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Batteries & Solar / Re: MY CB GO BOX
« Last post by NF822WNY on Today at 03:55:48 PM »
I am now into the market for a solar panel to recharge and run my Go Box with a 40 amp hour Bioenno LiFepo4.  What are some suggestions for panel?
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Antennas / Re: New Elecraft AX1 Antenna.
« Last post by cockpitbob on November 19, 2017, 11:51:17 PM »
Welcome aboard Retops!  Being a QRPer and CWer almost seems mandatory to be on this board.  It's not but glad to have another!

I'm watching this too. I'm a hardcore slingshot and EFHW antenna guy, but there are some treeless peaks north of me I want to activate.  A portable vertical would be perfect.

 I too have a KX2, but mine is so new I haven't transmitted with it yet. 
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Antennas / Re: New Elecraft AX1 Antenna.
« Last post by Retops on November 19, 2017, 11:04:56 PM »
I am very anxious to try out the new AX1.  A collapsible whip antenna coupled with my KX2 would be perfect for my travel radio and for fun trips outdoors like mountain-topping.  Closest thing I have found to it is the Super Antenna MP1 which works well for CW but is a not as portable as I would like.  Realize there is no getting around the laws of physics, but hope springs eternal.

New to this group and happy to be here.  I am active QRP on 40 and 20 mostly.  73
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General Discussion / Re: 3.818MHz Net on Sunday nights
« Last post by Sparks on November 14, 2017, 07:29:42 PM »
BTW - is there a place to look up SW transmission information? That is a list of transmitters on the air.

There certainly is! I bought my very first edition of this outstanding book some 55 years ago:

http://www.wrth.com/    http://www.wrth.com/whatiswrth.html
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General Discussion / Re: 3.818MHz Net on Sunday nights
« Last post by Quietguy on November 14, 2017, 06:39:18 PM »
BTW - is there a place to look up SW transmission information? That is a list of transmitters on the air.

Several, one is http://www.short-wave.info/, which shows HLL Seoul Meteorological Radio (Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese) on 5858 kHz or R.FARDA in Persian on 5860 kHz.

There are also smart phone apps with schedules.

Wally
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General Discussion / Re: 3.818MHz Net on Sunday nights
« Last post by lc65 on November 14, 2017, 04:09:38 PM »
Yaesu VX- 7R - receives the HF bands. It is discontinued, but I believe the VX - 8R is similar. In addition it is water and shock proof. Also EXPENSIVE !
 I have been picking up an AM station from Japan ( at least they are speaking Japanese - I am in Pennsylvania, USA ) on a regular basis. 5.86 MHz I believe.
BTW - is there a place to look up SW transmission information? That is a list of transmitters on the air.
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Technical Corner / Re: New QRP Labs 5W CW Transceiver Kit.
« Last post by gil on November 14, 2017, 03:48:45 AM »

Gil.
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General Discussion / Re: PLEASE READ! Welcome to Radio Preppers.
« Last post by gil on November 13, 2017, 03:59:04 AM »
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Sorry but I did not know that this is a chat room that you have to pay for.

Hello,

No, you don't have to, but you can if you want to.

Gil.
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General Discussion / Re: PLEASE READ! Welcome to Radio Preppers.
« Last post by kb1dzc on November 13, 2017, 02:51:21 AM »
Information is a vital commodity in a disaster situation. Whomever has any, in the absence of Internet, phone and power services will have a great advantage.

Radio Preppers aims to provide individuals interested in disaster preparedness with an independent tool for the exchange of information about emergency radio communications and preparations. Hopefully it will also help build a community of like-minded individuals who could contact and help each others in times of what is commonly known as 'SHTF' or 'TEOTWAWKI.' Like-minded here means self-sufficient, strong-willed and responsible people. Independent means regardless of nationality, race, gender, political and religious beliefs, as well as unrelated to any organizations. Whether you are a licensed HAM operator, CBer, or simply curious about radio preparedness doesn't matter here.

My motivation for creating this site came from my inability to find an emergency radio club that really wasn't related to some kind of organization, mostly governmental or politically affiliated. Survival is a personal, family or small community affair. I am always suspicious of organizations that plan on telling people what to do for their own good, or else... That said, anti-government rhetoric will not be accepted here. If you don't like your government, vote accordingly. There are plenty of other boads for political ranting. This one is not one of them.

Sign-up, it's free, and stop by once in a while. If you have anything to contribute, please do so! Topics will not necessarily be limited to radio but must be related to disaster preparedness. To avoid spamming, you do need to answer a couple radio related questions; nothing a quick Google search can't answer.

Rules are few: Be courteous. Although some civil political discussions are acceptable, try to avoid them; same goes for religion. Do not suggest anything against the law, or you will be immediately banned.

Please consider supporting this site after joining by subscribing at: Profile > Summary > Actions > Paid Subscriptions. You will get more privileges!

Note that members who do not participate at least once a year will be deleted.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. I hope you enjoy this forum and that it helps make you and your family safer.

Gil.
Sorry but I did not know that this is a chat room that you have to pay for. Yes I am a ham radio operator and proud of it. But I am not associated with any club to say, but have knowledge of proper radio edicate and many ideas that might help some people that are new to the game.

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General Discussion / Re: PLEASE READ! Welcome to Radio Preppers.
« Last post by brian44 on November 12, 2017, 11:37:25 PM »
Hello , Ive been back to ham radio after years of absence , am interested in qrp..like this site and videos Gil has ..dont know much about battery for qrp , thanks , brian
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