Speccom Journ

Jowa Residents Add 4 State Sate Tax I 7 Amateur Radio October, 1986 89 Imagine our surprise when we opened the premier installment of our new DX column and read Please don't give me a byline this month fr Seems our man is a bit harried and felt that there wasn f enough time to put togeth era respectable column. Heck, we gave him a week. Of courset we'd already set aside the space for a couple of introductory paragraphs telling you how wonderful this fellow is, and what a Big Gun he is you know,...

Australia

Joyce VK3YJ 44 Wren Street Altona 301S Victoria Australia Thanks to the long-awaited replacement of the 80-year-old Wireless Telegraphy Act with the Radiocommunications Act, the Department of Communications now has a vitally important tool for the efficient management of the radio-frequency spectrum There is a vast range of uses being made of the spectrum, and the new Act recognizes the modern electronic environment and the is sue of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Formulation of the...

Test Any Scanner

Tesl any scanner purchased from Communications Electronics for 31 days before you decide to keep it. ff for any reason you are not completely satisfied, return it In original Condition with all parts in 31 days, for a prompt refund iless shipping handling charges and rebate credits . List price 499,95 CE price 317.95 12-Band, 40 Channel No-crystal scanner Priority control Search Scan AC DC Bands 29-54, 118-174, 406-512, 806-912 MHz. The Uniden800XLT receives 40 channels in two banks. Scans 15...

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Fig. 3i The I-region is the reason a PIN diode does not rectify an rf signal. reverse-biased, the diode impedance is very high, he average isolation is 25 dB for frequencies between i0 MHz and 2 GHz with typical values between 15 dB and 60 dB. r When shunt-connected, the PIN diode has almost the same figures for insertion loss and isolation. The insertion loss in series-connected diodes depends on the value and has a linear proportional response. The higher the Rs value, the higher the...

Me And President Fahrquar

Have you ever heard of former ARRL president Roland P. Fahrquar Neither have I, But since Tm about to tell you a slightly embarrassing story about an ARRL president we have all known, and since I don't want to lose my house to a messy libel suit, let s just give him that name. Roland P. Fahrquar. President Roland P, Fahrquar Sounds like a League president's moniker, doesn't it Anyway, our story begins at a League convention some years back. My brother Jim WB2LWJ and I had just been licensed for...

Free Heath Catalog

The new Heathkit catalog is now available. Completely redesigned, this edition includes many new kits, as well as a line of beginner's kits pnced ai less than 5, For your free copy, check Reader Service number 209. just the kit for you .whether you're* just tartuigS out or havebeen jH Hthem t oget her** JP for Dick Smith 440-MHz Mobile Transceiver Dick Srmth Electronics PO Box 8021 Redwood City CA 94063 Price class 170 You say you'd like to get on 440 mobile but all the new radios are too pricy...

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Info

Ed another link between the iwo islands. it was now that the day finally came to pass thai generations of Norfolkers had longed for, A group of people from Norfolk Is* land travelled via New Zealand and Tahiti, then onward by chartered vessel, to Pitcairn island and the way these Jong-lost relatives greeted each other gave no indication of the passage of 120 years since the last group had departed Norfolk island for Pitcairn. Anticipation had been strong. On Norfolk island we received via...

Packet Radio Connectalarm

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Where To Tune

By far the best facsimile signals at my location are from the Naval Eastern Oceanography Cenjer (NAM) on 3.357. 8 080.10,865 I6.410t and 20.225 MHz. Weather charts and satellite photographs of alt types are broadcast nearly continuously. Canadian station CFH out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 4.271. .330, 10.536. and 13.520 MHz also transmits interesting weather charts, CFH usually broadcasts one or two charts for the first 15 to 30 minutes of each hour. Coastal station WLO broadcasts on 6,852,...

Etters

1 wanted you to Know how much I enjoyed the July B6 Clubs issue of 73 so much that I've taken a two-year subscription. There was so much of interest in there that I couldn't put it down all week while on vacation. Ptease keep up the good work. Whoever decided to make August 86 Packet a one-issue magazine should be tired as a liability to Wayne Green Enterprises. I am paying for a ham radio magazine, NOT a computer magazine. I am proud again to be a subscriber to a fine magazine such as your...

Mfj Electronic Keyer

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City Of Jerusalem

Readers of my April and September columns last year here in 73 International, will recali the 4X50S expedition to the lowest spot on the face of the Earth, the Dead Sea. The Holon Bat-Yam Club, which putled off that operation, decided that this year they would do a similar week-long stmt, but this time, as Aharon 4X4AT put it, to the highest spot in the world spiritually speaking, Hence, the 4X5J operation. After careful preparation of equipment and skyhooks and securing the necessary...

Miracle

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Volunteer Examiner Coordinators

Have now been given the responsibility for maintaining the question poof used for ham license examinations. This latest action deregulating the volunteer-exam system was announced at a meeting between VECs and the FCC in mid-August. The Report and Order also specifies that volunteer examiners are the final judges lo determine whether or not a question has been answered correctly. The volunteer examiner will atso design each exam along guidelines set up by the VEC The new rules are flexible...

Cover

Wi JfllNG board to allow universal adaptability out of your junk box for several oscillator configurations. Check the PC board for possible shorts and only then apply power to the system. Remember that the chip operates on a minimum of 2.7 volts and a maximum of 10 volts. Do not use this chip on a 12-volt supply without a voltage-dropping network see Fig. 3 . I provided for a 5-volt regulator to reduce the 12-volt system power supply to the required potential for...

Gag

73, WGE Center, 70 Rte.202 No., Peterborough NH 03458-9995 William F gt Hoisington KICLL Wilder Road Turn a handful of parts and a piece of wood into a two-transistor shortwave converter. Here is a basic shortwave converter thai uses only two low-cost transistors and two D cells for power, and js designed for low overall cost with no sacrifice of sensitivity or selectivity. The circuit converts frequencies from 6 to 2 i MHz to Ehe AM broad-east band. No wires or connections of any kind to the...

Commander Xt

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Spectrum

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Qrx

THE BIG WINNER in 73 s Powerhouse Sweepstakes is Jucfi Booker N4NMH. Judi has received her complete TM-2570A station and says she loves i1 lt See Letters in this issue for more from Judi. Kenwood's Wayne Yosteda KH6WZ flew rn from the West Coast to draw the lucky entry and visit with the 73 staff. If you didn't win this time, there's another opportunity for you this month The brand new 73 Megaband Sweepstakes featuring Yaesu's FT-767GX is officially under way The entry blank is on page 81, but...

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Lagos Uhf Amplifier

Mike Stone WBQQCD 804 Jefferson Avenue Lowden IA 52255 It Is refreshing to see a respected, leading national amateur radio magazine recruiting contributing editors for regular coverage of specialized mode operations. Yes, WAYNE IS IN DEED BACK as his 73 ads have been saying. When Editor Perry Donham KW10 asked me to write a monthly amateur television ATV column for them, I was flattered and couldn't turn down the chance to preach to a captive audience on just how much fun amateur television can...

Watt Pep Transmatch

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Regency Hx

Regency Electronics has announced the HX1500 55-Channel hand-held VHF UHF scanner. The Regency HX1500 55-channel VHF UHF scanner. The HX 1500 covers 29-54 MHz, 118-174 MHz, and 406-512 MHz. Stored channels may be grouped into any of four banks for ease of access a i of the police channels in one bank, repeater pairs in another, and so on. Other features include dual scan speed, a priority channel, scan delay, and direct channel entry from the sealed keypad. The HX1500 retails for 369.95, For...