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Messages - caulktel

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Antennas / Re: MFJ 971 vs LDG Z-817
« on: June 08, 2018, 09:49:35 AM »
The LDG tuner is a automatic tuner and the MFJ is a manual tuner much like the one you already have. I agree with Jon, buy the LDG or just keep the one you have.

Joel
N6ALT

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Good news Andy, you will love your uBitx with the CES 1.08 firmware. I use mine everyday and it just 'feels' like a real radio now with the new firmware. Those enclosures sure look professional, looking back I should have used one, it sure would have been easier. Please post pictures when you get done.

Joel
N6ALT

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New To Radio / Re: QRP from a beginners view
« on: June 04, 2018, 06:50:44 PM »
Great video, hope Lana is okay.

Joel
N6ALT

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New To Radio / Re: QRP from a beginners view
« on: June 04, 2018, 09:58:15 AM »
Great contact, a 57 is a good signal report. The vertical seems to be very quiet. Around here it is hard to find a place where the QRM is low enough to hear anybody unless I drive a long way to the mountains. I keep trying.

Joel
N6ALT

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Batteries & Solar / Re: 18650 battery testing
« on: June 03, 2018, 03:59:39 PM »
Good news on your Wife Andy. Glad she is okay.

Joel
N6ALT

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Batteries & Solar / Re: 18650 battery testing
« on: May 31, 2018, 05:46:08 PM »
Sorry to hear about your Wife, I hope she will be okay. Good new on your cells. i need to test the bunch i have and build some new packs.

Joel
N6ALT

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Morse Code / Re: Can Morse Code Still Save You?
« on: May 24, 2018, 01:19:51 PM »
Sounds good to me Gil.

Joel
N6ALT

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Batteries & Solar / Re: 18650 battery testing
« on: May 12, 2018, 01:50:40 PM »
Hi Andy,

I had to do the same thing when I started working with 18650 batteries but I bought this  tester.

 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1pcs-Constant-Current-Electronic-Load-9-99A-60W-30V-Battery-Discharge-Capacity-C/191883750242?epid=2024203215&hash=item2cad29ab62:g:mp4AAOSwintXSj2m

Works great.

Joel
N6ALT

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Batteries & Solar / Re: Salvaging old Notebook battery
« on: April 20, 2018, 10:29:05 AM »
I used to be in the computer business and recycled hundreds of laptop batteries and now that I know about reclaiming these 18650 cells I was only able to find one old pack which netted me 6 good cells:-(  I need to keep a eye out for some more, only now they seem hard to come by. Figures.

Joel
N6ALT

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General Discussion / Re: GUERILLA QRP PORTABLE
« on: April 19, 2018, 09:42:54 AM »
Great write up, and very inspirational QRZ page, makes me want to leave right now for portable QRP ops. Welcome to the group.

Joel
N6ALT

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I'm of the opinion, who cares? I like QRP and the way I operate. Sure I'll take suggestions from other operators, but in the end it's my butt that will be in the sling and I'll manage it the best I can with the equipment i have with me at that time, it's not a competition it's survival. To each his own. If push came to shove, I could use CW to save my bacon but meanwhile I prefer SSB/DSB, less abbreviations:-).

Joel
N6ALT

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Technical Corner / Re: New Steve Weber Project.
« on: April 03, 2018, 08:34:45 AM »
No, Steve said to leave it out, but we need to install C13 just no C14. I found his instructions to be lacking.

Joel
N6ALT

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Technical Corner / Re: New Steve Weber Project.
« on: April 02, 2018, 10:47:05 AM »
Gil,

Just a heads up, on the kd1jvdesigns@groups.io, Steve added C13 to the list of caps that are not used. I think he meant to say C14, because if you leave C13 out you will have only 3 watts output. After installing C13 I now have 7 watts output. FYI.

Joel
N6ALT

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Technical Corner / Re: New Steve Weber Project.
« on: March 31, 2018, 11:35:01 AM »
Gil,

Sorry to hear about your SB problems. I guess you already did the Mods to the board. Everybody really stressed making them right or there would be problems. I'm not particularly happy about having to Hack my shiny new board up but we have to do what we have to do. I tried to make them as neatly as I could. I seem to have a little lower power output than I would like to see, perhaps I haven't biased the final enough or using too low power supply voltage. Hope you get yours working.

Joel
N6ALT

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Technical Corner / Re: New Steve Weber Project.
« on: March 30, 2018, 05:11:15 PM »
Okay problem solved, found one of the crystal leads in the filter shorted to the PCB under the XTAL, so just heated the joint and moved the XTAL slightly and Bob's your uncle! Receiver working great and Transmitter putting out about 3.5 watts for now. Got the calibration all set up so receiver right on frequency and BFO set. Next to start on the case.

Gil, how is yours coming?

Joel
N6ALT

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