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Messages - BrankoBem

Antennas / Re: Remote Antenna Tuner
October 19, 2018, 03:55:49 pm
There is error in description!
it should be "there is NO charge"
I made correction
Antennas / Remote Antenna Tuner Part 2
October 19, 2018, 03:44:31 pm
Here is DIY Remote Antenna Tuner Part 2
Electronics controller video on YouTube
Antennas / Remote Antenna Tuner
May 06, 2018, 03:41:37 pm
I want to share with you DIY remote antenna tuner that I made for myself. I hope that this will help other people who have restriction where they can install their antenna. This is just first part of the tuner and I am working now on second part (controller). My son put video on how to make it on YouTube

If you need help to make this antenna tuner I will be more than happy to help you. Of cause there is no charge for the help. Fill free to contact me. My email is
Licensing / Re: Getting License or NOT
July 31, 2017, 11:49:57 am
Hello Gil,
Thank you for your reply. I am located in Plano Texas. I installed 3 vertical antennas on my roof. Vertical 11 m CB antenna that could be tuned to 10 m. VHF and UHF vertical antenna and Hy-Gain AV-18VS vertical antenna for 80-10 m. I build and replace tuning coil with motorized tuning coil that has position feedback, so I do not have to clime to roof to tune antenna for selected frequency. This project turned to be very good and I will post video with instructions how to build it on YouTube and here if I find that there is interest for it. I live in higher part of suburb area and I can not put Yagi antenna. Maybe only for VHF and UHF to try to communicate with space station when flying close by. Even now neighbors ask me what is that "skeleton"  on your roof. My lot is not big enough to put 160 m dipole. I am retired electrical and mechanical engineer and I was hopping I am going to be able to design and build lot of staff for ham radio. I think I was wrong.
Maybe you are right. Maybe I should get US license. I tried some online tests and I was able to get most answers right even before studying.
On what frequencies I could find most Morse activities? I would like to listen and practice because I have hard time even with 20 WPM.
Thank you again.
Licensing / Getting License or NOT
July 20, 2017, 12:57:37 pm
I was Ham radio operator in former Yugoslavia 30 years ago. I am still holder of Class A license in now Croatia 9A6LAM. Class A is license is to operate on all amateur bands with power up to 2 Kw. My Morse code speed was around 150 character per minute. They do not measure WPM over there. I almost completely forgot Morse code but it will come back with practice. Couple Years ago I decided to go back to Ham radio and I purchase Yaesu FT-857D transceiver and antennas. About 1 month ago I had to replace roof on my house and that was good time to install antenna. As far i know I cannot transmit without US license but I can listen. What disappointment. Except some RTTY on HF and some chat on VHF and UHF there was 0 activities on the bands. Not even on CB. No single Morse code that you can hear. 30 years ago you had hard time finding free frequency to transmit. I am wondering should get US license or NOT? Did I just waist money buying Ham equipment? Is it going to get better? If I do I would like to get Extra license. But do I have to go thru 3 steps Technician, General, Extra? I do not know even how to get to exam. Who is doing exam? How to get to people who are doing exam? I would like to get opinion what should I do. Please do not tell me that license is good in case of big disasters. I case of disaster you do not need license to transmit, plus we are not going to have that big disaster. If we do it is not going to be like in the Hollywood movies. Please help me with my dilemma and go to band and start calling. Only if you start calling as much as you can  Ham could come back. It is long shoot.