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by MicroRem
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ham License
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Re: Ham License

What surprised me is the number of Hams in the US. I believe it's almost a million. More Hams now than ever before. I gotta think getting rid of the code requirement made it a lot more attractive to a lot of people. Jwax, funny how military service can kind of disrupt your plans! Thanks for that! Tom
by MicroRem
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ham License
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Re: Ham License

Thanks Gents! That's the plan. I did get it powered up and could hear static, then kind of set it aside for what was supposed to be two weeks.... and then life got in the way!

Best

Tom
by MicroRem
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ham License
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Ham License

If you have ever wondered about getting a Ham license, I must say it was easier than I thought. After putting it off for forty or so years I finally decided to do it. Hooked up with the local Amateur Radio Club and took a free class. Studied using an App on my smartphone and passed my Technician and...
by MicroRem
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detecting a magnet... from a distance.
Replies: 23
Views: 5428

Re: Detecting a magnet... from a distance.

Ships are magnets for torpedoes.
by MicroRem
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 5
Views: 1855

Re: Greetings!

Wishing everyone all the best for the coming year!
Tom
by MicroRem
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to me Old Ham Transceiver
Replies: 5
Views: 1102

Re: New to me Old Ham Transceiver

Great Information, thank you!!! I dis CB stuff in while young, then some comms stuff while in the Coast Guard years ago, HF RTTY and VHF and HF voice stuff, so I am not completely clueless, but certainly close. I have a good friend who is a ham wh has been egging on for years and when I saw this rig...
by MicroRem
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to me Old Ham Transceiver
Replies: 5
Views: 1102

New to me Old Ham Transceiver

I just purchased an older (mid 1960's I think) Kenwood TS820S ham Transceiver. Its hybrid, both solid state and tube. I haven't plugged it in yet, but other than visually inspecting all the caps and bringing it up slow with a Variac, any ideas on what else i should do? Oh, and no, I am not a Ham (ye...
by MicroRem
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MCM is no more...
Replies: 4
Views: 1569

Re: MCM is no more...

Pretty soon it will be one big company.. and then they will probably fade away too... Sad.
by MicroRem
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Direct backlight LED strips in 48" Samsung TV...
Replies: 7
Views: 1598

Re: Direct backlight LED strips in 48" Samsung TV...

Neat project... nothing to contribute but am following with interest.
by MicroRem
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drone communication/control
Replies: 5
Views: 1275

Re: Drone communication/control

Has the drone bug bit MicroRem? :smile: They can be addictive! Only the imagination limits what one can do with a remote camera in 3D space. I'm amazed that a large following of droners go long distance- out of sight, like several miles! Explore your neighborhood! Maybe, I am still trying to decide...
by MicroRem
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drone communication/control
Replies: 5
Views: 1275

Re: Drone communication/control

A friend of mid brought his Phantom drone to my place and I "flew it" It was really odd to me, being an RC and full scale pilot, that I had to think about every input since I was, in my mind, "telling it where to go" not "telling it what to do" I had a blast, we shot some neat footage of my property...
by MicroRem
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What keeps me up late!
Replies: 48
Views: 8413

Re: What keeps me up late!

If a tree falls in the forest, and a man doesn't hear it, is he still wrong?
by MicroRem
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turns ratio on audio transformer...
Replies: 7
Views: 2067

Re: Turns ratio on audio transformer...

I was told there would be no math...
by MicroRem
Mon May 01, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About DSL
Replies: 12
Views: 2931

Re: About DSL

"My advice to you is to start drinking heavily" so sayeth Mr. Blutarski
by MicroRem
Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DB25 mounting plate
Replies: 5
Views: 1746

Re: DB25 mounting plate

Received my parts on Friday. I am absolutely impressed with the quality, precision and timeliness of my order. I got exactly what I needed for a very fair price. Thanks everyone for the help. I heartily recommend Front panel Express to anyone needing thnings that are in their wheelhouse! Best to all...