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Charles
(@tracecom)
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Hello. I am new to this forum, but have been active on other electronic forums for several years. I am a subscriber to the DroneBot YouTube channel, and enjoy the content there. My interests are diverse, but lately, I have been focused on electronics design. I am a maker and a YouTuber, and enjoy sharing my projects and ideas. I will share my YT channel name after I get to know some of you. I have been a licensed amateur radio operator for a long time, and a short wave listener for even longer. Feel free to ask whatever you want to know about me.


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Ron
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Really 

 I will share my YT channel name after I get to know some of you.

WHY?

 

 

 

It is considered poor judgement to traverse a chasm in 2 leaps.


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Inq
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Please be welcome @tracecom.  Some of us have gotten a little wary/weary of some nefarious behavior.  Trying to sell us stuff, trying to get us to do their homework... etc.  Bill does a great job of weeding out the former and isn't in it for the money, so the latter gets ostracized by the forum quite effectively.  Some of us, you need to coax, some flatter and some ignore.  You'll decide which as you go along.  @zander is good people (Deep South expression) once he warms to you.

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Feel free to ask whatever you want to know about me.

I don't think people here will ask about you, but we all like to hear about your projects related to this forum.  What you're doing, what you want to do, what you have problems with.  By all means jump in.  I know there are other short wave people on the forum, but I don't often see stuff on it.  

@zander - I'd imagine being a Tuber and coming on some other Tuber's forum and instantly start advertising your stuff... would be "poor form".  Besides, he may host a porn Tube 🤣 and want to work us in slowly.

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ron bentley
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@tracecom

Hi and welcome.

As you have already seen, members are diverse, but always well meaning.

Looking forward to reading about your projects and interests.

Ron B

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Charles
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@zander I don't know...maybe it's because I was advised long ago when entering a swimming hole for the first time to not make a lot of waves. My channel is small and of no real consequence.


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Charles
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@inq Thanks for the welcome. I understand that there are a variety of people here and likewise a variety of viewpoints. I have been subscribed to Bill's channel for quite a while, but only recently made my first visit to his web site. I have been involved in uCs for quite a while, and have even written some articles for one of the bigger electronics web sites, but I am just now really interested in writing code with the Arduino IDE. The Raspberry Pi Pico is my latest interest. I designed a PCB for Bill's "Pico Uno" and am enjoying working with that.


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Charles
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@ronbentley1 Thanks for the welcome message. I hope to learn from the members here, and maybe even make an occasional worthwhile post.


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ron bentley
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@tracecom 

Post away.

😊

Ron B

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Creativity is an input to innovation and change is the output from innovation. Braden Kelley
A computer is a machine for constructing mappings from input to output. Michael Kirby
Through great input you get great output. RZA
Gauss is great but Euler rocks!!


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Ron
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@tracecom I find it weird to say you have a channel but I am not going to tell you the name. Why not just not mention it? Anyway as a former SWL back in the late 50's I share some interest but I never got my license, too shy to talk on the radio I think. I have heard of Software Defined Radio but haven't looked into it, maybe you can contribute to that arena.

It is considered poor judgement to traverse a chasm in 2 leaps.


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Charles
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Okay. https://www.youtube.com/c/ImnotChuck/videos


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Charles
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@zander SDRs are very common now. I have a kit for one, but have never built it; it's probably obsolete by now. I have an Icom 7300 that has a good general coverage receiver, and I listen to SW in addition to working some of the ham bands. My station is functional, but my antenna is low and needs tuning. I built it and put it up and found that it resonated on 20m and 40m, and haven't tuned it at all. It works well for SWLing.


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Ron
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@tracecom When I was in high school I had a Heathkit AR ? I built from a kit but later on from my big newspaper route bought a nice Hallicrafters. SSB, DSB all ham bands from 10m to 160m. 

For an antenna I strung 40M/131ft of 300 ohm TV twin lead. I center tapped both sides of the twin and cut one of them half way so I had a center 40, and center 20. I think I had an antenna tuner and lightning protection in there somewhere as well, but that was over 60 years ago. 

Now that my interest is slightly aroused, I will research what I might be able to build. Fortunately where I am moving to has a ham club last I checked so maybe I can get some on site help too.

It is considered poor judgement to traverse a chasm in 2 leaps.


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