Programming Your FT-60R - ONE PAGE!

Your choice: Wade through the 84-page user manual, or follow this one-page sheet for programming your FT-60R. Same doc as what is passed out at the “Get to Know Your FT-60R” slideshows and VOIP/GoToMeeting presentations. (43 kb .pdf)

UV5R-V2 CHIRP Datafiles

CHIRP-generated .csv and .img datafiles for the Baofeng UV-5R-V2: US simplex freqs, NOAA WX freqs, satellites AO-85, SO-50, AO-91, AO-92 - and more. Updated 02/18/2018.

GoToMeeting - System Requirements

System requirements for joining our sessions! (45 kb .pdf)

Yaesu’s SBH-13 Desktop Charger

Just basic data sheet for NiMH drop-in charger now included (2Q 2013) with the FT-60R (78 kb .pdf)

Gulyas’ BNC-to-SMA Adapters

UPDATED February, 2015 - Protect your radio’s SMA antenna connector with one of these excellent adapters.

Improving the FT-817‘s Power Input

Phil AD5X shows how to protect your ‘817‘s power input, and enables the use of PowerPoles for power. Great, easy-to-build enhancement for your ‘817. (147 kb .pdf)

Build Your Own Dual-band J-pole

EVERY ham should build one of these! - They are fun AND efficient AND very transportable. Fellow ham Edison Fong shows you how! (672 kb .pdf) Click here for one that mounts inside PVC for mounting outside ... or click here for Edison’s roll-up model! (579kb .pdf)

Orange County Fair - Sat Demo

At the award-winning (again!) OCCARO ham radio booth! ARRL SW Division newsletter article on our satellite pass at the ORCO Fair. (The 4-page article, 635 kb .pdf. The entire 1.9MB .pdf 16-page newsletter is right here.) Watch for CQ Magazine’s writeup in an upcoming issue!

EchoMac and Apple Routers

For Snow Leopard users. How to set up “port mapping” manually on your system. (320 kb .pdf)

Icom’s U.S. Grid Square Map

... available here for your convenience (902 kb .pdf)

Yaesu FT-60R Manual - pre-2013

Yaesu FT-60R Manual - current

... Yaesu has been shipping the FT-60R with the SBH-13 drop-in charger since early 2013.

KENWOOD Cheat Sheets

One-page programming guides for the TH-G71A, TH-F6A, TM-271A, TM-G707A, TH-D7A, TH-K2AT, and TM-D700. (106 kb .pdf)

KENWOOD TH-F6A Service Manual

Kenwood discontinued this “part” - and offered us the .pdf copy at no charge for this wonderful HT.

ICOM HT Cheat Sheets

One-page programming guides for the IC-R20, IC-T2H, IC-T7H, IC-T81A, IC-T90, IC-V8, IC-U82, IC-V82, IC-W2, IC-W32, IC-Z1A. (631 kb .pdf)

ICOM Mobile Cheat Sheets

One-page programming guides for the IC-207H, IC-208H, IC-706, IC-706MKII, IC-706MKIIG, IC-910, IC-2100, IC-2720, IC-V8000. (590 kb .pdf)

Calculating Doppler Frequencies

The actual equation to determine Doppler shift during a satellite pass. Get your slide rules out! (94 kb .pdf)

Grand Terrace Testimony

K6LCS’ brief testimony during antenna restrictions hearing (52 kb .pdf)

ARRL Attorney’s Citations

Antenna restrictions hearing - legal citations (42 kb .pdf)

Trek Plant Tour

Gary Fisher tours the Trek frame plant in 1978. Bicycling Magazine. (896 kb .pdf)

JK Audio InnKeeper Manual

The audio routing device we used for our contact with the ISS. (229kb .pdf)


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Work a ham satellite this week!

UPDATED ALL THE TIME - Includes frequency charts for SO-50, the ISS, and the current freqs for FOX-1a / AO-85. The handout used at my presentations. This will take you to the site - the doc is at the top-right of the page!

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For Southern California hams, more than 80 local repeater systems, simplex freqs, and miscellaneous frequencies programmed in my demo FT-60R and other radios. Weighed towards ENJOYMENT on the 2m/440 amateur radio airwaves in Southern California! ISS packet / SSTV freqs, satellites SO-50 and AO-85 included.

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