Archive for the ‘Yaesu FT-857’ Tag

Amateur Radio This Week: 2017.29   Leave a comment

This has been a good week for amateur radio.  I installed the Yaesu FT-857D in the Crown Vic and I made quite a few contacts driving around Rio Rancho.  Most of my contacts have been DX stations:  Spain, Mexico and Ecuador.  I did work a few stations in the US as well.

Last night, I attended the ARRL Hurricane webinar, which talked about the differnent hurricane nets that run all season (and even into the off-sesaon).  This was a really great presentation, and I was happy that I attended it, even if I missed the first twenty minutes due to no cellular service.

I also checked into the Albuquerque SCAT Net a few times from the 2 meter side, though I was unable to get in this morning.

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Daily Radio Report: 9/12/15   Leave a comment

Yesterday, I dropped off my Yaesu FT-857D and my Alinco DR-605 for repair. The 857 has not powered up since July, when I cut a ribbon cable accidentally. I replaced the cable, but it still won’t turn on. The Alinco turns off and then back on when I try to transmit.

It may be a few weeks before I have either of them back, but it will be nice to have them back and be on the air again. This past six weeks has been unfortunate!

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