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General Discussion / Major Sheldon’s Last Watt.
« Last post by gil on February 08, 2018, 06:32:39 PM »
Hello. Here is a short story sent to me by Wayne (N6KR) at Elecraft. The author is W. A Taylor.
Click on the attachment below to get the PDF file.

Gil.
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General Discussion / Re: PLEASE READ! Welcome to Radio Preppers.
« Last post by blinddog on February 08, 2018, 05:59:24 AM »
Wellcome CroPrepper
Dobro nam došao
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General Discussion / Had my first solo /P contest yesterday
« Last post by Andywragg on February 05, 2018, 12:44:52 PM »
Hi Guys

I took part in the RSGB 70cm AFS Super League contest yesterday. Using a borrowed FT817 and a ZL Special 12 element beam yagi with one of the 3m tripod stands I use with the band for the lighting gantry.

I managed 33 QSO's in the session with my furthest QSO 120kms away. Had a great time but made a few mistakes along the way. I was 417m ASL. I know many of you don't like or partake in the contests, but since joining the local club it's been good experience for me, helping me with civilian radio etiquette and to get to know the local operators in my area and beyond.

Here's a short video I made of the experience.
https://youtu.be/Nt2euCWbFeo
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General Discussion / Re: PLEASE READ! Welcome to Radio Preppers.
« Last post by CroPrepper on February 05, 2018, 07:20:33 AM »
Hi,

I stumbled across Gils videos on Youtube and then over this forum. I am from Croatia, currently preparing for my basic ham license exam.
This topic is very comprehensive and I am eager to learn radio stuff.

Cheerio!
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Tactical Corner / Re: Sending Encrypted Messages in Morse Code.
« Last post by gil on February 01, 2018, 09:02:15 AM »


Nice vid Gil.  I like the white board presentation.  It made things nice and clear.

Thanks Bob :-)

Sent from my SM-G928F using Tapatalk

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Tactical Corner / Re: Sending Encrypted Messages in Morse Code.
« Last post by cockpitbob on January 30, 2018, 08:11:59 PM »
Nice vid Gil.  I like the white board presentation.  It made things nice and clear.

One idea for a OTP that I kind of like is the news paper.  You and your counterpart agree on something like:  the key starts on the first letter in the first column on page-2 of yesterday's Wall Street Journal.  Not as secure as something truly random, but it has exceptional convenience.  Every day the paper boy (do they still exist?) delivers your pad for tomorrow.  I've also heard of using the text from a novel (starts with 2nd paragraph on pg 132, etc).
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Tactical Corner / Re: Sending Encrypted Messages in Morse Code.
« Last post by gil on January 29, 2018, 08:54:58 AM »

Gil.
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Classifieds / Scanners
« Last post by damando on January 27, 2018, 10:37:43 PM »
I have some older radio scanners for sale. Unfortunately I have misplaced the wall chargers for them.

Sent from my SM-N910R4 using Tapatalk

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Antennas / Re: My Take on The NVIS X-Pole
« Last post by Andywragg on January 22, 2018, 09:09:36 AM »
Quick video I did over the weekend.

https://youtu.be/xq7PU5oLWh8

Just need to mod the hole in the middle as its a bit too big and it sits at 13 feet not 15 as per the design.


Enjoy..
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Antennas / Been Given a Windcamp WA-4 Balun.
« Last post by Andywragg on January 22, 2018, 07:21:11 AM »
I was at my Radio Club yesterday helping to troubleshoot some interference issues we have on certain bands, and I've been given a balun for the Windcamp WA-4.
The antenna elements and winder are missing but the banana plugs are still there so all I have to do is make a couple of wires up, and terminate them on the balun. The website gratuitously shows the measurements for the elements on its product page.

Does anyone have any experience with this specific antenna?

73s

Andy
M6UAW
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