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This will be my ham radio doings

36 days ago

This site will be about my ham radio doings. I have my US Technician license. And in June, 2013, I passed the test and received my General class license. In October, 2014, I purchased my vanity license call.

Studying so I can take the Amateur Extra test in 2017.

I passed the Amateur Extra test in August, 2017.

Jim

General, Ham Radio

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What is New ?

36 days ago

April, 2018

Apr 22

Updated the navigation menus. Added this page

Jim

Ham Radio, What is New ?

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Passed my Amateur Extra test !

290 days ago

I’m now an AE class ham ! One of my life goals complete. I hope to get back on the air by September.

Hopefully before June, 2018.

Jim

Ham Radio, tests taken

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Bought a Baefong Tech UV-25x4 tri-band radio

299 days ago

I found two mistakes in their manual and their pdf, same mistakes, and the pdf and manual are the same info.

on page 33 is supposed to be the method of programming a channel offset with ctcss tone.

Here is the correct method.

M = menu button.

M 45(menu selection) M delete the channel you are about to configure. M Exit

M 13 M Tone frequency M Exit

type in receive frequency.

M 44 M channel number ( this assigns the receive frequency to the same channel) M Exit

M 46 M offset, no, +, or – M Exit

M 47 M amount of offsett. M Exit

type in the Transmitt frequency, should be the same as the Recieve frequency. The manual says otherwise, ignore it.

M 44 M channel number ( this assigns the transmit frequency to the same channel) M Exit

I contected Baefong Tech USA and asked which power supply to get for this radio. They suggested Pyramid PS9KX as it has a cigarette type jack. The radio comes with a connector for this type of electrical jack.

My HF power supply has a 4-pring outlet, and this radio has a 2-pring outlet.

I realize I could have simply cut the wires, but I wanted separate power supplies for HF and my tri-bander.

Jim

Ham Radio, gear

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Bitx40 meter SSB kit

323 days ago

Someone brought a BITX 40m SSB radio kit to the ham radio club meeting today and said they had got in over their head and wanted someone else to complete it.

So I volunteered.

No microphone nor speaker, but I have a speaker in all my Arduino and Radio Shack electronics and arduino kits.

I’ll be going over the circuit board and checking his work and then get to work on my part.

Jim

Ham Radio, kits

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