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Old 09-13-2017, 8:57 AM
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The Alinco DX-SR8T HF desktop transceiver sells for under $500 new.
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Old 09-13-2017, 9:04 AM
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will do, whats the cheapest HF rig out there atm? I'm looking to go the good quality but CHEAP route lol
We had a new ham just get his general and he purchased an Alinco from HRO for less than $500 new. I've talked to him on 20, 40 and 80 meters and it sounds good. It is an Alinco DX-SR8T Transceiver. Some hams don't care for the Alinco brand, but I don't see anything wrong with it. He set it up as a base in his ham shack and uses an OCF antenna about 40 feet off the ground. You will need a power supply for it. Plus, down the road, the Alinco is a mobile radio and you could put it in your vehicle.

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Old 09-13-2017, 9:12 AM
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Darn, Steve, you beat me by that much. (uses Maxwell Smart voice).
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Old 09-14-2017, 9:56 AM
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Hmmm, I'll look into it. They also make a reciever too, the R8T
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Thanks Marshall, KE4ZNR, 73 and hopefully I'll hear you over IRLP one day. Whats your local node if you have IRLP? Maybe I can reach out your way someday
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Old 09-17-2017, 5:27 PM
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Oh, Idk if I'll ever find my way out there, but you never know! 73 from Massachusetts, my local repeater IRLP node is 4133 (W1MRA NE gateway node, 449.925). Drop a call my way some time.
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Old 09-21-2017, 5:26 PM
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Ok it's been 2 1/2 weeks since I passed, is the FCC backlogged? This is unsually long for the callsign processing..
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Ok it's been 2 1/2 weeks since I passed, is the FCC backlogged? This is unsually long for the callsign processing..
It can get a little frustrating with the wait sometimes. It may not be an FCC problem though. It may be that the VE who proctored your test got behind in submitting your results. It may be worthwhile to contact the VE if you can to see when it got submitted. Most likely though, it'll show up in a day or two.
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Old 09-21-2017, 6:11 PM
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I have the paper that says I passed with the VE's names on it.. I can try and look em up on QRZ and see if I can contact em that way
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