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General Discussion / Re: Ordering from QRP Guys
« Last post by AC0AX on Today at 12:14:37 PM »
Qrpguys ship only on Wednesdays. I've ordered from them before.

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Batteries & Solar / Re: MY CB GO BOX
« Last post by NF822WNY on January 16, 2018, 10:56:19 AM »
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You could do fine talking to both repeaters and SSB operators without having to fuss with the antenna.

Bob, I was surprised to be able to talk to England from the French Cliffs at Cape Blanc Nez both in FM and USB with the same horizontally polarized Yagi...

As to the RF caused by the amp... I have said it many times and will continue to say it, you don't need an amp! Without the amp you also don't need a 40Ah battery! Which mean that you won't have to carry it if you have to. Using a smaller battery will also mean using a smaller solar panel. You win both in weight and money. 12W SSB is plenty of power. Some of them can also be adjusted for a bit more after the SHTF, if need be... An amp is a waste of amperes, money and carrying capacity. The only thing it might be good at is warming up your tent maybe, and at a significant cost.

Gil.

In all honesty i have to agree without the amp the 40ah Lifepo4 is over kill.  But since the expense was already made (400$+), i wasn't going to let it sit on the shelf.  This is why I incorporated an inverter into the box.  This allows the box to be not only portable comms but also a portable charging station.  With plenty of power to run the CB, and charge things like my cell phone and laptop. 
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Military Radios / Re: Czech Military RF-10 Radio.
« Last post by RadioRay on January 15, 2018, 06:42:37 PM »
It's likely wide FM, being a low VHF band, mil set.
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Antennas / Re: Can you recommend a backpackable 40M QRP homebrew design for my BoB?
« Last post by Lamewolf on January 15, 2018, 04:17:32 PM »
https://www.sotabeams.co.uk/mountain-endfed-halfwave-tuner-kit-40-17m/  <----- This and 66 feet of #20 insulated wire wire will get you all you need on 40 and will also work 20, 15, & 10 if needed.  Its the very efficient end fed half wave antenna.

Rick
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General Discussion / Re: Ordering from QRP Guys
« Last post by Andywragg on January 15, 2018, 02:10:30 PM »
OK Gil Thanks for responding.

The waiting game begins......I wonder what will arrive first the keyer (from QRP guys) or the uBITX?


73s

Andy
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General Discussion / Re: Bitcoins, Hosting, Voluntary Subscriptions and Donations.
« Last post by gil on January 15, 2018, 01:28:04 PM »
Thanks again Bob, it sure does! I had just received my hosting invoice. I paid the bill with Bitcoins! It hasn't registered yet because I chose to pay a very small fee; keeping an eye on it now...

Gil.
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General Discussion / Re: Ordering from QRP Guys
« Last post by gil on January 15, 2018, 01:26:08 PM »
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I know Gil has ordered from them before, what was the experience like?

Hi, I did but it was a while ago. I don't remember receiving any email or tracking information, but again, I might have forgotten... Bottom line, I got my package... I will probably order again soon, a keyer and their new end-fed tuner...

Gil.
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General Discussion / Ordering from QRP Guys
« Last post by Andywragg on January 15, 2018, 06:02:56 AM »
HI Guys

I placed an order last week from QRP Guys, and got a transaction receipt from Paypal, however I have yet to get any emails from QRP Guys re shipping Etc.

I know Gil has ordered from them before, what was the experience like?


Best regards

Andy
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Military Radios / Re: Czech Military RF-10 Radio.
« Last post by caulktel on January 14, 2018, 02:13:23 PM »
Cool find Gil. They would make a cheap 6 meter radio in the US. I didn't find anywhere on the site where it tells me what mode it operates in. I'm assuming its SSB though. It would be fun radio to take portable and operate on 50.125.

Joel
N6ALT
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