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IC DIP Sockets - Gold Plated vs Tin Plated WA2FTV on 20/12/18
If cost is an issue, I would not hesitate to use tin plated sockets. If, a few years down the road, you suspect that you may have developed a poor contact, it's easy enough to re-seat the IC in the socket, and you should be good for another few years.

Mark, AI4BJ
Band Plan soglejr on 30/11/18
Is this what you mean?
Power Question jcma05855 on 29/10/18
If you are adjusting your power level while you are transmitting, your ALC may be getting confused. If everything becomes stable once you stop adjusting your power, I don't think I would worry too much about it.

Mark AI4BJ
Power loss from TX INSIDE a ROOM? K6PAA on 16/10/18
Difficult to predict exactly -- a lot would depend on the building construction. SSB contacts may be difficult but you should have no trouble making CW and digital contacts. Many hams in your situation prefer to use a loop antenna -- just a wire running around the edge of the ceiling, fed in one corner with window line or open-wire feedline. This would almost certainly require an antenna tuner, but the antenna could be used on multiple bands.

Mark AI4BJ
Proper ID when operating from secondary QTH kd4voj on 16/10/18
I usually sign /P when I go backpacking in my home state. I don't upload these contacts to LOTW.

Mark AI4BJ

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