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by VK3ZAZ
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 users topic
Replies: 137
Views: 5312

Re: Icom IC-9700 users topic

I have been turning shack off at night due to plethora of plug packs running for tnc gps laptop lan, hand helds, etc. Not wishing a shack burn down as many houses are lost to crappy plug packs and ham radio plug packs are no exception. So in morning you must turn on gpsdo ages before your 9700 and e...
by VK3ZAZ
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 users topic
Replies: 137
Views: 5312

Re: Icom IC-9700 users topic

ok polly you can help me terminate the ldf and my recently acquired atn 27 element lpyagi designed by klm and cloned all over vk. Now there is a story in itself. ps my ic910a complete with 144-146 no repeater offset came off a stall at Tokyo ham fair for ¥240000 including an icom carry bag and a hat.
by VK3ZAZ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 users topic
Replies: 137
Views: 5312

Re: Icom IC-9700 users topic

This part is interesting 'A small coupler PC board is soldered to the top of the TCXO can inside the IC-9700'. Any residual solder evidence from this 'mod' will no doubt void the warranty. The first few returns to Icom might slip through as warranty jobs, but I'm sure they will be on the look out f...
by VK3ZAZ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 users topic
Replies: 137
Views: 5312

Re: Icom IC-9700 firmware update

https://www.icom.co.jp/world/support/download/firm/IC-9700/CS-9700_1_10/ Firmware update purports to auto sync with your GPSDO reference source. I updated and my radio changed by 5 hz. Watching the Sync ref it has now dropped from 33% fine to 32% fine as it warmed upforwantof a better word. GPS lock...
by VK3ZAZ
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 users topic
Replies: 137
Views: 5312

Re: Icom IC-9700 users topic

All gone a tad quiet on this discussion. RT systems now have rig programmer using standard usb for $35 us. it allows cut and paste from any other rt systems radio so you can cut and paste all the 2m freqs fwiw. Icom have a freebie but not as flexible. no further upgrades. notice a few of the wspr us...
by VK3ZAZ
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Towers, Masts & Transmission Lines
Topic: What pipe to out the top of your tower
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Re: What pipe to out the top of your tower

VK5PJ
If you remember wannin tower
2.5 inch Thai steel seamless
21 feet.
rotor at 90 feet.
Ten feet inside to the thrust bearing on top
twelve feet out.
top was 111 feet agl
supported a five el ten metre beam at top.
nine el six m forty footer at thrust at 100 feet.
never failed.
by VK3ZAZ
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: AIS Marine Tracking
Topic: APRS Tracking the much overlooked safety web
Replies: 2
Views: 673

RPG on

Thanks to Tim vk3rpg-2 is back on 145.175 and gateway via vk3mix horsham this morning it tracked accurately from hamilton to port melbourne and return for sux hours and as my wife pointed out freeway 110 dear, highways and c class roads are 100! Stalked and sprung like a blooming idiot. My excuse ju...
by VK3ZAZ
Tue May 28, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Towers, Masts & Transmission Lines
Topic: VK3ATN All-Aluminium Tower - Info required !
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

Re: VK3ATN All-Aluminium Tower - Info required !

three sections for sale.
nothing is welded
all clamps and bolts.
see vk classies
by VK3ZAZ
Sun May 26, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone coming to serg who can bring some aerials down?
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Anyone coming to serg who can bring some aerials down?

Hi all,
need big favour in return for some fuel money.
Anyone who could transport some aerials from mid north sa to serg please pm me.
A collapsed lpy and two metre yagis from vk5mas peterborough sa.
by VK3ZAZ
Tue May 14, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: E.M.E.
Topic: Project Diana - EME 70th anniversary
Replies: 2
Views: 576

6M EME 25 years since.

1993 6M CW eme
never repeated on CW from VK
25 years ago massive improvement in radios and antenna.
World record up for grabs if you work W6JKV in Austin TX.
by VK3ZAZ
Tue May 14, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Towers, Masts & Transmission Lines
Topic: Alternate methods to mount a Nally Tower
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Alternate methods to mount a Nally Tower

QED
Don't weld two poles together making unmanageable 6M 200kg pole
Flang and fillet weld each end lath cut.
6 x M21 HS bolts
2M section in ground becomes the foundation.
1M hole plus mesh.
Well over rating required.
when you leave pole in ground with pot plant on it. :J
Pics coming.
by VK3ZAZ
Mon May 13, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Towers, Masts & Transmission Lines
Topic: Alternate methods to mount a Nally Tower
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Alternate methods to mount a Nally Tower

Hi all, Would you like to share any pics or diagrams of how you did not mount your Nally on the 3 metre round pole sticking out of the ground. Having trouble accessing site with a hydraulic Auger. Hit clay at 1 metre and had to rescue auger with engine crane just. Thinking of other was. Hinge at bas...
by VK3ZAZ
Sun May 12, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50 years
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: 50 years

:om3:
VK3RX wrote:Happy Half-Century, Steve :clap: :thumbup: :om: :)

Well done, that man.

Miss our chats about 6M DX on 125.8 in the morning commute to MB :beer:
by VK3ZAZ
Sun May 12, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50 years
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: 50 years

VK6OX wrote:Well done Steve!
A certain "Rick" from Hamilton was on ABC's Macca program this morning....d'you happen to know him? :wink:
Yeah felt bit like a Dick! :popcorn:
by VK3ZAZ
Sun May 12, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 50 years
Replies: 5
Views: 157

50 years

In May 1969 sat for Broacast Ops Certificate and did Practical in the RMIT annexe in Melbourne on an old AWA bc tx. July 1969 Cert number V9 issued Off to first job as a broadcast technician at 2GN Goulburn. 1970 Radio 2LT Lithgow transition from 500 watts Bowenfells site to 5kw.Wang site. 1971 3LK ...
by VK3ZAZ
Tue May 07, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Silent Keys
Topic: SV2ASP
Replies: 1
Views: 139

SV2ASP

Monk Apollo from Mt Athos passed away from brain cancer in his sixties.
Full details in vk ham classies. :eh:
by VK3ZAZ
Mon May 06, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 users topic
Replies: 137
Views: 5312

Re: Icom IC-9700 users topic

G'day Steve, Steve, I'll drop in over the next few weeks, we'll smoke a pipe & sip a sherry together and reflect on the birth of the IC-9700... :angel: Cheers, Good job BYO glasses Ive got the grog and I will let you play with the RC28 and remote from where we sit in DX heaven.' You are correct it ...
by VK3ZAZ
Mon May 06, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 users topic
Replies: 137
Views: 5312

Re: Icom IC-9700 users topic

Hey guys
Keyboard warriors unite
In the RC software
Hit the memory keyer button
YOU GET
a TEXT memory 10 slots

CQ DX DE NERDSVILLE>
KKK


Does not decode though so alligators united. :lol:
You will have to consult your pilots maps.

But wait you can decode RTTY :om:

DUH di DAH!
by VK3ZAZ
Sun May 05, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 users topic
Replies: 137
Views: 5312

Re: Icom IC-9700 users topic

One month in 50/50 accceptance polls being conducted on faceache! Then the molest and modify factor kicks in. World wide communicators but lost in translation are the JA reactions The fact no one seems to have tested this radio in the year it floated around. Now everyone hanging it on the design and...
by VK3ZAZ
Thu May 02, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 users topic
Replies: 137
Views: 5312

Re: Icom IC-9700 users topic

Finally after stuffing around got wsjt-x rc5 time limited it has 9700 in drop down and have cat control. OER and I are going to try FT8 FT4 and JT65 on 144.313 this morning. I can already tell you rig has the classic banana tail. Time will tell if it screws up the jt65 and jt9 decodes. Rex sent me a...