Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Robust Short Cut w/Authentication in URL


This mornings operating position....

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Sunday, February 19, 2012


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Round Table 2-3-2012

I thought you might like to hear yourselves as I hear you in Mentone. Jack starts us off. I have cut out my overs.

Friday, February 17, 2012

IP Address Changes

The Cottage Century Link ISP changes IP address more often than one might expect.
Recent change to router based update MAY make restoration of
lost connect move more quickly. However, I anticipate data flow will still be dropped
when Century Link changes IP address while traffic is active on the node.

Century Link tech supports reports that IP address changes are totally automatic and
WILL take place even if there is traffic on the node.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Needle Ice (Frost Columns) on a Desoto Park Trail

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Cold on the Mountain

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FT-2000 60 Meter Channels


It is very doubtful if it is possible change the operating band limits for 5MHz.
Allocations and modes are programmed into the CPU chip memory at manufacture
for the various markets and areas of use.

The control board is simply programmed by links which initiates the
appropriate pre-written data to meet the known authorised operating limits
in the various world markets. This is done from official data received at
the manufacturer.

These parameters form part of the type approval tests and are so are not
able to be re-written AFAIK.

It is unlikely that there is any route into the internal programming of the
CPU chip itself.

The firmware updates we are familiar with go into the DSP memory or separate
memory on the control board.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

WEBRelay Web Instructions

WebRelay now in place. Using the WebRelay connected
to the Xmt Req plug on the back of the FT-2000D I can
now send a carrier from any location on the Internet.

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Obriensweb Feb 8, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Expert 1K-FA Linear Amplifier

  • The smallest in the world!
    Built-in Power supply and Automatic Antenna Tuner.
    Dimension: w 28, h 14, d 32 cm. (11.02” W, 5.51” H, 12.60” D) (connectors included).
    Weight: approx. 20 Kg (19 Kg typ.), 44 lbs (41.8 lbs typ.).
  • The most technologically advanced in the world!
    Two CPUs are used, one of which is dedicated to the transceiver interface requirements (CAT).
    Pi-L output circuit.
    Over 13000 lines of software for performance that cannot be found in any other amplifier.
  • Fully Automatic!
    Easy connection with all models "ICOM, YAESU, KENWOOD, TEN-TEC, FlexRadio ELECRAFT" for immediate management of the bands, tuner and antennas.
    Same performance with all makes or homemade rigs.
    The operator has only to move the "Frequency Tuning Knob" in the transceiver!!!
  • Wide frequency coverage
    1.8 MHz to 50 MHz including WARC bands.
  • Full solid state!
    1 KW pep SSB output; 900 W pep CW out (typ.) ; 700 W pep out. (typ.) on 50 MHz.
    FULL / HALF power selected according to the operator SSB/CW power requirement, for digital modes and for linear protection (automatic).
    No heating time, immediately ready!
    Virtually limitless life of the amplification devices (MOSFETs).
  • Automatic Antenna Tuner built-in!
    Capable of matching 3:1 SWR on HF, and 2.5:1 SWR on 6 meters.
    Capable of programmable switching of 4 antennas (SO239 connectors).
    Up to two antennas for the same band.
    Bands, Antennas, Tuning conditions are changed in 10 msec.
    Bands, Antennas and Tuning conditions are managed also in “STBY“ to support the exciter only.
  • SO2R.
  • Two inputs available.
    SO239 connectors.
  • High power gain (up to 15 dB).
    In “OPERATE“ the required drive power is automatically set with an ALC connection and in “STANDBY“ the exciter is then automatically reset to full power.
  • Very clean and low distortion output!
    Spurious emissions less than -50 dB ( 50 MHz –60 dB ).
    3rd order distortion (two tone test) 36 dB typ.
  • Input 50 ohm always perfectly matched
    SWR less than 1.2:1.
  • Fully protected!
    Temperature, Over-Voltage, Over-Current, SWR, Reflected Power, Max RF Tuner Voltage, Over-Drive, Amp. The correct parameters are continuously monitored.
    The same protection is realized in two different ways:
    · Via hardware circuits (HW) to assure great speed.
    · Via the software (SW), to assure great accuracy.
    Thanks to the SW, transmit relay changeover is carried out with zero current at the contacts.
  • Full break-in operation (QSK)!
  • Normal / Contest operation to optimize the performances!
  • Very quiet operation!
    Seven quiet three-speed cooling fans:
    · 150 CFM maximum total air flow.
    Temperature thresholds for speed change:
    · 40 °C (104 °F), 70 °C (158 °F) and 83 °C (181 °F). (normal mode).
    · 60 °C (140 *F). and 75 °C (167 °F). (contest mode).
    Noise level:
    · 39 dBa at maximum blower speed.
  • Continuous use
    "FULL" mode: SSB unlimited, key down 2 minutes.
    "HALF" mode: SSB unlimited, key down 5 minutes.
  • Regulated power supply, input 230 / 215 / 200 / 115 / 100 Vac
    With all input voltages the output power doesn't change.
    A well designed grain-oriented, tape-wound toroidal transformer reduces magnetic fields around the amplifier.
  • The linear can be switched ON / OFF also switching ON / OFF the exciter
  • With a large LCD display is possible to have a great deal of information
    W pep out, V pa, I pa, W pep reflected, Power gain, Temperature, SWR, Input setting, CAT setting, Band and other indications including an alarms log.
  • Easy to operate
    Powerful SW gives you a user-friendly unit.
  • RS 232 port for PC control
    SW is supplied to remote the linear front panel.
    With a proper protocol it is possible to use this port not only as a remote control but also as a CAT port (useful to link the linear with any customer application).
  • Easy transportation!
    A sturdy carry-bag is supplied for "QSY, FIELD DAY, DX’ PEDITIONS etc.".
  • Certifications:
    CE, FCC .