Category Archives: Ham Radio blog entries

Oggie Harry Rundall, AC3EK, Discusses Elbow Connectors

Harry reports: “I had asked about erratic power behavior on the ICOM 7300 on the mode FT8 last Saturdays Q&A. Well it turns out it was the elbow connector I had in line on the back of the rig to … Continue reading

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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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Phoenix Area Source for Used High Wattage Resistors

Oggie Dirk van Dijk notes that he’s found a variety of high-wattage resistors good for dummy loads at Apache Reclamation and Electronics in Phoenix. Their phone number is (602) 254-0613.

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NanoVNA “Getting Started Manual” link

Oggie Lee Johnson, N4WYE, sent this link to a manual for how to use the NanoVNA. You can use the NanoVNA as an antenna analyzer. Click here for Part 1. Click here for Part 2. (Links updated 1 July 2020.) … Continue reading

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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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Story from John Cliff, GØWXU

I have just visited your QRZ page and noticed you used to be WB6GBT. I wonder if you knew an old acquaintance of mine from 1968. A guy named Wes Louden. He was a WB6. I do not remember the … Continue reading

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BigIR Parts List from SteppIR

Per a request from today’s live stream, here is the list of items shipped along with their list prices. Sorry that it’s a bit fuzzy—I had to downsize it to fit it on the page.

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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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TenTec Jupiter CW/keyboard Keyer Prosigns

Per request of Dale Mason, here are the prosigns I found available to you when you plug a keyboard into the back of the updated TenTec Jupiter for CW mode. The overline (e.g., BT), means the characters are run together … Continue reading

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