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by wb3cez
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: WANTED Information on Motorola GR-500 UHF repeater
Replies: 0
Views: 353

WANTED Information on Motorola GR-500 UHF repeater

A friend and I are in the process of setting up a Motorola GR-500 UHF repeater. The system is currently up and running, but we have run into a problem. Although everything else is working well, we are unable to program the controller with an ID. I believe the controller is the ZR-340, but can't be c...
by wb3cez
Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Rant about newer transceivers
Replies: 17
Views: 11989

Re: Rant about newer transceivers

Try programming a Baofeng Chinese HT by hand and let me know how you make out!
by wb3cez
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Rant about newer transceivers
Replies: 17
Views: 11989

Rant about newer transceivers

Ok, I will admit that I am an old fart and have a hard time accepting a lot of change. Having said that, I really despise {don't like to say "hate" } so many of these new transceivers that are so difficult {for me} to program! For me these new vhf/uhf mobile rigs and HTs are an absolute nightmare to...
by wb3cez
Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Question about duplexers
Replies: 1
Views: 867

Question about duplexers

I have a Yaesu FT-100 transceiver which covers 160 meters thru 6 meters plus 2 meters and 440 mhz. It has two pigtails for RF output. Pigtail #1 is for 160 thru 6 meters, and pigtail #2 is for 2 meters and 440 mhz. I have 4 separate antennas for these bands. I am guessing I will need 2 different dip...
by wb3cez
Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Recent want ad on QTH
Replies: 1
Views: 1542

Recent want ad on QTH

Anybody see this ad listed under HF amplifiers? Poster claims he already has a tower with multiple beams. Comments? Need donated RF amp PLEASE Please read my story on QRZ.com. Need donated Ham IV rotor and control box. Also RF amp any size. I love working DX, but beed equipment to do so again. Disab...
by wb3cez
Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Question on vhf/uhf duplexers
Replies: 2
Views: 1182

Question on vhf/uhf duplexers

For the first time, I have the need for a 144/440 duplexer for a new radio and need some information. After doing some research on the net, I have not found the answer to my question. The transceiver has one output only and is designed for use with a dual band antenna. However, I plan to use two sep...
by wb3cez
Fri May 18, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Problem with Icom 746 and Icom SM-5 microphone
Replies: 0
Views: 1241

Problem with Icom 746 and Icom SM-5 microphone

Anyone know if the Icom SM-5 mic is compatible with the Icom 746? I picked up an Icom SM-5 desk mike for my IC-746 {non-pro} and apparently they don't work well together. I get plenty of audio {too much unless I crank it way down} but for some reason it effects the PL tones when operating 2 meter FM...
by wb3cez
Thu May 03, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: EBAY LAST MINUTE BID "SNIPING" I GAVE THEM THE HEA
Replies: 32
Views: 6516

Last second bidding on ebay

There are several auction sites such as gunbroker.com who have what they call a "15 minute" rule. Any last second bids will automatically extend the ending of the auction by 15 minutes more. This totally eliminates sniping. Ebay knows this but for some reason will not embrace this option. As others ...
by wb3cez
Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Why are hams so cheap?
Replies: 11
Views: 5570

Why are hams so cheap?

I,am the third of four generations of hams in my family. After being licensed for 37 years, I believe I,am qualified to make an observation about hams in general. Hams are probably the cheapest people with money of any group of people I have ever delt with. I have learned this not just by selling on...
by wb3cez
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: There! I said it!
Replies: 4
Views: 2514

There! I said it!

When tuning up my transmitter I usually do it on an unoccupied frequency. There, I said it! Not many will admit that! Now before all you purists get your bowles in an uproar, yes, I do have a dummy load. The dummy load presents a perfect 50 ohm impedence with a flat match. My antenna's do not! If I ...
by wb3cez
Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: How many forum members does it take.......
Replies: 11
Views: 3030

Light Bulbs!!

Great post! I almost fell off my chair laughing! Soooo true![/b]
by wb3cez
Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Regarding the feedback forum
Replies: 4
Views: 3858

Regarding the feedback forum

Perhaps this isn't the right place to write my rant, but something has been bothering me and I guess this is as good of a place as any. As I read the daily posts on the feedback forum, it occured to me that people have been misusing that service. It seems to me that the feedback forum is there for t...
by wb3cez
Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: On using matched power tubes
Replies: 1
Views: 1332

On using matched power tubes

This topic has no doubt been discussed here before, but I haven't been around long enough to have seen it. I have been reading on various blogs debates regarding the need for matched power transmitting tubes. Some people seem to think it is absolutely necessary while others say no. Case in point is ...
by wb3cez
Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Portable or mobile?
Replies: 1
Views: 1160

Portable or mobile?

Is it correct to call the operation of an HT as portable or even refer to an HT as a "portable"? I may be mistaken, but I always thought "portable" meant operating from a fixed location other then that listed on the station license. Ofcourse if you are operating an HT while at a fixed location, you ...
by wb3cez
Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Boxes for sale!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1824

Boxes for sale!!

What is with these people who are offering empty equipment boxes for sale at ridiculous prices? I mean like, how cheap and greedy can people get? What ever happened to hams helping hams without being so mercenary? [/b]
by wb3cez
Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Message received from another known scammer
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Re Scammers

Just received another reply to my want ad. This time the thief is using a bogus ea7fuh@gmail.com. These people never quit!! Seems like it never fails...everytime something good like QTH exists, there are those who ruin it for everyone. [/b] "Hello I am contacting you regarding your wanted advert, Ho...
by wb3cez
Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Message received from another known scammer
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Message received from another known scammer

Below is an email I received in reply to an ad I ran on QTH for a Yaesu amplifier. This is the second time this thief has tried to scam me using different calls. He currently is using "2e1dhl". Western Union payment and a g-mail address is always a dead give away! "This amplifier covers 160m to 10m ...
by wb3cez
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Scammer alert
Replies: 2
Views: 1350

Scammer alert

I recently posted a want ad here on QTH. I received a reply from someone pretending to be 2E0IMT. I noticed the email address he sent me was different from that listed on QTH. I contacted the real 2E0IMT using his correct email address instead of the one the scammer provided. It turned out that 2E0I...
by wb3cez
Thu May 26, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Horizontal inverted V antenna
Replies: 4
Views: 4890

Horizonal inverted V antenna

Thanks very much for your reply regarding the horizontal V antenna. I think my main concern was would the antenna in that configuration be able to maintain a 50 to 75 ohm impedence at the feedpoint. Apparently it would, although as you say, it change the pattern considerably. This probably would not...
by wb3cez
Wed May 25, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Horizontal inverted V antenna
Replies: 4
Views: 4890

Horizontal inverted V antenna

I have been wanting to put up an antenna for 160 meters, but have space restrictions. The property is plenty long enough but my shack is located at one end of it. Running an inverted V or center fed dipole will place the feed point too far from the house and will present other problems with where th...
by wb3cez
Wed May 11, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Is a larger amplifier really worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 5214

Is a larger amplifier really worth it?

I currently run an HF amplifier which puts out about 600 watts. I have been considering upgrading to a larger amp with 1200 watts output. Everyone says the first 600 watts makes the biggest difference and an additional 600 is bearly noticable. Yes, I understand the formula...doubling of power equals...
by wb3cez
Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Problem with Yaesu FL-2100B amp?
Replies: 1
Views: 1929

Problem with Yaesu FL-2100B amp?

I have a Yaesu FL-2100B amp that apparently is developing a problem. In over a years use, I have noticed that the position of the loading knob has become increasingly lower to the point where it is now at "0". The antenna has remained the same and I,am using an external tuner which tunes the antenna...
by wb3cez
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: N1NIC Great guy
Replies: 0
Views: 679

N1NIC Great guy

I recently purchased a transceiver from Dan, N1NIC thru QTH. Not only was the radio better than expected, but Dan took the trouble to replace the memory battery to insure my satisfaction. Dan kept me posted on all facets of the transaction along the way. Needless to say, I,am very pleased and would ...
by wb3cez
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Yaesu FL-2100B meter lights
Replies: 0
Views: 1775

Yaesu FL-2100B meter lights

I have an old Yaesu FL-2100B amplifier that I would like add meter lights to. Has anyone done this and what is the best way to go about it? ][/b]
by wb3cez
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Info on matching power supply for TS-450S
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

Kenwood TS-450S power supply

Thanks for the info. I must be losing it in my old age since the information is available in the manual! [/b]