Tag Archives: amateur radio

My notes on the TYT MD-2017

The programming cable is just a passive device. This means the radio must be connected to the cable and turned on before your computer will be aware of the connection. The programming software (“CPS”) is included with the firmware updates … Continue reading

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FT-70R Battery Problems? Update the firmware…

Apparently the firmware on the Yaesu FT-70R has problems reading or charging the battery or something like that. Update the firmware here.

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Linux USB ports wandering all over the place? Here’s a way to pin them down.

I was tired of hunting down my USB serial devices on every reboot, so I found this link and solved the problem.

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FCC Field Offices

Need the phone number for your FCC field office? This is probably your best bet.

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My new job!

I am now working part-time at the Portland store of Ham Radio Outlet! I’ll be helping match you with your perfect radio and accessories. This means I’m decreasing my presence at Breitenbush and within the next few weekends or so will … Continue reading

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Problems installing cqrlog on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I had a problem today getting cqrlog to install on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop, and here is how I solved it. This assumes you do not have mariadb already installed. If you already have that installed, you won’t have problems … Continue reading

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Amateur Radio Transmits 1000 Miles On Voice Power

Amateur Radio Transmits 1000 Miles On Voice Power. It’s a 75 meter rig that only uses the human voice for power. Now that’s QRP!

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Hey Hams…Think the #GOPShutdown Doesn’t Affect You? Guess Again!

If you go to the FCC web page at www.fcc.gov today, you do not get access to ULS or most other things you might find useful. Instead, you get this: This is what happens when Republicans have a hissy-fit over … Continue reading

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Random Ham Radio Goodness

So, I bought an Icom IC-745 a few weeks ago, and I’ve been playing with it. It uses a lot more power than my Kenwood TS-130S, which I sold (as well as the PS-30 power supply) to pay for the … Continue reading

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World Amateur Radio Day | Southgate Amateur Radio News

World Amateur Radio Day | Southgate Amateur Radio News. Happy World Amateur Radio Day! 73’s!

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