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Arthur Mejsak
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EI7GMB Ham Since 1999

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Not very active at the moment due to lack of an HF antenna at base QTH but be prepared to catch me up on 4m band (70mhz) portable!

For any missing/unanswered cards please contact me here: EI7GMB at yahoo dot com

I am an eQSL user but have no plans for the LotW yet and no LotW entries are entered/replied.


Nothing at the moment


Kenwood TM-D700
Ascom SE550



And plenty of a radio related junk in the box awaiting its sunny day.

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Music, books, Linux, Raspberry PI, homebrew electronics, PMR conversions.

Some good people at IRTS

A brilliant VHF enthusiast:

FT-897 went mad.


1/19/2010 2:22:22 PM (0 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment

Have no idea when and how it went mad. Could be that winter's freeze responsible for it's malfunction. The problem is with it's PLL step. It would double clock the raster at the any mode/band. Say - if the step would be 6.26 then despite the 6.25 at the display it will jump in 12.5 increments ? Then clocks itself into 12.5 without any reason and go with 25 increments.

Only one funny thing with it that is the strange 2 khz step when the original raster is set as 1 khz.

Beside of that the rig behaves as usual. Would like to preform the reset (any kind of) but there's so many memories programmed into it, that I am reluctant to do so. Who knows, it may go back to the normal operation again automagically?

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