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Kenwood

Visitors to Japan often arrive with a distorted idea of how ter A busy production line at Kenwood in Tokyo, A busy production line at Kenwood in Tokyo, ribly expensive the visit is going to be. Hotels are on the high side, but certainly are no worse than in London and much of Europe. A v sit to Tokyo can be an expensive experience if one is not wify unto the ways of the natives. I found it much like New York City, where meats come in all price ranges. Not being able to completely overcome my...

Taisu

YAESU ELECTRONICS CORP-, 6851 Walthall Way, Paramount, CA 90723 (213) 633-4007 YAESU ELECTRONICS Eastern Service Clr.t9812 Prlnceton-Glendale Rd.Cincinnati, OH 45246 The letters in reply to the September article on Dick Bash indicate there are many different views on the propriety of his publishing ihe questions and answers to the various amateur radio tests. It is interesting to note that at least two readers had comparisons ith the FA A written tests, and I agree in principle with Mr, ftemont...

Help

Rich Casey WA9LRI 1818 Hemlock Garland TX 75041 if you were a civilian radar field service engineer working with the military, in uniform, overseas during WWII, please get in touch with me regarding possible official US recognition for your services. Thank you. Bill Falk K7WJF PO Box 171 Apache Junction AZ 85220 I am blind and bedridden with spinal arthritis for 11 years now. I am a UCLA grad, class of 1958, in History. I'd like to listen to good, clear shortwave overseas radio broadcasts if I...

Gdx Discone Antenna

With the flurry of activity in VHF UHF scanner radios, it isn't surprising that someone has come out with a high quality discone antenna. Most antennas for scanner reception at present are simple verticaiiy-polarized dipole clusters. But the GDX-1 from TET-America is a different breed. Not oniy does it provide wideband reception, but it also is suited for transmitting as well. Discone antennas are inherently wideband. The GDX 1 is designed for continuous coverage from 80 480 MHz, Feedpoint...

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The Crown Microproducts ROM-116 RTTY interface and Operating System. A superb frequency counter is frequent ly not counted-just because it doesn't have a high price-tag. The truth is, our 3000B 1 Gigahertz is an excellent counter. In fact, it s preferred by many engineers, technicians, and electronic enthusiasts. Not a single competitor on the market today can surpass our price performance ratio. And we've deliberately kept our prices down. First, we've refused to join everybody else in their...

The Japan Osaka Century Certificate

The JOCC Award is issued by the Naniwa Amateur Radio Club of Japan, it is made available to licensed amateurs throughout the world. To qualify for the award, applicants must submit proof of contact with stations within the Osaka prefecture Three award categories are offered Junior Class applicant must work 10 JA stations which enable you to spell NANIWA CLUB with the last letter of each caiisign contacted. Standard Class applicant must work 10 different stations in the Osaka prefecture. Gold...

And Operating System

There are many changes and technical improvements taking place in amateur radio these days, and some of the most profound changes are in the field of radioteietype (RTTY), One could say that the electronic revolution is taking place a little iate in RTTY, but there can be no question about ilr it is taking place. The noise and aggravation of mechanical RTTY gear has kept many hams from trying out this fascinating mode, but it is time to reexamine the situation. Electronic technology is arriving...

Swr Bridge Swr Ia

With dual reading meters. 1000 watts RF. 3.5-150 MHz. Reads relative power output. Available only hrc jgh authorized dealers. 305 Airport Hd Oceanside. Ca 92054 7141 757-7525 tarry N5LL handles the JO-meter and 6-meter FM positions from a relaxed perch just aft of the tailgate of a vehicle. enbach. Dee WB5VWX and Floyd WB5PFR found an old set of bedsprings, took it outside, propped it up, loaded a Ten Tec Argonaut into it through a tuner, and worked him on 10 meters, getting a respectable...

Personal Test

Give the MFJ 494 Super Keyboard a personal test iighl in youi own ham shack. Order one from MFJ and try it no obligation. See how easy it is to operate and how much more enjoyable CW and RTTY can be. If not delighted, return it within 30 days for refund less shipping . One year unconditional guarantee. To order, call toll free 800-647-1800. Charge VISA, MC or mail check or money order for 279.95 tor MFJ 494 Super Keyboard, 39.95 for Mi J-53 AFSK module, 29.95 for the MFJ-54 Foop keying module....

Rtty Loop

WA3AJR 4006 Winiee Road Randallstown MD 21133 in all the years that I have been writing this column, i have always tried to Keep the tone light and cheerful. It is with some regret, therefore, that must alter the tone this month, as I begin with an obituary. Although not involved with amateur radioteietype at its inception, being only twenty-eight years old, this youngster played an important role in the introduction of new features in RTTY operation, such as selective...

Cde Ham Rotor For The Visuallyimpaired Operator

Corneli-Dubilier Electronics has produced a rotor system es pecially designed lor sighHm-paired amateurs The Ham-SP is a combination of the Ham-lV rotator and a solid-state control unit. All operation functions of the control unit, 360 compass dial, on off switch, and push-to-start button, are marked Usually as well as by Braille. To operate the system, the desired antenna dh reclion is selected by turning the large dial. The start button is then pressed. Electronic circuitry will automatically...

Japan Century Cities Award

Similar to our own 73 Magazine Century Cities Award, the Japanese version is sponsored by the JARL, requiring the applicant to make contact with a minimum of 100 individual cities within Japan. There are no further requirements and no stipulation as to band or mode. Endorsements are issued for each increment of 100 additional cities worked. Applicants are asked not to send QSL cards Prepare your lisl of cities in order of the city number. Though this may be confusing to someT it is best to...

Pb Radio Service

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New Life for Old Klystrons

What Use a vacuum tube in this modern era of solid-state electronics Reading about Cunn diodes, Irnpatts, and other such exotic devices is fine, but with the exception of the Microwave Associates Gunnplexer, there are no complete solid-state oscillators available to the amateur 1 This became very apparent while I was trying to put together a receiver for direct reception of television signals from geosynchronous satellites at 37 to 4.2 GHz, A multi-stage oscillator-multiplier chain was ruled...

Winter Olympics Torch

Editor's Note fn the May, 1960, QST, one participant's view was presented of amateur radio's part in the Winter Olympics Torch Relay Run. Due, in part, to more detailed explanations of the project's complexity and the many amateurs' responsibilities, we believe the story presented here fends a different perspective to and perhaps better captures the spirit ol involvement of all those who had a hand in this historic event. Amateur radio made important contributions last year to the Olympic...

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Connect Only If Optional Gatf Connection Used

L Capacitance checker schematic. pulses can pass during the time interval of that flipflop pulse. A combination of clock frequency, charging voltage, series resistance, and trigger point is chosen so that one clock pulse passes for each 1 pF in the low range, or one clock pulse for each 1000 pF in the high range. With this arrangement, our counter gives a direct capacitance readout. The capacitance measurement must be synchronized with the count interval of the frequency counter See Fig....

The Vocom Antenna Dept

Elsewhere in Hlinols there exists a company that calls itself VoCom, and they have a rather interesting product. It's a 5 8-wave gain antenna that co-lapses to 81 and is designed to be used directly on a hand held fitted with a BNC-type connector. II became interested in this product after moving to our new home, One thing to mention on my new home While set in a beautiful canyon, 1 actually purchased a 70,000 dead spot1 that came complete with llCC amp RsM which prohibit any outside antenna...

The Practical Handbook Of Amateur Radio Fm And Repeaters

Anyone who regularly reads Bill Pasternak s Looking West column in this magazine un doubtedly will have more than a passing interest in his new book, The Practical Handbook of Amateur Radio FM and Repeaterst written with Mike Morris and published in 1980, at 9.95, by TAB Books. Actually, anyone who has more than a passing interest in FM and repealers will find this book a valu able addition to his technical library This 538 page volume is more than Just a practical hand book it s a complete one...

Kfd

Use your car's AM FM antenna for youf 2 meter mobile rig Eliminate the two-antenna tip-off to thieves, without the nuisance of hideaways. Save the cost of a 2-meter mobile antenna, AT-200 tunes from the front panel for maximum output, minimum VSWR 1,2 1 or less for mosl car antennas . Made in the USA by Barker amp Williamson, Inc. The PSVS preamp module covets trie entire range front 1 M Hi to I GHz 11000 MHi Perfect for the new GH.1 counters and higher UHF bonds. the tremen dous bandwdth oi...

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Semiconductor function voltage-variable capacitance characteristics test setup. goes Jowr the counter is ready to courrt pulses IC1 b goes hrgh and starts charging the unknown capacitor through R1 or R2 The flipflop formed by ICIc and IC1d was reset to a low output when the gate was high. Now its output changes to high after the time delay of charging the capacitor up to the flip-flop changeover point. This time delay is directly proportional to the capacitance value and is the basis of...

Mfj Deluxe Rf Preselector Ii

An unusual combination of accessories in one cabinet has been released by MFJ, a company noted for their large catalog of accouterments for radio communications. The new 1040 Deluxe Rf Preselector IF houses both a flexibly receiver preselector and an adjustable-delay relay to protect the delicate circuitry when used with a transceiver. Very thoughtful and very effective. Designed with applications agility in mind, the 1040 features at least 20 dB of preamplifier tion. More important, the 1040...

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World's largest distributor of radio scanners, welcomes the addition of the Fanon SCMA-6 accessory to our product tine. This useful accessory mounts in your car and makes your Fanon Slimline scanner work like a high priced mobile receiver. A new product made by Electra, the Freedom Phone' is now available from CE, This is the ultimate cordless extention phone that can make and take your calls. We give you excellent service because CE distributes more scanners worldwide than anyone else. Our...

The Arrl Opera Ting Manual

The ARRL Operating Manual, recently published, continues the League s tradition of supplying the ham with some of the best book bargains available today on the subject of amateur radio. Inexpensively priced at 5.00. this large format, paper-bound edition a compendium of up-to-date information on all phases of amateur radio. What the League s Handbook does for the technical aspects of our hobby, the Operating Manual does for the stylistic. In short, it can help almost anyone become a better...

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Ham Help

I am in need of a schematic for a Micro-Z FM36 frequency counter with prescaler. will be glad io pay copying costs and postage. Dennis L Cornell WD4HRO 7835 Captain St. Simon Langton Grammar Schools In Canterbury, England, are celebrating the centenary of the founding of the school In 1881. To this end, we shalt be operating a special events station, active on all HF bands under the call GB4SLS, on February 2228.1981, During this time, we are anxious to contact as many past pupils of the school...

Triokenwood Communications

1111 WEST WALNUT 1 COMPTON, CA 90220 Processor, N W switch, IF shift, DFC option An incredibly compact, full-featured, all solidstate HF SS8 CW transceiver for both mobile and fixed operation. It covers 3.5 to 29.7 MHi including the three new Amateur bands and is loaded with optimum operating features such as digital display, IF shift, speech processor, nar row wide filter selection on both SSB and CW , and optional DFC-230 digital frequency controller. The TS-130S runs high power and...

Murata Ceramic Filters

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