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QSLs Received / Re: WWVB QSL
« on: September 15, 2019, 1808 UTC »

Huh? / Re: A Famous Argument Against Free Will Has Been Debunked
« on: September 15, 2019, 1803 UTC »
Ah yes, the wundtians vs the free willers. I side with free will.

Equipment / Re: New AOR receiver
« on: September 15, 2019, 1741 UTC »
Ok now I can justify it when it can do 4 channels at a time compared to the 9000XLT sitting here.

Equipment / Re: Inexpensive VNA
« on: September 15, 2019, 1736 UTC »
The vna I linked to appears to be in an enclosure as far as images go, what vna did you order?

As they say around Quebec, tres bien!

Satellite, Radiosondes and Other VHF/UHF Signals / Re: UHF mil air
« on: September 12, 2019, 2310 UTC »
Neacp/tacamo/glass flight burning mux on 338.950MHz 2304Z 12SEP19

E6 over AR/MO border

Equipment / Re: Test Equipment for First Time Build
« on: September 12, 2019, 1444 UTC »
Some of the Chinese scopes can be privateered into a higher model class.


DGPS / Re: DGPS Logs 10-11 Sep 2019
« on: September 11, 2019, 1511 UTC »
Does this perhaps open up opportunities for dx reception?

Amateur Radio / Re: QRP
« on: September 11, 2019, 1438 UTC »
On the single or dual band hf rigs, the past has shown that today's HAMs don't want to pay that much for a limited rig.
Ten Tec tried it with a small mobile hf rig that used band modules, they sold a few but not near as many as Icom sold the 706 series.

And I suspected Icom would go for around $700 or more on the 705, wich is why the Chinese qrp rigs are going to mop the floor with them. Then again, China doesn't yet have something that does what the 705 does. Who knows what the future will bring!

Also, Belize is a decent run on 5w, but cw does seem to get out when not much else will.

Also, as many HAMs have at least some kind of solar, many pv voltage controllers are huge rf noise sources.

General Radio Discussion / Re: Swiss To Shut Down FM
« on: September 11, 2019, 1427 UTC »
You'll love pigmeats rider.

General Radio Discussion / Re: SONY CRF V21 shortwave radio
« on: September 11, 2019, 1422 UTC »
I think these do hf fax too.

You could justify it as scientific in the sense you're studying the propagation of ism signals.


Peskies / Re: Scandinavians 6230 USB 1830 UTC 10 Sept 2019
« on: September 10, 2019, 1853 UTC »
The ute might be 06227.6 STANAG4285 1200L, FUE (French Navy Radio) out of Brest, France.

Amateur Radio / Re: QRP
« on: September 10, 2019, 1749 UTC »
Yep, mine blew one of the pa pair and there's no real pa transistor replacement that won't do the same thing so sold it.

I had the idea Icom would come out with a new qrp rig as the 703 was more or less a success, mebbe with dsp/sdr and so on. Years go by and now that I have one of these coming in the mail this week;

Then heard the other day this is coming out;

So the Xiegu G90 is like a tiny Icom 756 Pro - one of my all time fav rigs - and being about the size of a cb rig is very portable. 20w is only 1 s unit down from 100w and I've already seen what you get with only 10w of ssb on hf.

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