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Military Radios / Re: The UK PRC 316 / A-16
Last post by Sparks - November 12, 2019, 07:19:21 pm
Quote from: RadioRay on November 12, 2019, 02:29:13 pmThe Paraset !  I could certainly a video of you making contact with England while using a Paraset from France ...
The beautiful photos in the previous post show the French Cold War spy radio set TR-TG-2A. See:

https://www.cryptomuseum.com/spy/trtg2a/index.htm

Background info and photos of the World War II Paraset spy radio (good links in all articles):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraset
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30005321
https://amrron.com/2016/11/27/the-paraset-wwii-clandestine-spy-radio/
https://web.archive.org/web/20081011095739/http://www.theparasetclub.co.uk/
https://web.archive.org/web/20060830142514/http://www.mines.uidaho.edu/~glowbugs/paraset.htm
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Military Radios / Re: The UK PRC 316 / A-16
Last post by RadioRay - November 12, 2019, 02:29:13 pm
The Paraset !  I could certainly a video of you making contact with England while using a Paraset from France
;-)

Of course, if you EVER find one of these at a hamfest ---



73 de Ray  ..._ ._
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Morse Code / Morse Mania
Last post by Sparks - November 12, 2019, 11:09:40 am
Quote from: vy2js on November 11, 2019, 08:40:42 pm
Using a great phone app called Morse Mania ...

Puzzled to find that this great software hasn't been mentioned in the forum until today. Here is the developer's site:

https://www.blackcatsystems.com/index.html

I started using Morse Mania on my desktop Mac more than 20 years ago:

http://www.blackcatsystems.com/software/morsemania.html

The desktop/laptop version is Mac only, but for cellphones they have made it for both dominant systems:

https://www.blackcatsystems.com/iphone/morse_mania_morse_code_app.html
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/morse-mania/id369359680
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.countrymania.morse
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Morse Code / Re: Today I learned a-z, 0-9
Last post by vy2js - November 12, 2019, 05:55:28 am
Quote from: gil on November 12, 2019, 03:42:51 amAwesome! Stick with it!
Gil.

Merci beaucoup, Gil.

73
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Military Radios / Re: The UK PRC 316 / A-16
Last post by gil - November 12, 2019, 03:45:25 am
Hello Ray :-)

It was very tempting... Rig from Italy... Still a bit heavy for trekking, but certainly a 9 on coolness ;-) I am considering building a Paraset... Historically very significant here...

Gil.
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Morse Code / Re: Today I learned a-z, 0-9
Last post by gil - November 12, 2019, 03:42:51 am
Awesome! Stick with it!
Gil.
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Morse Code / Today I learned a-z, 0-9
Last post by vy2js - November 11, 2019, 08:40:42 pm
Using a great phone app called Morse Mania,  i learned the alphabet and numbers.  20 wpm character speed,  but really slow copy.

Tomorrow i will do punctuation.

One day!

I budgeted a month.

Now to get faster...
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Military Radios / Re: The UK PRC 316 / A-16
Last post by RadioRay - November 11, 2019, 07:31:07 pm
$500  Ouch!  With one frequency in the 80m band and possible one other at the high end of 80m , depending upon the variant, you're better with the choices you've already made in QRP rig.  The COOL factor is quite high with the PRC-316 though ;-)

de RadioRay  ..._ ._
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Antennas / Re: Magnetic antenna query
Last post by gil - November 11, 2019, 05:05:57 pm
Not very clear, but it does explain it somewhat. Very little electric field, but no doubt not zero, or there would be no RF produced, as far as I understand it. Interestingly mag loops can have a few thousand volts at the capacitor... That somewhat contradicts the statement.

Gil.
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General Discussion / Re: PLEASE READ! Welcome to Ra...
Last post by gil - November 11, 2019, 05:01:03 pm
Welcome aboard!

Gil.
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