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Call Sign : 163-CT-220...MW7TTA
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PostSubject: Re: HF looking   HF looking - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2021 7:58 am

I didn't actually give any advice but it just looked like you didn't want to take any advice.
I was just being sarcastic with the ft991a comment.
Perhaps is you gave a budget then people might point you in the right direction.
73s Bye.

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Equipment Used : Icom IC-718, Anytone, Stryker, Yeticomm

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PostSubject: Re: HF looking   HF looking - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2021 3:39 pm

I think I found the Radio you are looking for.

It has knobs to twiddle, fancy screen, it I brand new
, so you need not worry about have to actually learn anything about electronics...

ICOM IC-7851 HF/50MHz
https://www.gigaparts.com/ic-7851-hf-radio.html?msclkid=9298cb59f2ac172b2b49ab68da6de709&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=*ICOM%20-%20JumpFly&utm_term=icom%20ic%207851&utm_content=IC-7851
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PostSubject: Re: HF looking   HF looking - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2021 4:41 pm

$12, 199 & they still want that 95 cents  Shocked Laughing Still at least the postage is free. 

When I started almost every City & a lot of towns had a shop selling old WD radios & parts for a few pounds at the most. And at least one of the valves from a TV could make a half reasonable transmitter & old TV's were free.

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PostSubject: Re: HF looking   HF looking - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2021 4:53 pm

Seasick wrote:
$12, 199 & they still want that 95 cents  Shocked Laughing Still at least the postage is free. 

The free postage is the bargain for sure!
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PostSubject: Re: HF looking   HF looking - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2021 6:07 pm

Monty wrote:
sorry came out wrong, Whats the price on this radio

Not sure mate. Can find out.

Paul.

RE Icom ic-718: Don't think they're in production any more.
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PostSubject: Re: HF looking   HF looking - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2021 6:18 pm

Alan Pilot wrote:
I didn't actually give any advice but it just looked like you didn't want to take any advice.
I was just being sarcastic with the ft991a comment.
Perhaps is you gave a budget then people might point you in the right direction.
73s Bye.
Yer so was I, it doesn't come across very well in type does it.

Budget is around £1500
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PostSubject: Re: HF looking   HF looking - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2021 6:19 pm

2TX240 wrote:


It has knobs to twiddle, fancy screen, it I brand new
, so you need not worry about have to actually learn anything about electronics...
Yes well it's not about learning electronics. I'm BLIND so I CAN'T DO electronics
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PostSubject: Re: HF looking   HF looking - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2021 6:59 pm

Well, that adds to the complexity of the situation....

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PostSubject: Re: HF looking   HF looking - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2021 7:08 pm

Monty wrote:
Yes well it's not about learning electronics. I'm BLIND so I CAN'T DO electronics


Have a look at RAIBC.. Sorry, I cannot post links, being a new member here. 

I knew someone they helped, when I was licenced & when the test system was very different to today. So it's good to see they still exist. 



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The services include the recording and distribution of audio literature for radio amateurs and listeners. This includes magazines such as Radcom and Practical Wireless. In addition manuals for various radios are available in audio format along with the Foundation, Intermediate and Advance license course materials. We also loan transceivers and receivers to qualifying members. Where necessary these are adapted to suit their needs, for example by the use of voice chips.
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PostSubject: Re: HF looking   HF looking - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2021 7:10 pm

Yer I've been told about them. I'm not going to take any more exams I don't think . The foundation will be fine for what I do.
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PostSubject: Re: HF looking   HF looking - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2021 7:15 pm

Monty wrote:
Yer I've been told about them. I'm not going to take any more exams I don't think . The foundation will be fine for what I do.


They do not just help people pass their exams, they can also help with audio copies of magazines, help with setting up equipment. Loaning equipment with built in audio chips & other things.
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PostSubject: Re: HF looking   HF looking - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2021 7:30 pm

Yer I will bell them at some point. See what they can do.
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PostSubject: Re: HF looking   HF looking - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2021 7:39 pm

Did you take a look at the ft991a it is in your budget and has everything hf/vhf/uhf built in tuner.
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PostSubject: Re: HF looking   HF looking - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2021 7:45 pm

Monty,

With your budget and knowledge of  sight issues, it may be worth reviewing / considering the Yaesu FTDX 10.
It is in your price range, has a decent configurable screen but best of all it has a display output and Keyboard and Mouse inputs for control.

Have a look at this little video, one of many showing some of it's capabilities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT-yy1oDLj4

Best of luck on your search.

73

Graeme.
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PostSubject: Re: HF looking   HF looking - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2021 7:57 pm

Yaesu FTDX 10.

I like the monitor hook up. That could be handy 


Yaesu ft991a.

Again a nice looking radio 

I'm also looking and linking into AllStar/EchoLink type system 

Thanks
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Monty wrote:
Yer I've been told about them. I'm not going to take any more exams I don't think . The foundation will be fine for what I do.
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