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Hands on XIEGU 108G 20 watt HF 'QRP radio'

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Smurf Hunter:

--- Quote from: Carl on March 14, 2018, 06:05:51 PM ---I offered him a radio that you are very familiar with and a power supply for that price and yet he wanted to buy an unknown radio...New guy and wants to do it all ...this week. I tried to slow him down a bit but I can't be as successful with all my students as it was with you.

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Hmm.  My motivation for making a change was more about additional band capability and improved receive quality. Similar to trading in a reliable old truck for a quieter, more efficient car with creature comforts.  Both are good, but in different contexts.

kid_couteau:
I bet I run Carl's patience a bit.
I tend to jump around a lot on ideas.
I think you would call it the "Squirrel" version of HAM radio.
Oh look an antenna design
Nope wait a minute I need a powerpack
LOOK a new radio
OH OH a soldering gun
CARL CARL what do I do?
Poor sinner.

idelphic:

--- Quote from: kid_couteau on March 15, 2018, 07:13:22 AM ---I bet I run Carl's patience a bit.
I tend to jump around a lot on ideas.
I think you would call it the "Squirrel" version of HAM radio.
Oh look an antenna design
Nope wait a minute I need a powerpack
LOOK a new radio
OH OH a soldering gun
CARL CARL what do I do?
Poor sinner.

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I see your "squirrel syndrome and raise you a shiny"

I have about two dozen 18650 batteries here on the desk, pulled from laptop batteries,
half dozen ways to make batteries, no solder, Converting from Molex to Powerpoles, JT65 running, work PC, APRS iGate, attempts to reach people for antenna spots and oh look my Yaesu FT-817 needs to be dusted.

I love my 817, working on a battery build, need to pick up a Wolphelink and figure out CAT control from android... Oh and something else was going on too... Hmm.. Guess I need to go watch another one of Julian's OH8STN YT videos....

Carl:

--- Quote from: kid_couteau on March 15, 2018, 07:13:22 AM ---I bet I run Carl's patience a bit.
I tend to jump around a lot on ideas.
I think you would call it the "Squirrel" version of HAM radio.
Oh look an antenna design
Nope wait a minute I need a powerpack
LOOK a new radio
OH OH a soldering gun
CARL CARL what do I do?
Poor sinner.

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  To answer questions and be of some help is about all I can do to justify my being now. I have no problem sharing my experience though my way of doing things 'Ham' is not the only way...just what I have found successful.

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