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Classifieds / Re: Scanners
« Last post by Venadex on November 29, 2018, 02:05:45 AM »
We like this content a lot because it gives us more knowledge.
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Antennas / Re: Ground Tuning Unit.
« Last post by gil on November 20, 2018, 05:50:37 AM »
Hello.

Here is another one; image attached...

Parts List:
  • Variable resistor 50k/ohm R1.
  • Switch single pole 12 way S1.
  • Capacitor variable 500pf air spaced (1mm recommended) C1.
  • Diode point contact germanium diode 1N34 OA91 D1.
  • Toroid T50-2.
  • Meter 50 or 100ma L1, M1.
  • Enamelled copper wire 1.8 or 2mm (14swg)and 0.5mm(24swg).
  • Insulated shaft extension.
  • Capacitor 10nF (103) C2.

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Gil, the Mac version of the free OpenOffice suite opens DOCX files with no problems.

Yes, thanks, usually it does, but not this time, weird...

Gil.
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Antennas / Re: Ground Tuning Unit.
« Last post by Quietguy on November 19, 2018, 06:15:18 PM »
I can only open it on my phone but not my Mac...

Gil, the Mac version of the free OpenOffice suite opens DOCX files with no problems.  I use it frequently on Microsoft formatted files, including DOCX text and XLS spreadsheet.  As long as there isn't any weird formatting or macros involved, it works fine.  It also exports files as PDF through the menu "File/Export as PDF" option.

Many people have switched to the free LibreOffice fork of OpenOffice because of a difference in "free" license terms, but LibreOffice made some UI decisions I have a hard time living with so I went back to OpenOffice.

In any event, both of these handle DOCX/XLS files and export as PDF easily.
Wally
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Antennas / Re: Ground Tuning Unit.
« Last post by gil on November 19, 2018, 11:34:23 AM »
Thank you, much appreciated!

Gil

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Antennas / Re: Ground Tuning Unit.
« Last post by Sparks on November 19, 2018, 11:32:46 AM »
If someone could turn it into a PDF and email it to me: gil@thisdomain.com (switch thisdomain.com for radiopreppers.com). I can only open it on my phone but not my Mac...

I just emailed you the requested PDF (12 pages), converted from DOCX to PDF, made by my MacBook Pro using Microsoft Word.app from Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016 for Mac suite.

Afterwards I discovered that a somewhat earlier version is available online at this URL:

https://www.vk5pas.com/uploads/1/3/9/8/13982788/-guide_to_building_a_portable_station_complete_with__gtu__1_.pdf

That one is signed: "Alex, VK2HAS", while the one I converted ends with: "Alex, VK2HAS now changed to VK2PRC". However, they both begin thus: "Date: 06.02.2016   By: Alex Ball VK2HAS".

BTW, there are several more or less free online services to convert from DOC or DOCX to PDF, here are the five top hits in my Google search:

https://smallpdf.com/word-to-pdf
https://www.ilovepdf.com/word_to_pdf
https://www.freepdfconvert.com/
https://online2pdf.com/doc-to-pdf
https://convertonlinefree.com/

I have used the first one earlier, when in a hurry, and I just tried it with your DOCX. It worked fine, except it downloaded with about half the size of what my Word.app yielded. I guess this matters only if you need high quality printouts.
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Antennas / Ground Tuning Unit.
« Last post by gil on November 19, 2018, 06:51:03 AM »
Hello,

Here is an interesting document on a portable station using a ground tuning unit...
If someone could turn it into a PDF and email it to me: gil@thisdomain.com (switch thisdomain.com for radiopreppers.com). I can only open it on my phone but not my Mac...
Have anyone here used a ground tuner? Comments?
Thanks to Alex, VK2PRC for sending me this file.

Thank you!

Gil.
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Morse Code / Re: Morse using Inexpensive Stations
« Last post by 9a3iv on November 10, 2018, 10:57:25 AM »
Anybody tries VK3YE tiny toy or bigger toy?
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Antennas / Re: Windom Antenna Analysis With The MR100.
« Last post by Wingfoot on November 10, 2018, 05:37:06 AM »
I have been given an ocfd to try by a friend, it one made by M0CVO it's the HW-40HP model, I've not tried it yet but finding this thread has been helpful & I'll use some of the tips here when installing it, I'll let you know how it goes.

73
Wf
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Radio Reviews, Questions and Comments. / The biggest promotion on Retevis RT82
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