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Batteries & Solar / Re: DIY Solar Panels
« Last post by gil on Today at 07:04:16 AM »
Hello. I have thought about it for a boat deck... My concern is to find and properly apply a protective cover you can walk on and that can take salt water and sun for years. Too much to ask maybe...

Gil

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Morse Code / Re: The article that inspired me to learn code
« Last post by Sparks on May 25, 2018, 10:45:09 PM »
The Case for Code - Part 1 http://theoriginalpreppernetworks.com/APRN/APRN_blog/?p=4530
The Case for Code - Part 2 http://theoriginalpreppernetworks.com/APRN/APRN_blog/?p=4533

Domain is for sale and articles gone. Hopefully, are they published somewhere else?
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Antennas / Re: Field Expedient Antenna Systems.
« Last post by KD2PSC on May 25, 2018, 12:39:47 PM »
Love the plastic spoon insulator!
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Batteries & Solar / DIY Solar Panels
« Last post by KD2PSC on May 25, 2018, 11:28:56 AM »
Has anyone here ever built their own solar panel, I have read some articles and seen some videos.  Looks tedious but not overly difficult.

Was looking at these:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sunpower-Solar-Cell-Flexible-Mono-Wafer-Monocrystalline-Dogbone-Busbar-DIY-Panel-/262898382095

Thoughts?
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Radio Reviews, Questions and Comments. / Re: Got my 1st CW rig
« Last post by solaris0121 on May 25, 2018, 02:52:08 AM »
We got to test it in anger last night at radio club, they helped me set up the 20m end fed and one of the experienced CW operators guided me through it.   Then one of the other guys set up a HF rig inside and confirmed they were receiving a good signal - so at least I know it transmits.

I called cq for a while but no response yet ...... will try the large Multiband end fed at the house today.

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New To Radio / Re: New to HAM Community What is a good beginner rig?
« Last post by pb230019 on May 24, 2018, 08:51:49 PM »
Hello. For $500 including transceiver and antenna, you will either need to go Morse-only or used equipment. A used FT-817nd might just be your ticket, and does everything, HF,VHF,UHF. Add a cheap tuner like the ZM-2, 9:1 unun (EARCHI) and a piece of wire, bingo, you're on the air...

Gil.
Thanks Gil I will look into that and thanks for the suggestion. Hope have something in the near future and will definitely report back as to where I needed up.

Phillip
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New To Radio / Re: New to HAM Community What is a good beginner rig?
« Last post by gil on May 24, 2018, 08:36:00 PM »
Hello. For $500 including transceiver and antenna, you will either need to go Morse-only or used equipment. A used FT-817nd might just be your ticket, and does everything, HF,VHF,UHF. Add a cheap tuner like the ZM-2, 9:1 unun (EARCHI) and a piece of wire, bingo, you're on the air...

Gil.
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New To Radio / Re: New to HAM Community What is a good beginner rig?
« Last post by pb230019 on May 24, 2018, 08:21:07 PM »
I am first looking for something I can both use in the shack and be portable to learn the basics with. I rent so having a portable antenna is a must as well. I would really like to be able to be more portable at this point. Including antenna my initial budget would be in the $500 range for now. I have a license but that's it. I have a whole lot to learn so the 8900 is in my price point and being quad band I was thinking that would give me a good base to learn from. Does my thought process make sense? Getting a permanent mobile rig will be next in a few months.

Appreciate your feedback and comments.

Phillip  KE8JWD

 
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Morse Code / Re: Can Morse Code Still Save You?
« Last post by caulktel on May 24, 2018, 01:19:51 PM »
Sounds good to me Gil.

Joel
N6ALT
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