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40,80 meters leroy271 2 days, 21 hours ago
It's a historical oddity. Early amateur SSB rigs used a 9 MHz IF system, and it was easier and cheaper to generate LSB below 9 MHz and USB above 9 MHz. With most designs these days, USB and LSB are equally easy to use, but we keep to the old convention.

73 Martin AA6E
Rigexpert WTI-1 KZ6B 2 weeks, 4 days ago
The snarky response is that it's just about as easy to take the KX3 with you. :-)

I can't advise about the Rigexpert product.

Good luck! 73 Martin AA6E
When Away from QTH KB3ZMB 2 weeks, 4 days ago
You need to report your actual QTH during the contact. Otherwise, the other guy may claim your home QTH for WAS and other award situations, he may point his beam in the wrong direction, etc. The normal way to handle this when you are operating "portable" is to sign your call KB3ZMB/6 if you're in California. And if you're travelling within the 3rd area, KB3ZMB/3. If you log your QSOs (and you should!), you should also log the callsign you were using (with the /n) and the actual QTH. If you use Logbook of the World, you need to create a separate "location" identity for each QTH (with the /n) to do it right.

I hope this helps.

73 Martin AA6E
80 mtr tuned to 160 mtrs KB3FFH 3 weeks, 2 days ago
You can post all kinds of formatted text on the forum, including images -- if they're findable through a web URL. Check for all the options. (Not all codes necessarily work on this site.)


Avatars (self portraits, etc.) like mine at the left can be created through a free account at

These are just a few ARRL secrets I've stumbled across. A pity that nobody actively runs these forums. :>

73 Martin AA6E
FCC Form 660 KK6CZJ 3 weeks, 5 days ago
I haven't seen the latest crop of licenses, but I'm not surprised. This is one of the things you may get when you "sequester" money in Washington -- an across the board funds cut that means they can't buy fancy paper (along with a lot of other things).

I suppose there's nothing to keep you from photocopying the license onto whatever fancy stock you can find. It's mainly to impress the police or other authority figures who suspect you're up to no good with all that equipment in your car or campsite.

73 Martin AA6E

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