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|Legality of using SSTV MP73-N on 30m?||May 10th 2012, 13:39||3||601||on 26/5/12|
|QST in electronic format||Mar 20th 2012, 20:22||19||2,568||on 31/1/13|
|Open letter to manufacturers||Nov 4th 2011, 13:55||5||1,516||on 11/11/11|
|Emmision designator of MP-73n SSTV mode||Jul 27th 2011, 05:38||3||1,086||on 28/7/11|
|Power Strips||KV5WS||1 week ago|
|Hi Guys. The best power protection will be provided by quality UPSs. Thats Uninteruptable Power Supply. They are kinda expensive, and are designed to to be used wit computers and other sensitive equipment. They have a battery that will power the device(s) connected to them for a few minutes, long enought to properly shut down a computer.
Definetly avoid cheap outlet strips, and the cheapest UPSs too. Outlet strips are handy in older houses or situations where you need more outlets than you have. Most outlet strips are rated at 15 Amps, so be carefull not to overload them.
|Antenna Wire Size||W0RPS||1 week, 3 days ago|
|Hi. I would recommend #18 CopperWeld wire. This is steel wire with a heavy copper coating. It is stronger than plain copper. I use it for an 80m dipole here. Squirels (locally known as tree rats!) caused my old dipole to break at least once a year. The only problem is that the CopperWeld is stiffer and you cannot allow it to kink or it will cause a weak point that can break.
My antenna is pretty hard to see, and I know where to look. Many people seldom look up anyway.
|PSK on a TS-590 s ?||KB1YVR||on 24/3/13|
|Hi. While I am not familiar with your particular setup, it would seem that there are 3 possibilities. One is that no PSK signal is being transmitted although the transmitter is being keyed. Another is that a distorted signal is being transmitted, one that is not able to be properly interpreted by the receiving station. The third is that propagation is not allowing you signal to be heard.
I suggest listening to your signal on a second receiver, or better yet, getting another local ham to help test things out. You might also do some research on the internet to see if others with similar sertups to yours are having problems, and what solutions they have found.
|QST Digital Version - Got to be a better way||KB2HF||on 22/3/13|
|Hi Guys. According to the ARRL letter, THE AMATEUR RADIO PUBLIC SERVICE HANDBOOK is available from Amazon as a Kindle ebook. This means that it is formatted for the e-ink Kindles. Hopefully all other ARRL publications including qst will soon follow. Graphics may not display very well on these e-ink devices, but this would allow non-memebers to purchase qst, and members could download the Kindle version of qst via the members web site for free.
Maybe I am hoping in vain, but maybe a small glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel.
|Six Meter FM||KB5DOH||on 28/2/13|
|It is my understanding that while there is nothing illegal about your net operating on 50.2Mhz, if there was a dispute between the participants in your net and SSB operators, the FCC would would probably side wih the SSB ops. While band plans are not enforced by the FCC, the FCC encourages U.S. hams to follow them.
There are several 6M frequencies listed in the ARRL band plan as FM simplex. It might be better to switch your net to one of those frequencies.
If you don't mind my asking, what were the technical problems that caused you to switch to FM?