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by VK6ADF
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure
Replies: 40
Views: 16338

Re: Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure

The official word from Icom Japan :D http://www.icom.co.jp/world/news/181214/?fbclid=IwAR1ZyRDj5ni1aCZmy8oie6ua4Uipk2oMhenEI814fMUrP2QjQCkwtW2B1Jo Or is it the official word from a hacker? I am skeptical. The writing in the title in the tab of that page still mentions Icoms deal with Iridium Commun...
by VK6ADF
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: WSPR
Topic: WSPR mobile from inside a bus
Replies: 5
Views: 4609

Re: WSPR mobile from inside a bus

Ok, for those who can't see the video or the link try this https://youtu.be/uHh4P7YNWs0

Chrome works ok
by VK6ADF
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure
Replies: 40
Views: 16338

Re: Icom IC-9700 Pre-release brochure

I'd be surprised if it is released before Dayton Hamvention.

73 Phil VK6ADF
by VK6ADF
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Ancillary, Test Equipment, Components & Parts
Topic: Don't trust all SMA - SO239 adapters
Replies: 8
Views: 5536

Re: Don't trust all SMA - SO239 adapters

Not to mention if using an SDR. Many only have SMA sockets so to use an external antenna needs an adapter. I have a couple of dongle type SDR's and the SDRPlay RSP2 which all only have SMA sockets. Without adapters I would be up the creek without a paddle.

73 Phil VK6ADF
by VK6ADF
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Problem with mapping tool
Replies: 7
Views: 5412

Re: Problem with mapping tool

See this page. Could be the reason. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50977913/google-maps-shows-for-development-purposes-only WSPRnet maps has the same problem. I have seen a number of webpages with the problem. From the above web page Google Maps is no longer free. You have to associate a credit...
by VK6ADF
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Beacons
Topic: VK5 Active Beacons
Replies: 4
Views: 4606

Re: VK5 Active Beacons

Probably the best way to find out is click Beacons on the logger page.
by VK6ADF
Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Uniden Scanner - are they all deaf ?
Replies: 10
Views: 5257

Re: Uniden Scanner - are they all deaf ?

Getting less signal when I install a decent antenna , rather than the rubber ducky antenna it came with , leads me to think the receiver may be saturated. USB stick type SDR's suffer similar problems. The stronger a nearby transmitter the deafer they appear. Try further afield and see if it still a...
by VK6ADF
Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: LF, MF, HF
Topic: Werner Wulf antenna.
Replies: 22
Views: 10696

Re: Werner Wulf antenna.

There is no action on 52MHz, we SSBers are all on 50MHz Beacons, FSK, WSPR, JT65 etc.. On 52MHz, we still have 52.525MHz simplex and 6m repeaters. Put up a 5/8 vertical. Alan VK2ZIW Now that is a bit wrong. There is activity on 52MHz as standard license does not allow 50MHz so 52MHz is where their ...
by VK6ADF
Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: 144 & 432 MHz
Topic: Elecraft 2m transverter thoughts and comments.
Replies: 7
Views: 5613

Re: Elecraft 2m transverter thoughts and comments.

Hi Steve, if you are more interested in rx than tx, how about using a converter rather than a transverter. Cheaper than a transverter and probably easier to obtain on the second hand market. When I was using my SDR-IQ I bought a 6m converter and that worked ok. Can't see why similar for 2 and 70cm w...
by VK6ADF
Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: Your licence is due for renewal but
Replies: 21
Views: 9501

Re: Your licence is due for renewal but

If you find the payment portal awkward (I have absolutely no idea what it is or what it looks like) Why not pay by Bpay. That's how I have paid for years. and for the record I got my paper renewal about a month before my license expired when it arrived early August and my paper receipt/station licen...
by VK6ADF
Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: LF, MF, HF
Topic: Hexbeam in Aus?
Replies: 20
Views: 9487

Re: Hexbeam in Aus?

VK2AOH wrote:

Thanks for the tip, bit of a struggle but worked it out.

73's, Nick
Almost a mirror image hahahaha.

A very apt rotator for it
by VK6ADF
Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: LF, MF, HF
Topic: Hexbeam in Aus?
Replies: 20
Views: 9487

Re: Hexbeam in Aus?

VK2AOH wrote:
If I could work out how to post a photo would put one up.
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Just click Upload attachment tab and select the picture but make sure the picture is resized and not straight from the camera.
by VK6ADF
Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Digital Modes Miscellaneous
Topic: ISS Digital HAMTV
Replies: 10
Views: 5404

Re: ISS Digital HAMTV

Hi Shane, no I am not nor can I see myself receiving it in the near future, but there seems to be an interest in satellites lately. How about a small post of what you use or what is required and you might create some interest.
by VK6ADF
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: WSPR
Topic: WSPRNet Account
Replies: 3
Views: 4096

Re: WSPRNet Account

I logged onto WSPRnet tonight and found in the forum, others that had signed up but not received the confirmation email. This was one of the posts in there. Give it a try. Hope you have success. The WSPRnet web site is written and maintained by Bruce, W1BW (bruce@quidnet.com). No guarantees, we trie...
by VK6ADF
Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: WSPR
Topic: WSPRNet Account
Replies: 3
Views: 4096

Re: WSPRNet Account

Just a thought. Can you not just signup again. If it's a different email address from the first attempt it might let you.

73 Phil VK6ADF

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by VK6ADF
Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-718 receive problem
Replies: 16
Views: 2783

Re: IC718

Does anyone had any experience with a IC 718 with recieve problems, the recieved signal is weak, then hitting the PTT button comes up around 3 t0 4db increase in signal. Looking around the I-Net have not found any other hams having problems. VK5KKPR No experience with an IC718 but my initial though...
by VK6ADF
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: ZUGSPITZE 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: ZUGSPITZE 2015

Gee what a popular place. No wonder with the spectacular scenery.
by VK6ADF
Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: FT-817 Strange Fault - High SWR (HF)
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: FT-817 Strange Fault - High SWR (HF)

I would get yourself a dummy load and then check. Don't rely on a antenna tuner to check your swr by
and certainly not the almost useless rubber ducky antenna that came with it. Personally I would not even
rely on the inbuilt swr indication but that's just me and my preferences.
by VK6ADF
Sun May 03, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: LF, MF, HF
Topic: Station Master repair
Replies: 20
Views: 11447

Re: Station Master repair

Hi Theo, I have not had that happen to me because I don't have one, but it looks like possibly a plastic conduit type insulator with the ali tube in it. If it is a standard conduit size you could try this type of thing. conduit.jpg Should be available at any electrical supply place, Bunnings maybe e...
by VK6ADF
Fri May 01, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Beacons
Topic: Beacon Database changes
Replies: 52
Views: 16706

Re: Beacon Database changes

My thoughts, (so you get at least one reply) Should OCXO stabilised entries also be included in "Locked only" searches? No. Could another tick box or drop box be added for Stabilised Only and bring up the lot and then leave Locked Only to only display GPS and Rubidium locked entries. Not wishing to ...