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1. Re: Topband: ? Key-clicks FT1000MK-V field ? (score: 1)
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 16:07:09 +0000
Tom and all, I believe it's a business decision. CW operators are in a minority and 160 operators are evan a larger minority. Does it justify to spend effort on features which do not have growth pote
/archives//html/Topband/2005-01/msg00210.html (8,905 bytes)

2. Re: Topband: Key-clicks FT1000MK-V field ? -- SEND IT BACK! (score: 1)
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 21:23:18 +0000
They may not be optimized for CW operation but are they defective? I think we may have better success in getting them modified if the spurious emissions produced by the fast rise and fall times excee
/archives//html/Topband/2005-01/msg00250.html (6,953 bytes)

3. Re: Topband: Technology "QSO's" - spotting (score: 1)
Author: "Michael St. Angelo" <>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 21:56:38 -0500
I find spotting, whether the old method of getting a phone call or the new Internet based spotting networks take something away from the hobby for me. The aspect of the hobby that I enjoy the most is
/archives//html/Topband/2005-11/msg00144.html (8,398 bytes)

4. Topband: Experiences with mobile transceivers (score: 1)
Author: "Michael St. Angelo" <>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2006 23:53:42 -0500
I'm looking to buy a small transceiver, which will be used primarily for portable operation, but I will be using it for 160 CW during the winter months. Since I listen to utility and sw broadcast sta
/archives//html/Topband/2006-01/msg00098.html (7,455 bytes)

5. Re: Topband: aluminum wire for antennas (score: 1)
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 21:32:53 +0000
Does anyone know what the electric utilities use for their wiring on utility poles? I doubt if it's pure copper or aluminum since theyare relatively soft and would stretch ot break. Copperweld has a
/archives//html/Topband/2006-01/msg00254.html (7,306 bytes)

6. Re: Topband: 160 and other Contest Log verification (score: 1)
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 18:42:18 +0000
A complete QSO should include the exchange of callsigns and some meaningful information such as a valid signal report.. Why don't they modify the rules such that meaningful signal reports have to be
/archives//html/Topband/2006-01/msg00332.html (8,682 bytes)

7. Re: Topband: TopBand Beacons (score: 1)
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 12:56:09 +0000
The best way of finding out if a band is open is to go on the air and listen, then give a call. Unfortunately, the only time the band is active these days is during a contest or when a rare station i
/archives//html/Topband/2006-03/msg00118.html (7,834 bytes)

8. Re: Topband: RG-6 Coaxial Cable... (score: 1)
Author: "Michael St. Angelo" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 21:50:41 -0400
I like to use BNC connectors. Amphenol and other manufacturers make crimp types for RG-6. Here is an example from the Mouser catalog: <
/archives//html/Topband/2006-09/msg00056.html (8,602 bytes)

9. Re: Topband: Why not add power class to SP TBDC exchange? (score: 1)
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 14:45:58 +0000
For the life of me I don't understand why contesters don't send the actual RST. The purpose of a QSO is to extablish 2 way communications and one way to verify this is to exchange some basic informat
/archives//html/Topband/2007-12/msg00246.html (8,470 bytes)

10. Re: Topband: CQ 160 weird ideas (score: 1)
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 15:33:47 +0000 (UTC)
All, We should add K to the signal report to indicate clicks - 599k. It would add some meaning to a useless signal report since all exchanges are 599 anyway. Mike N2MS _______________________________
/archives//html/Topband/2009-01/msg00201.html (8,800 bytes)

11. Re: Topband: Disappearing toroid (score: 1)
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 14:15:53 +0000 (UTC)
Jon, Was the balun core exposed to the weather? If so, maybe it got wet and absorbed some moisture. The water froze and the core expanded and cracked. Just a thought. Mike N2MS -- Original Message --
/archives//html/Topband/2009-09/msg00049.html (8,432 bytes)

12. Re: Topband: MFJ 259B on 160M (score: 1)
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 13:39:58 +0000 (UTC)
Glen, The problem with using a filter ahead of your "wideband" MFJ-259 analyzer is that the filter will transform the impedance of the load you're trying to measure. You have a better chance of measu
/archives//html/Topband/2009-09/msg00150.html (9,101 bytes)

13. Re: Topband: MFJ-269 thoughts? Other analyzers? (score: 1)
Author: "Michael St. Angelo" <>
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 12:48:16 -0400
Mike, I have a MFJ-269. It's convenient for checking for a low swr but is not accurate for measuring impedances. If you want accuracy or an analyzer that performs better in the presence of strong sig
/archives//html/Topband/2009-10/msg00135.html (9,205 bytes)

14. Re: Topband: BCB Filter (related to Antenna Analyzer question) (score: 1)
Author: "Michael St. Angelo" <>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 20:12:18 -0400
Rick, Telepost makes a Digital Vector Wattmeter, model LP-100A, that also measures complex impedances when you transmit. If you can get your hands on one of there you can try it. Mike N2MS -- Origina
/archives//html/Topband/2009-10/msg00173.html (9,008 bytes)

15. Re: Topband: BCB Filter (related to Antenna Analyzer question) (score: 1)
Author: "Michael St. Angelo" <>
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 15:24:42 -0400
Rick, 900 feet? What type of coax are you using? You could probably cancel out the coax by using a VNA like the AIM4170 of N2PKVNA and performing a OSL calibration at the antenna end. You would get l
/archives//html/Topband/2009-10/msg00181.html (10,384 bytes)

16. Re: Topband: BCB Filter (related to Antenna Analyzer question) (score: 1)
Author: "Michael St. Angelo" <>
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 16:22:15 -0400
Rick, I've used my LP-100 and FT-817 to measure the antenna impedance at the base of my 160 inverted L. I run both from a 12 volt battery. I've also used my N2PKVNA and Laptop but the LP-100/FT-817 c
/archives//html/Topband/2009-10/msg00185.html (11,348 bytes)

17. Re: Topband: Determining Reversible Beverage Polarity (score: 1)
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 12:46:44 +0000 (UTC)
Phil, Before I deploy my ladderline I mark one side with a nick or paint to keep track of polarity. The nick is actually a pinhole in the wide part of the insulation. 73, Mike N2MS -- Original Messag
/archives//html/Topband/2009-10/msg00257.html (7,265 bytes)

18. Re: Topband: AAARRRAAGH##$!@@!! (score: 1)
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 16:30:12 +0000 (UTC)
Let me add my pet peeve. I'm not a heavy dury contester. Mu goal is not to get on the top of the leaderboard or rack up points but to get meaningful signal reports from to determine if my latest ante
/archives//html/Topband/2009-11/msg00120.html (8,579 bytes)

19. Re: Topband: AAARRRAAGH##$!@@!! (score: 1)
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 20:51:30 +0000 (UTC)
Julius, I don't see any "pro" reasons for reporting a meaningless signal report. I'd prefer that they drop it or replace it with some meaningful exchange of information. Anyway, I've enjoyed the feed
/archives//html/Topband/2009-11/msg00133.html (11,136 bytes)

20. Re: Topband: Fw: Re: Coax Choke Balun (score: 1)
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 20:14:59 +0000 (UTC)
All, I purchase my Fair Rite 31 cores from Mouser. They stock clamp on as well as solid cores: Unfortunately, the only 2.4 OD core woth a large 1.
/archives//html/Topband/2009-11/msg00330.html (8,296 bytes)

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