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by kc0myw
Fri Feb 09, 2024 4:24 am
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: What is the difference between QRP Guys and QRP Builder?
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: What is the difference between QRP Guys and QRP Builder?

Not an official answer, and I've never ordered from either site (although there are things I want to order from each) but a quick look at the sites reveals this: On the homepage of qrpbuilder.com is a welcome message that ends with: Be Creative!… Don’t be a “Passive Consumer” of someone else’s imagi...
by kc0myw
Thu Jan 11, 2024 2:49 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: Show me/recommend a straight key for portable use
Replies: 3
Views: 2628

Re: Show me/recommend a straight key for portable use

My go-to straight key for portable ops is one of the "Micro Keys" from https://cwmorse.us - with the black plastic base not the aluminum one (just what I chose) Pick your color and then the type of knob you want and away you go. I do have one of their 'nano keys' as well and while it certa...
by kc0myw
Sun Dec 17, 2023 3:02 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: SW-3B and Straight Key
Replies: 2
Views: 2943

Re: SW-3B and Straight Key

Re: KL7MJ That would certainly work if I were building a kit specific to this radio or wanted to have an additional cord in my kit. Although, if I was going to do that I would probably just build or buy a cable with mono plugs at each end. As it is, I don't have a specific kit or even key for each r...
by kc0myw
Sat Dec 09, 2023 3:01 am
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: SW-3B and Straight Key
Replies: 2
Views: 2943

SW-3B and Straight Key

The three main points from this post: 1. The adapter I got doesn't work. 2. There is a work-around. 3. Does anyone have a suggestion or experience for an adapter that does work? I finally got a Venus SW-3B (well, it was a few weeks ago) and after re-reading the manual, I realized that all of the rev...
by kc0myw
Thu Nov 16, 2023 5:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Portable Spearker
Replies: 5
Views: 2455

Re: Portable Spearker

I use a cable with stereo connectors on each end. To be specific, I ordered this cable when I ordered the speaker. A mono cable would probably work just as well, but I decided on a stereo one because it works just fine based on the pinout for the TR-35 and is more usable for other uses and can even ...
by kc0myw
Mon Nov 13, 2023 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Portable Spearker
Replies: 5
Views: 2455

Re: Portable Spearker

I've got this Anker Soundcore Mini that I have used with my KX-1, MTR4b, and TR-35 and I really like it. Not sure if this is quite what you are looking for, but I ordered it based on reviews from K4SWL and it seems to work really well. I'm actually considering ordering a second one.
by kc0myw
Thu Oct 19, 2023 7:21 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: Selling FT891 to fund a ???
Replies: 6
Views: 3379

Re: Selling FT891 to fund a ???

I don't know firm or tight your budget is, but I would consider perhaps keeping the FT-891 to still use mobile or picnic table portable and give yourself the option of having more power and other modes available but then getting something smaller to carry into the woods. This way you won't permanent...
by kc0myw
Wed Oct 11, 2023 5:20 am
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: Soft case for FT-818 w/ PortableZero rails
Replies: 2
Views: 2042

Re: Soft case for FT-818 w/ PortableZero rails

I've got one made by Mighty Pouch that I purchased when I bought my FT-817nd that I keep that radio in and I really like it. I do NOT have the PortableZero rails so cannot comment on how well it would work with them in place, but it is a neoprene type material and feels like it has a small amount of...
by kc0myw
Sat Sep 30, 2023 2:59 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: Paddle for KX2
Replies: 6
Views: 3982

Re: Paddle for KX2

I have a KXPD2 that I got when I ordered my KX2 but have never even attached it to the radio so cannot speak to how good it is or give you a review. I can certainly see how in some situations it might be nice to have it attached like that, but personally I prefer to have a separate key or paddle. A ...
by kc0myw
Tue Sep 26, 2023 2:34 am
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: Lion or LiPo4 for 12v power
Replies: 8
Views: 3578

Re: Lion or LiPo4 for 12v power

I don't have any direct experience with using Lithium Ion for radio stuff, but do have a LiFePO4 that use on a regular basis and really like. For me, a few of the big factors were: - More appropriate voltage for radio use - Safety during charging - Discharge curves - Lifespan I know a lot of people ...