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BNC-to-SMA Adapters - 09/30/09 Update

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Just received this reply from Stephen regarding his EXCELLENT BNC-to-SMA adapters. They are made with a hard rubber collar that "mates" wit the case of your radio - to better protect your delicate SMA connector.

The Yaesu CN-3 adapter, on the other hand, should be banned from the marketplace, as it provides absolutely NO protection to your radio from stress and strain at the antenna jack.

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Hello again Clint,

Nice to hear from you again. It's been quite a while and I have been fine and my adapter
sales are still going on. I just don't advertise very much on the internet. Mostly word of mouth or a Google search does it for me. I am now accepting PayPal payments. Details below.

Here is my updated adapter fitting list:
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Yaesu: VX-1R, VX-2R, VX-3R, VX-5R, VX-6R, VX-7R, FT-50-R, FT-60-R, VX-10,
VX-150, VX-110, VXA-100, VXA-120, VXA-700,VX-800, VX-170 (Mod), VX-8R

Icom: IC-T90A, IC-91A, IC-92AD, IC-F50, IC-R5, IC-R2, IC-T8A, IC-T81A,
IC-Q7A, IC-M1V

Kenwood: TH-D7, TH-G71, TH-F6A, TH-59, TH-K2AT

Alinco: DJ-V5, DJ-X3, DJ-S40

Standard: C508A, C510A

Radio Shack: HTX-200, HTX-400, HTX-245, HTX-420

Uniden: BCD-396T, BR-330T, ATLANTIS (Marine)

Midland: G-11 (GMRS)
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Part # BGA-76
Yaesu: VX-5R, VX-1R
Icom: IC-Q7A, IC-M1V, IC-F50, M88 (Marine)
Kenwood: TH-D7, TH-G71, TH-59
Alinco: DJ-V5
Standard: C508A, C510A
Radio Shack: HTX-200, HTX-400, HTX-420
Uniden: BCD-396T, BR-330T, ATLANTIS (Marine)
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Part # BGA-77
Icom: IC-T90A, IC-91A, IC-92AD, IC-T8A, IC-T81A, IC-R2, IC-R5
Radio Shack: HTX-245
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Part # BGA-78
Yaesu: FT-50-R, VX-10, VXA-100, VX-800
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Part # BGA-79
Yaesu: FT-60-R, VX-150, VX-110, VXA-120
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Part # BGA-80
Yaesu: VX-2R, VX-3R, VX-6R, VX-7R, VXA-700, VX-170 (Mod)
Kenwood: TH-F6A, TH-K2AT
Alinco: DJ-X3, DJ-S40, DJ-V17T

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Part # BGA-80-M
Yaesu: VX-8R

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A personal check, money order or PayPal is what I accept for a payment.
(All quoted prices are for U.S. orders only)

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For PayPal payment :

Total cost for one adapter shipped to you is: $14.95
( $11.95 + $2.00 S+H + $1.00 (Paypal transaction fee)

Total cost for two adapters shipped to you is $27.90
( $11.95 ea. + $2.00 S+H +$2.00 (Paypal transaction fee)

PayPal account email adress : gulyas@...
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For check or money order payment :

Total cost for one adapter shipped to you is: $13.95
Total cost for two adapters shipped to you is $25.90
( $11.95 ea. + $2.00 S+H )

Remit to:
STEPHEN G. GULYAS
706 LALOR ST.
TRENTON, N.J.
08610
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If more than two adapters are needed, please ask for a price quote
prior to ordering.
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Talk to you again later.
Stephen KC2BHO 73's
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Re: Thanks for this group

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

I appreciate your time and effort in getting this group started.
Thanks, Scott!

I have NINE presentations scheduled September-November ... interest is picking back up!

And as I explained on the Web site, I don't have time in a one-hour presentation (nor space in a four-page tutorial!) to cover ALL antennas, radios, software programs, et al for workin' the birds. So let's use this YahooGroup to supplement the basics, and enhance our experiences.

And enjoy this magnificent hobby!

Clint
http://www.work-sat.com

Thanks for this group

n7net <n7net@...>
 

Hi Clint,

I appreciate your time and effort in getting this group started.

73 de Scott/n7net

Handicapped Access?

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

From a friend via email ...

... I always see hams standing while using Arrow Antennas and HTs for their satellite contacts. I use a front wheel walker so I can't carry very much equipment with me. I've always stayed away from making satellite contacts because of my disability. Any ideas on what I can do? Any suggestions you have are appreciated.


Well, the higher elevation passes can be worked with just an improved whip on your HT!

If your radio has a BNC connection, then the Pryme AL-800 will do it.

If you are SMA, then the Smiley 270A or one of those super-flexible 17" whips will do.

I show 'em all at my presentations. (And this gentleman is local to me, and we'll meet up next week!)

Clint
909-241-7666

Re: SOFTWARE for Satellite Tracking

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

I use "Orbitron" mostly.
Orbitron gets great reviews, indeed!

John - what are the top two or three features that you really like about Orbitron?

Clint

Re: Which RADIO Should I Buy?

John,K0QH <k0qh@...>
 

K6LCS wrote:
Ahhh ... the age-old question. Ask this question in any ham club, and you'll receive many differing answers!
The main point of my presentations is to show fellow hams that they just might already have the necessary equipment to work the FM satellites: a handheld radio capable of "split freqs" (where it can TX on 2M and RX on 440), and an antenna improvement to that radio.
There's only one true, full-duplex radio on the market right now ... but, unfortunately, that Alinco model suffers some sub-band sensitivity problems. Whether or not it can be cured with future firmware releases is unknown. A definition is in order: true "full duplex" means that one can monitor one band while keying the mic on another. The Kenwood TH-F6a, for example, is a dual-receive unit with its independent VFOs - but not true "full duplex," as you cannot monitor anything while the PT is pressed.
SO ... What are you using? Icom's IC-W32a? Yaesu's little VX-3R? My current favorite HT for sat work - the Yaesu FT-60R?
Clint
Not active right now but have a Yaseu FT-530 and a Kenwood THD-7.
--
John,K0QH
aka AJ0W
SKCC# 2694
www.stgdxcc.webs.com

Re: SOFTWARE for Satellite Tracking

John,K0QH <k0qh@...>
 

K6LCS wrote:
There are several software programs available for tracking amateur satellites. What program(s) have YOU settled upon to use for working the birds?
Clint
I use "Orbitron" mostly.
--
John,K0QH
aka AJ0W
SKCC# 2694
www.stgdxcc.webs.com

Which RADIO Should I Buy?

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

Ahhh ... the age-old question. Ask this question in any ham club, and you'll receive many differing answers!

The main point of my presentations is to show fellow hams that they just might already have the necessary equipment to work the FM satellites: a handheld radio capable of "split freqs" (where it can TX on 2M and RX on 440), and an antenna improvement to that radio.

There's only one true, full-duplex radio on the market right now ... but, unfortunately, that Alinco model suffers some sub-band sensitivity problems. Whether or not it can be cured with future firmware releases is unknown.

A definition is in order: true "full duplex" means that one can monitor one band while keying the mic on another. The Kenwood TH-F6a, for example, is a dual-receive unit with its independent VFOs - but not true "full duplex," as you cannot monitor anything while the PT is pressed.

SO ... What are you using? Icom's IC-W32a? Yaesu's little VX-3R? My current favorite HT for sat work - the Yaesu FT-60R?

Clint

SOFTWARE for Satellite Tracking

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

There are several software programs available for tracking amateur satellites. What program(s) have YOU settled upon to use for working the birds?

Clint

ANTENNAS for HTs

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

During my presentations, I show folks these HT antenna improvements ...

- Smiley 270A ($15), BNC or SMA

- Diamond SRH-320A ($50), SMA

- Pryme AL-800 ($40), BNC)

- Arrow 146/437-10WBP ($130), BNC

This, of course, is by no means an all-inclusive list! What antennas are YOU having success with workin' the satellites?

Clint

How to Work Ham Sats tutorial updated

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

I just updated my four-page tutorial that gets you working the FM sats with equipment you probably already own. One change is the addition of a single Web page with all the URLs and resources mentioned in the document. Download a copy of the handout at ...

http://www.work-sat.com

Clint Bradford, K6LCS
909-241-7666

Presentation Schedule for Southern California

K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

AMSAT area coordinator Clint Bradford, K6LCS, will be presenting his "Working
Amateur Satellites With Your HT" multimedia session at the following clubs ...

October 2 - Long Beach ARC*

October 5 - WARA (Fullerton) meeting*

October 8 - EchoLink "SCARS" Node 96140 5:30PM PDT

October 15 - West Coast ARC (Huntington Beach)*

October 17 - Victor Valley ARC's JOTA

November 8 - QWCA Chapter 7 (Norwalk)

Non-members are cordially invited - but please RSVP to clint@...