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by Nick
Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: 11m Dipole contruction issues
Replies: 8
Views: 2645

Re: 11m Dipole contruction issues

The thicker the wire, the wider the bandwidth. At 27mHz, not all that important.
Nick
by Nick
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: 11m Dipole contruction issues
Replies: 8
Views: 2645

Re: 11m Dipole contruction issues

Just short the inner and the outer at the sockets leading the the radiating element and the counterpoise
Nick
by Nick
Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Scanners and Receivers
Topic: How to 'build a $19 scanner'
Replies: 27
Views: 11384

Re: How to 'build a $19 scanner'

I use a usb adapter.
Nick
by Nick
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Scanners and Receivers
Topic: How to 'build a $19 scanner'
Replies: 27
Views: 11384

Re: How to 'build a $19 scanner'

there is also an android version that is heaps easier to set up and use (using the same rtl dongles) but alas no trunking for it yet. I use it on my tablet at work. All modes. Called SDR Touch
Nick
edited once added app name
by Nick
Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Anybody able to give DFES WAERN RX and TX Frequencies
Replies: 10
Views: 4380

Re: Anybody able to give DFES WAERN RX and TX Frequencies

The Wouxun is not type compliant and cannot be licensed on the land mobile service. It can only be used legally on amateur frequencies by a licensed amateuer radio operator. Possesion by an unlicensed person is an offence in most countries, including Australia, whether they intend transmitting or no...
by Nick
Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:27 am
Forum: DFES/DBCA
Topic: Anybody able to give DFES WAERN RX and TX Frequencies
Replies: 10
Views: 4380

Re: Anybody able to give DFES WAERN RX and TX Frequencies

The use of a Wouxun radio on DFES (or any other frequencies other than amateur radio frequencies by a licensed amateur radio operator) is illegal. DFES has also a circular out banning the use of these types of radio.
Nick
by Nick
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Labeling two-ways
Replies: 9
Views: 5428

Re: Labeling two-ways

Heat shrink on the beltclip and antenna like DFES
Nick
by Nick
Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: HF mobiile noise
Replies: 12
Views: 2861

Re: HF mobiile noise

http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=AA3060

I would try fitting this first to the +tive line to the pump and grounding the bracket.
Nick
by Nick
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: HF mobiile noise
Replies: 12
Views: 2861

Re: HF mobiile noise

Put it as close to the tank as possible.
Nick
by Nick
Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: HF mobiile noise
Replies: 12
Views: 2861

Re: HF mobiile noise

0.1uf cap across the fuel pump.
Nick
by Nick
Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newb
Replies: 7
Views: 4208

Re: Newb

True enough, but it is easy to relock the radios to the amateur bands with a software lock so they become compliant.
by Nick
Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newb
Replies: 7
Views: 4208

Re: Newb

The UV5R is an amateur radio. Despite what the overseas internet suppliers say, it is illegal to use or possess without the relative amateur license. It is illegal to program them with the marine channels and the UHF CB channels as they are not type approved by the Australian Communications and Medi...
by Nick
Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Operating two radios. Close proximity.
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Re: Operating two radios. Close proximity.

You will get better isolation if you separate the antennas vertically rather than horizontally. Even then you may get some desensing as most amateur radios dont have a sharp enough front end.
by Nick
Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help needed re: Charger voltages
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

Re: Help needed re: Charger voltages

There are carkits and charging adapters available for the VX829 from OCP sales. Very cheap and reliable (and genuine). If you already have a base you can just purchase the adapter. The kit Part number is VCM-2 it comes with power adapter E-DC-24, a 24/12 volt 1.2 amp adapter. For the sake of the rad...
by Nick
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Taxi Compliance Vehicle
Replies: 16
Views: 2243

Re: Taxi Compliance Vehicle

not mine