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Military Radios / Re: Clansman Battery Refurbishing with LIPO.
« on: June 18, 2019, 03:04:57 PM »
I'd say no, you really need a 7S...

Gil.

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General Discussion / Re: New OP Checking in
« on: June 18, 2019, 03:04:09 PM »
Same here with the K1, awesome radios! I was so stupid to sell my K2!

Gil.

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Hello. I have been thinking about buying one... I heard there is a slight harmonics problem but aside from that they are great. I would use three 18650 cells, or four if it can take the extra voltage... If the QSX kit wasn't coming out, presumably soon, I might have bought one already.

Gil.

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Antennas / Re: EFHW QRP radial?
« on: May 24, 2019, 01:48:51 AM »
Hello,

Radials are not necessary for half-wave end-fed antennas. You essentially will detune your antenna with radials. It's already a half wave, no need to add more wire. Some say that a short 0.05wl counterpoise helps, on 40m that's 3.3ft... I have never needed one. Radials are for quarter-wave verticals, not half-wave wires.

Gil.

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VHF and Above / Re: Extend Range With 2m VHF SSB Radio.
« on: May 24, 2019, 01:45:01 AM »
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P.s. mon projet est celui de faire un QSO de 2000km en VHF (j'aime les défis  ;D )

Bonjour. Difficile mais pas impossible. Je ferais sans aucun doute d'autres vidéos en Français sur le sujet..

Gil.

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General Discussion / Re: Hello from North Wales
« on: April 19, 2019, 07:59:52 AM »
The half-wave end-fed would solve your ground problem, but you would need a pretty tall mast or tree... I wouldn't worry too much about the ground with a full size horizontal loop... You might just have to try...

Gil.

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General Discussion / Re: Hello from North Wales
« on: April 18, 2019, 02:27:21 AM »
What about a square loop?

Gil.

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VHF and Above / Re: Important message!
« on: April 18, 2019, 02:26:20 AM »
Absolutely :)
Gil.

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General Discussion / Re: KX3 MARS Mod.
« on: April 18, 2019, 02:25:39 AM »
Hi Peter.

I would suggest an older version of Windows, 32 bits...

Gil.

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General Discussion / Re: New OP Checking in
« on: April 18, 2019, 02:22:10 AM »
Welcome aboard :-)

I also use the QRP-Guys Tri-Band antenna, with my Weber MTR. It does great on 20m, all right on 30, but struggles on 40. The wire is just too short. On 40m I suggest a half-wave wire with a 49:1 transformer.

Gil.

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Tactical Corner / Re: Sending Encrypted Messages in Morse Code.
« on: April 03, 2019, 02:50:24 PM »
Technically you can, but not legally of course. Not much left unencrypted these days... Smaller cities with smaller budgets still use older equipment, but larger ones can afford nicer toys...

Gil.

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CB / Re: Best CB radio for inside a jeep
« on: April 03, 2019, 02:46:25 PM »
Indeed... For those distances, on a vehicle, a long whip antenna bent from front to back for NVIS on the 40m band would be the way to go, and down to 80m at camp... CB won't do it. It will reliably do 10km, and up to 100 or more with one station being high up with a direct line of sight.

Gil.

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General Discussion / Re: Hello from North Wales
« on: April 03, 2019, 02:41:17 PM »
Welcome aboard :-) Look up NVIS, quite useful in your case...

Gil.

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Military Radios / Re: Yugoslavian RUP-12, Manpack, VHF -- On the air!
« on: March 25, 2019, 04:07:43 PM »
Oh I know Harbor Freight, used to spend a lot in there when I lived in Florida ;-)
Well, that's a bit much, 135... I can buy a PRC-351 for that price, or an RF-10.
Any specific reason to get a RUP-12 other than collecting?
Thanks!

Gil.

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Antennas / Re: Antenna wire
« on: March 25, 2019, 04:05:40 PM »
Absolutely, no problem.  :)

Gil.

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