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Old 19-10-2007, 05:51   #1
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Can your radio do this?

Just when you thought Amateur Handheld Transceivers had included just about every feature conceivable, along comes Alinco with it's new DJ-195T that includes an experimental "mosquito repel" feature.
Alinco USA Branch Manager Katsumi Nakata, KE6RD, says the unit emits an electronic tone to keep the annoying insects away from the vicinity of the radio. "It's a feature we added just for fun," Nataka said. " The mosquito repel feature could make the DJ-195T the first radio capable of de-bugging a Field Day operation position," he added with a smile.
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Old 19-10-2007, 13:08   #2
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Only if I hold it by the antenna and beat the creatures to death.
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When I turn my DJ-195 on, my Dog runs away, my Cat attacks me, Dolphins swim away and Whales seem to surround my boat with a mean ominouse look in their eyes. ;-) :-)
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I didn't have such a device on my radio but way back when I used to cruise the Sweet Water Sea of Ontario mosquitos were a fierce problem and I had a little electronic device designed for just that purpose and it did work very well. It did send out a radio signal undetectable to human ears and I suppose it might have been offensive to other animals but in those remote waters my comfort counted for more than an animal I didn't know was nearby. One of the things I loved about sailing in British Columbia was I never found sand flies or mosquitos in a single anchorage although I did go to a marina in Powell River where there were lots of mosquitos so I always bypassed it thereafter.
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Wish we would have had that transmitter when on shore in Massawa, Eritrea. It might have kept half the crew from getting Dengue Fever from the mosquitos.
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