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Antennas / Re: Remote Antenna Tuner Part 2
« Last post by gil on October 22, 2018, 07:34:57 AM »
Great, on my watch list... I'll watch them tonight :-)

Gil.
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Antennas / Re: Remote Antenna Tuner
« Last post by BrankoBem on October 19, 2018, 03:55:49 PM »
There is error in description!
it should be "there is NO charge"
I made correction
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Antennas / Remote Antenna Tuner Part 2
« Last post by BrankoBem on October 19, 2018, 03:44:31 PM »
Here is DIY Remote Antenna Tuner Part 2
Electronics controller video on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYDSeIOCFyM
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General Discussion / Re: KX3 MARS Mod.
« Last post by Quietguy on October 17, 2018, 08:17:07 PM »
Hi there, Wouldn't the MARS mod render your KX3 unusable under the new FCC advisory note relating to the ability of equipment to transmit out of amateur bands?

I'm guessing you are referring to the FCC taking on Baofeng regarding violating the rules concerning commercial sales of "type accepted" equipment.  There is no prohibition against amateurs possessing or using equipment capable of out of band transmissions; the prohibition is against actually transmitting where they are not authorized.  The MARS mod does not affect amateur use of the equipment within amateur bands.  US amateurs are free to design, build, modify and operate their own equipment as long as the equipment meets FCC emission standards.  That's why kits can be sold without going through the "type acceptance" approval process.  The kit isn't a radio until it is assembled, and then it is up to the individual amateur to make sure his equipment complies.

But, some time ago I read the NTIA (the agency that regulates US Federal frequencies) had ruled that MARS members had to use equipment that complied with NTIA regulations, which did not include modified amateur equipment.  I am not a MARS member and I don't know how that played out.  The NTIA regulates Federal government frequencies, including military, and the FCC regulates civilian frequencies.

Wally
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Batteries & Solar / Re: Best portable battey pack for QRP HF/CW
« Last post by Andywragg on October 17, 2018, 04:46:57 AM »
I no longer have the FT-817 as it went back to the owner shortly after my last post here, but I have been using the packs with my FT-290Rii with the 25w amp for contesting on 2m. I can run a whole 2.5 hour ssb contest on 1 pack and only use about 1/2 of the capacity of one of the packs. Really pleased with them.
I've also built myself a 3S3P LiPo 6.6Ah pack from recycled 18650 cells and the Vruzend end caps. I use this with my uBITX /P as I prefer to run the uBITX at a nominal 12v rather than 13.8v. I also have a 3S1P pack made from the same batch cells that I use to run my USB devices such as the R-Pi, via  12V-USB Buck converter. 
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General Discussion / Re: KX3 MARS Mod.
« Last post by RadioRay on October 16, 2018, 07:31:47 PM »
C'mon, Andy,

You know that most Americans don't obey faceless distant bureaucrats, unless we personally believe in that particular regulation.   That goes double if it came from Washington D.C. ha ha

Sic Semper Tyrannosaurus
- or something like that ;-)


de RadioRay  ..._ ._


 
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General Discussion / Re: KX3 MARS Mod.
« Last post by Andywragg on October 16, 2018, 04:42:53 AM »
Hi there, Wouldn't the MARS mod render your KX3 unusable under the new FCC advisory note relating to the ability of equipment to transmit out of amateur bands?
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General Discussion / Re: KX3 MARS Mod.
« Last post by lewisp on October 15, 2018, 01:07:18 PM »
I put in a call to elecraft, no word back as of this morning.
 I don't see anything on their website about this mod either. Maybe I just missed it.
    can you tell me how the software gets installed?
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General Discussion / Re: KX3 MARS Mod.
« Last post by gil on October 15, 2018, 11:45:58 AM »
Hi,

Did you get the latest versions from Elecraft?
The programs posted here are probably out of date...

Gil.
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General Discussion / Re: KX3 MARS Mod.
« Last post by lewisp on October 14, 2018, 10:52:04 PM »
Hi Guys,
   Late to this thread, but need some help.
    I'm having trouble with both of these KX2/3 downloads, I can't make either of them open or run on my PC. I have a KX2, the programming cable, andKX2 utility on the PC and it all works fine.
 What do I do with it all now?
  thanks for the help
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