The 350 Group

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YAESU FTdx-5000





"WARNING"






If you are planing to purchase a new Yaesu FTdx-5000, please be aware of the Oled problems with this radio. I have recently purchased one of these top of the Yaesu line of radios, and within 1 year two of the Oleds started to burn out, Yaesu knows they screwed up on these rigs and continue to screw all there customers with paying the bill, if you can prove to them the defect, they may issue you a new one ONLY if it has a line burn on it, not if it burns out. I had one with the line burn, and the other the Oled just went dim. So at the beginning of this year i contacted Yaesu with this problem, and of coarse the running around began, they replaced the Oled with the line burn through warranty and made me pay for the other 2. I wasn't going to have this radio serviced without replaceing all 3 enen though only 2 were defective as i was paying for the repair cost, Yaesu will replace for free ONLY the defective one and charge you for replacing the other 2. Since there is no more service at Radio World in Toronto, you are pating the cost of shipping to the US and it's not cheap, The cost of the Oleds and shipping plus customs was over $150 just for 2, as Yaesu decided to ship the warranty one separate and have me pay the custom charge.

So with the cost of the Oled, shippping, then Shipping the radio out for repairs, and repair cost was over 


$500.00 bucks. YES just bend over and take it.


NOW, to top this off, one of the Oleds i just replace has already gone 20 to 25% dim with only 20


hours on the radio, I have contacted Yaesu and they won't even warranty the burnt one even though i

 

paid for it. They told me the difference was exceptible.


Cuctomer service for Yaesu is so band that i will never purchase another radio from them.




"Conclusion"


I do like this radio, and i'll probably have it till the end as a boat anchore, as how can you sell a setup you just paid $8000.00, and only get $2500 to $3000 as nobody seems to want to take a chance on them.




So sad Yaesu

 

Be assured, if i make it to any Ontario Hamfest, you'll see me there with my Yaesu Banner and my FTdx-5000 to show Yaesu fans how much this company cares.


VA3AGX


”Canceled”

Hamex

March 28th

          The 350  Social club        

This is a site where we post  pictures of Ham-Fest events, and lunches that we have attend on our journeys.

If you would like to join our group and share your interest in Ham Radio, it's free to join and you can post pics of your station or any other Ham Radio related pictures or information on this site.

Interested in Amateur Radio in Northern Ontario, we offer Ham Radio coarse in the Kapuskasing and surrounding areas via the internet.  contact Rick Chabot (VA3AGX) at the350group@gmail.com and we'll do our best to help you or send you info to get you started.

Kapuskasing repeater and Echolink 146.930.

Want to become a licensed Amateur Radio operator in the Toronto area,  Join YRARC ( just click on banner) below and you will find all the info on how to become a Amateur Radio Operator,  or further yourself with code and advance all info can be found on YRARC Club web site.

You can usually find us on 145.350 but this repeater has been moved and coverage isn't so great anymore to the south. some of the guys have been monitoring 146.610, 146.985.

 YRARC also controls the 147.225 VE3-YRC and other repeaters including a D-Star repeater now up and running.

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 You can also find us on HF at night on the following Nets:

- 3730 Group. nightly at 8:30pm on 3.730.0Mhz 80 Meters

-Ontars. 3.755Mhz every day from 7am to 6pm, probably Canada's biggest net @ http://www.ontars.com/              

-Trans Provincial Net  7.055 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday 

-The sand box net on 3.733Mhz at 6:30 daily  http://www.sandboxnet.ca/ 

-Pow wow net on 3.750Mhz at midnight from Sept to April  https://va3ts.ca/pow_wow_club.php    

-1721 Group on  1.871Mhz on 160 meters, friendliest net in the USA @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/1721-Group/152361884780255 

-Other nets you maybe interested in at : 

- http://ve5brc.amateur-radio.ca/net.htm

 

 VA3SDF  Jan 11th 2019.



 INFO, HAMFEST, ONTARS MARKET PLACE, NET CONTROLLERS AND SCHEDULE.

Barry (VE3ISX) and THE 350 GROUP assist each other in supplying pics and info on what's going on in the Ham community. you will find this site very helpful for information. They also have an excellent Ham Market Place where you can purchase or sell your radio or electronic equipment.   

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Ken VE3HLS visits kapuskasing

Ken came by to say hello and have a coffee with us on his visit to Northern Ont.

 Ken enjoys Satellite Communications

Ken has a write up in July 2019 issue of RAC.

Ken (VE3HLS)

Ken(VE3HLS) 

Northern Amateur Radio Club 

Now offering Ham Radio Course on the net compliments of  The Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club.

learn your course outline for the Basic qualification. 

 http://www.gbarc.ca/course_outline.php

 If you live in the Kapuskasing area, we have a few Hams that would help you get started in Amateur Radio Communications.

Contact Rick Chabot (VA3AGX)

bikesinmotion81@gmail.com

or

705-335-0460 

 

 Northern Amateur Radio Club

 

VA3KRF

 Located in Kapuskasing Ont.

If you are interested in the Amateur Radio Hobby, please contact us and together we can get you started.

Thanks to the help from many local Hams that make this possible.

 This is a new club formed Dec 5th 2015.

More info to be posted as members meet and give there input to the club.

Contact Rick Chabot (VA3AGX)  the350group@gmail.com

or 705-335-0460 

 

 

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MOBILE HF SETUP, PICS AND INFO

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SEND ME PICS AND INFO ON YOUR SETUP, AND I WILL POST FOR YOU.

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PIC OF THE MONTH

VA3SDF STATION

MEMORIES,  VE3NLH and VA3AGX 

"ON THE AIR"

I HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT WE WILL HAVE A D-STAR REPEATER UP AND RUNNING.

LOCATION IS WOODBRIDGE ONT

 

 FREQUENCY IS 442.2125

VA3ITL

 

 

NOTE:

 

VA3TAL - 147.470

LOCATION (WOODBRIDGE ONT)

 VA3TAL REPEATER NOW HAS PL TONE OF 77

 

 

 

 

Ham Humor 

               

I'm working on it "hi hi"

VA3AGX

 

VA3SDF MADE CONTACT WITH ME LAST NIGHT 

VA3AGX

 

 need speacial tubes, call and reserve now !

NEED TUBES FOR ANY OF YOUR HOBBIES, CONTACT: MARIO FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS

 

     

 

 

 
MOBILE ANTENNA INSTALLATION TIPS
 
Watch this video and learn
 
 
 
 
 

 

       

 

 
SUPER DARN STATION
 
KAPUSKASING ONT 
 
here is some reading material:  http://www.haarp.net/
 
 
 
 
 

 VA3AGX PARKED AT THE SUPERDARN ANTENNA SETUP IN KAPUSKASING ONT 

07/30/14

 

        
  
    

 

 

     PEEL ARC INC,   "BRAMPTON-CALEDON-ARES"

 This group is to help facilitate communications between the Peel Amateur Radio Club's ARES members.

 
 Peel ARC Inc.
 Serving Areas: Brampton and Caledon
 Ontario South/GTA

 

 

LIGHTNING STORMS CAN DAMAGE YOUR STATION

DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU

LIGHTNING SURGE SUPPRESSORS CAN BE PURCHASED FROM RADIOWORLD  AND MAPLE LEAF COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

  "NOTICE"

TO ALL WHO USE THE 145.350 REPEATER, YOU BY NOW HAVE PROBABLY NOTICE THE COVERAGE IT ONCE HAD IS GONE.

DUE TO REPAIRS AND RESTRUCTURE ON THE TOWER WHERE 145.350 ANTENNA IS LOCATED HAS BEEN COMPLETELY STRIPED DOWN. WE NEW THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN BUT NOT THIS FAST. THE REPEATER HAS BEEN RELOCATED AT A NEW LOCATION TEMPORARY UNTIL A NEW LOCATION CAN BE FOUND, OR UNTIL THE TOWER HAS BEEN REDONE AND TAKING NEW APPLICATIONS TO HAVE THE 145.350 ANTENNA REINSTALLED.

PLEASE BE PATIENT AND WORK WITH WHAT WE HAVE TO WORK WITH UNTIL THIS SITUATION WILL BE RECTIFIED.

IF YOU KNOW OF ANOTHER REPEATER THAT HAS GOOD COVERAGE THAT WE CAN KEEP IN TOUCH ON, PLEASE EMAIL IT TO the350group@gmail.com OR CONTACT VA3AGX OR VA3SDF AND WE CAN SPREAD THE WORD AROUND.

THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING. 

 

 CLIMBING  A 1786 FOOT  TOWER 
 
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If you have any questions or pics you would like to add to the web site, please do, or email info to Rick for assistance.

new email is:  the350group@gmail.com   

 

RAC BULLETIN 2012-057E DISTRACTED DRIVING BULLETIN

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"CHECKOUT" HAM-EX PICS FROM SATURDAY MARCH 23rd

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VE3NLH TOWERS 

A short video of the 350 Group taking down tower #4 at VE3NLH location on August 18th 2012 

 

K3LR METHOD OF INSTALLING A PL259 COAX CONNECTOR 

Looking for a new way to solder your connectors. check this website out and try it your self.

 http://www.k3lr.com/engineering/pl259/

 

MEMBER STATION PICTURES    Email pics to:  the350group@gmail.com

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