QRP Portable Winlink station

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by OH8STN, Jul 16, 2021.

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  1. OH8STN

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  2. N1IPU

    N1IPU Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think all the wifi and bluetooth is cool except in a truly hot situation one would want to keep rf emission's to a minimum. Instead your creating a constant bubble of rf at your location, This will work fine in most emergencies but let's say your a ham in Cuba or Taiwan in a Hot war. You want to hit and run an light up for a short as time as possible. None of that lends to that type of emergency. Again it's cool and all but I try to think my my rf exposure should be kept to a minimum and be as controlled as possible.
    Maybe we should try and think in these type of conditions at some point along the way.
     
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  3. OH8STN

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    It's a valid point, but the solution to this is already been thought of. I always carry a USB cable just in case. Not only is that USB cable redundancy in case the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth fail. If you want to reduce your RF footprint, you switch over from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and use the rake and it's traditional configuration with the single USB cable.
    73
    Julian oh8stn
     
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  4. N1IPU

    N1IPU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Great, I have to assume there is not some obscure menu option on the 705?
     
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  5. OH8STN

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    Not at all. Simply changing DATA OUT from WLAN to USB. For anyone using this radio regularly especially for preparedness, it's pretty simple. Besides it's not a Yaesu menu structure! The 705 is incredibly simple.
    73
    Julian oh8stn
     
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  6. K7ONY

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    Julian,

    I always enjoy your vids! Thanks!

    Kudos my friend, you make it work!
     
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  7. WD4ELG

    WD4ELG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nice job as always, Julian.
     
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  8. OH8STN

    OH8STN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Much appreciated.
    73
    Julian oh8stn
     
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  9. OH8STN

    OH8STN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for this. Trying to keep it fresh but it doesn't always work.
    73
    Julian oh8stn
     
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  10. WD4ELG

    WD4ELG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Forgot to mention, thanks for sharing the details on the accessories...including the hammock!
     
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