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Help with installing FT7800 in my car May 18th 2014, 23:00 5 1,060 on 19/5/14
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Linux Mint and LotW Apr 16th 2013, 02:01 4 2,788 on 19/4/13
40 meters SSB Mar 12th 2012, 03:04 11 6,956 on 24/8/14
30 meters QRN; 20, 40 quiet? Feb 22nd 2012, 05:36 3 3,466 on 23/5/12
Pellet stove and tuning 40 meters Jan 10th 2012, 03:34 7 2,314 on 12/1/12
ARRL's reach Nov 21st 2011, 02:54 1 1,836 on 21/11/11
What ever happened to SSB CQ? Oct 4th 2011, 09:48 9 3,596 on 18/8/12

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Help with installing FT7800 in my car K2ADK on 19/5/14
Thank you! I thought I knew how to do a good search, but I never came up with that site. I appreciate your help very much, as it looks like the information on this page is precisely what I need.

Thanks again, and 73.

Help with installing FT7800 in my car K2ADK on 19/5/14
Thanks for the link. There's a lot of good info there, but it's not exactly what I need. What gets me is that the power cables end in a female two point socket. Unless I cut them off and split the cables, there's no way to attach them to the battery. If I use additional cable, the splicing isn't much fun, and I'd likely need a separate fuse.
Help with installing FT7800 in my car K2ADK on 18/5/14
The local car place wants to charge me $90 to run the wires for my rig in a Hyundai Elantra. I am sure I could do it myself, but I'm mystified by the wires. The end that's supposed to connect to the battery has power poles (I think that's what they're called: they look like a female fuse.) I haven't the slightest idea how to wire this. Can somebody please help? I'm sure I can get the wire run fine, it's just attaching it that I don't get.

International Reply Coupons K2ADK on 28/4/13
By now we all know that IRCs are no longer sold by the self-destructive USPS. Now that the sunspots are back (!!!) and I'm on the rig a lot more, I'm making a lot of DX contacts who accept direct QSLs. In the past, I'd enclose an IRC and a SAE and everybody's happy. Not any more.

Canada Post sells them for $6.50 each, which is extortionate: I paid $2.20 last time I bought them here in the US.

Does anyone know an equally valid alternative to sending IRCs for direct QSLs? Barring that, does anyone know where I can get IRCs?

Confused about LotW kf5nrp on 20/4/13
LotW is designed for people with advanced degrees in computer technology. I have a Master's degree in educational technology and work with both Windows and Linux networks; thin clients and boxes. Yet I find myself wanting to see how effective my sledgehammer would be in helping me to load my certificate file in TQSL (Linux).

I dual boot Win7 / Linux Mint, and am loathe to use Windows unless a gun is to my head. LotW is that gun. I use my CQRLOG program, export the QSO list to an .adi file, move it to the Windows partition by mounting it in Linux as a drive folder, then restart the computer, log into Windows, locate the .adi file, and upload it to LotW. Restart and back into Linux Mint to continue using the computer.

I fervently wish there were a simpler way to do it, if only because it would make confirming QSOs that much easier for so many hams. Better yet, woudn't it be nifty if had something that allowed us to upload logs and confirm QSOs that way? Maybe ARRL and QRZ should work together.

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