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bought a Beofung UV-5RA set

Feb 16, 05:31 PM

This is a 2 meter/70 centimeter dual band radio. Came with a charger, ear buds, a charged battery, and a wrist strap.

It was on sale. I could afford it, the programming cable, and a spare 3800 mAH battery for less than I could get 2 batteries for my other 2 m radios.

Jim

Ham Radio, gear

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downloaded the CHIRP software

Feb 16, 05:26 PM

Just waiting for my programming cable to go with it. I found a youtube video by Bob Nagy that got me started.

Jim

Ham Radio, software

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electricity in progress

Feb 16, 05:23 PM

Relatives and I are working on getting line power, mains, out to my shack/shed. Just a few more feet, along with the circuit panel, breakers, and wall sockets.

My radio’s power supply will be its own breaker. Then lights will be on their own breaker.

update: Now have line/mains power to 4 wall sockets. Each pair are on one breaker.

Now I just have to get the rest of the wiring, insulation, and mount my air conditioner so it will be cool in there during summer.

Jim

Ham Radio, gear

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still trying to keep the wasps out

Jan 29, 02:16 PM

I haven’t been on the air since Field Day, 2016 due to wasps in my shed. I have closed up some small holes, and I hope to get the larger opnes along the roof peak closed up before the spring.

Jim

General, Ham Radio

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ARRL Field Day, 2016

Jun 24, 06:31 PM

Tested my radio and generator for field day this year. Both work.

Temperature in my shack was 95F at 2 PM, 1400, local. And got back down to 91F by 5 PM, 1700. 44-46 prcent humidity.

I got 4 QSOs completed.

My generator pull cord is jammed. So when I went to start back up after letting it cool off a bit, the generator doesn’t let go of the pull cord when I pul on it. Almost pulled my arm out of the socket. See if we can take it back to Lowes.

Jim

Ham Radio, Field Day

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