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  For Sale Motorola MSF5000 Repeater
Posted by: N8ZED - 05-02-2019, 07:30 PM - Forum: Classifieds - No Replies

The repeater is a 100 watt 70 cm repeater. Checking out the function of the repeater operation following the Motorola setup manual, the repeater would not respond correctly to tuning of the filter/duplexer on the receive side. Indicating there may be problems on the receiver front end.

We decided to take our efforts a different direction.

So the repeater is up for sale in non-working condition. It could easily be parted out for more than we are asking but if someone wants it to repair or just to learn from, we would sell it for $250. Must be picked up in person in Baraga, Michigan or shipping can be arranged and paid for by the potential buyer. It is HEAVY.

If interested, send me a PM from UPHams.


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  2019 Chassell Swap 4-27-2019
Posted by: N8ZED - 04-24-2019, 10:37 AM - Forum: Upcoming Events - No Replies

The grand prize this year is a Yaesu FTM-400XDR. You get a ticket for the drawing with your $3 entrance fee and can buy additional tickets for $5 at the swap while they last. These are GREAT radios that can take advantage of area Yaesu C4FM digital. Also has GPS and APRS functions.

Link to event poster -


See you there and good luck.

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  Coax Loss Calculator
Posted by: N8ZED - 12-10-2017, 10:33 AM - Forum: Just Plain Handy Stuff - No Replies

Doing research on building some HF antennas I ran across this on line calculator.

Easy to use and covers a lot of cable types. Easily falls under the "just plain handy" category!

Check it out - http://www.timesmicrowave.com/calculator...ulate#form

REMEMBER - 3dB of line loss cuts your transmit power reaching your antenna in HALF! Using the right feed line for the operating frequency is important.

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  BCRA APRS DIGI Ontonagon Project
Posted by: KE8CPN - 09-24-2017, 09:49 PM - Forum: Operations and Planning - Replies (2)

BCRA has added an internet gateway in Ontonagon, Michigan. This is at the special graces of Skip Schultz.

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Big Grin Searchable Database of US and Canada Repeaters
Posted by: N8ZED - 09-14-2017, 12:05 PM - Forum: Just Plain Handy Stuff - No Replies

I was glad to run across this!

An easy to search by just about any parameter database of repeaters.

Search by state, band, frequency, etc etc.


Now that's handy! [Image: biggrin.png]


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  "Class" Format Options
Posted by: N8ZED - 09-13-2017, 04:29 PM - Forum: Ham Class Plans and Ideas - Replies (1)

Thinking about this - there may be some options we can consider outside a several day formal classroom course.

Some of those might include -

Advertise for or otherwise round up potential candidates.

     Direct them to resource links for self study here on UPHams.net. Kind of like an on line university.

     Advise participants to post questions to a thread here where we can all pitch in and offer answers and help.

     That way we'd have time to provide the best answers.

     We wouldn't all have to set aside a set of times/days we could "teach" a class in person.

     We could recommend participants do a set or group of sets, of questions a week just as the test is broken up by sections and topics.

     Once the online training is complete we might offer a Saturday morning 3 hour review/question answer period in person. Assembled where the test will be held. Break for lunch, and then have the exam. That might get the most folks the best chance of passing.

     A format something like that would take the load off teachers and time commitment/scheduling, etc. Also get info to participants in a way they can schedule around there own personal activities. Teachers could bone up and do a set of questions during the review morning.

JUST throwing out some ideas folks.

Thanks Brian

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  Sources of Ham Radio Guides:
Posted by: KE8CPN - 09-12-2017, 11:56 PM - Forum: Ham Class Plans and Ideas - Replies (1)

No non-sense Technician Guide: https://www.kb6nu.com/wp-content/uploads...de-v20.pdf
(This is the one MTU Uses)

Instruction and Teaching Aids

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