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.

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Review of CyberLink PowerDirector 15

Once in awhile I like to step back and talk about the tools I use to put all my videos together. This video is my review of the excellent video editor, CyberLink PowerDirector, specifically v15.

CyberLink’s website is www.cyberlink.com.

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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.

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Building the ZZRX-40 Kit: a KEØOG Kwikie

I built the ZZRX-40, designed by AAØZZ and kitted by The Four State QRP Group. It’s a small “starter” kit for a 40-meter CW direct conversion receiver. Fun! You can get the kit at https://goo.gl/h7VDDN. To see the K7AGE tutorial video, see https://youtu.be/lheknDnPKbM.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Human Hearing vs Phase Changes: Demonstration

I’ve often asserted that the human ear is a frequency sensor, and phase changes or phase distortion don’t affect hearing. It’s high time for a demonstration!

When Single Sideband (SSB) is implemented using the filtering method, the phase gets rather distorted. However, with the phasing method, phase information can be preserved. Some say that means better quality audio. This video demonstrates changing the phase between a fundamental frequency (256 Hz, about Middle C) and the 2nd harmonic (512 Hz, about High C). See if you can tell the difference. It’s obvious on the oscilloscope, but no matter the phase difference, it all sounds the same to me!

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Review of Baofeng GT-5TP 2m/70cm Handheld

The Baofeng GT-5TP is a new offering in the competitive dual-band ham radio handheld market. This Chinese-made radio has lots to offer for a very low price. To order this radio, if you order from this link, a little of your purchase price helps support my videos. Thanks!

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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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