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frm hamradio.repair website:

June 12, 2022:
I am unable to assist with repairs at the moment. Please check back towards the end of August.

For Yaesu my go to is: http://www.midwest-technical.com/index.html

Equipment / Re: Mixing tubes in Ameritron
« on: February 23, 2022, 0154 UTC »
Also, I have this issue, I have the load all the way down to 0 and anything slightly above that the output drops significantly. I have a 1.1 swr on my vertical antenna. Also, at this low load setting the tubes glow, they glow harder when I set it higher. Do you know how I can get it to where the tubes are not glowing and the power is not lost due to a tuning mismatch? I am operating at 6920 khz and the band setting is set to 40 meters.

Do you know how to properly tune a tube amp to resonance?
Does your plate current dip at all?
Tubes in amps are supposed to have glowing plates...just not too much for too long.... ;)

Equipment / Re: 'CB' amplifier for HF
« on: February 23, 2022, 0131 UTC »
How well would a CB type amplifier work on bands such as 15/20 meters? Talking about the standard Texas Star/RM Italy type. I'm wanting to buy a Xiegu G90 and it would be nice to be able to use it mobile here and there.

A Texas Star drops off fast on power outside 11 meters. As moof noted most the older models are 3-30mhz. I had good results with the the older Messenger brand units. Make sure to get an ab biased model if you plan to use ssb. My experience with the RM Italy is opposite of what is posted. I run the RM HLA 150 at CCS at 50% output without a hiccup as my driver amp.


S6-7 at a kiwi located near Rome Italy.


Great signal and audio from a true OG.
Thanks for the broadcast.


Software / Re: Radio Service Software RSS RVN 4007E
« on: January 16, 2022, 2041 UTC »
I would suggest emailing some of the Motorola service/repair shops that have been around for a long time, they should have it.
Good luck


Heard the sstv tones but too weak for decode.
I was listening at N1NTE kiwi CT/MA Border, USA
Hope to hear more from your station.


Latin American Pirate / Re: AD149 6934.9 AM 0020 UTC 4 Jan 2022
« on: January 04, 2022, 0125 UTC »
01:23 Outstanding signal S8 at the HFU kiwi sdr.
Nice selection of musica


Still there on west coast S7-8.
Mode is am with offending pescs on lsb.
Heard classic piano and sax music, screaming between songs, nice touch, lol.


Equipment / Re: Ameritron Al811 help
« on: December 29, 2021, 0306 UTC »
All good advice above, If your not using a balun get one.
Ferrite chokes on audio and supply voltage lines.
Good/proper grounding.
Make sure you are tuning the amp properly, you say it tunes fine then you say it doesn't.
Remember this amp is not rated for CCS.
Good luck


I was listening for a couple hours.
The first hour or so was Christmas songs in English which made me wonder if AD.
Second hour was the music you mentioned.
I also tuned in at the SA kiwi to verify.
Was hopin for an ID or end of bdcast sstv image, neither happened.


Id as Radio Genix at 22:00.
Funky Town at 22:38
Peaks are great S9 with long fades between.
Received via HFU kiwi 8073

Thanks for the broadcast.


North American Shortwave Pirate / Re: UNID 6925 AM 1605 UTC 16 SEP 2021
« on: September 16, 2021, 1613 UTC »
Don't stop......

why did ball smacker air on top of the station on 6960usb ?

BallSmacker has been on continuously on 6960 AM at 2100 EDT local for 19+ months *every week*.  A better question would be "Why did a 6960USB station try to overtake BallSmacker Radio"?  No one has a claim to Pirate Airspace but we have been pretty consistent with our broadcasts.  Seems like someone trying to ride our broadcasts.  We follow best practices both in bandwidth and on time/on frequency broadcasts.  We strive to show that pirate radio should be both legally allowed and can follow broadcast standards of signal, timing, and bandwidth.  We feel there should be a legal option (as there are in other free countries) for an amateur broadcast music service, low power shortwave, in the US.   

perhaps you should check the logs and listen to your radio and maybe even on air rx's


that was all one broadcast ,
online rx's are interesting to use , was listening to myself for a hour and then i got aired on top of.

KIPM Relay 6960 USB 2352 UTC 10 SEP 2021

Ball Smacker Radio 6960.0 kHz AM 00:56 UTC 11 SEPTEMBER 2021

imagine that

Outhouse goes swimming, blames the water for getting wet..... hmmmm, imagine that.

Group W Bench / Re: Re: UNID 6955 USB 2333 UTC 25 JUL 2021
« on: July 27, 2021, 0403 UTC »

it never was about race ,but in your mind that's all you see
grow up gaga

Colin was emulating MLK correct?
So the George Floyd SSTV had nothing to do with race either?
Keep blowing that dog whistle....


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