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Technician dustyroads on 27/3/16
I'm sure you already know or should know the following.
You have operating privilege on,
80m CW, 40m CW, 15m CW, 10m CW and SSB in two different portions of the 10m band.
6m , 2m, 1.25m, 70 cm and all bands above in all modes with some power limitations as a technician class in the HF bands and some others you would check out in the rules..
A radio to cover 160m though 70cm not including 1.25m will be at a higher cost to include these bands and all modes for your future General class ticket use.
What is reasonable in cost is up to you.
A Kenwood TS 2000 would fill the bill very nicely with all the features it has.
There are other makes that would offer all the bands but different it total features and power output.
The cost would be in the $1500 range +/-.
Good luck.
Hooking up an Amplifier kb3knx on 15/1/16
First, you don't need the 704 box. The radio will key the amplifier directly with a cable connection.
Second, if your tuner is rated for the radio and is less than 500 watts rating, it won't take the output of the amplifier at it's full rated output.
Place the tuner between the amplifier and antenna.
Adjust in for low SWR, then it's ready for the amplifier power.
Learn how to tune the amplifier quickly on low drive first, then reset at full power. Do not adjust at low drive then run full drive without peak tuning at full power. Also running low power thinking you save the tubes actually make them run harder with more dissipation.
Good luck.
Net Check-in Validity AD6FC on 3/11/15
We have a wide area network that does checkins by referral.
No other local nets do it this way in this area.
All hams are encourages to check in as part of why they have obtained a ticket.
Nets would not function if there were no checkins.
They cannot participate in any activity whether equipment testing, emergency support or any other activity if they are not present on frequency.
Tell them this simple fact..
If they were called into service as hams would they respond.
If they had an answer to a question, would they respond? etc.
You have to get them off the shy post to be of any value to ham radio otherwise all they need is a Scanner or receiver to do what they do..
Bottom line is there is no excuse.
Good luck.
Looking for a local Ham Radio Supplier renegadebaileys on 4/10/15
There is none in Pa for radios.
Supporting equipment and parts, yes.
You have to go the HRO in Delaware for hands on radios.
Good luck.
AM Carrier Level on Kenwood TS-2000 W2NJU on 11/9/15
Correction.
Radio only has 25 watts carrier, not 90 watts.
The drive required to get 90 watts amplifier carrier is less than 25 watts.

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