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Technical Corner / Re: The $4 Chinese Pixie Transceiver.
« Last post by cockpitbob on February 15, 2018, 03:53:35 AM »
You can't polish a turd, but you 'can' roll it in glitter.

YMMV.
;D ;D ;D
Reminds me of the last U.S. presidential election.  When someone asked me if I was going to vote for Hillary or Trump, my reply was "You're asking me to pick up a turd by the clean end.".
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General Discussion / Video on bands and ranges.
« Last post by gil on February 14, 2018, 02:52:39 PM »

Gil.
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Technical Corner / Re: The $4 Chinese Pixie Transceiver.
« Last post by Andywragg on February 14, 2018, 07:18:17 AM »
Thanks for the heads up Gil. I've also sent for a CW Keyer and beacon kit from Ukraine. The pixie should be here by the end of the week, the Keyer, who knows.


If you are into putting makeup on a pig (kind of fun actually),

I found this phrase funny, it reminds me of a phrase we have here.

You can't polish a turd, but you 'can' roll it in glitter.

YMMV.
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Technical Corner / Re: The $4 Chinese Pixie Transceiver.
« Last post by gil on February 13, 2018, 05:46:47 PM »
Thanks Bob. Next time I order from them I'll add one to my cart. For $5 it would make no sense not to...

Gil.
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Technical Corner / Re: The $4 Chinese Pixie Transceiver.
« Last post by cockpitbob on February 13, 2018, 02:16:18 AM »
If you are into putting makeup on a pig (kind of fun actually), for about $5 plus shipping you can add one of the QRP guy's 7-pole low pass filter kits to it.
http://www.qrp-labs.com/lpfkit.html
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Technical Corner / Re: The $4 Chinese Pixie Transceiver.
« Last post by gil on February 12, 2018, 01:50:59 PM »
Great. Watch out for harmonics, the Pixie has no low pass filter... I stopped using mine because I was getting Reverse Beacon Network spots on 20m!

Gil.
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General Discussion / Re: PLEASE READ! Welcome to Radio Preppers.
« Last post by CroPrepper on February 12, 2018, 09:00:22 AM »
Thanks Blind! Small world  ;D
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Technical Corner / Re: The $4 Chinese Pixie Transceiver.
« Last post by Andywragg on February 12, 2018, 08:33:44 AM »
I just sent for a Pixie - The 8 version from an english supplier complete with clear acrylic case, whilst I wait for my uBITX to arrive from India. I'll be using this kit for my Intermediate/2E1*** license practical submission. I still need to build my QRPGuys Iambic key, and come up with a straight key to go with the Pixie. Oh and learn morse so I can use the thing.
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General Discussion / Re: 2018 Site Update.
« Last post by gil on February 09, 2018, 08:41:28 AM »


Now the latest version is already 2.0.15, and I am at a loss how to get there from 2.0.13. Any advice appreciated.

Hi Sparks.

I suspect the upgrade.php script won't let me because the MYSQL version is too old. I might need to modify it to skip that check or use the sql file to update the DB...

Gil

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General Discussion / Re: 2018 Site Update.
« Last post by Sparks on February 09, 2018, 08:26:59 AM »
I have tried to update the forum software but will need to update my database server first.

I am an administrator of a large SMF. For several years, I easily updated the whole thing myself every time SMF posted an update, but I was unable to update from SMF 2.0.13 to 2.0.14, however much I tried.

Now the latest version is already 2.0.15, and I am at a loss how to get there from 2.0.13. Any advice appreciated.
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