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by M0RGM
Mon Nov 21, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: QRP Mobile Set-up
Replies: 0
Views: 68

QRP Mobile Set-up

After a long drive today for work, I mused about the best mobile set-up for use whilst driving (not parked). I'd welcome thoughts on what kit you guys are using for both SSB and CW - though the latter would not be legal whilst driving here in the UK! In years gone by I've used my 817 and latterly my...
by M0RGM
Fri Nov 18, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CW Morse SP4 paddle
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: CW Morse SP4 paddle

Many thanks for the initial report; I ordered too and am waiting for mine to arrive in the UK. I've also got a small collection of keys ranging from Palm Mini, Palm Pico, TeneKe, CWMorse.us through to a Begalli Traveller. These are all assigned to specific rigs. Looking forward to the SP4, this soun...
by M0RGM
Tue Nov 15, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Field Kits and Reports
Topic: TR-45L
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: TR-45L

Interesting discussion; two points to add. 1. I've checked and the meter does monitor external battery power. 2. I find the tilt of the radio does impact on the viewing angle of the screen, but this is naturally dependent upon table/operating layout. It would be very easy to place larger feet at the...
by M0RGM
Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Field Kits and Reports
Topic: TR-45L
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: TR-45L

Hi Max, Totally agree with you on all your points, this rig is most definitely a keeper! In answer to your question about external battery check, I've only run mine off a small (clean) switch mode supply and the battery check doesn't measure that voltage. So suspect the answer is no; maybe one to fe...
by M0RGM
Sat Nov 12, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Field Kits and Reports
Topic: TR-45L
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: TR-45L

Hi Max, I can sum up in one word, awesome! I've had my radio for 3 weeks (first in the UK) and it has been one of the most fun radios I've owned. There is something remarkably tactile and endearing about it, to the point that it's always the first radio I go to in my shack. I ordered without battery...
by M0RGM
Sun Nov 06, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: Paddle Config
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Paddle Config

Sometimes I marvel at my own stupidty, in not being able to recognise the glaring and obvious solution! I happened to dig out an old Hi-mound "Manipulator" from the back of a draw and notice that it was not keying the right way for me. The solution, simple, reverse the wiring on the pins a...
by M0RGM
Sat Nov 05, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: Paddle Config
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Paddle Config

One for the CW ops amongst us.... When I moved over from straight key to paddle, I really struggled with the paddle configuration, in that I struggled with the traditional right paddle dahs and left paddle dits. After some time I tried the reverse and found that using the key in left hand mode with ...
by M0RGM
Mon Oct 24, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: TR-45
Replies: 0
Views: 74

TR-45

Just taken receipt of one of the first batch of Penntek TR-45s, probably the first in the UK. All I can say is wow! I thought the Tr-35 is amazing, but the TR-45 surpasses it. Will play later, but sensitivity and selectivity are outstanding and the transmitted signal is very clean. I just love the r...
by M0RGM
Sun Oct 23, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: AX1 Antenna thoughts?
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: AX1 Antenna thoughts?

I have one and have been really impressed by the performance, it's clearly a quality design and build.

Price is a little on the high side (especially in the UK), but a worthy investment.

Richard M0RGM
by M0RGM
Sun Sep 25, 2022 11:14 am
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: External speaker for TR-35?
Replies: 3
Views: 216

External speaker for TR-35?

Looking for suggestions for a small, but reasonable quality portable wired speaker to use with the TR-35. Any recommendations?

Richard M0RGM