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Kenwood TS200 for sale

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hello everyone:

Jon Bromburg, W1JDB, is selling a barely used Kenwood TS2000. There are numerous accessories included with the radio. If you are interested in getting more information about condition, price and accessories, please contact Jon directly:
 
    Cell: 425-269-6907
    E-mail: jonbro@...
 
I have had a TS2000 for a long time and have really enjoyed owning and operating it. They still sell this radio new, so you check out the price for a new one, then see what Jon is willing to accept for the one he has.
 
Happy Thanksgiving.
 
73, Tom


Re: 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

Ralph Lease
 

All you high tech guys.  Yes, the recip saw would be much easier. 

Ralph KC7QXD 

On Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 7:49 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
A hacksaw will do.  You can borrow mine if I can find it.  Or you could use my battery powered reciprocating saw, which I would be happy to loan you.

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

On Nov 21, 2020, at 7:39 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Thanks. Stupid question… what do I need to cut it? I don’t have a shop so I have limited capabilities…. That’s part of my problem…

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ralph Lease
Sent: Saturday, November 21, 2020 6:07 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

 

Go to lowes and buy a 10 ft section of chain link fence top rail. Its galvanized.  Cut to length. 

 

On Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 5:50 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I'm looking for a short 1.5" diameter antenna tubing about 3 or 4 feet long. I can order them on DXEngineering but was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to where I can get them locally.  Ideas?

TIA!
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

A hacksaw will do.  You can borrow mine if I can find it.  Or you could use my battery powered reciprocating saw, which I would be happy to loan you.

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

On Nov 21, 2020, at 7:39 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Thanks. Stupid question… what do I need to cut it? I don’t have a shop so I have limited capabilities…. That’s part of my problem…

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ralph Lease
Sent: Saturday, November 21, 2020 6:07 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

 

Go to lowes and buy a 10 ft section of chain link fence top rail. Its galvanized.  Cut to length. 

 

On Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 5:50 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I'm looking for a short 1.5" diameter antenna tubing about 3 or 4 feet long. I can order them on DXEngineering but was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to where I can get them locally.  Ideas?

TIA!
--
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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--
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

Ralph Lease
 

I can loan you a hacksaw. Manual but it cuts.

Ralph KC7QXD 

On Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 7:39 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Thanks. Stupid question… what do I need to cut it? I don’t have a shop so I have limited capabilities…. That’s part of my problem…

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ralph Lease
Sent: Saturday, November 21, 2020 6:07 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

 

Go to lowes and buy a 10 ft section of chain link fence top rail. Its galvanized.  Cut to length. 

 

On Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 5:50 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I'm looking for a short 1.5" diameter antenna tubing about 3 or 4 feet long. I can order them on DXEngineering but was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to where I can get them locally.  Ideas?

TIA!
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


--
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Thanks. Stupid question… what do I need to cut it? I don’t have a shop so I have limited capabilities…. That’s part of my problem…

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ralph Lease
Sent: Saturday, November 21, 2020 6:07 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

 

Go to lowes and buy a 10 ft section of chain link fence top rail. Its galvanized.  Cut to length. 

 

On Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 5:50 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I'm looking for a short 1.5" diameter antenna tubing about 3 or 4 feet long. I can order them on DXEngineering but was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to where I can get them locally.  Ideas?

TIA!
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


--
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

If you only need something 1.5”-ish, then chain link fence top rail.  It’s usually galvanized.

If you actually need 1.5”, then metal conduit will do nicely.  Not galvanized, so you probably want to prime it and paint it.

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

On Nov 21, 2020, at 6:07 PM, Ralph Lease <ralph.lease@...> wrote:

Go to lowes and buy a 10 ft section of chain link fence top rail. Its galvanized.  Cut to length. 

On Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 5:50 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
I'm looking for a short 1.5" diameter antenna tubing about 3 or 4 feet long. I can order them on DXEngineering but was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to where I can get them locally.  Ideas?

TIA!
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************




Re: 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

Ralph Lease
 

Go to lowes and buy a 10 ft section of chain link fence top rail. Its galvanized.  Cut to length. 


On Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 5:50 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
I'm looking for a short 1.5" diameter antenna tubing about 3 or 4 feet long. I can order them on DXEngineering but was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to where I can get them locally.  Ideas?

TIA!
--
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Re: 3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

Paul Zoba
 

Aluminum? Copper?  I think you could get copper from Ace or Lowe’s. 

PVC? Lowe’s 


On Nov 21, 2020, at 5:50 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

I'm looking for a short 1.5" diameter antenna tubing about 3 or 4 feet long. I can order them on DXEngineering but was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to where I can get them locally.  Ideas?

TIA!
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


3 to 4 foot 1.5" Mast tubing

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

I'm looking for a short 1.5" diameter antenna tubing about 3 or 4 feet long. I can order them on DXEngineering but was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to where I can get them locally.  Ideas?

TIA!
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: Icom OPC-1529R pinout

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

Yup, that all looks like what my GPS is spitting out (minus the GPTXT sentences and, of course, I've got lock so there is real data in there). Thank you for confirming Shawn.


Re: Icom OPC-1529R pinout

Shawn / K7ATA
 

here's what a working GPS looks like on a serial line as it goes into acquisition mode:


--------------------------------

$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
$GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*30
$GPGGA,,,,,,0,00,99.99,,,,,,*48
$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,99.99,99.99,99.99*30
$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
$GPGLL,,,,,,V,N*64
$GPTXT,01,01,02,u-blox ag - www.u-blox.com*50
$GPTXT,01,01,02,HW  UBX-G60xx  00040007 FF7FFFFFp*53
$GPTXT,01,01,02,ROM CORE 7.03 (45969) Mar 17 2011 16:18:34*59
$GPTXT,01,01,02,ANTSUPERV=AC SD PDoS SR*20
$GPTXT,01,01,02,ANTSTATUS=OK*3B
$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
$GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*30
$GPGGA,,,,,,0,00,99.99,,,,,,*48
$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,99.99,99.99,99.99*30
$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
$GPGLL,,,,,,V,N*64
$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
$GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*30
$GPGGA,,,,,,0,00,99.99,,,,,,*48
$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,99.99,99.99,99.99*30
$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
$GPGLL,,,,,,V,N*64
$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
$GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*30
$GPGGA,,,,,,0,00,99.99,,,,,,*48
$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,99.99,99.99,99.99*30
$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
$GPGLL,,,,,,V,N*64
$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
$GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*30
$GPGGA,,,,,,0,00,99.99,,,,,,*48
$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,99.99,99.99,99.99*30
$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
$GPGLL,,,,,,V,N*64
$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
$GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*30
$GPGGA,,,,,,0,00,99.99,,,,,,*48
$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,99.99,99.99,99.99*30
$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
$GPGLL,,,,,,V,N*64
$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
$GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*30
$GPGGA,,,,,,0,00,99.99,,,,,,*48
$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,99.99,99.99,99.99*30
$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
$GPGLL,,,,,,V,N*64
$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
$GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*30
$GPGGA,,,,,,0,00,99.99,,,,,,*48
$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,99.99,99.99,99.99*30
$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
$GPGLL,,,,,,V,N*64
$GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
$GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*30
$GPGGA,,,,,,0,00,99.99,,,,,,*48
$GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,99.99,99.99,99.99*30
$GPGSV,1,1,00*79
$GPGLL,,,,,,V,N*64
$
----------------------------------



--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 11/20/2020 6:29 PM, Ryan - KJ7GIE wrote:
I posted some pictures on FB here is the new test set-up:
GPS -> DB9|DB9 -> breadboard
breadboard -> DB9|DB9 -> PC
breadboard -> DB9|2.5mm -> radio

This allows me to swap pins however I want. I also verified the DB9 to 2.5mm cable does, indeed, work when I plug the cable into the PC (bit of a hack job and blue tack that was).

PC is happy. Radio is not. I can't imagine what's wrong at this point unless the radio just hates this GPS. That'd require I get some examples of what a "working" GPS outputs. Suggestions, criticisms, dad jokes... all welcome company at this point as I'm not sure what to work on next. Thanks all.







Re: Icom OPC-1529R pinout

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

I've tried a few different things including doing a reset to factory and following _just_ the GPS section of the advanced instructions. That basically just means turning on external GPS and setting to 9600 bps. I've flipped most of the knobs I can find related to the data 1 jack and GPS. Never saw a blip that would indicate it read a GPS sentence sadly.


Re: Icom OPC-1529R pinout

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Ryan,
Nice Hack... love it. What are your settings in your Rig?

-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ryan - KJ7GIE
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2020 6:29 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Icom OPC-1529R pinout

I posted some pictures on FB here is the new test set-up:
GPS -> DB9|DB9 -> breadboard
breadboard -> DB9|DB9 -> PC
breadboard -> DB9|2.5mm -> radio

This allows me to swap pins however I want. I also verified the DB9 to 2.5mm cable does, indeed, work when I plug the cable into the PC (bit of a hack job and blue tack that was).

PC is happy. Radio is not. I can't imagine what's wrong at this point unless the radio just hates this GPS. That'd require I get some examples of what a "working" GPS outputs. Suggestions, criticisms, dad jokes... all welcome company at this point as I'm not sure what to work on next. Thanks all.










--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: Icom OPC-1529R pinout

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

I posted some pictures on FB here is the new test set-up:
GPS -> DB9|DB9 -> breadboard
breadboard -> DB9|DB9 -> PC
breadboard -> DB9|2.5mm -> radio

This allows me to swap pins however I want. I also verified the DB9 to 2.5mm cable does, indeed, work when I plug the cable into the PC (bit of a hack job and blue tack that was).

PC is happy. Radio is not. I can't imagine what's wrong at this point unless the radio just hates this GPS. That'd require I get some examples of what a "working" GPS outputs. Suggestions, criticisms, dad jokes... all welcome company at this point as I'm not sure what to work on next. Thanks all.


SSC Award Continued

Rowland
 

Just found this in the tube the certificate came in.  Thought you all would like to see it.


Thanks,

Rowland


Re: Congratulations Everyone!

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

This is fantastic and well deserved. Congratulations to the club and its members. I’m really proud to be a part of such a great group of folk! 


On Nov 20, 2020, at 5:34 PM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:


The club has received the "Special Service Club Award" from the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).  The following is directly from the ARRL website...

"A club that exists to go above and beyond for their communities and for Amateur Radio is what defines a Special Service Club (SSC).  They are the leaders in their Amateur Radio communities who provide active training classes, publicity programs and actively pursue technical projects and operating activities."

I applied for this award about two months ago at the recommendation of Lynn Burlingame, the ARRL Affiliated Club Coordinator for Western Washington.

We provide classes, work with our local cities and fire departments, have great Elmer sessions, provide additional help and training with the Rookie Roundtable, do monthly on air drills, work with the Carnation Duvall Citizen Corps with their drills and so on.

We are still moving forward with many of these tasks even through this pandemic.

Lynn thought this club deserved a pat on the back for all of our efforts.

You should all be proud!

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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
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Congratulations Everyone!

Rowland
 

The club has received the "Special Service Club Award" from the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).  The following is directly from the ARRL website...

"A club that exists to go above and beyond for their communities and for Amateur Radio is what defines a Special Service Club (SSC).  They are the leaders in their Amateur Radio communities who provide active training classes, publicity programs and actively pursue technical projects and operating activities."

I applied for this award about two months ago at the recommendation of Lynn Burlingame, the ARRL Affiliated Club Coordinator for Western Washington.

We provide classes, work with our local cities and fire departments, have great Elmer sessions, provide additional help and training with the Rookie Roundtable, do monthly on air drills, work with the Carnation Duvall Citizen Corps with their drills and so on.

We are still moving forward with many of these tasks even through this pandemic.

Lynn thought this club deserved a pat on the back for all of our efforts.

You should all be proud!

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Re: Icom OPC-1529R pinout

Robin Amundson
 

If your cable is a Prolific it is irredeemable. 


On Fri, Nov 20, 2020, 8:46 AM Ryan - KJ7GIE <rsm@...> wrote:
Does someone have an Icom OPC-1529R cable that they would kindly verify the pinout for me? Or can I borrow it for the weekend?

This is the RS-232C (DB9 <-> 2.5mm phono) cable used on the DATA1 jack of the IC-7100 (and others) radio. On the IC-7100 this is the port for feeding GPS NMEA sentences. I bought a generic cable and the radio does not indicate its seeing the sentences. Next step in my troubleshooting is to identify that my generic cable is pinned properly. My Google searching indicates my cable _should_ be good but I cannot find any official pinout material from Icom so I hope someone can confirm from the "real deal" cable.

Much appreciated, happy Friday, and 73's






Re: Icom OPC-1529R pinout

Ryan - KJ7GIE
 

Got the null modem test covered already (no change). I need to build some kind of breakout to start taking the other signals to ground on the GPS side. That is the part that is not easily tested and is my weekend project. Obviously, the radio side does not need any of those signals because the 2.5mm phono cannot provide them. But, I'm not sure what the GPS side may need to start sending. And, yes, I realize I'm probably making this the most complicated way to get GPS into the 7100.

OK, joke time... during my research I found a post someone requesting advise on a bracket to attach their GPS antenna to their residential radio tower. One of the responses "How often does your tower move?"


Re: Icom OPC-1529R pinout

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I am one of thoseold guys who suffered through the prevalence of RS-232C and I can tell you that the frequency of problems being related to a need for a null modem in between devices is very high.

It may be that your cable is wired correctly but needs tx and rx swapped. Or that one device or the other is expecting/insisting on one of the RTS/CTS/DCR/DTR signals and not seeing it.

Or baud rate mismatch. Or just some confusion about bits per character, parity presence/odd/evenness.

It’s times like this I wish I had a fancy schmancy oscope that did serial data decode, so that I could lend it to you to get you unstuck.

I do have a dual trace oscope that does not do serial decode, and I would be happy to loan it to you so he can at least examine the signals at the 2.5mm plug end and see what’s on what part of the connector.

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

On Nov 20, 2020, at 8:46 AM, Ryan - KJ7GIE <@KJ7GIE> wrote:

Does someone have an Icom OPC-1529R cable that they would kindly verify the pinout for me? Or can I borrow it for the weekend?

This is the RS-232C (DB9 <-> 2.5mm phono) cable used on the DATA1 jack of the IC-7100 (and others) radio. On the IC-7100 this is the port for feeding GPS NMEA sentences. I bought a generic cable and the radio does not indicate its seeing the sentences. Next step in my troubleshooting is to identify that my generic cable is pinned properly. My Google searching indicates my cable _should_ be good but I cannot find any official pinout material from Icom so I hope someone can confirm from the "real deal" cable.

Much appreciated, happy Friday, and 73's