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Hello, welcome aboard!
Unfortunately I have no control over the CATCHPA..
General Discussion / Re: How to Insert Images.
April 18, 2024, 06:33:07 PM
I do not quite understand your question, please explain further, thanks.
Military Radios / Re: Thomson CSF TRC-372 manual.
February 24, 2024, 04:35:25 AM
Hello Ben.
I would look on Ebay, but I doubt they show up often..
New To Radio / Re: Ile de Re repeater?
September 02, 2023, 06:43:06 AM
Hello Paul.
Check here maybe:
Antennas / Re: End Fed Trolling Wire Antenna
August 23, 2023, 06:03:10 AM
Nice! That's very practical. Thanks for posting!
General Discussion / Re: Lab599 Discovery TX-500
May 26, 2023, 06:11:45 AM
I used to own a KX3, and was dumb enough to sell it, big mistake.
Thanks Sparks. They don't mention much about comms. I wish I remembered where I got that information...

Thanks Sparks. Julian and I are in contact and might have some common stuff down the pipe...

Great point Ray, I didn't think about the broadcasting thing.. HF will be heard somewhere most of the time, and any radio operator would jump on a distress like it was his life's mission!
Hello Ray :-)
Yep, there was also the case of the ship Bounty, reproduction of the original, that sailed in a hurricane off the coast of Florida years ago. Their satellite comms failed in the storm but they were able to send an email to the coast guard via Winlink! If I remember well the captain did not make it but around 14 crew were saved (can't remember this second)..
One only has to subscribe to satellite TV and wait for the first storm to know that satellites do not always work!
General Discussion / Site updated.
April 11, 2023, 05:47:01 PM
I updated the site engine to Simple Machines 2.1.3. As usual, please let me know if you notice any degradation of service or bugs. Thank you.
General Discussion / Re: Lab599 Discovery TX-500
April 11, 2023, 04:35:06 PM
I would not hesitate to get one if the BF amplifier issue has been resolved, but I do not know if it is the case..
General Discussion / Re: Lab599 Discovery TX-500
April 05, 2023, 08:09:28 PM
Hi, I tried one. It has just one weakness, the BF amplifier. Common-mode currents can fry it. At least it was the case when I tried it. I know, because I fried it and had to explain that to its owner... It is/was? a known issue. I do not know if it has been fixed in recent models...
Thanks Marjamada.
Unfortunately the forum has fallen into disuse.
Hopefully that will change. Thank you for your post.