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by KC7I
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: What's it worth?
Topic: Kenwood TS-850S....ETC....
Replies: 1
Views: 1177

Re: Kenwood TS-850S....ETC....

Filters and oscillators are nice, but with the TS-850S the most important factor is the DDS ICs. Does it have the old ones? If so, it's a parts radio. Those ICs are known to fail, and there are no more available. Always include the status of those when dealing with a TS-850S.
by KC7I
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Re Ken Simpson W8EK
Replies: 12
Views: 9847

Re: Re Ken Simpson W8EK

If someone is buying and selling to make a profit, they should be advertising, not using classified ads. A lot of the wheeler-dealers use the "doing it for the SK families" excuse. If they give ALL of the proceeds to the family, I have no problem if they are using classifieds. But if they are keepin...
by KC7I
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: PayPal Fee Upcharging is ILLEGAL!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3341

Re: PayPal Fee Upcharging is ILLEGAL!!

So, since I don't use Paypal, I'm supposed to pay a higher price to support their monopoly marketing scheme? Not happening. If someone wants the same price without using Paypal, that to me is dishonest by charging me for something I don't use. "While the fees are rather high (2.9%), using Paypal doe...
by KC7I
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: Shipping to PO Box
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

Re: Shipping to PO Box

My second home is also where there is no mail delivery so a PO Box is mandatory if I want mail. UPS and FedEx don't even deliver due to many not having street address numbers and some really bad roads. This is a remote area on Maui, but I know of a few places in Oregon that are the same way. I've he...
by KC7I
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: TAPR TNC-1 help needed!
Replies: 1
Views: 679

Re: TAPR TNC-1 help needed!

Hello, I have an TAPR TNC_1 I want to play around with I have no packet experience and I realize this is a very old unit! I can get the tnc to send me message when it starts up asking me to type a * which I do but no response. I have been to the TAPR website several times and have downloaded the ma...
by KC7I
Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Rotatable Dipole - Gamma Match
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: Rotatable Dipole - Gamma Match

The match will be set to the antennas impedance, usually 10-20 ohms or so. Using it directly will get you pretty high vswr. You might be able to adjust it to work for you. Adjust the sleeve in and out, and separately the clamp where it attaches to the element. You may need to shorten or lengthen the...
by KC7I
Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: SignaLink USB
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

Re: SignaLink USB

It sounds like the output of the Signalink audio is way too high. Check the jumper inside. It may be set for high level output.
If that doesn't help, you might be able to turn the audio in down at the radio. You can also try at the computer, but setting it low there increases noise.
by KC7I
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: PayPal Fee Upcharging is ILLEGAL!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3341

Re: PayPal Fee Upcharging is ILLEGAL!!

Paypal fee charging is NOT "Illegal". Illegal means against criminal law. There is no law regarding paypal fees.
At the most, it is a minor breach of contract, which is a civil matter.
by KC7I
Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Scammer Reports
Topic: SOUTH AFRICAN CROOK
Replies: 2
Views: 968

Re: SOUTH AFRICAN CROOK

That's a pretty obvious scam attempt! Some of them are real idiots.
On the other hand, please don't use all capitals. This isn't RTTY or Morse code.
by KC7I
Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Make all poster supply a sale price and photo
Replies: 3
Views: 2692

Re: Make all poster supply a sale price and photo

KW4HKY wrote:No picture, no price (unless it's a trade) I don't even bother.
Absolutely! If there's no price or picture, I wonder what they are hiding and won't go near it.