Category Archives: Ham Radio blog entries

NASA Soldering Instructions

An Oggie who wishes to remain unnamed sent me this extract from NASA soldering guidance circa the Apollo moon project. The big difference between normal techniques and this one is that NASA recommends clipping the leads prior to soldering. It … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Assembling the MFJ-1846 Six-Band Hex-Beam Antenna (#152)

Watch the time lapse photography as I assemble the MFJ-1846 six-band hex-beam antenna. I also explain how hex beams work. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. You can ask a question by clicking here. … Continue reading

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Conversation with Ray Nelson, N1MPD, Regarding Coax Connectors (#149)

Ray Nelson is one of the principles at MPD Digital (usacoax.com). I spoke with him at length about connectors for coaxial cable. Enjoy our 30-minute chat! You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. You can … Continue reading

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My Station Antenna, Butternut HF-9V (#79)

Here’s an answer to a question I’ve been asked many times: what’s my station antenna? The answer is a Butternut HF-9V, a ground-mounted vertical with radials. This video explores how I have my antenna set up. You can see a … Continue reading

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