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Remotely prograrnabie with Touchtones change up to 9 sets of access codes & parameters from H T Synthesized speech consisting of high quality male or female digitized human voice * Dual Remote bos (H.F. and v H.F ) Autoptfch and Repealer Controller Programed leCW or voice ID and courtesy beep Automatic voice clock & activity timers Multiple commands can be executed at once (up to 16 digits per command string) *5ub-eudtble tone compatible Alarm clock i auto-excute com mend strlngl...

Alara

On the 30th of June, 1975. a group of women interested in amateur radio met in Melbourne and formed the Ladies' Amateur Radio Association, now Australian) LARA Norma VK3AYL (now VK2DJO) was foundation presjdent With more than 200 members today, ALARA s main aim has been to encourage the active participation of women in amateur radio ALARA has an award, contests, trophies, numerous nets, and a quarterly newsletter. The official net is on 3.580 MHz at 1030 UTC Mondays (1000 during daylight saving...

Tv

ICOM America. nc.t 2380-176th Ave N , Behevue. WA 98004 3150 Premier Drive, Suite 126. Irving JX 75063 1777 Phoenix Parkway. Suite 201, Atlanta. GA 30349 ICOM CANADA, A Division of ICOM America, Inc., 3071 - 5 Road, Unit 9, Richmond, B.C. V6X 2T4 Canada All slated specifications are approximate and subject to change without nolsce or obligation AIM COM radio significant itceod FCC regula lions limiting spuhCHj* emissions. 1 2GHz7B6 Explore 1.2GHz with ICOM. Only ICOM offers the most complete...

Wheres my

WKmt Vou tiiven't swn the FREE DICK SMITH ELECTRONICS catalog' Or did someone steal your copy again Afrar ail, wt> o can rnist 148 coiorfu I paga c ra mmed with 1000 of tort rone goodies ranging from hits & compon& ni to computers d radiocontroiled cars. The selection is incredible, the values are even betier' Top it sH off with our enchjsive 15-page lectronc data section, and yoo II Keve more than a catatog. more than a relPTflnce a totally entertainpn exper> ence tof the electronic...

New

Word Js spreading ' Nothing matches th KRP-5000 for total performance and valu*. Not GE not av n Motorola.' PF peftorrnance really coun s n ough repeater environ-merits s. the KRP-5 OO receiver gwes you 7 helical resonators 12 poles of IF filtering, arid a precise S nrnui logger squelch *ith automatic threshold switch mg The Iransrmtter Qwes ynii clean FMOS FET power Enjoy high perforrnance opera-ion with ferrule piogrammabil-11y sequential tone paging 200-number autodial remote Squelch selling...

Sri Lanka

Calvin Fernando 4S7CF 15 6, Albert Perera Avenue Nugegoda Sri Lanka (Welcome to Calvin 4S7CF of the nation of Taprobane (as it was known to the ancients), Serendip (as it was known later), Ceylon (as known in modem times until 1972). and the Republic of Sn Lanka. as it is known now a 25,332 square-mile istand in the Indian Ocean off the SE coasf of India. Calvin is a Vice-president of the Radio Society of Sri Lanka and is active on 20 when the band is open. (He has afl 50 U.S states confirmed.)...

Wge

If you re looking for Greener pastures, 73 Amateur Radio is looking for an experienced editor who has a strong background in amateur radio. The qualified applicant must have an enlightened mind fitled with creative ideas and be able to shape the editorial focus of the magazine, Up-to-date knowledge of ham technology is an absolute necessity. If you understand the marketplace and can report on it without editorial bias if you write clearly and concise ly. sharing our absolute reverence for...

For Portable And Solarpowered Stations

Wired i Tested Lisi jjr ce i209 95 Amateur n i - 5,1 79 95 Wired i Tested Lisi jjr ce i209 95 Amateur n i - 5,1 79 95 LOW 5 mA Current drain. Miniature size' LigTi I weight All metal, shielded enclosure On board Lithium Battery RAM backup. On-toard watchdog for reliability Siandard DB 25 Connectors Output signal indicates Connected Status Docs no require squeiched udio. 8K FAM-32K ROM Remote Command Mode for Unattended operation ard jfe command .ockout ior secunty Commands compati le wilh our...

Rsd

Yaesus 2 meterFT-290R and 6-meter FT-690R Mark II Series are the perfect all-mode . - traveling companions. On the road, simply snap on the heat sink, JHBH apply 12 volts of power, and youVe got a 25-watt - r mobile station. FT-690R 10watts . '-mBffi - V On foot, attach the optional C-cell battery pack and shoulder strap, and take off with 2,5 watte jp output You get around fast on SSB, CW and FM memories, dual VFOs, LCD display, automatic repeater shift into memory register, offset inning...

Help Wanted

Pakratt 232

Now that we've got 73 grow ing for a change , I have one of the more exciting at leas for a real ham career opportunities around. If you know a ham or two who might fit the bill, cue em in I'm looking for a ham who enjoys getting on the air with new ham gear so we can test new equipment and report on it in 73. I'm looking for a ham who won't be fazed by packet or OSCAR perhaps someone who can help me set up stations on Caribbean islands for mmi-DXpeditions. Of course there are always special...

Header Wars

There is a lot going on in packet this month, but unfortunately, most of n can be classified as short-lived phenomena That's the type of thing where there ts a lot of arguing going on now, but the fight will be over within a month now equals mid December . If I write it up now, you won't see it until February, and you either won't care or it could start up the controversy all over again. Now I'm not one to stir up controversy for controversy's sake . but wait a minute, didn't I read something...

Minded Amateur

Veiy few amplifiers have generated the excitement and emotional involvement associated with the powerful LK-800A Amplifier. We tamed the commercial export version of this rock-crusher to the FCC type accepted 1500 watt output model. It is now offered to the discriminating Amateur. For 1986 Amp Supply has taken one more step in the thoughtful evolution of the classic LK-500ZB. We think you'll agree that the front panel is smashing, and that the LK-500ZB will be one of the most attractive pieces...

Testons Checkman Mini

Tesion s card-size Checkman Mini fits in your shirt pocket and gives immediate voltage and resistance measurements with built-in autoranging. The unit can handie up to 20 megohms and 500 V ac or dcr displaying the value on a lOmm-friigh LCD. The Checkman Mini also features an audible continuity checker 2nd diode tester, The Checkman Mini retails for S35 for complete information, please check Reader Service number 217 Bird s model 442 T rf power meter. 18 73 Amateur Radio February, 1987 built-in...

You Too Can Be An SOB

K9AZG thinks that hams should be heard but not seen put your left hand on the Cailbook and repeat after me As president 3nd organizer of a new fraternity aimed at recapturing the traditional policies of hamming. I invite those few remaining radio amateurs who shun personal contact wiih other hams to join an international net known as the Solitary Operators' Brotherhood We are not to be confused, however, with chronic QRMers sometimes referred to by our initials. When you hear an irate operator...

Icom Ic

Photo A The Larsen 1300-MHz collinear antenna with NMO magnetic mount in position on the Honda roof. nated 'Accessory Socket and aflows remote T-R keying of the 120, supplies remote 13.8 V dc and allows for a discriminator meter connection incidental the remote keying connection would be very useful for a 1260-MHz remote base link or repeater link. An external speaker jack is provided as well An unusual feature is the RIT control, You don't see these on FM transceivers on lower frequencies, but...

The

All Mode Operation FM, SSBr CW, Packet Wideband Reception from 138 to 174MHz Packet Compatible with front panel DATA switch 2-Meter Transceiver with the features of an HF DDS Direct Digital Synthesizer When you're ready to experience all the multlmode excitement 2 meters offers today s amateur, you're ready for the glamorous new IG275. Its FM capabilities are unlimited, Its wideband receiver coverage 138 to 174MHz, Tx 140.1 to 150MHz Includes public services and NOAA weather bands, plus CAP...

Ooking West

Bill Pasternak WASfTF 28197 Robin Av amp nue Saugus CA 91350 The other night, I sat down to write an article solicited by my friend Kris Partridge G8AUU. As you can note Dy his callsign, Kris is a resident of the United Kingdom, more properly, of Teddington, a London suburb The story of how we met is an interesting oner and also an important one tor this month's column. It was tn late 1981 when I re ceived a note from another British amateur who was also destined to become a friend. Andrew...

Bove Amd Beyond

Putman KT2B 84 Burn ham Road Morris Plains NJ 07950 Last month I discussed important parameters to consider when selecting a preamplifier for VHF and UHF applications, specifically MDS minimum discernible signal , IMD intermoduiation distortion , gam. and 1-dB compression point, Alt are interrelated, especially the latter three. Excessive gain can result in poor IMD performance and a tow 1-dB compression figure. Conversely, a welkJe-signed preamplifier may not have a very high gain...

Edited B Y Perr Y Donna M Kw

ACCORDING TO A STORY m Sweden Cafiing DXers1 the Soviet Umon has stopped jamming Russian-language broadcasts from China's Radio Beijing. Sino-Soviet relations have been warming up lately and this seems an attempt to prove to the Chinese that the USSR is playing according to the rules. The Russians have also recently stopped jamming transmissions coming from Albania and South Korea, Although not considered a jamming transmitter the Soviet over-the-horizon radar affectionately known as the...

At

12 VDC input terming - alfows dtrect mobile or external power suppfy operation. When 12 VDC is applied, power output increases to 5 watt si Heavy-duty final amplifier and heat sink The die-cast rear panel assures reliable operation. With the optional 12-volt PB-1 battery pack, the TH-205AT provides 5 W output. The standard 8.4 volt PB-2 provides 2 5 W output 300 rnW low power , Large, easy-to-read LCD display. Frequency, offset, memory channel TXh RX. and battery indicator. Frequency UP DOWN...

Swakia

Mike Stone WB0OCD PO Box H Lowden IA 52255 NEW 73 SPEC-COM WAS SSTV CONTEST FEB. 23-MAR. 1 Let's get slow-scan V moving again This past fall and wtnter have taken their toll, with low activity levels on SSTV around 14.230 MHz and elsewhere. Today's modern-style color converters have discouraged some black-and-white operators from staying active. With spring just around the corner, the Spec-Corn Journal will be sponsoring its annual Worked All States SSTV Contest, the only regularly sponsored...

Superscaf

Aftrontcs, tnc,, has announced SuperSCAF, a digitally tuned switched-capacitor audio filter for CW, SSB, R i TY, and other nar rowband modes. The unit incorporates a crystal-controlled 14th-or-der elliptical bandpass filter whose upper and lower cutoff frequencies are programmed via a front-panel humbwheel switch Cutoff points may be selected from 300-3,500 Hz in 100-Hz steps. The initial skirt slope is 150 ciB per octave with an overal stop band attenuation of at least 51 dB Passband ripple is...