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Category: Radio Equipment

Category under which the radio equipment I use is grouped

Kenwood TS-850 S/AT

The radio I’m now using is a Kenwood TS-850S with the optional automatic antenna tuner (ATU) fitted.
I purchased this radio for a bargain price with a minor, but common, fault; this being very low received audio volume.
Once I had got the radio home and on the workbench I set about the repair and very soon the radio was back in good health once again.
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Morse code (CW) paddle

Within my station is an MFJ 564 paddle which is used for sending morse code, or CW as it’s also known.
Yes, even though morse code is one of the oldest methods of radio communication, it is still very widely used and popular with operators who prefer to use as little power as possible (QRP) to maintain a contact. Read Complete Article...

Yaesu FT-7800/7900 VHF/UHF Mobiles

In the shack I have a Yaesu FT-7800, and it’s newer brother the Yaesu FT-7900 in the car.
This pair of radios are virtually identical. The newer FT-7900 has a slightly different facia, the difference being the size and shape of the control buttons. The functions available from the front panel are the same as the FT-7800. The FT-7900 also boasts a few extra watts of RF output power on the UHF band.
Both radios have been programmed identically – this is just to help prevent confusion when operation the different radios.
In the case of the mobile unit, I have used the separation kit to allow mounting of the front panel of the radio in a convenient position, while the main body of the radio is positioned securely in the boot. Read Complete Article...