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access codes WD1H 5 days, 4 hours ago
These repeaters are DMR (digital Mobile Radio) digital repeaters. In the DMR world you need the frequency, talk group, color code, and time slot. Color Code is kind of like the PL code in the DMR digital world.
hearing aids with kenwood ts590s WA1HEW 1 week, 4 days ago
I don't have a TS590s but I do have an Elecraft K3 and Kenwood TS2000. My aids are BTE (behind the ear) made by Phonak. I have no trouble with them in hearing either radio. I sometimes also wear headphones with a boom mike. They were made by MFJ (I think they have been discontinued). The muffs are large enough to cover my entire ear including the BTE aids. I would suggest finding a company that will give you a trial period before you buy. Be sure to tell the person fitting your aids of your hobby so they can select the best type for your needs. Also check out the pairing that can be done wireless to your TV, phone, stereo, and your radio.

What do I trust, my tuner or my analyzer? AF9U 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Remember the tuner does nothing to change the antenna. The antenna SWR remains the same with or without a tuner. The tuner matches the impedance of the antenna to the radio's 50 ohm impedance. Therefore the SWR between the radio and the tuner should be near 1:1.
Also the connection on the tuner that goes to the radio is the tuner INPUT and the radio OUTPUT. Remove the radio and connect the MFJ-259C analyzer to the tuner input and you should see nearly the same thing the meter on the tuner shows.
What do I trust, my tuner or my analyzer? AF9U 2 weeks, 4 days ago
You connected the MFJ-259C to the output of the tuner? That doesn't sound right. Shouldn't you connect the MFJ-259C to the antenna?
The Meter rrw1220 3 weeks, 3 days ago
When in the RF position the meter is a relative power output meter. It simply indicates RF power output. Use the RF knob on the back of the radio (upper left hand corner) to set the meter at about 2/3 full scale. Use the knob on the back to keep the meter from being "pinned" full scale.

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