Category Archives: Ask Dave

MFJ-17754 Instruction Addendum from Ask Dave 265 and 266

In Ask Dave 265 and Ask Dave 266, I mentioned an Addendum to the MFJ instructions. This addendum describes that the antenna comes pretuned too long and will need to be shortened, and gives instructions for doing so. See the … Continue reading

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Reference Station Page Now Active

I’ve put up a page that takes you to the Reference Station list of equipment. It’s at www.dcasler.com/reference. Check it out. Comments should go to the video that introduces the reference station component.

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Ideal Stripmaster Wire Stripping Tool

In today’s livestream, I promised to put up a link to my wire stripper. They’re a bit expensive, but I don’t know how I ever lived without it! Note: if you purchase through this link, you’re helping to support my … Continue reading

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Samlex SEC-1235 Power Supply Manufacturer’s Markings and Certifications

A YouTube viewer asked what the manufacturer’s assertions are regarding certifications. Here’s a photo of the label on the bottom of my unit.

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How to get the latest Brandmeister DMR database for your Anytone D878UV

Oggie Roger Shults, KE4BFG, provides two helpful links. The first is a tool to download the latest DMR database from Brandmeister, and the second is a video that describes how to use it. If you use this tool frequently, you’ll … Continue reading

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AD 195 Charts—APRS with the Anytone D878UV

Per request, I’m uploading a PDF version of the charts I created for the video. Click here. Here’s the video for handy reference:

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Hex Beam Model for EZNEC from Ask Dave 159

In Ask Dave 159, I used a hex beam model for EZNEC that was put together by the antenna’s designer, G3TXQ. The following link takes you to G3TXQ’s page where he describes the modeling. G3TXQ web page describing modeling method. … Continue reading

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Two Meter Band Chart Used in Ask Dave 209

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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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