QRP Portable Winlink station

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

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  1. OH8STN

    OH8STN Ham Member QRZ Page

    No problem. I'm so slow with getting videos out, thought it better just to include the information right then and there.
    Extremely happy if someone found it useful.
    Julian oh8stn
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  2. N6KZB

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    Julian, well done and informative.


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  3. AA5BK

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    wow this thread was scrubbed. Not to worry, it was archived and forwarded long before anyone thought of it. I could not have asked for a better explanation of"Tactical Ham Radio".
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  4. WD4ELG

    WD4ELG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Scrubbed? Whatchoo you talkin' bout, Willis? You mean edited by the moderators? I missed that. What was scrubbed?
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  5. ZS6ANT

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    Another good informative video, thank you

    That is another two things to add to my To-Do list

    1. setup Winlink
    2. increase the radio budget for a Icom IC705 , the FT857D will have to be retired
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  6. AA5BK

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    You know how it goes. Fads in society blend into amateur radio and that is making people lots of money or at least some sort of YouTube fame. Hell, maybe in a few years people will have forgot all about YouTube.

    Anyway... I am old and I cannot help but remember things like this when the newfangled TACTICAL aspects of our hobby rise to the surface.... things come and go.

    Children will always be children, even if they are now self emasculated MEN---
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  7. N7KO

    N7KO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Field day was a bust for me, as an operator fired up his winlink in such close proximity where a bunch of us set up to enjoy contacts using voice and CW, once he fired up winlink using 500 watts, game over. Bled over mutable bands with antennas only a few yards apart.

    Next year I will set up away from my radio club.
  8. N6KZB

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    What was this alleged operator's call sign?
    Wish to contact him, desire to verify his output power and help him.

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  9. VE6KOS

    VE6KOS Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's always good to have a band pass filter handy.
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  10. N7KO

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    Yes it is, I tend to take the basic's with me, and that is a QRP transceiver, I have a three I use. Mountain Topper MTR 4b, a Youkits and a FT 817, but most of the time it is the Mountain Topper a Buddipole antenna, powered with a pocket radio 9 volt battery, ear phones and one of my Keys.

    Works well but not a good choice for a gathering, the FT 817 would be a better choice or the Yaesu 891 which can be powered down to 5 watts, and have pretty good filters.

    But I prefer the mountain topper small and light and only require small battery.

    Thank you for your reply, 72'

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