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by KC9ECI
Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Flex 1500
Replies: 6
Views: 11504

Re: Flex 1500

Like I said, it does most of the things that I want it to do. At the end of the day I figured it was easier to scrounge around my collection of junked computers and build one from many. So, Vista will remain my desktop OS for the time being. The Flex box is a dual boot system, XP Pro for the Flex an...
by KC9ECI
Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Flex 1500
Replies: 6
Views: 11504

Re: Flex 1500

I have to share the response I got from one of the locals in reference to my 'review,' followed by my reply. Tom, I hope you didn't think I would let your "review" of the Flex1500 go without a comment! "not ready for prime time." Now I think you mean it isn't like sliding the styrofoam out of the bo...
by KC9ECI
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Flex 1500
Replies: 6
Views: 11504

Re: Flex 1500

For a company thats supposed to be on the bleeding edge of the technology, the information on their website is pretty stagnant.
by KC9ECI
Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Flex 1500
Replies: 6
Views: 11504

Flex 1500

In short, it's not ready for prime time. I've had it for a week now and it's already slated for a return trip to the factory for repair. The first issue was setting it up to work on my desktop. Vista is not a good OS to use with the Flex 1500. I spent a couple hours trying to make it all work togeth...
by KC9ECI
Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: VoIP/IRLP/EchoLink etc
Topic: Node 8136
Replies: 0
Views: 13184

Node 8136

Sponsored by Mike, N0EXE, and living off my AC and DSL, will eventually be on the air if I ever get the sound card sorted out.
by KC9ECI
Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: 2008 ARRL Dakota Division Convention, Rochester, MN.
Replies: 0
Views: 12988

2008 ARRL Dakota Division Convention, Rochester, MN.

http://www.rarexpo.org/?q=node/2 2008 ARRL Dakota Division Convention The ARRL Dakota Division/ARES and Public Service Convention will be held at the University Center in Rochester. Dakota Division Town Hall Meeting and ARRL Update - Room TBA Saturday August 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Update an...
by KC9ECI
Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Hamfestivus: The swapmeet for the rest of us
Replies: 10
Views: 6052

Re: Hamfestivus: The swapmeet for the rest of us

Skywave wrote:
KC9ECI wrote:Tailgating is free.
Leinie's and bratwurst?
Hamfestivus might never end!
by KC9ECI
Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Hamfestivus: The swapmeet for the rest of us
Replies: 10
Views: 6052

MikeOxlong wrote:Anybody know if this vendor will be there?

http://www.festivuspoles.com/pages/Festivuspoles.htm
I should send them a link and invite them.

For the record, I'm the organizer of this travesty.
by KC9ECI
Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Hamfestivus: The swapmeet for the rest of us
Replies: 10
Views: 6052

Is there a tree? Will there be any feats of strength? No tree, but I can almost promise that there will be an aluminum pole somewhere. Feats of strength most assuredly! When Art, W0JDC strains to lift the oscilloscope of death, it is a thing to be admired by hams the world over. There will also be ...
by KC9ECI
Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Hamfestivus: The swapmeet for the rest of us
Replies: 10
Views: 6052

Hamfestivus: The swapmeet for the rest of us

http://lacrossehams.org/hamfest.html Held at the Trempealeau County Fairgrounds, in Galesville WI. September 8, 2007 Starts at 8AM and runs until everyone leaves. Talk in will be availible on 146.52 simplex, and on the WR9ARC repeater, 146.97- 100hz tone All attendees are asked to make a $1 donatio...
by KC9ECI
Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: WR9ARC Hamfest, Galesville WI, 9 Sept 2006
Replies: 2
Views: 2269

WR9ARC Hamfest, Galesville WI, 9 Sept 2006

The Riverland Amateur Radio Club will once again be holding it's annual hamfest at the County Fairgrounds in Galesville Wisconsin. The event starts at 8 AM and runs until the last ham leaves. Admission is $1 donation, tables indoors will be a $5 donation, and tailgating is free. VEC test session wil...
by KC9ECI
Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:54 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: AES SuperFest 2006 Milwaukee
Replies: 2
Views: 2407

I didn't get to attend as I was assisting at an entry level firefighter course through the local tech school. Would have been a total waste except for the one hot babe in the class.
by KC9ECI
Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Ham Only Hamfest ?
Replies: 15
Views: 7752

Why didn't I hear about that fest in Wisconsin last year ? Have a friend in Whitewater and we try to hit a lot of fests. Missed Baraboo last year. Nice, small one with friendly people. Think the fest I'd like to run should have the ham radio version of the "Soup Nazi" standing at the gate ... "You'...
by KC9ECI
Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Ham Only Hamfest ?
Replies: 15
Views: 7752

I organized one of those last year...and am doing so again this year. List it with the ARRL and they will send you a box of books to give away. Also take a look at the Scott, N3FJP's AClog website, he'll donate a $39 software package to hamfests that expect 100 or more hams to show up.
by KC9ECI
Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:50 am
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: EVER LIFE FLASHLIGHT POS!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 15844

This has to be the fastest hijacking of a thread ever. :baby:
by KC9ECI
Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: VoIP/IRLP/EchoLink etc
Topic: IRLP and Vonage
Replies: 7
Views: 6971

Check the PPPoE settings on your router.
by KC9ECI
Wed Oct 05, 2005 3:40 am
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Icom IC-703 *GARBAGE*
Replies: 24
Views: 19118

Hello Tom, Actually I believe we only sell the 703+ so that will be what we replace it with. The 60M mod will also be done at no extra charge since it was paid for on your original unit. If you ever need anything in the future Tom, please let me know. I seen the email you sent to our Tech Support D...
by KC9ECI
Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Icom IC-703 *GARBAGE*
Replies: 24
Views: 19118

Hello Tom, I do apologize for not getting back to you sooner regarding your 703 in for service. At this time it is awaiting for a part to come in from Japan and the ETA is not until mid Nov. I am sure we can both agree that waiting till then is out of the question. I would actually like to replace ...
by KC9ECI
Sun Oct 02, 2005 6:51 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Icom IC-703 *GARBAGE*
Replies: 24
Views: 19118

I just emailed Icom and asked if anyone was ever going to get in touch with me in a timely manner as I was told they would in an email dated 23 September.
by KC9ECI
Sun Oct 02, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Icom IC-703 *GARBAGE*
Replies: 24
Views: 19118

There is a FAQ on the Yaesu website about cranking the output on the 817 and they say: Can I turn up the transmit power on my FT-817 to 10 Watts? Don't even think about it. While the transistors may be capable of putting out more power, everything else about the transceiver--the bias, the voltage ra...
by KC9ECI
Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Icom IC-703 *GARBAGE*
Replies: 24
Views: 19118

That YooHoo FT-817 is really starting to look good!
by KC9ECI
Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:10 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Icom IC-703 *GARBAGE*
Replies: 24
Views: 19118

No, the 703+ is the current model, the 703 has been discontinued. You'd think they'd just say the hell with it and send me a + just to keep a customer. Ah well....I always wanted a Yeasu or another Kenwood anyway.
by KC9ECI
Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Icom IC-703 *GARBAGE*
Replies: 24
Views: 19118

N5RLR wrote:WTF is RD0, what does it do in the circuit, and what makes it so special that they have to get a Japanese part? What, there's no Chinese/Singapore/Hong Kong equivalent? :OSS:


Beats me, but it must be pretty damn special.
by KC9ECI
Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:06 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Icom IC-703 *GARBAGE*
Replies: 24
Views: 19118

Icom IC-703 *GARBAGE*

I purchased my 703 from HRO in October of 2004, by the end of January 2005, it was in the bench in Bellvue being repaired after it quit pumping RF in to the aether.  Took about a month to get back to me and worked fine up until I took it with on a once in a lifetime family vacation to Ireland.  Once...
by KC9ECI
Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Galesville, WI 10 September 2005
Replies: 2
Views: 2213

by KC9ECI
Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Galesville, WI 10 September 2005
Replies: 2
Views: 2213

Galesville, WI 10 September 2005

http://www.lacrossehams.org/galeswap.html Riverland Amateur Radio Club & Winona Amateur Radio Club Present: Swapfest 2005 Where: Trempealeau County Fairgrounds Farm Progress Building Hwy 53 & Park Road (South Entrance) Hwy 53 & Crestwood Lane (North Entrance) Talk-ins should be availabl...
by KC9ECI
Sat Jun 18, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: VoIP/IRLP/EchoLink etc
Topic: Echolink via DSL Help needed.
Replies: 3
Views: 3981

That's not working either. I think it's got something to do with the Netopia ADSL router.
by KC9ECI
Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: VoIP/IRLP/EchoLink etc
Topic: Echolink via DSL Help needed.
Replies: 3
Views: 3981

OK, I'll give that a try in a while. Echolink is taking a back seat to the 6M opening I've got going on at the moment.
by KC9ECI
Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: VoIP/IRLP/EchoLink etc
Topic: Echolink via DSL Help needed.
Replies: 3
Views: 3981

This is what I've got.

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by KC9ECI
Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: VoIP/IRLP/EchoLink etc
Topic: Echolink via DSL Help needed.
Replies: 3
Views: 3981

Echolink via DSL Help needed.

Anyone familiar with setting up Echolink to work through an ADSL connection and a D-Link router? The ADSL modem is Netopia if that makes a difference. I tried to open the correct ports the other day but misconfigured something as I'm still unable to make a connection to Echolink.
by KC9ECI
Sun Jun 05, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HamCom 2005, Arlington TX : June 3,4,5
Replies: 61
Views: 25777

Any of you guys see OWO at Hamcom and give him Bryans regards? :baby:
by KC9ECI
Wed May 25, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Rochester - June 3-5
Replies: 18
Views: 10685

Rochester, ?? NY? MN? Where?
by KC9ECI
Sat May 14, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Article in this month's QST (June 05)
Replies: 2
Views: 2368

Give up a few 18 packs of Bud Lite and you too could be a card carrying, QST reading member of the amateur radio community. :baby: :ham: :baby:
by KC9ECI
Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:56 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: What good is commercial digital two-way anyway?
Replies: 49
Views: 23919

if it boils down to half a second, you were going to die anyway.
by KC9ECI
Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Orange, TX : Feb 26th
Replies: 12
Views: 6304

17 is an underused band. I check it out every afternoon after work. There is almost always some DX station calling CQ. CW on 17 tends to be the ragchew variety as well. I tortured some poor sould who was working CW mobile, with my sloppy fist on afternoon. So OM, how's your prostate?