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September 2012

70cm UHF Repeater Build Up

So..... I have this crazy, or maybe not so crazy idea to attempt to build a 70cm (440Mhz) , band repeater for amateur use. Why you ask, Keep reading to find out.

Why 70cm, and not 2M for my repeater?

So you may be asking yourself why I chose the 70cm band for my repeater and not the more popular 2M band. A couple reasons, read more >>

TS-940SAT Sub Display not working.

Well, it had to happen sooner or later. The sub display on my trusty TS-940SAT has gone wacky. Every time I turn it on the display is scrambled and needs resetting. My guess is the battery has died for the clock and other functions. A quick post in the Yahoo group for TS-940 confirms what is most likely a dead battery. There are 2 sets of batteries in the TS-940, one is for the sub display and the other is for ????  If I am going to open it up, I am going to replace both sets. A little research has found that I can replace them with a round lithium cell, like the ones computer BIOSes use.

Search for a better VHF/UHF Dual band Mobile Antenna


Since transferring within my company to a different office theTM-D710 in my car is getting much more use during my daily commute to and from work. For the most part I can get into the local repeater, but at the far end of my communte I am not holding the repeater as well as I should. I guess it is time to look for ways to improve, one way is a better antenna.

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