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0 Man says he bought all 23 pies at Burger King to spite noisy child in line



This guy is my new hero!

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Jon N5JLD


0 FT 817 Power level Icon. How to read


Originally Posted by: "Mike Olbrisch" kd5kc

Here is how to read the FT-817 power display.

To control the power levels, press the function (F) button for 1 second, [Pg
12, item 8], then rotate the SELECT knob [Pg 12, item 13] to display menu
item 9 [ PWR MTR xxx ] on Pg 15. (xxx will equal pwr for POWER level, alc
for ALC level, swr for SWR display or mod for FM deviation level). Press
button A to control the power level, button B to select the meter display
[Pg 12, item 9]. Press the PWR button (button A) to step through the
display.

With an input voltage or battery voltage GREATER THAN ~ 11.5 volts, the
display will look like this.

(L_l__) One bar displayed = 0.5 watts.
(L_ll_) Two bars displayed = 1.0 watts.
(L_lll) Three bars displayed = 2.5 watts.
(L____) No bars displayed = 5.0 watts.

With an input voltage or battery voltage LESS THAN ~ 11.5 volts, the display
will look like this.

(L_l__) One bar displayed = 0.5 watts.
(L_ll_) Two bars displayed = 1.0 watts.
(L_lll) Three bars displayed = 2.5 watts.
(L____)-(L_lll) (BLINKING) Three BLINKING bars displayed = 5.0 watts.
*note1.

This information is in the FT-817ND manual, on page 28. It just isn't
written very well. 

*note 1: The blinking display is a warning that you are using the 5-watt
level while on battery power, and with the stock YAESU battery, your time on
the air will be limited. Using a larger external battery, or one of the
larger capacity internal batteries will increase your air-time considerably.

Hope this helps you understand what your radio is doing.

Vy73 - Mike - KD5KC.
El Paso, Texas - DM61rt.
W5-SOTA Association Manager.

NA-SOTA info: http://na-sota.org/


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0 How to Measure Output Impedance



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0 Reversing Tire Pressure Monitors with a Software-Defined Radio



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0 FT 817 RADIO BAG . . . Ready for prime time!



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0 CW Code Oscillator

Just getting around to posting the oscillator that I built some time ago.


Twin T with a small amp. Scopes out @ 700Hz



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Jon N5JLD


0 Field Day 2013


Field Day 2013 a video by Rebel-Without-Applause on Flickr.
Video from WC5C 2013 Field Day

0 ARRL Section List


ARRL / RAC Section Abbreviation List 
1
Connecticut CT 
Rhode Island RI 
Eastern Massachusetts EMA
Vermont VT 
Maine ME
Western Massachusetts WMA 
New Hampshire NH 

2
Eastern New York ENY
Northern New York NNY 
NYC / Long Island NLI
Southern New Jersey SNJ 
Northern New Jersey NNJ
Western New York WNY 

3
Delaware DE 
Maryland – DC MDC 
Eastern Pennsylvania EPA 
Western Pennsylvania WPA 

4
Alabama AL 
Southern Florida SFL 
Georgia GA 
Tennessee TN 
Kentucky KY 
Virginia VA 
North Carolina NC 
West Central Florida WCF 
Northern Florida NFL 
Puerto Rico PR 
South Carolina SC 
US Virgin Islands VI 

5
Arkansas AR 
North Texas NTX 
Louisiana LA 
Oklahoma OK 
Mississippi MS 
South Texas STX 
New Mexico NM 
West Texas WTX 

6
East Bay EB 
San Diego SDG 
Los Angeles LAX 
San Francisco SF 
Orange ORG 
San Joaquin Valley SJV 
Santa Barbara SB 
Sacramento Valley SV 
Santa Clara Valley SCV 
Pacific PAC 

7
Alaska AK 
Nevada NV 
Arizona AZ 
Oregon OR 
Eastern Washington EWA 
Utah UT 
Idaho ID 
Western Washington WWA 
Montana MT 
Wyoming WY 

8
Michigan MI 
West Virginia WV 
Ohio OH 

9
Illinois IL 
Wisconsin WI 
Indiana IN 

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Colorado CO 
Missouri MO 
Iowa IA 
Nebraska NE 
Kansas KS 
North Dakota ND 
Minnesota MN 
South Dakota SD 

Canada
Maritime MAR 
Saskatchewan SK 
Newfoundland/Labrador NL 
Alberta AB 
Quebec QC 
British Columbia BC 
Ontario East ONE 
Manitoba MB 
Ontario North ONN 
Northern Territories NT 
Ontario South ONS 
Greater Toronto Area GTA.


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0 A Few of My Favorite Things About ARRL Field Day 2013



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