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The use of grounding rods

3 days ago
Hi, i have the same thought. Outside my workshop where my antenna is mounted vertically, I have put a ground cable to a Copper dod which was driven into the ground. A copper cable also comes from my G90 and is tapped into the Copper rod with a bronze screw.  read

Yaesu FT-707 + FC-707

6 days ago
FT-707 Rig £250 or £300 with matching Tuner FC-707 Tuner £75 Both fully working with age related marks. FT-707 Boxed with power lead. Tuner has connecting lead for power from the FT-707 ( Backlight ) Would prefer collection from Harwich, CO12 Full details here: https://www.rigpix.com/yaesu/ft707.htm https://www.rigpix.com/accessories/yaesu_fc707.htm     read

Loft Antenna

6 days ago
Currently working towards foundation exam.  I am wondering what the best all round loft aerial would be to pick up and transmit on as many bands possible? read

The use of grounding rods

7 days ago
I have installed a grounding rod on the outside of my shack, but I can find hardly any information, Logically the IC-7300 should be grounded, but what else? Also, as I have a 6M vertical antenna, I want to install a lightning arrester, but again where do I look for information? I passed my Foundation in March this year and ... read

Not able to make first QS...

2 weeks ago
I'm exactly on the same boat... I live in Loughton, and waiting for the Nagoya too...   read

Tenants & HT users

2 weeks ago
What are the position of tenants, and the HT users in the amateur radio world? Follow-up... Does location by a rail track a disadvantage to the hobby on an HT? last thing... with the "Z" on the callsign, is it acceptable to say "zed" or just "Z" read

Reliable repairs in Essex

4 weeks ago
Not Essex but have used him from Essex. Quick service pre-covid best to phone first.   Castle Electronics Unit2 Village Workshops Telerrddig Road LLANERFYL POWYS SY21 0AS New Phone nbr 01938 820880 read

Intermediate mocks ?

1 month ago
Hi Folks I've done my first pass of the intermediate book and normally I'd do some mocks to highlight the stuff I need to reread    But they seem a bit light on the ground for intermediate except the rsgb site anyone know I can download  read

Not able to make first QS...

1 month ago
Hello All, I am Arun (M7WTD) from Hutton, Brentwood. I have received my foundation license on April first week. I have bought a Baofeng UV-5RH as my first radio, and later got a Baofeng UV-5R + a Radtel antenna on a deal. I tried to make a QSO many times by calling CQ on 145.5 and trying to connect to GB3DA and the ... read

Reliable repairs in Essex

1 month ago
Looking for a repair to my SunSDR, its a simple power switch change and I have the switch. I would do it myself but at 84 years old my eyes are not too good. Looking for a comercial company not some back yard bodger. 73 de G4POP Terry read

 

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