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Various for sale

3 days ago
FT-100D, boxed in excellent condition (not widebanded) £475 IC-7000 excellent condition, not widebanded £600 IC-7700 immaculate, double boxed. £2000 LDG AT-7000 Auto ATU, matches IC-7000 but will work with any Icom radio £90 Cushcraft MA5B in excellent condition £350 Jaybeam TB3 3 Element Tribander £175 Cushcraft R7000 7 band vertical, VGC £170 Cushcraft R7000 7 band vertical VGC £170 (yes I have 2 x Cushcraft R7000s) Pro Antennas Dual ... read

RSGB announce remote invi...

5 days ago
https://twitter.com/theRSGB/status/1308836514042908674 RSGB launches remote invigilation exams for Full licence from Thu 24 Sep. Earliest date available for any exam is Wed 21 Oct. Please read Candidate Instructions before booking an exam - there is a link to them on the booking form: http://rsgb.org/exampay #hamr #GOTA2C read

Codeplug for Retevis rt3s

1 week ago
Hi Could  someone tell me where I can get a good codeplug  for the Retevis rt3s. Thank you read

FT8 Signal Reports

2 weeks ago
Hi Rodney, The report will normally be a 2 digit number, positive or negative. It's a measurement of dB that's auto-generated by the software. -26dB is the noise floor, so if you get a report of -26, that's bearly decodable, but a + number would be very loud & clear. Hope that helps, Pete read

Newbie here

2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your advice sir. I am just wary of Chinese electrics. So have bought a yaesu ft 2600 and decided to save my money to buy hopefully something like a Yaesu ft 840 when I progress. I know it is an older model but a friend had one and I fell in love with it. At ... read
2 weeks ago
Hello a very good question. The Yaesu FT230 R was a great radio but I think at this stage Chinese Dual Banders are a better buy. They have a surprising amount of features for reasonable money and looking to the future they are very handy if out walking or doing jobs around the home whilst monitoring the bands. Best of luck ... read

FT8 Signal Reports

2 weeks ago
Hello, after years of saying I would never work FT8 I have finally taken the plunge and having a play. On average I run about 30 watts only on this mode and have had some success on 70cms along with the other bands. Much to my surprise my computer worked J68HZ St Lucia on 40 mtrs  around 8 am today ... read

Newbie here

4 weeks ago
Firstly I would like to thank you for accepting me. I am hoping to take my foundation course as soon as I am able to. Could anyone tell me if a Yaesu FT-230R 2metre rig would be a good starter ( when I am licensed) or would a cheap Chinese dual band rig like a Leixen VV-898 be a better ... read

Local Supplies

1 month ago
Since the departure of Walter and Stanton is there any where local to purchase ham equipment. Seem to remember a chap from Hullbridge that was in between outlets (originally purfleet way) but can’t remember his name. Any help please. read

Upgrading kit for Interme...

1 month ago
Hi, Currently I have a Baofeng GT5TP with a ladder line antenna, a Tecsun SW receiver and an old Realistic PRO-71 handheld scanner. Thinking ahead, I am looking to upgrade when I get my Intermediate Licence in a few months. I am limited by both space and funds following a long period of ill health but should be able to ... read

 

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