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Icom IC-7300 Review Notes

Yesterday I posted a review of the Icom IC-7300, Ask Dave #201, which you can see on YouTube (click here). Here are my review notes, written on my 79-year-old typewriter.

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Unlock Key Code for Anytone AT-D878UV

I received an email to Ask Dave inquiring about the key sequence to unlock the keyboard. The radios come from the manufacturer with the keyboard locked so that it complies with FCC rules for those outside ham radio who are … Continue reading

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Market Comparison Chart that Accompanies Ask Dave #199

Here’s the chart I used for Ask Dave #199. It shows the offerings from Icom, Kenwood, and Yaesu as well as Alinco and Elecraft and how they’re positioned pricewise. Dollar figures are street prices from Ham Radio Outlet, DX Engineering, … Continue reading

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Drawings Used in Ask Dave 7

Oggie Mike, K9MK/5, has asked for the charts used in Ask Dave 7, an introduction to antennas for difficult situations. The charts can be downloaded in ZIP format by clicking here. The charts are images in PNG format.

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Announcement: Tech Videos (4th Edition) Now Available on Thumb Drive

The Technician training videos on YouTube are now updated for the 4th edition of the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual. In addition, by popular demand, I make them available on a USB Thumb Drive for US$29.99, postpaid anywhere in the … Continue reading

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OG! Logo

Colors (RGB): Blue filler, 219, 219, 255. Red letters: 204, 0, 0. Black: 0, 0, 0.

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Updated Log Stamp with Date Added

Here’s an update from Don Degidio with space for the date added:

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Log Stamp Images

In Ask Dave 18, I showed a rubber stamp that I use to create an entry in an ordinary notebook for logging. Gwen Patton, N3GP, has recreated the image of the log stamp for anyone who’d like to recreate the … Continue reading

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AD14 Typical CW QSO Charts

Here are the charts I used in Ask Dave 14, “Anatomy of a CW QSO,” by request. These PDF charts walk you through a typical exchange for a brief conversation in Morse Code. Click on this: A typical CW exchange. … Continue reading

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Ham Radio General Class Lesson 2.2, Digital Modes

This is your video introduction to Lesson 2.2, Digital Modes, in the ARRL General Class License Manual for ham radio. There is a companion video to this one that records an actual on-the-air QSO. After you have finished the video, … Continue reading

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