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Military Radios / WW II Radio Receivers restored and demonstrated in Norway
« Last post by Sparks on December 14, 2017, 07:59:04 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r19nbag65po

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Helge Fykse  [LA6NCA] Published 30 Nov. 2017

I show here two of the best radio receivers made during WW2.
E52b and Lo6K39a.
Lo6K39a is probably the world's best TRF receiver.
E52b is the best receiver made during the war.
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Antennas / Re: New Elecraft AX1 Antenna.
« Last post by Lamewolf on December 13, 2017, 03:09:40 PM »
Interesting.  MFJ and others have a lot of similar products, but they are all 1 band.  To me the most unique thing is that the telescoping part collapses from 3.5' down to just 6".  The 3/8"-24 mounting stud seems too beefy. 

I'm having a hard time envisioning making any 20meter contacts on an antenna 1.2meters tall, but then, the MFJ Hamsticks I use on my car work great and they are only about 2.25meters long and mounted 3/4meter below the roof.

MFJ does offer one that is multiband with a moveable tap lead that works similar to the Outbacker mobile antenna.  The MFJ-1899T !
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General Discussion / Re: Hi - I'm the new guy M6UAW
« Last post by Andywragg on December 13, 2017, 09:04:01 AM »
No Gil, I don't have anything that will pick that band up
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General Discussion / Re: Hi - I'm the new guy M6UAW
« Last post by gil on December 13, 2017, 06:12:03 AM »
Hi Andy, have you listened to the VMARS net on 3615 USB, Wednesday nights? I attend sometimes...

Gil.
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General Discussion / Re: Crowd Funding The Perfect Survival Radio?
« Last post by Andywragg on December 13, 2017, 03:49:20 AM »
I did some digging on the group, it's already been posted.

From Farhan himself....

"Rx draws 150 ma on zero volume. It can go up to 200 ma on peaks.the tx draws south of 700ma without modulation, peaks to 2.5A on modulation."


Hope this helps
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General Discussion / Re: Hi - I'm the new guy M6UAW
« Last post by Andywragg on December 13, 2017, 03:40:00 AM »
Hi Gil,

I'm in Sheffield, locator square IO93HI, quite a way from Lille. I'm already registered on QRZ as a SWL but I can't add my own callsign.

Looking forward to working your station once I get HF capability.
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Joel, thanks!  Those are very reasonable power numbers.  This rig is looking more attractive every time I look at it.
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Hi Bob,

I found this from Ashhar Farhan himself regarding power consumption:

"Rx draws 150 ma on zero volume. It can go up to 200 ma on peaks.the tx draws south of 700ma without modulation, peaks to 2.5A on modulation."

Joel
N6ALT
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General Discussion / Re: Crowd Funding The Perfect Survival Radio?
« Last post by caulktel on December 12, 2017, 10:53:56 AM »
Does anyone know how much power the uBITX draws during receive?  Battery life is important and nearly an obsession in this forum 8).
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I'm not sure anybody knows yet Bob, but I'll bet it's not that good with a Arduino and a 16X2 display on top of what the radio itself draws. I will ask on the Bitx Group and see if I can get a answer.

Joel
N6ALT
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General Discussion / Re: Hi - I'm the new guy M6UAW
« Last post by gil on December 12, 2017, 07:04:49 AM »
Congratulations Andy! Don't forget to add your call sign to QRZ.com.
Not sure how far you are from the vicinity of Lille... I wish I had a permanent 2m antenna. Maybe I should install a Yagi on the roof, pointed towards England...

Gil.

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