Category Archives: Ask Dave

Using Anderson Powerpole Connectors: AD #44

What are Anderson Powerpole connectors? They’re really popular for 12VDC power connections. This video explains how they work and shows how to mount the connectors properly for amateur radio. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking … Continue reading

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Overcoming “New Ham” Frustration: AD#43

Are you a new Tech and can’t find folks to talk with? This video provides several suggestions that can increase your satisfaction with your new hobby. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. You can … Continue reading

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How to build a J-pole with twinlead: Ask Dave #42

The Amateur Radio Supplies 2m/70cm Dual Band J-pole kit is the subject. This video takes you through the entire build process including testing. I ran into some issues, but fixed them. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos … Continue reading

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How to get on JT65: AD #41

JT65 is one of the most popular amateur radio digital modes. This video walks you through setting up the software and getting on the air. Good luck! 73, from Dave, KEØOG. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos … Continue reading

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Symbolism in the FCC Seal: Ask Dave #40

The FCC has a seal as well as a logo. At the request of a viewer, this video explores the symbolism in the seal. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. You can ask a … Continue reading

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Kit Building for the Radio Amateur–AD#39

What kits are all about and how to decide if one is for you. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. You can ask a question by clicking here. You can go to my YouTube … Continue reading

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Using CHIRP to Program your Handheld Ham Radios, AD#38

Use your programming cable with CHIRP software from http://chirp.danplanet.com. I show how to download memories, change them, and upload. Also how to transfer from one radio to another. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. … Continue reading

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Baofeng, TYT, Wouxun Programming Cable that Works

Frustrated trying to get the programming cable to work with your Baofeng, TYT, or Wouxun handheld radio? Watch this for an approach that works, using the Powerwerx cable. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. … Continue reading

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How Does a J-pole Antenna Work? AD#36

After quite a hiatus to update the Amateur Extra Class videos, I’m back to the Ask Dave series. Here’s Episode 26, which answers the question, “how does a J-pole work?”

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RF Connectors and What They’re For: AD#35

Miles, KD2LDV, sent me a question about RF connectors. He wanted help sorting out the alphabet soup. This video, part of the Ask Dave series, examines the most common RF connectors: PL-259, SO-239, BNC, SMA, and Type N. You can … Continue reading

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