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#1
Antennas / Re: Do you feel robbed?
September 28, 2022, 06:55:50 AM
Absolutely.
These antennas can be replicated for just a few dollars and will work just as well. The only difference will be build quality and ruggedness, but even that can be approximated, if not equaled without CNC machining..

Gil.
#2
Antennas / Re: Do you feel robbed?
September 25, 2022, 11:25:10 AM
Well, you're not robbed if you're not forced to buy it...

Gil.
#3
VHF and Above / Re: 6m and 2m all mode recommendations
September 17, 2022, 05:01:32 PM
Icom has the IC-551 I think it is... I have the IC-251, which is a 2m all-mode transceiver. It's not a small QRP transceiver but still somewhat portable...

Gil.
#4
Technical Corner / Re: Radio reapirman EU BASED
September 17, 2022, 04:58:53 PM
Actually I would like to know as well!

Gil.
#5
Morse Code / Re: "Morse Code Tools" software
August 09, 2022, 01:12:01 PM
Thanks sparks!
Gil.
#6
CB / Re: SWR 5 ! What is happening ?
July 23, 2022, 01:42:41 PM
Hello,

It could be a few things... I would suggest to check the ground connection to the chassis. Or it could be a bad connection... The location of the antenna in relation to the car body might be an issue as well... Let me know what you find. Post a photo maybe...

Gil.
#7
General Discussion / Re: KX3 MARS Mod.
July 16, 2022, 08:51:26 AM
Good to know the software still works, thanks.
Gil.
#8
Net Activity / Re: Radio Relay International
June 18, 2022, 08:15:29 PM
Great info Ray. I did contact them a while ago but never found the time to really get involved. I know I should...

Gil.
#9
Honestly I almost did not buy it. It seemed more like a hack, which of course it is, but it is a good hack. There has to be a Hammond cast aluminum box that would fit it perfectly. The one I have is much larger but could host the batteries and maybe a solar charger. I still have to peak the RF on mine..

Gil.
#10
Excellent Ray! I even plan on getting a second one. I have an old unused Hammond cast aluminum case that might accommodate the boards.. For the type of operating we favour, thus radio is close to ideal. The 3D printed case is the only drawback. Well, maybe the screen, which isn't visible on a sunny day.. I will use mine as a CW radio with SSB as a backup.. The possibility to plus the radio directly into a solar panel with a USB output is awesome, for CW ony of course. Or one could power the radio with a laptop USB port and use JS8..

Gil.
#11
Military Radios / Re: Clansman RT-320
May 11, 2022, 10:55:49 AM
Hello.
i remember reading that most of the time the power supply it at fault, because of dried up capacitors... It could be a lot of things of course... You might want to join the WhatsApp PRC-320 group. I can have you subscribed with your phone number, just send it to me in a PM..
Gil.
#12
Welcome aboard :-) keep an ear out for me on week-ends!
Gil.
#13
I don't think it will come to that... As long as NATO doesn't get directly involved. They have been poking the bear with increasing aggressiveness and now we are again heading towards a cold war. In any case, I don't want this thread to get political so let's keep comments to practical matters directly related to survival and radio.
Ya'll have a great week-end :-)
Gil.
#14
Well, I don't think the 818 is particularly good as a mobile transceiver. I could be wrong... Probably better as a portable solution... Why would I order in Germany?
Gil.
#15
I wish I had one, it is a great radio...
Gil.