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by rob
25 Jul 2019 21:22
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: CQ de W2HVK, QRP portable mountaintop SOTA activation
Replies: 2
Views: 1435

Re: CQ de W2HVK, QRP portable mountaintop SOTA activation

What time of day are you planning on operating? If available I do have a DMR radio on 441.000 simplex in addition to 2m.

- Rob
by rob
02 Nov 2018 15:11
Forum: Shortwave Radio
Topic: New KiwiSDR - CT/MA Border
Replies: 0
Views: 5077

New KiwiSDR - CT/MA Border

0-30 MHz KiwiSDR connected to an 80-10m OCF dipole at 65 ft.

http://sigmasdr.ddns.net:8073/

Please feel free to use it.

- Rob
by rob
15 Jun 2018 08:49
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: New Post Count, not dropping [unread] ??
Replies: 7
Views: 3498

Re: New Post Count, not dropping [unread] ??

Logging out and back in fixed it for me.

- Rob
by rob
13 May 2018 19:20
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: Does Anyone Ever Use VHF FM Simplex Any More?
Replies: 3
Views: 3186

Re: Does Anyone Ever Use VHF FM Simplex Any More?

99% of my operations are simplex - mobile to mobile - with the family. Also use an HT while out on the property back to the house.
by rob
01 Oct 2009 19:38
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: Hams With Digital Capability?
Replies: 106
Views: 36830

Just ordered an ICOM FR6000 IDAS UHF repeater for work today as part of the narrow band conversion process. It was only $150 more than a similar analog repeater but it will give us analog now and digital capability when we need it in the future. Once I get our business license updated to include dig...
by rob
06 Jun 2009 12:04
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: SNE Must Move To New Webhost
Replies: 18
Views: 3641

NECRAT wrote:OpenDNS nailed it almost immediatley. So I was here.

Love OpenDNS! :)

I checked Cox and it works from them, too.
by rob
19 Dec 2008 10:19
Forum: Shortwave Radio
Topic: The Russians are coming!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2590

Online Shortwave Receivers

If you don't have a shortwave receiver you can use one online at GlobalTuners . Just sign up for a free account and you can use any of the many receivers located around the world. If you do use a receiver, always politely ask to tune if someone else is using it. If you don't you will quickly get ban...
by rob
07 Dec 2008 16:45
Forum: Shortwave Radio
Topic: Tabletop SW Radio?
Replies: 4
Views: 1833

The Yaesu FRG-7 (usually around $250 used) is one of my favorites. That was one of my first SW radios and I'd like to pick up another one. It is all analog so you don't get any of the annoying microprocessor hash with a digital unit. Great sound comes out of its speaker, too.
by rob
22 Nov 2008 17:18
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Scanner Master Partnership
Replies: 12
Views: 3945

Mine came yesterday and it is already dog-eared. Looks like a nice reference.
by rob
12 Oct 2008 17:25
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Welcome To Scan New England!
Replies: 61
Views: 11933

Nice job, Scott. Donation inbound to help defray the cost of all this "newness" :)
by rob
08 Jul 2008 18:42
Forum: Live Scanner Feeds
Topic: Wifi Radio Users: Scanner Feeds Now Available!
Replies: 6
Views: 3821

Any recommendations on a WiFi receiver? I usually use a laptop to stream stations but once in a while I like to disconnect the umbilical cord. ;)
by rob
15 May 2008 18:24
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: 900 MHz Repeaters and Radios
Replies: 160
Views: 38185

Something I posted on the GEMOTO list...

Just an FYI if anyone is looking for another source for 900 MHz radios:

<http://www.usedradio.com/product91.html>

I've dealt with these folks quite a bit and they are very good to deal with. I am sure you could get the price down via a group buy.
by rob
07 May 2008 18:14
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: 900 MHz Repeaters and Radios
Replies: 160
Views: 38185

n1pfc wrote:That's cuz Worcester is not on the air right now =)

Kurt
Still too far away even if it was on the air. :D
by rob
06 May 2008 16:36
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: 900 MHz Repeaters and Radios
Replies: 160
Views: 38185

Nah, I'm probably just confused between forums and screen names and stuff. Gary, That's funny because I notice the same thing... :D [rob_ma on NES] I'm just about exactly in the middle of Springfield and Worcester who both have repeaters. I'm not in range of either one at all no matter how hard I t...
by rob
10 Mar 2008 16:45
Forum: Live Scanner Feeds
Topic: New Feed Server Ordered
Replies: 11
Views: 2526

Donation inbound to help refill the coffer.
by rob
25 Feb 2008 16:01
Forum: Shortwave Radio
Topic: New to SWL
Replies: 10
Views: 3536

So you can RX pretty decent with a most portable devices. On an average day, about how far away could you hear? I understand there are different variables that play into affect, but typically? Thanks. *Some* portables work well, others are junk. My experience with portables is with the Sony ICF-201...
by rob
24 Feb 2008 11:16
Forum: Shortwave Radio
Topic: New to SWL
Replies: 10
Views: 3536

A. I am looking toward on a longwire antenna, however I've read that an antenna can overpower a receiver. How exactly would this happen, and how can I avoid this? The YB300 has a local/ DX switch. Portable receivers tend to have a very sensitive front end preamplifier. This is done to make up for s...
by rob
21 Feb 2008 13:29
Forum: Shortwave Radio
Topic: General Q on DX/Shortwave
Replies: 3
Views: 1819

I have multiple receivers:

Kaito KA1102 portable
Sony ICF-2010 portable
Yaesu FRG-100
Kenwood TS-450 (transceiver)

My main antenna is a 125 ft. end fed longwire about 40 feet in the air. It is usually connected to the Kenwood. The portables are used with their stock antennas.
by rob
30 Dec 2007 17:06
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: New Posts problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1857

I'm not having the issue here on a regular basis, but I have indeed noticed that it occurs. I think what happens in my case is that I enter the message board, and then leave without viewing anything. When I return, if there's nothing posted since the last time I logged in I'll get the no new messag...
by rob
25 Aug 2007 17:12
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 8/25 Dx
Replies: 11
Views: 2862

The Park & Recreation Security Department for NY City on 151.205 (186.2) is booming in here as well.
by rob
25 Aug 2007 17:05
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 8/25 Dx
Replies: 11
Views: 2862

8/25 Dx

Just a heads up... Hearing lots of DX WX stations at the moment. 162.500 is booming in from the NY/PA area. Also, 162.550 (Central MA) and 162.475 (Hartford) were down for a while and you could hear multiple weak DX stations as well.
by rob
07 Aug 2007 16:38
Forum: Shortwave Radio
Topic: 11.175
Replies: 2
Views: 2404

A bit more info on this activity here...
by rob
29 Jul 2007 10:02
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 7-29-07 Dx
Replies: 2
Views: 1405

7-29-07 Dx

The Park & Recreation Security Department for NY City on 151.205 (186.2) is booming in here this morning. Lots of other unid VHF stuff popping up as well.
by rob
27 May 2007 07:48
Forum: Shortwave Radio
Topic: New 10 Meter Ham Beacon
Replies: 0
Views: 1850

New 10 Meter Ham Beacon

I just put up a 10 Meter beacon station if anyone wants to give it a shot to see if they can hear it. I put it up yesterday morning and within hours it was heard in South Carolina. Details: Callsign: N1NTE/B Grid: FN32 Location: Holland, MA RF Output: 2.5 watts Antenna: Horizontal Dipole Equipment: ...
by rob
31 Dec 2006 16:24
Forum: Shortwave Radio
Topic: Pirate Radio - New Years Eve
Replies: 0
Views: 1739

Pirate Radio - New Years Eve

Another good night to catch a SW pirate radio broadcast. Listen in on 6925 kHz plus or minus. Hearing a very loud pirate, WHYP, on 6925 AM right now.

You can check out other people's logs here on the FRN boards.