29 June 2006: This is a list of new references, recently received from persons
Just wanted to let you know that I received the keyloader today. It's working flawlessly and I am looking forward to experimenting with it. Thank you so much for your help.
MANY THANKS ! ITS THE FILTERS THATS IMPORTANT AS THE HOLDER ALWAYS GETS BROKEN THEN THE SETS ARE THROWN OR DISCARDED
Thanks to you and yours, Thanks Karensa for sending,
Bye for now. ALAN
You're the best client in the entire universe
:) Olita J.
Dear Monsieur le docteur Mr.Steve Uhrig
Thanks a lot! I have receved ! The bulbs are arthenthics Goods! The Automobile's Bulbs are not fit my enlarger! The fillaments's positions's problem! Thanks again! I enlarged my CHEF D'OEUVRE! High resolution!
I will be exhibit KODAKPHOTOSALON in Japan!
Regards: Masao YAGIHASHI
I received two packages; a small one with the viewer, and the larger one with the directions, invoice, and a lovely letter. M.
Oh by the way-did you say happy with everything????!!!!!!!!
Man, I'm contented, bliss, delighted, elated, jubilated, pleased, etc.............can't think of anymore words. I also love subs too.
Steve, Good Morning
Rule No. 1: Neve shower, shave, read the WSJ, watch the Financial Business Report, and open up Minox packages all at the same time--it just gets the cats upset.
Rule No. 2: Never forget Rule No. 1.
The results, in a nutshell, everything is AOK, great, fantastic, wonderful, the cat's meow, wow, etc.............hew....weee....Glad that's done. I'm taking my Black Navy mini nucleur Minox today to the Office (job no. 1)..........get the picture :)
Thank you so much, Steve. S.P.
Got the package and finally had the time to check it out.
I was at first a bit upset at the post office. A huge hole and gash in the side of the box, but everything was well packed and survived with no damage at all.
That developing tank is some piece of engineering! Can't wait to give it a try.
Everything looks great. I appreciate it.
Steve, I want to thank you for encouraging me to take the 3 levels of the ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Communication courses. On page 42 of the March QST you and I are listed as having completed the 3 levels. Without you my call letters would not have ever been in QST. Jeff and N3OR are listed also. Thank you for all you have done for me since I became a ham.
73 Paul KB3KWT
I can't believe it...your check arrived today...that was fast!! I just decided to check the mail a short time ago to see if anything was there, and your envelope was the only one....I was shocked!
Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:00 pm
Post subject: Steve Uhrig / SWS / Motorola
I got a couple of encrypted UHF System Sabers from Steve Uhrig at SWS Security, and I would definitely recommend him for supporting the sale as well as excellent communications throughout the process.
Thank you for the excellent information.
Thank you very much for the camera. Fouty years have gone by since I first laid eyes on the Minox. And now, I have both the B and BL.
Want a pity, Minox could be so much more active with the 8x11 format.
Thank you very much, Steve. I appreciate your insights and your diligence.
Best Wishes for a Splendid Day & A Superb Week
Yours Truly, Live & In Living Color
I cannot thank enough for the wealth of information that you provided. If I owe you a bill for that-let me know. Also. Let me get over the learning curve with the B model, then I'll buy a BL model from you directly.
Please, let's get in touch.
Just a short note to keep in contact. Hope your 2006 has started off
well! Anyway, wanted you to know I hadn't forgotten you and am forever grateful for your assistance!
Much Love, Blaine
I just picked up the camera and meter. It is without a doubt the finest Minox I have ever seen. I even bought some cotton gloves before I even opened the outer box as I was so scared I would damage it.
Thanks again for selling them to me. I willforever be in your debt. Thanks also for the extras - the Minox coin is certainly unique. Should you have any other high end pieces you ever might wish to part with, please let me know.
Man, you really know your stuff, Steve, as I would expect from an expert of your calibre!
Sorry for the confusion!! I emptied out the entire box and found the envelope with the caps and the invoice, with 3 cassettes as "gifts"! I also found the third cassette.
Thanks for everything!! It all looks good. Thanks again, I'll recommend you to anyone looking for Minox stuff.
I am a Detective with the xxxxx County (MO) Sheriff's Office.
I became interested in topics covered after our area began to suffer a huge amount of heavy/farm equipment thefts. Your white page write-up was the best that I've seen on the topic, and probably has managed to save our department a lot of wasted time, effort, and resources.
Name Withheld xCSO CID
"You've hooked up with some honest people, which gives you a tremendous leap over most."
That was my first goal and I believe I did. That will make all the difference!
Thank you again sir.
Endeavor to Persevere
just an update to let you know the recorder arrived today, it made it here in one piece. I hope you had an enjoyable holiday, talk to you soon it has been a pleasure doing business with you yet again.
Hey Thanks for the good information and recommendations on the "Sillycope"there are so many makes and models and without the experience it's hard to choose the right piece of equipment.You have given me a lot of good information so it should be easy for me to find one that would work for me.
the RIGA arrived today and it is just fine. Thanks and always good to do business with you.
My name is xxx yyy; I am the Anti Terrorism/Force Protection Specialist for the Corps of Engineers and the DoS Project and Contracting Offices here in zzzzz Iraq. I am trying to mitigate a concern I want to prevent, (details sanitized). I just talked to our representative from NATO who recommended I make contact with you.
I want to send a global thank you not only to Steve Uhrig, who gave a very detailed answer and obviously really knows his stuff, but to all of you that answered me off list. This is what makes this email list so powerful..... *This is what I like.... a group of experts at my fingertips.*
-Joann (Professional Investigator's Association of Virginia)
Glad you are active. When Kathy gave notification you were hospitalized, you were writing the next day. Sorry it's taken so long to communicate and send well wishes, but it's good to see you are involved. You are one of the few factors that have been keeping MISA (Maryland Investigator's and Security Ass'n) worthwhile to me.
I just wanted to let you know that the thermometer arrived, and that everything seems perfect. Thanks very much!
Steve, the package came yesterday, and I got it upon arriving home (very late). Much
I did buy the enlarger, which really makes me happy. It seems that at almost the last minute there were two bids, so I just decided to "Buy Now", and it is mine! I just had a good feeling about this particular enlarger and I know Someone is looking out for me. I know this will be
a usable enlarger, and I thank you so much for your help, without which I might not ever have had the confidence to buy it. I certainly would be glad to buy an extra bulb from you, I was already planning to do so. I am happy to have you as my Minox guru and friend.
Many thanks for the Yashica filter. I bought a Yashica-mat 124 -- an old medium format twin-lens reflex -- about a month ago, and I've been picking up various bits of gear to go with it. The UV filter will mostly act as a little extra protection for the lens while shooting. The one you sent is just what I needed.
Thanks again...you'll have all my business in the future!
Thanks for your help. Much appreciated.
Chris Hamlyn, CHC Emergency Response Co-ordinator
Hi, again, Steve -
What a timing. I just received your package and the chain looks wonderful. Thank you so much for your service!!!
I apologize for the long delay on my reply. Last year I was one of those unfortunate victims of hurricane Charlie here in Florida. Our agency is still recovering.
I am very pleased with all the items we received from you, thank you. The xxxxx item works very well! I must say I was very surprised at the items in the (sanitized) you put together for me. You have included some VERY unique yyyyy. We could not be any happier in general with the order and the support; we received much more then we were expecting and more than was
specified on the purchase order! WOW! We certainly will be purchasing additional systems from you in the future as grant money permits.
I am so excited to have received the View-finder this afternoon. Thank you sooooo much!. You should receive the package I sent you by Saturday. I hope to be able to do business with you again. It has been a pleasure. Warmest regards,
The C arrived today and seems to work perfectly. I'm glad I came across your website.
You are WONDERFUL. Thank you so very much!!!!
Dear Steve :
Thank you so much for the package received, and especially for the tripod case which exactly matches my camera and light meter cases. Wow! Are you psychic, or what! Thanks also for your nice note. Karensa certainly has a unique and lovely name.
You were right -- there was excessive current being pulled. It turned out a 2.2 cap on the output of the regulator was to blame. I lifted one side and took a resistance reading - - about 10 ohms! A new cap is now in place and the regulator is running cool. Thanks for saving me many hours of troubleshooting. It is rare to find someone who knows the hardware so thoroughly, and can explain things in detail and be understood to a guy without a schematic. (Note referring to a Tek 494AP spectrum analyzer).
Many thanks for all your help and advice so far.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH,THE INFORMATION WAS EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED....THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
BRYAN K. FLYNN
STEVE I RECEIVED MY CAMERA ON FRIDAY I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL THE HELP YOU PROVIDED SO I COULD FIND THE CAMERA THAT I WANTED I SPENT THE NEXT TWO DAYS LOOKING THE CAMERA OVER AND READING THE MANUAL SO I COULD KNOW HOW TO OPERATE THE CAMERA I AM GOING TO CALL AND ORDER FILM I THINK THE CAMERA WILL PRODUCE VERY GOOD PICTURES. ONCE AGAIN I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU
Thanks to you & your wife for the kind words in the card you sent us.
Thanks also for the gift. The (zzzzzzz) is just what I expected.
Raymond Van Staden
I just wanted to let you know that I have developed two rolls of film with the tank, and the results have been excellent.
Today I have just received the ordered goods.
> Thank you Carlo. My wife does the packing.
I saw that the Minox cassettes are 14 pcs and no 10 as was ordered: Why?
> Because I try to give people more than they expect. The extras are gifts.
You have been very polite. Tank You very much.
Steve Uhrig is arguably the most knowledgeable person in the field of electronic surveillance in the world today. His experience couldn't be more vast and his sound advice is always coupled with solid common sense which is more than can be said for most in the TSCM/Surveillance/Electronics field. Having several degrees myself, I'm always in awe at how Steve can show you that academics are but the root of knowledge.
He's always willing to lend a hand, and if you're ever in the mood for a real education read his many articles that have been published by him.
If I ever want to sort fact from fiction - I know Steve is the man to go to. I'd like to publicly thank him for his assistance over the past few years.
It's amazing how, good people realize who the good people are. You 'N', and Steve, are two included within a few that I would give my miserable life for anytime.
Best Regards - IanC
Steve to Ian: God Bless You, my friend. May you rest easy. A small part of our world changed when you left us, and the world is better for you having been part of it ...
In memory of our beloved friend IanC, 24 March 2006: http://www.floridadetectives.com/ianc.htm
Thanks for the kind comments.
It was your genius "silly putty" scenario that drew the large crowd.
... I knew that he would have a hard time with the backwards "R". I should have voiced,"Backwards initial OEMOR", but I don't think his heart could have taken it. When he asked, "How would you send that in Morse Code"? I thought we both thought fast - I said, "Send it backwards." And he said, "dit - dahh -dit".
I said, "Yes".
It was a great night. Let's do it again, sometime.
I just wanted to inform you that the keyloader is here, works perfect, thank you very much!
Interesting, I could pick it up at the post office, and the custom fees were charged as it would have been a COD parcel. Very nice, so instead of driving 10km to the customs office I just had to walk 800m to the post office.
And many thanks for the little present :)
best regards -
Steve - we did take your suggestion. Computer Support agreed fully with you and supported my PO for the ADOBE software. They will be installing Adobe for me as soon as we get it in. Thanks for the suggestion. I greatly appreciate it and all your other work.
Eddie, Harford County Sheriff's Office (MD)
ARRL FSD-157 taken care of.
You have been a MAJOR help. Could not have done it without people like you, Dave & Philip.
I am humbled.
73, me, Ted,
I might suggest looking at Steve Uhrig's website, which it says he just updated Tuesday: http://www.swssec.com/cameras.html He sells Minox cameras and accessories. He has an excellent history of customer satisfaction). I'm sure he'd be glad to fix you up with a B or
C or IIIs.
--Micah in NC
Second, I agree with the comment that you should have a look at Steve Uhrig's site. I bought a wonderful IIIs there, and he is excellent to do business with. All his cameras are serviced before being listed for sale. If you buy on eBay, there is a fair chance that the camera will need a CLA (Clean, Lubricate and Adjust) before it will be reliable--or in the case of a C, usable. This will probably cost more than the camera, and won't be recouped if you sell, but it is well worth it if you love old, precise machinery.
Congratulations again on the new RACES assignment. I couldn't be more comfortable than with you at the helm. I am sure a year or two will bring some highly visible improvement to the overall situation.
Congratulations on getting your position made official, and my best greetings and warm wishes to your team members Pat, Philip, and David. I think I'll add the photo of Philip to my display booth at Field Day this year.
I especially like the part about your responsibility for all the equipment purchased over the years. I'm glad we got to meet in the EmComm program. It was fun reading your work. Certainly WAY more fun than reading the 60 lessons my current three bad boys dumped in my mailbox on the lastday of their session!
Please join me in congratulating Steve Uhrig, WA3SWS, on his appointment as the new Harford County RACES Officer. Steve was appointed by the Harford County Executive James Harkins, and the Harford County Emergency Manager, Douglas Richmond, on March 10, 2005. Steve replaces Tom Howard, WA3PFT, who has served Harford County since sometime in the early 1980s as the County's RACES Officer.
Among Steve's newfound responsibilities are overseeing all of the Harford County related radio resources, the RACES Room at the Harford County EOC, responsibility for all the RACES radios, computers and test equipment which the County has purchased (and will continue to purchase) for RACES over the years, being the trustee for and responsible for the operation and maintenance of the 146.775 and 449.775 RACES repeater systems (including the remote receiver sites), reviewing and updating the RACES sections of the various Harford County Emergency Response Plans, recruitment and training of new and current RACES members, working with the ARRL Emergency Coordinator (EC) for Harford County, and at least a dozen other things that have not been mentioned here.
Additionally, yours truly was also appointed by Mr. Harkins and Mr. Richmond as the Harford County Deputy RACES Officer. While I have served unofficially as the Deputy RACES Officer for the last few years assisting Tom, WA3PFT, with his service to the County, I have now been officially recognized by the County.
I will continue to serve as the Harford County EC, and I am looking forward to working hand in hand with Steve and the rest of you in the continued growth and development of a well trained and fully capable radio emcomm/public service group that can handle both ARES and RACES (or RACES and ARES) activities for Harford County as well as the rest of Maryland under the various ARES and RACES mutual aid agreements already in place. Steve will also continue in his role as an Assistant Emergency Coordinator along with Philip Szczepanski,
W3VYT, and David Stansbury, KB3KAI.
Pat Scolla, WB0EGR
Harford County ARRL EC
Just to drop you a note to advise I received my order and everything is perfect. It was truly a pleasure buy from you. I am awaiting the listing of more items. Any chance of a sneak peek? (grin) Thanks again,
... However, there are alternative views on the equipment required for TSCM to those that AMJ espouses. You won't find these views on his site, or on this list now that Steve has been booted.
As an example, after reading AMJ's site I purchased an EMCO 4102 conical antenna with the idea that I would be able to DF signals within the frequency range of the antenna. However I found that, in practice, this was very difficult. After discussing this concept with Steve Uhrig, I was forced to admit that direction finding in an indoor environment presents more problems than you might think. Reflections are the chief issue.
You are better off with a lengthy low-loss cable and a broad band antenna. Decreasing the distance to a transmitter is very much more efficacious in locating a potentially hostile signal than rooting around with a directional antenna - this is my experience only and I am definitely not an expert. But, fortunately, Steve Uhrig took me under his wing, although unfortunately I took some bad advice first which cost me some wasted money.
By the way, your Anderson Power Plug cord list is now a standard part of the NYC RACES group curriculum. Only thing I would now add is to identify each patch cord with your name and call so you have some hope of getting it back after use.
regards, david e. Emergency Communications Course Instructor
It has truly been a pleasure to deal with you and I thank you for your help now and in the past. People speak of your excellent customer service, I will speak of it as well.
The IIIs I purchased from you is peerless. The negatives and prints it is producing are among my very best. I thank you again for a great camera.
You certainly come up with some wonderful info.
Steve you could probably answer this one. In the movie Enemy of the State (Steve did a great job here), I saw many microphones used at long ranges to listen into the subjects conversations. Does anyone have any whitepapers or any other information on the availability of microphones that will work at a distance of over 20 feet from the subject?
Rodney Kraft, who eschews obfuscation, said:
What about the HT600? Can IT be narrowbanded?
I doubt the current definition of commercial narrowband even existed when the HT-600 was designed.
Wideband and narrowband change as technology advances, and will continue to do so. Amateur still thinks of +/-5 KC as narrowband. In the late 1960s-early 1970s, commercial 'wideband' was +/- 15KC. Needed to cram more users into the finite spectrum, so wideband was disallowed and the then 'narrowband' of +/- 5KC came into being on commercial, and later amateur.
Wideband didn't really have a name until it was obsolete, because it was the only choice. LikePre-Prog. Didn't have that name until they were obsolete and the Progress Line came out.
A lot of the early amateur stuff was converted from the then-wideband to amateur narrowband.
Converting a transmitter to 'narrowband' (whatever your definition is), simply is a matter of reducing the TX deviation. The receiver is another story. With lower deviation into a wider radio, you won't recover much audio. Wonder if there's room in an HT-600 for an old 80D narrowband Permakay filter. The expensive ones at hamfests weren't dripping tar.
well, you are obviously over fifty, probably had a 'public school', (maybe Catholic), education, take responsibility for your actions, and pride in yourself, (or, you are an EXTREMELY RARE youngster, and your parents should be proud of themselves for the incredible job they've done!!!) Why you ask?
? ? because, NO ONE these days, ever, takes the time to reply to anything that does not DIRECTLY BENEFIT them in at least a significant way. therefore.................. i genuinely thank you for your time, effort, and the courtesy of the reply, and the information therein contained.
sinerely, frederick l. mackler Over 50
You have more than qualified for the PSHR (Public Service Honor Roll) certificate. I have prepared a certificate for you, and it will be in mail tomorrow. On the certificate, I specified your long-time qualification period (November 2004 - April 2006). That's great. Congratulations.
Steve Uhrig has posted a complete and very accurate response to the GPS Tracker system. I have and have used a "Pro Scout" is works fairly good for about 8 days on batteries and once again if the antennae is not positioned perfectly you don't get a good positioning. In Texas they are illegal to use unless the owner of the vehicle authorized it in writing and is handling the entire project himeself. I boxed my pro scout up and put on the shelf and I doubt if we'll ever use it again.
Just my 2 cents worth.
Edwin C. Hodges
I've done lots of research on it; and asked a lot of questions with lots of conflicting answers. But, you offered some well-informed advice as well as some relevant personal advice that related to my own needs that were important to consider. I'll take THAT kind of advice ANY day over sales people and others who
have things to gain.
I've done the research. And I don't consider YOUR advice "at face value." You're a professional communications man; and you know what you're talking about. You've had years of experience in a wide ranging business with multiple types of communication needs and uses. So, I consider that an outstanding source!
I really appreciate your comprehensive explanation of all the pros and cons of all these electronic communications choices. I thought it was all over my head; but you've simplified it all.
Previous references here:
1300 Boyd Road