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Antennas / Re: My Take on The NVIS X-Pole
« on: January 20, 2018, 03:26:20 AM »
Great. I saw the dxengineering page a while ago and some others, even using coils. I might give it a shot some time...

Gil

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Technical Corner / Re: Armored BitX40.
« on: January 20, 2018, 03:23:33 AM »
Well looking at the circuit schematic, if you aren't going to use the supplied 10K pot to tune the VFO, then pins A0-A3 and A6 and A7 that are tracked to the CONTROLS header will be unused.

On the OSCILLATORS Header there are a number of pins unassigned already, D2 to D7 this should give you enough pins to map using the schema that Cockpitbob came up with.
Thanks Andy. I need to get back to it... But then there is the new uBitX... And I have been building other kits...

Gil

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Military Radios / Re: Man Pack Handset Question
« on: January 19, 2018, 04:37:53 PM »
Quick question, does anyone know what kind of mic plug man pack handsets use?  I was wondering if these could be switched out.  Any information would be helpful.
See my thread on the armored Bitx40...
Gil

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Military Radios / Re: Czech Military RF-10 Radio.
« on: January 19, 2018, 04:29:47 PM »
It's likely wide FM, being a low VHF band, mil set.
Definitely FM, but not sure about wide or narrow. Like Ray I'd assume wide.
Gil

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General Discussion / Re: Ordering from QRP Guys
« on: January 19, 2018, 04:28:06 PM »
Hi Guys

I got a Paypal update last night saying that the item had been notified and is now in the USPS tracking system. Good news.
What did you order?
Gil

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CB / Re: Best CB radio for inside a jeep
« on: January 18, 2018, 04:44:12 PM »
LOL, those hormones are terrible, fortunately we don't get all crazy anymore now ;-)

My KX2 is unlocked. Well, except for the CB band.  I wish Elecraft would allow it. Yaesu does... Of course I would not transmit out of HAM bands either but for an extreme emergency. The reason is partially legal, but mostly because I don't want to cause interference. It's like not littering... Some people won't do it, some don't care...

Gil

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CB / Re: Best CB radio for inside a jeep
« on: January 18, 2018, 08:57:17 AM »
Extending the frequency range of CB radios might be a good thing for a SHTF situation, but I would strongly suggest not transmitting on those extra channels. Boosting power a bit in the radio might be all right depending on the model. The problem with CB amps is the lack of filtering. You can spatter the whole spectrum with harmonics with a CB amp, and create damaging disturbances. That would be a great way to draw attention to yourself, and the fees are in the ten-thousands of dollars...

If you want more bandwidth and power, look to amateur radio. Anyone with $15 in their pocket can study a bit and pass the exam, at least Technician and General classes. Kids in primary school do it... It's super-cheap, very easy, no excuses. Ebay is littered with cheap amateur gear, often costing no more than a new CB radio.

Gil.

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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
« 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 / Re: Field Radio/SOTA Training Day
« on: January 08, 2018, 06:06:06 AM »
Lumbernut, where are you located??
Gil.

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Well, despite my complete lack of literacy in the French language

It's still in French!? Darn, I thought I fixed that. There should be a way to change the language...

Thanks!

Gil.

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General Discussion / Re: Crowd Funding The Perfect Survival Radio?
« on: January 03, 2018, 06:28:09 AM »
The uBitx would indeed be a good candidate for boxing up in a military grade case.

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Ideally I'd love stackable components what would click on to the case e.g. ATU/Battery/amp/empty cases to roll your own add ons.

Definitely. My PRC-320 works that way. You clip the battery on. Also the PRC-351, with a bolt-on tuner and the same battery.

Writing Farhan is a good idea, I will do that.

Gil.

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General Discussion / Re: Crowd Funding The Perfect Survival Radio?
« on: January 02, 2018, 06:36:42 AM »
I don't dislike the 817 mind you... I might yet buy one, if only for the 2m and 70cm bands in SSB.

Gil.

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Radio Reviews, Questions and Comments. / Re: Hambuilder review? Anybody?
« on: December 31, 2017, 08:22:00 AM »
Looks good to me. I would love to try one...
Gil.

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