How Did You Radio Today?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by VK4HAT, Aug 11, 2018.

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  1. WA6MHZ

    WA6MHZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    hooked up a Heil Traveler Headset to my Kenwood TH-D74 HT getting it ready for the Miramar Air Show next month.

    It was flaky and did strange things. Think it is related to some obscure setting somewhere. gotta be a COMPUTER GENIUS to navigate all these menus and junk!

    Here is a transcription of the test transmission made on the ARC of El Cajon repeater about 4AM

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  2. K2CAJ

    K2CAJ XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I prepped my small lot for an inverted V doublet, by
    1. installing an eyelet and pulley at 20' at my roofline,
    2. pruning a mess of branches and ivy 20' above the ground on the corner of my lot, 66 feet away, where I can raise a second pulley, and
    3. Setting up a mast base to chuck a 40' Spiderpole for the center.
    I didn't start out planning to make this a temporary installation, but it's looking more and more like I can quickly and easily raise it when it's time to play radio. On Monday I'm going to make the feedline and a 1:1 balun.
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  3. KM6CND

    KM6CND Ham Member QRZ Page

    I had an MFJ-1260 Mic switch arrive on Friday. I had to elevate the FTDX-1200 a bit higher then the extendable feet allows, so I could slip the mic switch under the radio.

    After too many times of quickly swapping the hand mic for the Pro7 headset, I thought about building a mic switch...then I found this little gem I didn't even know they had.

    Anyway, a simple push of a button toggles between both mics. Perfect out of the box.
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  4. W5TTP

    W5TTP Ham Member QRZ Page

    I spent several hours announcing on, and kerchunking repeaters, in hopes for a contact. It is Sunday, so no luck. Most everyone must be in church, or sleeping in.
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  5. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yesterday was the Arctic ARC annual hamfest. A great showing...and we had three satellite talks....including one about our soon impending geosync bird. I gave a talk on out two new LF bands, as well.
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  6. KA6IBM

    KA6IBM Ham Member QRZ Page

    jealous. :)
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  7. N0KEW

    N0KEW Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I carefully put my yaesu under the tire of my truck and ran it over a dozen times. Then I boxed it up and shipped it back to yaesu.

    System fusion is crippled junk.
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  8. KM6CND

    KM6CND Ham Member QRZ Page

    Maybe a smart ham can come up with a "quick dis-connect" like we have at the gas pumps when silly people drive away with the hose still attached :cool:
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  9. KM6CND

    KM6CND Ham Member QRZ Page

    So your the guy that keeps kerchunking our repeaters! We KNOW who you are:eek:. We be watching you...
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  10. K1TGX

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    Played a few hours in the WAE CW contest. Was a lot of fun in the early am working them on qsb 'highs'.
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