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Ham Drought

It has been ages since I’ve had a good spin of the dial on my FT-991A, or my IC-7300. I missed the SCARS field day, I didn’t even switch on my radios during field...

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My IC-7300 TX Audio Setup

The IC-7300 has very good transmit audio out of the box, with the stock microphone. With a little tailoring to your voice tone, it can give excellent results. It seems though, I’m never happy...

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PL-259 Soldering

Do you solder the coaxial shield to the connector body when installing a PL-259 plug? What are those holes really for? I’ve been installing PL-259 plugs onto coaxial cable since I was about 16,...

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Radioddity GD-77 Setup

Introduction I bought one of these on an Amazon Deal for about $64. I started to wonder if it was actually such a good deal after fighting with it for a while. It’s pretty...

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Yaesu FT-991 upgraded to FT-991A

I received my FT-991 back from Yaesu in the form of an FT-991A. They do not replace the front bezel, but the radio has a new sticker on the bottom showing that the model...

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Alpha Delta Switch Arc-Plugs

I recently bought a couple of Alpha Delta coaxial switches, and noticed they come with a built-in surge arrester which can be replaced after a surge. They call them “Arc-Plugs”. These are on sale...

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