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Hello folks


Hiya all. I can't say I'm a freebander, or at least certainly not an active one, but I've got an interest in electronics and am quite adept with a soldering iron or breadboard. Very adept with a computer keyboard (c++) but haven't done anything radiowise. Well, not since blaggin my way around the 160m band in the UK (false callsign) about 20 years ago anyhow emoticon

Am curious as to what's happening in the illicit scene, I fell upon this place while wondering what had happened to UK CB adventuring since legalisation and the inevitable decline.

What band is best at the mo for DX contact? I know it varies with sunspot and season but I've no idea how or when.. I'm wondering whether to bolt something together, maybe something SSB? I have a beloved old shortwave receiver that I inherited from my Dad. I've got it tuned up and working well enough to pick up the ham bods and have just reincarnated the improved VFO I built for it.

Bet no one recognises the box though - it's a CR100 ! <Grin> If you recognise the model number you'll understand the grin..

Anyways enough for now. Hello people!

Dave.

Oh, PS, among other things I got up to a couple of decades ago was the coding of an RTTY decoder for a ZX-thing. Is there any data activity of any sort? Bringing that into the 21st century would be entertaining. Any experimentation happening anywhere?
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Re: Hello folks


HI Dave welcome to the FB's

The font of all knowledge is our founder & Admin , Yamanx. he is also a Dave.

No doubt he will see the thread and let you know, he's on hols this weekend so not sure if he has his PC with him.

But again welcome

73

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Re: Hello folks


hi dave,& WELCOME to the dark side??
regards dx pacific& state side should be workable on 11mtrs now we have dark cold nights.
but @ the moment my station is qrt emoticon emoticon
never mind i'll be back.
18mtrs gets used a little
but of course if you what to pirate 20 feel free with all them contests on there,mite as well run a recorder 5 x9 in the log ???
get those flux caps & valves biased & i'll catch as soon as i've finshed my little refurb job
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Hi and welcome emoticon

Sorry for the delay, I've been away emoticon

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