QRO HF-2500DX Amps, info on

Roger Cooper n3rc at erols.com
Wed Jan 29 05:23:40 EST 1997

Looking to buy new linear. Wonder what experiences, recommendations,
sources re the QRO HF-2500DX amps?

Roger N3RC n3rc at erols.com

>From N6NT at worldnet.att.net (Bruce Sawyer)  Wed Jan 29 06:42:59 1997
From: N6NT at worldnet.att.net (Bruce Sawyer) (Bruce Sawyer)
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 06:42:59 +0000
Subject: FT-1000mp Contest keyer Info
Message-ID: <19970129064256.AAA9576 at LOCALNAME>

At 02:17 AM 1/29/97 +0000, you wrote:

>The FT-1000mp Operating Manual's explanation of Contest Memory Keyer 
>operation may be somewhat incomplete.
>1. Use the "lambic 2" keyer mode (Menu item 7-0)
>2. The so-called "CQ Message" (activated by Key #1) is the message slot
>which must be used for generation of a contest serial number (e.g. 599
>001, 599 002, etc.)
>3.  To imbed a contest serial number in a mesage, insert four question
>marks ("????") at the point in the message where you want the contest
> Four digits will not necessarily be sent, depending on whether you have
>three- or four-digit contest number playback selected via Menu item 7-6.
>But you must send four question marks (not three) to imbed the contest
>number correctly.
>4.  A contest number will not function in the "MSG 0" ~ "MSG 3" slots.
>Hope this all helps.  These instructions were part of the FH-1 Remote
>Control Key Pad and should apply to your keyer.  (I hope???)
>de Bill   WT4K  (X-KQ4GC)

Quite right you were (almost)!  Many thanks for the helpful info.  This
wasn't the understanding I got at all from reading the manual, but I now
discover that the keyer does work pretty close to the way you just
described.  The only difference I see is that it only seems to want "???"
and not "????" in order to embed a sequence number to correspond to "Remote
Control Unit Key #1".  (Why the manual would label this key the "CQ Message"
key when that is the only one which will take a sequence number is beyond
me.  It looks like certain engineers didn't spend a whole lot of time
talking with certain other tech. writers.)  If I put "????" in the message,
then I will get a "?" character trailing the sequence number.  You didn't
say whether "Remote Control Unit Key #2" (which is labelled the "contest #"
key) will accept a sequence number in its message, but it doesn't seem to be
doing it on my rig.  In orther words, you have to put the sequence number
into the "CQ Message", and the "Contest #" key cannot contain a sequence
number.  (Yes, I meant to say what I just said!)

Why couldn't Yaesu have done the same thing Kenwood did with the TS-870 and
embed the Super Cmos chip in the rig?  That is a vastly better keyer than
this thing the MP has in it!  

Bruce, N6NT

>From promedia at itnet.com.pl (Ltd.)  Wed Jan 29 08:18:35 1997
From: promedia at itnet.com.pl (Ltd.) (Ltd.)
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 08:18:35 +-100
Subject: to W4PA - re Ten-Tec e-mail address
Message-ID: <01BC0DBF.3F554A00 at itnet>

Dear Scott (W4PA),

I've just seen you e-mailed a message from Ten-Tec Inc.
Could you, please, quote it to me, as I have a quite large
technical problem with my paragon 585, tried your 
fax number and it seems to be eternally 'not available'.

promedia at itnet.com.pl

>From silver at ax.apc.org (Carlos Augusto S. Pereira)  Wed Jan 29 05:07:28 1997
From: silver at ax.apc.org (Carlos Augusto S. Pereira) (Carlos Augusto S. Pereira)
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 03:07:28 -0200
Subject: 80m vertical
Message-ID: < at ax.apc.org>

Does anyone know the difference in dbi betwenn a full size vertical - 90
degrees (1/4 wavelenght) and a shortned one - 45 degrees  (base loading
only). Please consider the same ground system, same location, height etc...
Which angle the peak performance happens in both cases (same?)? Is that
possible to FWD pattern plots to me (I don't have any antenna program)?

73 and thanks,

Carlos - PY1CAS

>From silver at ax.apc.org (Carlos Augusto S. Pereira)  Wed Jan 29 05:55:41 1997
From: silver at ax.apc.org (Carlos Augusto S. Pereira) (Carlos Augusto S. Pereira)
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 03:55:41 -0200
Subject: 80m vertical again
Message-ID: < at ax.apc.org>

I evaluated my previous question and I checked that the difference is not
constant since the ground losses may vary. Please consider the following

Rgl = 30 ohms
Rgl = 20 ohms
Rgl = 10 ohms
Rgl = 0 ohms (perfect ground)

So I will have four different situations to compare a 90 degrees vertical
with a base loading 45 degrees shortned vertical.

73 and thanks again,

Carlos - PY1CAS

ps. Which program modelates situations like that? K6STI?


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