Radio Amateur 06-1995

Ham Radio Station Rege Dvorsky

These guys are preparing to launch an ATV rocket that will eventually land amidst a herd of cows. See page 64 for the details. A iongwire tuner for use on land or at sea The perfect The COY2M3EL Stealth VHF Yagi A 144 MHz antenna from Swiech Communications Systems KT2B r s like home liiere right here im iti offices 1 I fust lake advantage nl uut FEEDBACK list on PlIP 17 You'll notice k fbedhuck numbei .M Ehe beginning ofetdi article .util column We d 111. - h to nw ix hat you read so itnu wc...

The KK from AEA

Colorado Video Detector Video 630

Have you ever had the perfect ham accessory and then lost it somehow never to find it again7 I think that each ot us has, at some time had the most wonderful ham-related item and then sold it. traded it or broke it, losing il forever, in my case, the perfect CW keyer crossed my palh about 10 years ago in the form of the Heathkit CW keyboard It performed flawlessly. With a large type-ahead buffer, soft sectored memories, and the easiest operation possible, it became a good friend until, in a fjt...

Weather Satellite Receiver

Our R138 Is The Most Affordable Wefax Receiver' ' V- We used our 30+ years of experience in designing high-quality vhf receivers to bring you this enhanced version of our long-popular WeFax Receiver, a very sensitive wideband fm receiver especially for amateur reception of NQAA and Meteosat weather facsimile images on I he 137 MHz band Use with demodulators and software from MultiFa* S.S.C A& A Eng and others Features 0 2pV sensitivity wideband fitters for low distortion, and four crystal...

An Inexpensive Morse Code Keyer

A friend of mine recently convinced me to take the examination for an amateur radio license. I hud previously considered obtaining a license hut was less than thrilled with the prospect of learning Morse code. I jrgued that I was as dumb as a stomp when ii came to memorization bat was assured ill at learning code was not as touch as it I realized that the best way for me to learn Morse eodc was to actually generate the sounds, I perused the various amateur radio publications in search of a CW...

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Ramsey Electronics Inc Canning Parkway Victor Ny

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Antenna Tuner

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Battery Monitor and Charger Controller

Many hams have a 12-volt automobile battery under the operating table for a variety of uses. There is a continuing need to know the batter voltage and to keep it charged, A hassle-free means of solving these two problems is offered by the battery monitor and charger controller described in this article. Thiv unit displays the battery voltage on a 10-segmenl bar LED in increments of 0,5 volts over the range of 10.0 10 14.5 volts. When ihe batten voltage drops to 12.0 volts the unit automatically...

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Finally a repeater controller with q 77 voice synthesizer and fitll feature autopatch incredibly priced at 299.00. Fealures Include S Voice Synthesizer S (412) Word Vocabulary i Twelve Voice Messages f Two Voice Identifiers S CW Identifier f Full Feature Auiopatch S User Speed Dials S Emergency Speed Dials S Reverse Autopatch SDTMF Key Fad Test DTMF Repeater Access S DTMF Repeater Muting y (56) Control Functions S Remote Control Snitches S Hardware Logic Inputs SDVR Controller Ready ' y Female...

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Packet Radio

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See The Space Shuttle Video

Many ATV repeaters and individuals are retransmitting Space Shuttle Video & Audio from their TVRO's tuned to Spacenet 2 transponder 9 or weather radar during significant storms, as well as home camcorder video. If it's being done in your area on 420 - check page 501 in the 94-95 ARRL Repeater Directory or call us, ATV repeaters are springing up all over - ail you need is one of the TVC-4G ATV 420-450 MHz downconveters, add any TV set to ch 2, 3 or 4 and a 70 CM antenna (you can use your 435...

The Coymel Stealth VHF Yagi

Simple Gamma Match

A 144 MHz antenna from Swiech Communications Systems. While doing some cEeanup this pasi spring in my amateur radio barn a small shed in my back yard full of masting, antennas and coax , i came across an ofd, beat-up. bent dented and otherwise Cashable KLM four-element 2 meter yagi I ve owned this particular antenna tor about 14 years and it has really been through the nnger. accompanying me on over a dozen mountaintopping trips, more than a few Field Days, and several public service events. It...

Measure Deviation

The DM-1 s a deviation meter for FM transmitters operating in the 144, 220, or 440 MHz amateur bonds, Dystd controlled no tuning required. Dual deviation ranges allow accurate measurement of voice, data, DTMFr and subcudible deviation Accurate deviation adjustment insures faster throughput ori packet Automatic disable with low battery voltage ensures accuracy, ompoct ond battery powered for convenient use anywhere, Outputs for external digital or analog meters, and an audio output for...

Netsurf Over To Parallax

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C W Wolfe Communications

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Arrl Central Division Convention

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Satellite Tracking

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The Ham Contact

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Logsat Software Corporation

LogSat Software Corporation has formed a joint international business veniure lo develop, produce and distribute a commercial satellite tracking program called LogSai pn -f. Sional version 5,0 for Windows. LogSat Professional allows both experienced and inexperienced computer owners to irark thousands of satellitos in dozens of Windows with all types of visual graphics. The program can be used by everyone from home based owners with satellite dishes who want to watch overseas programs, to ham...

Down East Microwave Inc Transverters

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Xuron Corporation

XUBON Corporation is offering a new catalog thai includes a full line ot specially hanfi shears, flush cutlers, wire cutters, pliers, crimpers and compact pneumatic cutters for industrial or electronic assembly and field service use xuf ON s Timeless Engineering Catalog describes over 100 variations ol economically designed special purpose shears and flush cutlers that feature XURON's patented Micro-Shear bypass technology which provides a clean square cut using less force than conventional...

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Rep Repeater

A fully microprocessor-controlled repeater with autopatch and many versatile dtmf control features at less than you might pay for a bare-bones repeater or controller alonei Krt still only 1095 w& t stiff only 1295 5< J & WJ0 MHt SliQftUv higher Available for the 5Q-54, 143-174, 213-233, 420-47S 902-928 MHz bands *FCC type accepted for commercial Service m150 & 450 banos REP-2GQT Voice Message Repeater, as above excepi includes Digital Voice Recorder Allows message up to 20 sec to be...

Mult Function

* Frequency Range 160-6meters(Tx) 1.8-30MHZ SSB, CW, FM 100 watts (10 watts low, 40watts AM) 50-54 MHz SSB, CW FM 10 watts (4watts AM) * Wide and narrow 500Hz CW filters included * Separate RIT and TXIT controls ( 1.4KHz) * Auto SSB mode select W ovenide * 38 CTCSS tones for deluxe FMing * Selectable RF preamp and attenuator * Sutxial for bands, memones, tuning * World's smallest 100w HF xcvt 2.25 x 7 x 9 inches(H.W.D.) * Optional mobile mount bracket * Optional manual antenna tuner This device...

Transmitting Converters

Models to convert 10M ssb, cw fm, etc to 2MT 432, 435. and atv 1W output Kit only SB9 tvhf , 599 uhf) PA's up to sveibCfe Eprom-controllod, miniature easy to build, low p wef CMOS only 554 kit 79 wft COR-6 COR & Real Vorce ID on one board. Digital ic records up to 20 seconds of your voice Can record multiple id messages Ta l and time-out timers courtesy beep, solidstate relay to key transmitter S99. w t 149 COR-3 COR, timers, court.beep kit 49 CWID Diode...

Curtis Ken Er

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Bluefelobecxley

Ham Radio & More is also available on Satellite Spacenet 3, Transponder 9, 6.8 Audio lor Home Dish (Analog). Find out what radio station airs Ham Radio & More in your local area by call ing the originating stationn, KFNN, at 602-241-1510. For sponsorship information contact Ron Cohen at 602-241-0482 Photo G. The auto-tuner QMS-mounted on an off-the-road vehicle. that it doesn't arc over to anything metal. The tuner grounds to metal Hashing on the roof, or to anything major metal on the top of...

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We Call It The Scout

Every feature can be mastered in minutes. No modern rig is as easy to use, It only takes a second to change bands. Plug-in modules are available for 160-50 meters including WARC. Single conversion and crystal mixing are the foundation of this 90 dB dynamic range receiver That's the strong signal performance of rigs costing 3 times as much It's sensitive and receive audio is sparkling clean with less than 2 distortion. The ideal selectivity for every band condition is at the touch of a knob....

Get The Atv

Made in USA Value + Quality from over 25years in ATV W60RG Snow free line of sight DX is 90 miles - assuming 14 dBd antennas at both ends. 10 Watts in this one box may be all you need for local simplex or repeater ATV. Use any home TV camera or camcorder by plugging Ihe composite video and audio into the front phono jacks. Add 70cm antenna, coax, 13.8 Vdc 3 Amps, TV set and you're on the air it's that easy TC70-10 has adjustable 10 Watt p.e.p. with one xtal on 439.25, 434.0 or 426.25 MHz &...

Slow Scan TV

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Wbgmk Antennas

WB2GMK Antennas has announced the CobWebb,* a highly-efficient, limited space HF anienna designed by Steve Webb G3TPW, and manufactured by SRW Communications in Yorkshire. England. This antenna covers 14, 18. 2t 24 and 20 MHz with a square design only 8 feet on each side It weighs only 14 lbs t6 kg), so it mounts easily on a lightweight TV-type pole. Despite this ultra-compact design, the manulacturer s specifications indicate lhat Ihe antenna 1 unctions al ihe same efficiency as a full-size,...

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Cbc International

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Books For Beginners

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Wayne Writes

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