February 6, 2016

Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #6 - Automatic Power-Off

This is an article in a series regarding the Azden AZ-61 6m FM Transceiver.

Joey, W5TFW, sent me an email asking is there is a timer on the AZ-61 and how to disable it.  The functions on the AZ-61 are a challenge to operate without instructions.  Thank you Joey for your questions.  Hope the information below helps you master the automatic power-off function on your AZ-61.

Automatic Power-Off Overview

  • The automatic power-off function, when enabled, will automatically switch off a preset amount of time after the last transmission.
  • One minute before the switch-off, an alarm is given.
  • The automatic power-off delay is adjustable: 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 50 minutes, 60 minutes, or 120 minutes.
  • The initialized power-off delay is set to 60 minutes.
  • After the automatic power-off function has switched off the radio, the radio can be turned back on by turning the power off, waiting 5 seconds, and then turning the radio back on.
Activate Automatic Power-Off Function

  • Press FUN + APOF to activate the automatic power-off function.
  • APO will be displayed if automatic power-off is activated.

Disabling Automatic Power-Off Function

  • Press FUN + APOF to disable the automatic power-off function.
  • APO will not be displayed if automatic power-off is disabled.

Azden AZ-61 HT


Good DX and 73, NJ2X


Other related articles on NJ2X.COM:
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #1 - How to program the radio
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #2 - disabling "the beep"
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #3 - 1993 review article
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #4 - rebuilding the battery pack
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #5 - how to reset the radio
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #6 - Automatic Power-Off




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Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

February 5, 2016

Regard old problems from a new angle...

"To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science." - Albert Einstein


Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

February 4, 2016

Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #5 - how to reset the radio

This is an article in a series regarding the Azden AZ-61 6m FM Transceiver.  John VK2XGJ, recently sent me an email asking how to reset the AZ-61.  Like many of the functions on the AZ-61 resetting the radio is easy to do but near impossible without instructions.  Thank you John for your question.  We hope this information helps you get your AZ-61 back on the air soon.

To reset the AZ-61, turn on the power source while pressing the CLR key.  This  erases all the stored information and returns the radio to the initialized state.



Azden AZ-61 HT


Good DX and 73, NJ2X


Other related articles on NJ2X.COM:
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #1 - How to program the radio
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #2 - disabling "the beep"
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #3 - 1993 review article
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #4 - rebuilding the battery pack
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #5 - how to reset the radio
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #6 - Automatic Power-Off



© Michael W. Maher and NJ2X.COM, 2016. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Michael W. Maher and NJ2X.COM with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

January 29, 2016

High School Electronics

"I'd learned enough about circuitry in high school electronics to know how to drive a TV and get it to draw - shapes of characters and things."  -- Steve Wozniak
Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

January 22, 2016

Interested in radio...

"When I was a teenager in the late 30's and early 40's, electronics wasn't a word. You were interested in radio if you were interested in electronics." -- Ken Olsen
Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

January 15, 2016

Jobs on Woz

"I met Woz when I was 13, at a friend's garage. He was about 18. He was, like, the first person I met who knew more electronics than I did at that point. We became good friends, because we shared an interest in computers and we had a sense of humor. We pulled all kinds of pranks together." -- Steve Jobs
Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

January 8, 2016

Kind of a one-man army...

"I was a kind of a one-man army. I could solder circuits together, I could turn out things on the lathe, I could work with rockets and balloons. I'm a kind of a hybrid between an engineer and a physicist and astronomer." -- James Van Allen
Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

January 1, 2016

Impossible not to feel stirred...

It is impossible not to feel stirred at the thought of the emotions of man at certain historic moments of adventure and discovery—Columbus when he first saw the Western shore, Pizarro when he stared at the Pacific Ocean, Franklin when the electric spark came from the string of his kite, Galileo when he first turned his telescope to the heavens. Such moments are also granted to students in the abstract regions of thought, and high among them must be placed the morning when Descartes lay in bed and invented the method of co-ordinate geometry.  -- Alfred North Whitehead

Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

December 31, 2015

Lyrics for Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne
by Robert Burns, 1788

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
... ... And auld lang syne!


Chorus
For auld lang syne, my dear, 
For auld lang syne.
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.


And surely ye’ll be your pint stowp!
And surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak a cup o’kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
Sin’ auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl’d in the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
Sin’ auld lang syne.

And there’s a hand, my trusty fere!
And gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak a right gude-willie waught,
For auld lang syne.





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Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher

December 25, 2015

An iron rod...

An iron rod being placed on the outside of a building from the highest part continued down into the moist earth, in any direction strait or crooked, following the form of the roof or other parts of the building, will receive the lightning at its upper end, attracting it so as to prevent it's striking any other part; and, affording it a good conveyance into the earth, will prevent its damaging any part of the building. -- Benjamin Franklin
Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher