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General Discussion / Re: KX3 MARS Mod.
« Last post by Andywragg on October 16, 2018, 04:42:53 AM »
Hi there, Wouldn't the MARS mod render your KX3 unusable under the new FCC advisory note relating to the ability of equipment to transmit out of amateur bands?
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General Discussion / Re: KX3 MARS Mod.
« Last post by lewisp on October 15, 2018, 01:07:18 PM »
I put in a call to elecraft, no word back as of this morning.
 I don't see anything on their website about this mod either. Maybe I just missed it.
    can you tell me how the software gets installed?
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General Discussion / Re: KX3 MARS Mod.
« Last post by gil on October 15, 2018, 11:45:58 AM »
Hi,

Did you get the latest versions from Elecraft?
The programs posted here are probably out of date...

Gil.
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General Discussion / Re: KX3 MARS Mod.
« Last post by lewisp on October 14, 2018, 10:52:04 PM »
Hi Guys,
   Late to this thread, but need some help.
    I'm having trouble with both of these KX2/3 downloads, I can't make either of them open or run on my PC. I have a KX2, the programming cable, andKX2 utility on the PC and it all works fine.
 What do I do with it all now?
  thanks for the help
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Batteries & Solar / Re: Best portable battey pack for QRP HF/CW
« Last post by Keithb on October 14, 2018, 03:12:20 PM »
For those interested in the Hobbyking Zippy packs, I've had one for some time and have just ordered another. I'm using the 4200mAH 4S 30C LiFEPO4 packs, and charge using the UMAX B6 charger, with the built in balance port. If I get chance this weekend, I hope to get out and do some field radio tests using my existing pack and a borrowed FT-817.

How did the tests go, Andy?

I am interested in an external pack for my 817 and Xiegu 5105, and I have seen some poor reports about the Windcamp 817 pack.

Regards,
Keith
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Radio Reviews, Questions and Comments. / Re: The best radio in teh world for preppers.
« Last post by gil on October 10, 2018, 06:19:04 AM »
Hello,

Definitely a low current draw on receive. Now I would also add the 80m band as a requirement, or at least 40m, but 80m is better for NVIS. I am a big fan of CW for its efficiency and simplicity, but SSB is important too, and required for digital modes, though I am not a fan of digital, but it has its place.

Bottom line is, I don't think you can get away with only two radios... You would need an HF radio and a VHF/UHF one for local comms. Some do both, like the Ft-817/818nd but of course, you can only listen to either at the same time...

For me, I would have a small CW radio for bugging out, and a military SSB radio for bugging in or camp setup. UHF Handhelds for group members...

One important thing is to be able to listen to the broadcast news on HF (short-wave)...

Gil.
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Radio Reviews, Questions and Comments. / Re: The best radio in the world for preppers.
« Last post by Sparks on October 09, 2018, 09:38:46 AM »
Gil started a relevant thread a couple of years back:

http://radiopreppers.com/index.php?topic=1104.0  [Ultra Portable Radio Design Challenge.]
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General Discussion / Re: Off-road Motorcycling & QRP, de AE5X.
« Last post by Sparks on October 09, 2018, 09:30:11 AM »
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Radio Reviews, Questions and Comments. / The best radio in teh world for preppers.
« Last post by Paulo on October 08, 2018, 01:02:01 PM »
If you could ask for any spec in a radio for prepping what would that be?
I want to know what is required in a radio for prepping that we cold call the best radio for prepping. It doesn't need to be something that already exists. I want to know what is missing in most radios we can buy. By watching Gil's videos I can see that battery life CW and ruggedness are the most important ones. but I have a feeling that I'm missing a lot of features. If you could ask for anything what would that be and why?
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Digital Modes / Off-Grid Crypto Transaction Primed for Post-Apocalypse.
« Last post by gil on September 20, 2018, 04:14:45 AM »
https://cointelegraph.com/news/developer-completes-proof-of-life-off-grid-crypto-transaction-primed-for-post-apocalypse

Cryptocurrency and blockchain meet amateur radio. Not quite sure what to think of this one. I am always worried about the increasing level of complexity in disaster radio. It is nevertheless interesting to see new experiments involving radio.

Gil.
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