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by mattltm
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Needing help with deciding which handheld to buy!
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: Needing help with deciding which handheld to buy!

Sorry to break this to you but there's no such thing as a handheld that can reliably cover 10km without either a great physical location (at least 1 station on elevated ground with clear line of sight to the other station) or additional infrastructure (like a repeater, a Network Radio or a SAT termi...
by mattltm
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Multiband miracle.
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Multiband miracle.

A proper End Fed Half Wave gut for 80m. Lightweight and no ATU needed (handy to have one just to 'touch up' though). Will give you 80M through to 10m, no radials needed and only a single support point in the trees or a push up lightweight pole.
by mattltm
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Othernet
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Othernet

by mattltm
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: FT817ND
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Re: FT817ND

Hay from a UK full! Have you sat the test yet? How did you do? It all depends on how much you are going to do /P and if you'll be doing lots of walking. I would consider looking at a higher power radio, maybe the 857. It's a little more weight but will be a better performer. I built a manpack for my...
by mattltm
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: European FT-817/818 users?
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: European FT-817/818 users?

lurkshere wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:24 pm
Can't help with your query but I do remember this thread. An alternative approach?

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=110130
Nice to see my pack is still providing inspiration :awesome:
by mattltm
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Cell Service
Replies: 15
Views: 3571

Re: Cell Service

I'll echo NT2C here. There are plenty of options for setting up temporary repeaters without having to climb cell towers and trespass. I would also like to add another view. Just like NT2C, isn't the whole point of this to be prepared beforehand? For example, I look after 2 ham repeaters (one analogu...
by mattltm
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: DIY Manpack
Replies: 37
Views: 31212

Re: DIY Manpack

Hello Mattltm and hello everyone... I new to the group and just great ideas. I just want it to send you a quick thank you for your post on the DYI Ham radio pack.. Once I saw it I had to make one, so I jumped to the local hardware store, bought all the implements and 3 hrs later it was ready. I loo...
by mattltm
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: DIY Manpack
Replies: 37
Views: 31212

Re: DIY Manpack

I've sent you an email David.
by mattltm
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: DIY Manpack
Replies: 37
Views: 31212

Re: DIY Manpack

Great to see that my original post is still providing inspiration. Nice work!
by mattltm
Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Traill Friendly radios, new stuff 3/31/18, MFJ has You Kits
Replies: 94
Views: 27524

Re: Traill Friendly radios 8/3 added ant tuner stuff

It would be nice to see a new HF/2M/70cm portable set hit the market. The 817 is a good radio but it's getting a bit long in the tooth.
by mattltm
Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Hellooooooooo!
Replies: 6
Views: 2112

Re: Hellooooooooo!

Well, looks like that woke a few up!

Nice to know I'm not the only one here :D
by mattltm
Mon May 11, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Hidehandler Mountain Hunter Elite Quiver Review
Replies: 9
Views: 1982

Re: Hidehandler Mountain Hunter Elite Quiver Review

That looks great. Very well made.

I prefer hip quivers, field style. Been looking at getting one of E W Bateman's but its a pain to order one from the UK!
by mattltm
Mon May 11, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Entry level recurve bow?
Replies: 10
Views: 1651

Re: Entry level recurve bow?

I was looking for a Sage for the wife but it was near on imposable to get hold of one at the time.

Went for the Stingray as an alternative in the end.
by mattltm
Mon May 11, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Archery Backstop
Replies: 6
Views: 1409

Re: Archery Backstop

Nice video. Seems to do the job well.

I have a layered foam boss, an 8' round straw boss and a bunch of backstop netting but nowhere to use them since we moved house :(
by mattltm
Mon May 11, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Hellooooooooo!
Replies: 6
Views: 2112

Re: Hellooooooooo!

Just us 2 then?
by mattltm
Thu May 07, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Hellooooooooo!
Replies: 6
Views: 2112

Hellooooooooo!

Any UK'ers still here?
by mattltm
Fri May 01, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: DIY Manpack
Replies: 37
Views: 31212

Re: DIY Manpack

The manpack revisited if anyone wants to see how it has evolved over the past 18 months...

http://www.m0lmk.co.uk/2015/05/01/ft-85 ... revisited/
by mattltm
Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: DIY Manpack
Replies: 37
Views: 31212

Re: DIY Manpack

I've seen them on ebay but wanted something a little more "custom".

Let us know how you get on with it. Looks very configurable.

Is it made from aluminium?
by mattltm
Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: YouKit as a basis for a commercial go-kit
Replies: 2
Views: 906

Re: YouKit as a basis for a commercial go-kit

Looks good but would be better if it had SSB too.

Thanks for sharing.
by mattltm
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: DIY Manpack
Replies: 37
Views: 31212

Re: DIY Manpack

Thanks.

It's been working very well and has saved my radio from plenty of knocks and bumps!

PM me your email addy and I'll send you the CAD plans and a bigger design image.
by mattltm
Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: What not to do in a power cut
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Re: What not to do in a power cut

Amazing.

I don't know about anyone else but we always flip most of the breakers off when there is a power cut. Only leave the lighting circuit on so we know when the power is back.
by mattltm
Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:05 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Is it REALLY possible to communicate the distances...
Replies: 14
Views: 2410

Re: Is it REALLY possible to communicate the distances...

It's not just a case of pushing out power on these bands. Line of Sight is the main limiting factor.
by mattltm
Mon May 19, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: COMM Patch
Replies: 182
Views: 44704

Re: COMM Patch

If this ever gets moving...

2 for me here over the pond.
by mattltm
Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Winlink
Replies: 8
Views: 2753

Re: Winlink

Yup. I use WINLINK.

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