Ron Smith
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  • Sun City West, AZ
  • United States

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Ron Smith posted a status
"I fixed the TP-1 problem, SOLD IT!"
Nov 2, 2020
Ron Smith commented on Ron Smith's status
"Thanks for info Steve, I have already done that but still locks up from time to time.  I have  a friend up in Montana KR7Q having same problem I am having.  Thank you for your response, will keep at it."
Oct 14, 2020
Ron Smith posted a status
"Question, has anyone tried the TP-1 touch paddle from QSK,llc? I have one I just got but seems very hard to keep RF out of it. Thanks."
Oct 9, 2020
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AEA Keyer3

"congrats... everyone reviewing this keyer on Eham gave it  5 STARs"
Jul 9, 2020
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AEA Keyer3

Finally got my hands on one of these. Love this thing, to me one of the best keyers made in it's time.
Jul 8, 2020
Ron Smith updated their profile
Feb 19, 2020
Ron Smith posted a status
"Happy 2020 to all Hams over this wonderful world from south west deserts of Arizona."
Dec 28, 2019
Chuck aa0hw commented on Ron Smith's photo

Heathkit SA-2040

"Beautiful work Ron ! Fantastic !  Congrats !  Thanks for taking the time to share those TUNER pics ..."
Nov 16, 2019
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Nov 11, 2019
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Heathkit SA-2040

"Yes Chuck, will put some on here for you to see.  Had to do lots of repair to it to get it going but is solid as a rock now. Ron N7RD"
Nov 11, 2019
Chuck aa0hw commented on Ron Smith's photo

Heathkit SA-2040

"congrats Ron...looks you have any photos of the inside that you could post ? chuck ..."
Sep 9, 2019
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Heathkit SA-2040

Bought in rough shape and did complete rebuild.Best tuner I've ever owned.
Sep 9, 2019
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N7RD 1938B McElroy

McElroy after refurbish...
Apr 29, 2019
Ron Smith posted a status
"Just picked up this McElory Deluxe bug. In the process of doing a complete refurbish on it before trying to master it on the air."
Apr 16, 2019
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McElroy Deluxe

My newest project, a McElroy Deluxe.
Apr 16, 2019

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Your Call Sign
How many years have you been performing QRQ CW
Been ham 33years, I try to have at least one meaningful QSO per day, even with the poor conditions. I love a good rag chew and found that is the best way to improve your sending and copy.
What speed do you like to run QRQ CW
40 right now
Your favorite key, paddle or bug
My old trusty Bencher, got it in 1990 and just keep using it.
Your favorite cw keyboard
Not using a keyboard or computer for copy at all. Don't want to take the work and pleasure of accomplishing something away.
Your favorite cw sending software
My favorite cw sending is via the Key, not interested in software to send.
Your Rig, Antenna and RF Power
Yaesu FT-2000D along with a 3 element yagi 10-15-20 150 Watts, have a Ameritron AL-811H, but only use on 80 meters. Other antenna is a 40/80 inverted vee. Mainly need to work on my low band numbers this year.
Your QSK preferences
QSK is the only way to go as far as my concerns.
Your favorite headphones or speakers for listening to cw
Use a Sony MDR-XD200, much better comfort than the Heil I use to use. The pro set 3 is nice but very uncomfortable.
What has been your most effective way of training practice, to copy and send qrq cw
On the air QSO's and getting in some contests. Really enjoy listening to some outstanding QRQ ops and just trying to copy in my head and once in awhile I jump in and find out I still need lots of work. But you know it's fun and I am not afraid to do it.

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Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 7:16pm on June 9, 2015, Gilles Pepin said…

Hello Ron

I like the Begali Signature very much.

It is well worth the money.

It can be recommended.

Good luck


At 9:50pm on June 11, 2015, Paul E. Genaw said…
I think the Signature is over rated
it will not keep its tension or spacing
At 9:49am on April 17, 2018, Paul E. Genaw said…

Hello Ron,

cold as a glacier .... just got 18 in

of new snow. April fools for sure.

We are going to barbeque the

groundhog tonight.hes fat and 

jucy i bet. hi hi hi .

Take care Ron 72

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