April 29, 2016

Several hundred light years...

"I think it quite likely that we are the only civilization within several hundred light years; otherwise we would have heard radio waves." -- Stephen Hawking

April 22, 2016

Beacon of freedom...

"When the Internet first came, I thought it was just the beacon of freedom. People could communicate with anyone, anywhere, and nobody could stop it." -- Steve Wozniak

April 15, 2016

The Sinking of the RMS Titanic

The RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 after striking an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City, USA.

Starting at 12:15 AM Morse code distress signals were sent via radio by Jack Phillips from the Titanic (call sign MGY) including the Marconi standard CQD, "— · — · — — · — — · · " and the German standard SOS, "· · · — — — · · ·".  


April 9, 2016

Updated the blog design

Dear Reader,

The old blog design seemed a bit stale so I went ahead an updated the design and made a few simplifications.  I am pleased with the result.  Hope you are too.  Would love feedback.

Good DX and 73,


April 8, 2016

You are working...

"I have far more confidence in the one man who works mentally and bodily at a matter than in the six who merely talk about it — and I therefore hope and am fully persuaded that you are working." -- Michael Faraday

March 25, 2016

Respected education...

"I have always respected education, which is why I actually went back secretly and taught school for eight years." -- Steve Wozniak

March 18, 2016

Minds develop...

"I just believe that the way that young people's minds develop is fascinating. If you are doing something for a grade or salary or a reward, it doesn't have as much meaning as creating something for yourself and your own life." -- Steve Wozniak

February 12, 2016

The Scientific Man...

"The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter - for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way." -- Nikola Tesla

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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