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Jack Dodds VE3UKD
Jun 13, 2020
In Items for Sale
Can anyone recommend where in (or near) York region to buy low loss RG-58 type coax (e.g. LMR-195) in small quantities (e.g. 50 ft)?
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Jack Dodds VE3UKD
Mar 09, 2020
In Repeaters
At the last two meetings it has been mentioned that someone has been jamming one of our repeaters by transmitting continuously for long periods of time. I have listened, off and on, on 147.225 but I have not heard the jammer. Would it be possible for someone in the know to post more details in this forum? Which repeater (i.e. what frequency)? What mode (FM? Digital?) Typical time of day and day of week? It seems to me that if more of us can hear the interference, we will be in a better position to do something about it. Jack VE3UKD
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Jack Dodds VE3UKD
May 24, 2019
In Repeaters
I've been trying to use the repeater at 147.225 MHz to access the repeater in Dwight, Ontario via IRLP. The IRLP node is 2460 and I did successfully work VA3XOR in Dorset a few months ago this way. If I transmit and then key 2460, there is no voice response. IIRC, the time that I did this successfully, the connection to the distant IRLP node was confirmed with a voice message. If I transmit and then key 2203 (another VE3MUS repeater in Muskoka) I get a voice response "The node number that you dialed does not exist. Please check the code and try again." Clearly I am reaching the Aurora repeater because I do get the response to the 2203 code. Also I have QSO'd through the Aurora repeater locally. Checking repeaterbook.com, it lists IRLP 2460 as "On Air" and "IDLE for 0 days, 6 hours, 7 minutes, 7 seconds." implying that somebody used it 6 hours ago. Also repeaterbook.com lists IRLP 2203 as "On Air" and "IDLE for 0 days, 0 hours, 37 minutes, 9 seconds." Any suggestions?
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Jack Dodds VE3UKD
May 06, 2019
In Resources/Links
I have memories of building a crystal radio and other projects from plans in this book, as a youngster, with with my father's help. I've found the book on EBay and AbeBooks but the asking prices are 100's of dollars! Obviously I'm not the only one with such memories. It would be great to leaf through a copy again if anyone has one. Thanks!
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