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Sunday, 19 February 2012 13:16

Yaesu FT-7100m

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How to build a cheap separation kit for your Yaesu FT-7100m

Yaesu wants an outrageous price,(abt. $70.00), for their separation kit for the FT-7100m. With all the problems of the radio, they should give the kit away as a peace offering, but, that is another story.

The interface cable for the radio and head is nothing more than a 6-conductor cable with a RJ-12 modular plug on each end. Walmart sells 6-conductor telephone cables by Southwestern Bell. These cables must be modified to work with the 7100. Cut the plug off one end and replace it with a new plug. Be sure and rotate the plug 180° from the one that you cut off. Crimp the new plug and you are set.

That's all there is to the project.

If you have a crimp tool, the cost for the project goes way down.

25' Cable $5.96
Pkg. 10 Connectors 5.96
Crimp Tool 7.96
Total w/Tax $21.17

Sure beats the heck out of $70.00.

I mounted the head using velcro and an audio cable in the parts box finished off the kit.

Sunday, 19 February 2012 12:16

International Space Station

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On June 24, 2001, I was fortunate to make contact with the International Space Station (NA1SS).  I made the contact under my old call sign, KG4MDB.

Susam Helms (KC7NHZ) was the astronaut.


QSL card _ Front

QSL card _ Back

Worldwide downlink for voice 145.80
Worldwide packet uplink/downlink 145.825
Region 1 voice uplink 145.20
Region 2 and 3 voice uplink 144.49
Worldwide uplink for cross band voice repeater
Worldwide SSTV downlink
Callsigns for the ISS
Dan Burbank KC5ZSX
Anton Shkaplerov N/A
Anatoly Ivanishin N/A
Oleg Kononenko RN3DX
Don Pettit KD5MDT
Andre Kuipers PI9ISS
Russian callsigns RS0ISS, RZ3DZR
U.S.A. callsign NA1SS
German callsign DP0ISS
Packet station mailbox callsign RS0ISS-11
Packet station keyboard callsign RS0ISS-3
Packet Digipeater ARISS
For more information on the procedures used to contact the international space station, please visit the ARISS Web site.


Friday, 10 February 2012 07:56

K4DNM - License

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