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KI5CHJ

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  • First Name
    Russell
  • Last Name
    Thetford

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  • First Licensed
    11/19/2018
  • License Held
    Technician
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  • Radios
    Yaesu FT-2600M
  • Are you a VE?
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  1. KI5CHJ

    KI5CHJ

    Thanks Dave! I currently have a 5/8 wave 2m/70cm mag mount antenna from years ago when I bought my first two ICOM db’ers, like I said it took some time for me to finally get to pursue this. Picked up a used Yaesu ft-2600 along with a power supply and got everything hooked up in time to tune into the net this evening. Tried checking in four different times on three different power levels from Newcastle, someone heard the last three of my call, but net control could not hear me. Figured out I’m having a mic connection issue and was losing connectivity in the jack, and also appeared to be getting higher than desirable SWR (1.8). I was hoping to get a confirmed contact but enjoyed listening in all the same! Got some work to do this weekend to the base rig and hope to be on the net next week!
  2. KI5CHJ

    KI5CHJ

    W5DIL, so just out of curiosity are you running 1/4 or 1/2 wave antenna?
  3. KI5CHJ

    KI5CHJ

    Finally got my ticket after years of pursuing it and having life obstacles get in the way. Looking forward to learning and gaining more experience and being able to upgrade when the time is right. Currently working on getting my 2M mobile set up, just haven't decided whether to make this one a mobile or a base unit yet. Still considering a dual band for my mobile. Any advice?
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