1. Sheepdog777


    Hello Fellow Hams and Radio Enthusiasts, Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the approaching Spring. Hopefully, this will be one of the last cold days for Missouri this year… Let’s See What Happens. I know there is eleventy thousand Prefabricated Dual Band VHF/UHF Antennas out there, but...
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    No SWR meter/Antenna Analyzer/..., now what?

    Seems like tonight there will be a local ARC net talking about "shack gear" and I suspect the SWR meter is one of those indispensables. But what do you do when you don't have one yet? I was wondering if people have worked with tuning their (homemade too) J-pole, mono, or dipole, and what...
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    Homemade radio telescope?

    All right, I am a total noob when it comes to radios. I was hoping you guys could supplement my research. So, when they came and installed my new cable, they just took off the old dish, and left it in the yard. When I called, they said they didn't want it. I had a "great" idea. I remembered...
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    Pinout for Pro164 PC/IF cable

    I need help on building a usb cable for my pro 164 scanner. if someone can send me a pinout of the stereo plug corresponding to the USB data pins (+5v, data+, data-, -5v) i would greatly appreciate it. I refuse to pay $30 for something that should cost only $10 because radioshack is greedy...
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    1/4, 1/2, Full Wave How Do i Decide?

    I'm a communications guy in the Army and i was hoping some of you experienced radio guys can help me. I've googled my question and found some similar questions here on this site but i'm trying to get a little more specific answer. I have a really good old manual i found on making field...