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Introduction to Shortwave,Ham, CB & Scanners

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    Radio Prague via WRMI 11580 Khz shortwave
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    Published on Aug 4, 2017
    Received on August 4th 2017
     
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    The Decline of RadioShack...What Happened?
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    Published on Aug 2, 2017
    RadioShack has been on a tremendous decline over many years. It's been much longer and more severe than I realized. But what exactly happened? What happened that turned the successful company RadioShack into what it is today?
     
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    Icom IC-R8600 Unboxing
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    Published on Aug 5, 2017
    It's finally here! This is just the unboxing. The next vid will be the first power up.
     
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    Icom IC-8600 First Power Up
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    Published on Aug 5, 2017
    As it says above, the first power up before even looking at the instructions. Seems pretty easy to operate. Lots more to explore.
     
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    Intech Mariner 3600 HF SSB marine radio 150 watt
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    Published on Aug 4, 2017
    This is the Intech Mariner 3600, a US made high-end 150 watt marine radio that covers the entire short wave band (1.6 to 30 MHz) including all ham bands, in 10 Hz resolution. It can do USB, LSB, CW, FSK and AM.
    It is built extremely robust in a modular construction (plug-in cards on a motherboard). One of the best HF SSB marine radios ever made. As you can see, this one is in pristine condition, it has never been used on board a ship, so NO salt corrosion.
     
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    Connecticut Dx
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    Published on Aug 5, 2017
    Guys out in Connecticut and New York talking a.m. on 35 which is usually a single side band frequency
     
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    mcHF RS918 Chinese Clone
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    Published on Aug 5, 2017
    I just received the Chinese Clone of the mcHF RS-918 radio last Friday while on my canoe trip to White Otter and just had a chance to play the last few days. It has it's obvious glitches and issues not counting the long time between emails and the extremely long wait blamed on shortage of parts. None the less it arrived with no operating instructions. I had to make quite a few adjustments to the power level settings and frequency offset for cw to be bang on to W1AW.
    I will make some more video as time allows.
    I want to feel I need to congratulate the original minds behind this project Chris and Clint for without them this project (not product) would not exist.

    I enjoy all aspects of the outdoors, be it hiking, biking, hunting, fishing or canoeing.
    Camping and survival are two skills I continually try and work on and stay ready and practiced
    In the event these lifesaving skills are required.
    I have had many teachers in my life and appreciate all that they have taught me, and I try to do the same thing.
    Amateur radio is also one of my hobbies and past time, and it as well has taught me lots and has helped me meet people around the world.
    Family is of course the most important aspect of my life and has brought me the most enjoyable memories in life.
    Some other YouTube sites that I recommend:
    Survival Russia: https://www.youtube.com/user/Moscowpr...
    4DB: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUsl...
    Adventure Time Outdoors: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAzG...
    1st Thunder Scouts: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf8T...
    Far North Bushcraft and Survival: https://www.youtube.com/user/phreshayr
    MTwoodsrunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ_Ic...
    This is just a very small list of those I frequently visit.
    Thanks for watching my channel, LIKE, SHARE, SUBSCRIBE and click on the BELL for updates
    When a video is added to my channel.
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    Radio France International french 13740 Khz Shortwave Icom IC R8500
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    Published on Aug 6, 2017
    One of the best Frequencies for me, Radio France received on Sunday August 6th 2017 around 1825 UT
     
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    Radio Havana Cuba DXers Unlimited August 6 2017 on 15140Khz Shortwave Radio
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    Published on Aug 6, 2017
    Still very weak, here is today's weekend edition of DXers Unlimited, a shortwave radio related program via Radio Havana Cuba on 15140Khz shortwave radio. This is a weekly program on Sundays at approx. 1910UTC. The broadcast was tuned in with my Icom IC-R8600 radio in Toronto.
     
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    The Old Tube Radio Network LIVE August 5, 2017
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    Vintage Tube-Type CB Radios (1958-1978) on the air LIVE from Central California on 27.085MHz CH.11 8-10pm PDT. Join us on the air at 27.085MHz or listen from anywhere to the live audio stream at: http://oldtuberadio.net/#liveShow
     
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    Radio Romania 11850 Khz Shortwave english on Icom IC R8500
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    Published on Aug 6, 2017
    Romania received on August 6th 2017 at 2030 UT english to north America 11850 Khz
     
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    Shortwave Radiogram Aug 6 2017 on 11580Khz Shortwave Radio
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    Published on Aug 6, 2017
    Here is my decode of the Shortwave Radiogram broadcast today on 11580Khz shortwave radio at 2030UTC in MFSK16, and 32 and with 5 SSTV images. There is news of old fish species returning, Apple bowing to Chinese Gov, Russian buzzer station, Millenials discovering free to air TV and Tiny sprite satellites. Signal was variable mostly S5-S9+. The broadcast was received in Toronto using my Icom IC-R8600 radio and decoded with the Linux version of Fldigi.
     
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    Xiegu X108G Firmware Update Procedure, Adds SWR Graph
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    Published on Aug 6, 2017
    If you have a Xiegu X108G HF radio and you don't have the latest firmware which adds the SWR graph function, then this video will show you how to do it.
    PLEASE BE ADVISED!! You MUST obtain the correct firmware based on Serial number and version or you will ruin your radio. There are several revisions of units and firmware.

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    Medium wave DX: WGIT Puerto Rico 1660 kHz heard in Oxford, UK
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    Published on Aug 8, 2017
    Hi there, great to hear WGIT again after an absence of several months - and even better on the vintage FRG-8800. This is the receiver I started MW DXing with and despite it's obvious limitations, I thoroughly enjoyed my first ever catches using it.

    Recorded in Oxford UK on 26/07/17 at 02:38 hrs UTC using a Wellbrook ALA1530 active loop antenna outdoors. Thanks for watching.
     
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    Radio Havana Cuba DXers Unlimited August 8 2017 on 15140Khz Shortwave Radio R8600
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    Published on Aug 8, 2017
    Much stronger today, here is today's Tuesday of DXers Unlimited, a shortwave radio related program via Radio Havana Cuba on 15140Khz shortwave radio. This is a weekly program on Tuesdays at approx. 1940UTC. The broadcast was tuned in with my Icom IC-R8600 radio in Toronto.
     
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    TRRS #1264 - QFX R-14 AM/FM/Shortwave Radio - Update
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    Published on Aug 8, 2017
    Here is the link for this radio .

    http://amzn.to/2wlGCTn

    If you found this video useful, please share using the Share button below. Please subscribe to my channel to get automatic notification of new videos.

    Support my shows by using my Amazon store at http://astore.amazon.com/tosrarosh-20

    Remember, I am no expert so take everything you see with that in mind.

    Thanks for watching.
     
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    Ham Radio Basics--How Does An Inexpensive Transceiver Sound Compared to A High End Transceiver?
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    Published on Aug 6, 2017
    Jim W6LG plays recordings of an Elecraft K3s and a Yaesu FT-450. Which sounds best to you? Vote for receiver #1 or receiver #2 and give a very short description as to why. Jim is planning on doing some more tests.
     
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    Cubic R-2411 V3/U
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    Published on Aug 7, 2017
    From his radio shack in Potomac, MD (USA) Dan demonstrates a Cubic R-2411 receiver
     
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    North Korea 12015 kHz in my back garden with the Sony ICF-SW77 and AN-71 wire antenna
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    Published on Aug 8, 2017
    Hi there, here's some operatic music from the Voice of Korea, heard quite clearly above the usual blanket of QRM with just 6 metres of wire. I wouldn't have expected this possible if I'm honest, but the SW77 is a fine receiver, one of the best, even if it isn't quite in the same league as it's predecessor the legendary ICF-2001D.

    Recorded in Oxford UK on 06/08/17 at 15:52 hrs UTC. Thanks for watching.
     
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    Ham Nation 312: Lets Talk About L and Pi
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    Bob continues teaching about the Pine Board Project, Val is back from her trip and has a DX report, top news of the week with Don, Gordo has advice for the upcoming solar eclipse and more!
     
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    Flying Around the World with Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN - ETH081
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    Published on Aug 10, 2017
    In this episode we talk with Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN about his 80th anniversary commemorative flight around the world following Amelia Earharts trip back in 1937.

    We also hear from Bob Hankins KD5AT about the USS Slater Special Event Station this Sat Aug 12!

    The show notes are located at http://www.everythinghamradio.com/pod...
     
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    Icom IC-R8600 Quick Tour
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    Published on Aug 10, 2017
    Now that I've had the radio for 5 days, here is a quick tour of some of its' features.
     
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    Icom IC-R8600 firmware update including save and restore of settings
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    I downloaded the latest firmware for the R8600. The radio arrived with ver. 1.02 And the update is ver. 1.10. I edited out the part of the video where I didn't realise I had to push and hold the OK button to start the update.
     
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    MFJ-962 Versa Tuner III
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    Demo of the MFJ 962 Versa Tuner 3 by MFJ. The original non-lettered model that lacks cross needles, and does not have a roller inductor. Quite old, and large, like a tank. 35.5 cm wide x 36.5cm deep x 15cm high. Add 4cm more depth for the old ceramic ladder line and wire posts. There is no dummy load inside.
     
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    Old Radio Night - 08/11/2017 - Kenwood TS-590SG
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    Published on Aug 11, 2017
    Old Radio Night - 08/11/2017 - Kenwood TS-590SG. I know. It's not an old radio, but some of the other people are talking on vintage CB radios.
     
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    Allen Weiner Worldwide on WBCQ 5130 Khz Shortwave abrupt sign off
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    Published on Aug 11, 2017
    Received on August 12th 2017 at 0020 UT and then abrupt ending
     
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    Deutesche Welle in French from France Relay 13750 Khz Shortwave
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    Published on Aug 12, 2017
    Received on August 12th 2017 around 1700 UT with Afedri Software defined radio and 22 meter long sloper antenna
     
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    All India Radio Interval signal into french language 13640 Khz Shortwave
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    Published on Aug 12, 2017
    Received on August 12th 2017 at 1945 UT on Afedri SDR with 22 meter long sloper antenna
     
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    AmateurLogic 107: FT8, Scope Kit, Pi Zero W
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    Published on Aug 12, 2017
    Peter operates the new FT8 Digital Mode from Joe Taylor. Tommy builds the DSO138 Scope Kit. George discusses the Raspberry Pi Zero W. Wayne build an Antenna Tripod.
     
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    HRN 342: It Ain't Parity Until We Say It's Parity (on Ham Radio Now)
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    The Amateur Radio Parity Act drew plenty of critics in its original form (HR 1301, the early days) from hams who thought the government shouldn't stick its nose into private contracts. After the ARRL and the CAI (Community Associations Institute) arrived at compromise language, the US House of Representatives was happy (and passed it), but ham critics accused the ARRL of 'selling out'.

    More recently, several hams who are also lawyers crafted their own, considerably more thoughtful arguments about to why the compromise bill (now HR-555 and S-1534) is not good for Amateur Radio.

    Two of them, former FCC attorney Jim Talens N3JT, and well-known antenna law attorney, author (and contester) Fred Hopengarten K1VR, join David and Gary to make their case.

    If you want an explanation of what's in the Bill, pre- and post-compromise, check out HamRadioNow Episode 259 (Click-bait titled PokeHAM GOta). The link below will take you to the spot Gary starts his review.

    Links:
    - K1VR's web site: http://www.antennazoning.com/main/pag...
    - HRN Episode 259 https://youtu.be/d7sDOe1-T9g?t=21m2s
     
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    The Old Tube Radio Network LIVE August 12, 2017
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    Shortwave Radiogram Aug 13 2017 on 11580Khz Shortwave Radio R8600
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    Here is my decode of the Shortwave Radiogram broadcast today on 11580Khz shortwave radio at 2030UTC in MFSK32 and with 5 SSTV images. There is news of the return of radio for ship navigation, Russian surveillance plane over Washington, Solar eclipse QSO Party and a tunnel for ships in Norway. Signal was variable, mostly S5-S9+. The broadcast was received in Toronto using my Icom IC-R8600 radio and decoded with the Linux version of Fldigi.
     
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    DXpedition to Perry Island what radios will I bring along today
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    Will be Enjoying the beautiful weather at Perry Island with Tivdio V-115 Tecsun PL-680 and CountyComm GP5 SSB on August 14th 2017
     
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    Radio Cultural Amauta 4955 kHz Peru, copied on the Eton Satellit and Sangean ATS-909x
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    Published on Aug 14, 2017
    Hi there, the last time I copied Radio Cultural Amauta was with the 200 metre Beverage last October, A brilliant result and very nice signal considering, on both receivers. If nothing else and filters aside, this reception certainly confirms the excellent sensitivity of the 909x on a longwire.

    Recorded in Oxford UK on 13/05/17 at 00:34 hrs UTC using a 50 metre longwire antenna. Ignore the time differences, there was only a few seconds between recordings. Thanks for watching.
     

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