator talking with another YL. I was surprised to see what radio they are using. There is no mistaking the back panel of that radio. Who knew that rebels liked QRP too. I do wish they would have shown their antenna setup, as that is an interesting feed line.
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  2. KA0HCP

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    Yep, that's a Hammarlund 110, for sure!
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  3. KC8VWM

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    The feed line looks like a lamp cord.
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  4. KA0HCP

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    They are "Rebels without a coax". Arrr arrr arrr.
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  5. KM4DYX

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  6. KM4DYX

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    and another one:

  7. AG6QR

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    They're not trying to bust a pileup or reach the antipodes, just communicate effectively over a fairly short distance. Sending out less RF means less chance of being discovered, as well as requiring less heavy gear and batteries be carried.

    They don't need a rule to tell them to use the minimum transmitter power necessary to carry out the desired communications.
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  8. KC7JNJ

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    Very interesting photos tnx for the extra ones. In this photo with the gear laid out it looks like she has her antenna rolled up with the machete. I would sure like to know more about what they use as an antenna. The 817 looks like their standard issue radio, it must hold up for them.
  9. KT1F

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    Last edited: Jul 13, 2019 at 3:02 PM
  10. KA0HCP

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    Wouldn't that be "FARCARC"? ;)

    Or in Spanish "FARCCR", "FARC Club de Radioaficionados".

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