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by WA9WVX
Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:43 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: HY-Gain VB66DX problems
Replies: 7
Views: 7001

Hy-Gain VB-66DX 6 Meter Antenna

Hello Wayiand, I haven't forgotten this antenna issue as I've been studying the Hy-Gain manual. I've also been donig the 468 formula, over and over again. There are many descrepencies within the manual regarding element lenghts, esspecially using Hy-Gains Figure # 5 ! It's like the mysterious someo...
by WA9WVX
Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: HY-Gain VB66DX problems
Replies: 7
Views: 7001

VB-66DX

Hello Waylend, I took the information directly from Hy-Gain's website and dowloaded their manual for VB-66DX Beam Antenna. All of the elements are listed as follows: # 172922 Director Elements, 7/16" D X 47" L QTY. 8 # 175165 Reflector Element, 7/16" D X 52" L QTY. 2 # 172802 Driven Element, 7/16" ...
by WA9WVX
Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: FT 747GX
Replies: 5
Views: 5436

Yaesu FT-747 RF in the P.S.

Hello Bill, I've found that most Power Supplies used for Amateur Radio Service do not provide enough DC Filtering such as .01 uFd Chassis Mounted Feed Through Capacitors and RF Chokes on the DC Lines. I'd almost bet if you had the opportunity to connect the transceiver to a commercial Motorola MICO...
by WA9WVX
Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: HY-Gain VB66DX problems
Replies: 7
Views: 7001

Hy-Gain VB-66DX 6 Meter Antenna

Hello Wayland, I downloaded the Instruction Manual for the Hy-Gain VB-66DX 6 Meter Beam Antenna and after skimming through the manual I noticed something very strange about the Driven Element and the Reflector lenghts. I've never seen a Driven Element LONGER than a Reflector Element used on any fre...
by WA9WVX
Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: NEED HELP! ANYONE know the Kenwood TS-130SE really well?
Replies: 3
Views: 4868

TS-130

Hi Bill W3WDH, Nice little H.F. Transceiver, I wish I had held out for 160 through 10 meter version, oh well I've got the TS-120 80 through 10 meter. These older transceivers have a slight problem of VFO Drift which can be annoying. Of course the design was introduced in 1979 so the radio is almost...
by WA9WVX
Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Ft 757 AT
Replies: 5
Views: 4638

FC-757 AT

Phil,

What are trying to be .... A Comedian? I haven't seen any intelligent information from you're reply regarding Tom's Yaesu Antenna Tuner's electro-mechanical component problems.

I was just about to drop a PM to you but now you've confirmed it's not worth my time.

Dan
by WA9WVX
Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:27 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Help Needed In Contacting Fellow Ham
Replies: 2
Views: 1933

Contacting a buddy

Hello Phil, I'm practically dumb founded by your request to find Mark Smith KB5KYX . Haven't you ever heard of QRZ dot com? :lol: :lol: http://www.qrz.com/index.html There's small field to enter anyone's call sign and if it's valid, the website will bring up the information. Perhaps "if" the main p...
by WA9WVX
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Penta Tubes//3CX800A7
Replies: 4
Views: 5515

Penta Labs RF Tubes

Hi Mike, After reading your reply regarding Penta Labs RF Tubes especially your concerns about "their 400 piece build" I began to wonder what was happening at that OEM supplier. Four hundred pieces of anything from major manufacturing facility is practically nothing. They would be able to build tha...
by WA9WVX
Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Penta Tubes//3CX800A7
Replies: 4
Views: 5515

Penta Labs Vacuum Tubes

Hello Mike, Penta Labs was incorporate as a quality RF vacuum tube manufactrure half way through the 20th century in 1951. They are well known by the Amateur Radio Community and Radio & Television Broadcast Stations. In the early ARRL Handbooks, you could find their full page product advertisements...
by WA9WVX
Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Ft 757 AT
Replies: 5
Views: 4638

YAESU FC-757 AT

Hello Tom & Don, I'm not totally in agreement with Don K9YLI idea to replace the Aluminum Pins with Steel Woodwork Finishing Nails on either the Plastic or Nylon Isolation Coupling Shaft Assembly. Suppose you decide that Don's idea is the best solution and some time in your future the shaft jams or...
by WA9WVX
Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: swr meters frequency specific?
Replies: 14
Views: 12295

VSWR Bridges

Okay Guys, Here's one of my biggest problems with these newbies when they are asking for Help on these Forums. They start out asking a question about basic test equipment but don't provide the failure or problem. They receive one or more answers. Then they Open another Post that is directly tied to...
by WA9WVX
Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Kenwood 950/henry 2K classic
Replies: 7
Views: 5591

Hello Don, From many of the Forum Post I've read, anyone who come to this webpage that possesses an Extra Class License shouldn't be asking such basic questions in relationship to connecting a RF Linear Amplifier to the H.F. Transceiver. If the individual was asking advice regarding a certain probl...
by WA9WVX
Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Kenwood 950/henry 2K classic
Replies: 7
Views: 5591

No External Relay Switching

Well, I've been following this broken Thread because first Ed doesn't understand the meaning of a "Forum Thread!" Ed you always open the continuing Thread as a NEW Subject which it isn't! Secondly, Don K9YLI informed you on "Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:00 pm" and I will Quote Don: "You will need both schemat...
by WA9WVX
Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: swr meters frequency specific?
Replies: 14
Views: 12295

VSWR meters frequency specific?

Hello Phil - W4AIN. Perhaps you should contact your buddy engineer at DOSY Products and find out what the Frequency Bandwidth actually is, "especially" the highest frequency that this DOSY meter is capable of measuring any VSWR ? I couldn't find anything on DOSY website indicating the Cut-Off Frequ...
by WA9WVX
Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: wt9h dual band j-pole
Replies: 5
Views: 6151

Dual Band J-Pole Antenna

Hello Rory, I'm providing several Amateur Radio & Commercial LMR Antenna web sites for you to review Dual & Single Band Antennas specifications. You will need Adobe Reader or FoxIt to view the following pages for Base Station Vertical Antennas for FM transmit and receive operation. Hustler (Amateur...
by WA9WVX
Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: new tower and antenna
Replies: 3
Views: 2219

Okay, how long is your mast pipe? If you're putting up two (2) Vertical 11- Element Beams for FM. Don't expect the Vertical Beams to work well on 2-meter SSB because there's a minimum of 20 dB to 30 dB in cross polarization. Everybody I know, including myself use Horizontal Polarization for Weak Sig...
by WA9WVX
Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:32 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: wt9h dual band j-pole
Replies: 5
Views: 6151

PVC J-Pole Antenna

Hello Rory, I went out to look at the Dual Band PVC J-Pole Antenna long before I wrote my first reply to you. All that I see is a PVC Pipe & Connectors and this doesn't provide how the electro-mechanical components are constructed within the PVC Pipe . This is why I provided a web link so you could...
by WA9WVX
Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: wt9h dual band j-pole
Replies: 5
Views: 6151

Dual Band J-Pole Antenna

Hello Rory, I kept thinking about your High VSWR 3:1 problem last night, in fact it kept me awake all night. I pulled out my ARRL reference books and read about the J-Pole design but when I fired up the computer and searched the Internet about constructing these antennas I started question whether ...
by WA9WVX
Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: wt9h dual band j-pole
Replies: 5
Views: 6151

J - Pole Antenna

Hello Rory, My first question is, "What Manufactures Model Number is your Wattmeter?" Is your Wattmeter designed and qualified for measurements on 2 meters (144MHz ~ 148MHz) & 70 cm (420MHz ~ 450MHz)? Have you put a known good 50-Ohm Resistive Dummy Load attached to your Wattmeter Output and then o...
by WA9WVX
Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:36 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: new tower and antenna
Replies: 3
Views: 2219

new tower & antennas

Hello Ed, How about providing which Rohn 25G top section you have for your tower, Tapered Top or Flat Plate Bearing Top? What type of 2 Meter Beams are you putting above the Tri-Bander, either Vertical for FM or Horizontal for CW / SSB ? What sixe is the Mast Pipe that you intend to purchase and us...
by WA9WVX
Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Mobile motor noise
Replies: 4
Views: 2400

Motor Noise

Hi Sam, Your answer : Noise is like a whine. It increases with rpm increase Indicates there could be a defective Diode in the vehicle's Alternator system. I've seen this problem throughout the years with many types of vehicles while field servicing Land Mobile Business Two-Way Radios. There still i...
by WA9WVX
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Mobile motor noise
Replies: 4
Views: 2400

Mobile Noise

Hello Sam. Is this the first Amateur Radio you've mounted in this vehicle? Is the noise more like a whine, white noise or popping (the spark plugs firing) as you increase your speed? Which mode of operation is this noise heard, SSB, FM, AM or CW? What happens when you Enable the Receiver's Noise Bl...
by WA9WVX
Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: HF antenna
Replies: 2
Views: 1694

CATA-POLE 550+

Hello Bill . This one is rather interesting and had not been intended for manufacture and/or use for Amateur Radio Antennas. Although the material is Fiberglass and being roughly 15 Feet long, I suppose if you are creative and like to experiment with VHF antennas on 6 meter, 2 meter or 70 cm bands,...
by WA9WVX
Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: amp connection
Replies: 1
Views: 1459

Interface H.F. Transceiver to RF Amplifier

Here are two different websites that should provide the information that you have requested. You will need Adobe PDF Reader or FoxIt Reader to read the documents. Kenwood TS-950S Owners & Service Shop Manuals http://pd5dp.ham-radio.ch/news.php HENRY 2 K RF Amplifier http://bama.edebris.com/manuals/h...
by WA9WVX
Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Which watt meter should I buy?
Replies: 1
Views: 2066

H.F. Wattmeters

Hello Bill, Apparently you've been away from the H.F. scene for quite a while. Trying to locate any Drake equipment is like finding "Hens Teeth" now a days. I think most that equipment has been bought up by collectors of the radio equipment line and if you're so lucky to find the piece of equipment...