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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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Batteries & Solar / Re: MY CB GO BOX
« on: December 31, 2017, 08:18:23 AM »
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You could do fine talking to both repeaters and SSB operators without having to fuss with the antenna.

Bob, I was surprised to be able to talk to England from the French Cliffs at Cape Blanc Nez both in FM and USB with the same horizontally polarized Yagi...

As to the RF caused by the amp... I have said it many times and will continue to say it, you don't need an amp! Without the amp you also don't need a 40Ah battery! Which mean that you won't have to carry it if you have to. Using a smaller battery will also mean using a smaller solar panel. You win both in weight and money. 12W SSB is plenty of power. Some of them can also be adjusted for a bit more after the SHTF, if need be... An amp is a waste of amperes, money and carrying capacity. The only thing it might be good at is warming up your tent maybe, and at a significant cost.

Gil.

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General Discussion / Re: Crowd Funding The Perfect Survival Radio?
« on: December 31, 2017, 07:42:53 AM »
The 817 does not qualify in the most important aspect of any survival radio, current draw on receive, which is the only reason I haven't bought one yet. Now, with the advances in battery technology and solar cells, the problem isn't as acute as before, but today it is possible to do much better, like the KX2, which unfortunately fails in the ruggedness department, especially regarding water ingress.

Gil.

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General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas!
« on: December 27, 2017, 05:43:52 AM »
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The quality and USEFUL content is very good.  As so me, I finally have a Begali !

Thanks Ray! I like their Traveler Light key... Soon or later...

Gil.

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General Discussion / Re: Field Radio/SOTA Training Day
« on: December 24, 2017, 07:22:00 AM »
Well done, wide open space, that's the way to do it!

Gil.

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General Discussion / Merry Christmas!
« on: December 24, 2017, 07:14:58 AM »
And happy new year to everyone!

Gil.

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Thank you Sig!

Gil.

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General Discussion / Re: Hi - I'm the new guy M6UAW
« 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: Hi - I'm the new guy M6UAW
« 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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Morse Code / First Time Using a Vibroplex Bug.
« on: December 06, 2017, 05:14:50 AM »

Gil.

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Military Radios / Pedestrian Mobile Radio With The PRC-320.
« on: November 27, 2017, 01:57:09 PM »

Gil.

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Technical Corner / Re: Armored BitX40.
« on: November 22, 2017, 01:22:34 PM »
Hi, no, I haven't gotten that far...

Gil.

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Gil.

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Batteries & Solar / Re: MY CB GO BOX
« on: November 20, 2017, 05:57:28 PM »
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I will keep you posted!

Please do, thanks!

Gil.

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Technical Corner / Re: New QRP Labs 5W CW Transceiver Kit.
« on: November 14, 2017, 03:48:45 AM »

Gil.

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