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QRP Success by KD0NME

Yaesu 817 all band all mode with Amp on top tuner on bottom

Yaesu 817 all band all mode
with Amp on top
tuner on bottom


Message 1
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Here are the three components, presently attached to each other. Very compact.
I have a pair of gel cell 12V 9Ah batteries ordered for power.
Current antenna is the MFJ Big Ear adjustable dipole.
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Message 2
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There is an accessory 8pin outlet in the rear of the Tx but it is also used to
control the antenna tuner.
Is there a “Y” cord to allow two things to access that one outlet? It looks like
it might have a pin that goes to ground while transmitting, just what I need but
it is occupied already with a LGD Z817H auto tuner control cable.

I’m a bit reticent to get inside the Tx and wire into the back of the “mic”
outlet. That is some very compact stuff.
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Message 3
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Maybe I don’t need no amp, just talked to Ottawa Canada
and New Brunswick Canada on 20M
! ON FOUR WATTS AND A BIG EAR. !
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MFJ Big Ear on pole center block w/2 whips extend out to 21 ft max

MFJ Big Ear on pole
center block w/2 whips
extend out to 21 ft max


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And then there are those who think there’s not enough time for QRP
in this world. Russ K0LUW is apparently one of those. He sent a
pic of his station – see below:
See center of pic That's the biggest one made by Heathkit - K0LUWs

See center of pic
That’s the biggest one
made by Heathkit – K0LUWs