I already own a Yaesu FT-817ND, and the day I see it configured with a MacBook Air, an iPad, or an iPhone, I will read closely.
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Quote from: gil on July 02, 2016, 04:28:10 pm
You can't switch from USB to LSB and vice-versa within the same band using the band button, WTH!?
Quote from: NavySEAL on June 14, 2016, 09:04:11 pm
It has been said that the reason "foxhole radios" came into being was that the Germans developed a way of detecting our receivers oscillators not the transmitters but the receivers.........didn't know that was possible.......so no radios with oscillator circuits were allowed......thus the foxhole radio
Quote from: NavySEAL on June 14, 2016, 03:49:49 pm
Another over 60 radio buddy and I have been discussing crystal sets and remembering our first one when we were kids etc........here is where the trolley leaves the rails..........he swears that a living cat's whisker can be used for the crystal sets whisker which is usually fine springy wire.......I told him that I didn't think a living cats whisker would conduct and he said that his father who was a double E told him that there was a nerve that ran down the center of the whisker that would conduct and that the two of them made a crystal set using a whisker from the neighbors cat........it was touchy to run but did work.........I find that hard to believe.......anyone else ever heard about using a living cats whisker on a crystal set?
Quote from: http://schd.ws/hosted_files/2015albuquerquedukecityhamfest/fe/DCHF%202015%20Bill%20Ripley%20-%20Crystal%20Radio.pdf
What is a Crystal Radio
• Crystal Radio Receiver
AKA "Crystal Set", "Cat's Whisker Receiver", "Foxhole Radio"
Cat's Whisker Detector
Step back in time with a galena detector kit and experience the soft detection that comes from minerals.
Delight in the first broadcast reception using the galena as a replacement for those 1N34 diodes
Wood base, mounted galena, phosphor-bronze cat whisker, 3- inch brass rod, compression spring, and brass parts.
Quote from: http://www.electronics-radio.com/articles/history/radio-receivers/crystal-radio-set-circuits.php
The cat's whisker wire was generally of steel to allow more force to be applied to the carborundum.
Quote from: gil on May 22, 2016, 04:19:31 am
I have no idea if there are special Morse accentuated letters!
Quote from: Wayne on May 18, 2016, 05:59:31 pm
I took your post of a year ago as a challenge to be met :) The result is pocket-sized: the Elecraft KX2. It's the size of the KX1, but covers 80-10 m, with SSB/CW/data modes, and has 10 watts output. Most of the same features as the KX3 at a much lower price. Current drain is about as low as physically possible with 32-bit DSP -- 135 mA minimum with the preamp and backlight off.
You can use it table-stop or hand-held, like an HT, with a whip. Has an internal wide-range ATU, internal 2.6 Ah Li-ion battery, built-in mic and speaker. Weighs 13 oz. less battery. 1.5 x 2.8 x 5.8".
Be happy to have you try one.
Quote from: http://www.elecraft.com/elecraft_products_page.htm
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Quote from: gil on October 26, 2013, 11:09:55 pm
[K1 vs. KX1] If only they had a K1 with a DDS VFO and SWL! Or a surface-mount KX1 for even smaller size! Elecraft should combine the two radios and call it a KX2.
Quote from: http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2016/may/new_kx2_radio_to_be_announce_at_dayton_hamvention.htm
New KX2 radio to be announced this Thursday at the Dayton Hamvention 2016
Hello to all,
We are please to announce a new radio to complement the KX3 and the KX-Line. Here are the details.
What: Elecraft announces the KX2, Ultra-portable radio
When: Thursday, May 16th, 1300Z
Where: Four Days In May QRP event, part of the Dayton Hamfest activities
Elecraft is excited to announce a new radio targeting the Ultra-portable market with a Fit-In-Your-Pocket size. Please see the attached brochure for details.
- KX2: $749.00
- Options and accessories: Please see the table below for pricing. Also see the FAQ for details.
Distributors are encouraged to order both the KX2 and accessories now. The KX2 is already in production and early ordering will ensure your position for deliveries.
Note that the KX2 will be available in full, factory-built form only. There will be 2 internally-installed options available immediately. See the FAQ for more details.
Quote from: gil on March 10, 2016, 03:30:24 am
I can think of two radios I want to get right off the bat, an Elecraft K1, which I will need to build, and a Weber MTR, which I will need to buy from LNR Precision this time. The Weber I want for its portability, full band coverage and 5W output in such a tiny package. Of course they are both Morse code radios only, but I consider Morse code to be the best mode ever for prepping, ya'll know me well
Quote from: gil on January 21, 2016, 04:16:22 pm
What better way than listening to the news in Morse code?!
Quote from: http://cw.dimebank.com:8080
• Stream Title: CNN Breaking News in Morse (30/25/21 wpm)
• Stream Description: CNN's "breaking news" Twitter feed converted to Morse Code
• Content Type: audio/mpeg
Click to Listen: http://cw.dimebank.com:8080/CNNmed.m3u