Win a $20 Gift Card to Nifty Accessories!
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$20 Gift Card to FIVE very lucky hams!
Entry Deadline: 1 September 2011 18:00 UTC
Nifty Accessories carries a complete line of quick reference guides and mini-manuals for ham radio equipment. When I first saw these, I wondered if they would be significantly more useful that the user manual. Well, in the case of the Wouxun guide (pictured above), the answer is a resounding YES! In fact, I’m not sure that, absent the user manual, I could successfully program the radio out in the field without this handy little guide.
The Quick Reference Guides offer:
- Condensed setup and operating instructions printed on both sides
- Simplified radio programming procedures
- Pocket guide packed with useful operations
- Laminated, color-coded, clear and easy to read instructions
- HT reference cards fit in your wallet or radio pouch
- Mobile cards fit in a map pocket or glove box
- Provide step-by-step instructions, augmented with hints and explanations
- Reference information for all controls and setup menus
- Indexed and organized for quick access
- Short, clear and concise instructions
- Smaller, faster, and easier than the factory instruction manual
- Laminated and bound for durability
- Compact (4.5 by 8 inches)
$20 Gift Card to Nifty Accessories
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(Gift card expires December 20, 2011 )
All licensed Amateur Radio Operators worldwide
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well seeing as it’s my birthday, it would be great to have one as a birthday present. it’ll also help me understand this ic-706 mark 2g i just had delivered. i already have one for my TS480
Love ’em! Have at least one (sometimes two) for each piece of equipment that they make a Nifty for! I use them when I have to program my rigs.
Purchased one of these manuals for my IC706. Easier to keep in the car than regular manual.
The FT-817ND and LDG Z11Pro are the perfect combination and the Nifty guides would be the ideal companion! I love the Z11 but can never remember which buttons to press for special functions.
Got one with my TYT HT and I will admit it made the initial learning curve much less.
I’m a new Ham trying to get engaged. I’ve got lots to learn, good thing it’s lots of fun.
My Nifty guide is a huge asset especially when setting up cross-band repeat on my 8800!
d-star guide needed here, the ic 91 book is good but need a dummies guide to dstar aswell
I’ve thought about getting a Nifty guide for the 817 ‘go kit’. This would be the perfect opportunity!
Great Guides, I keep several in my go bag for my radios. The Operating guide keeps me in check while operating…
Thanks Dan N9BAV
Hadn’t heard of this product until now. I will definitely check it out.
I’d use my nifty guide when I go wilderness camping with the Ft-817 My first menu machine and it requires complete familiarity with it or else the instruction manual. The nifty guide would be SO much easier than the manual.
These are especially handy for the radio that you do not use every day.
i’m sure i could find a use for their products!
Would be nice to have one for the FTM-10R…
My ARES group has requested a 2M/440 Radio for the local hospital. We have submitted 3 different proposals with 3 different radios depending on funding. I would get the Nifty Reference for which radio is purchased allowing our ARES group to have a ready reference when on station.
I always wanted and needed these. Great addition to the rigs.
73, Michael, KG0E
I had never heard of them before but it’s a dream to one day own a decent HF rig and I would sure be able to use one there.
BTW Love your web site and I read the subscription every single day. Thank you.
If I win I may be able to finally use my ic 706 🙂
This sounds like a nice little deal,in every way.
Great little pieces of paper!
These are great guides. Much better than having to drag around the full manual for each rig when you are out of the shack.
Very generous offer- thanks!
Nifty makes a great product. I currently have 3 different ones for my 5 radios. Another would be a great addition to my go bag.. David KB3VDY
Thanks. Count me in!
Could use a couple of these.
I’ve used some of the “NIFTY” products and they hold up well — much better than my homemade cheat sheets.
Add me to the list please and thank you!
Would make a great addition to my ARES go box.
I have Nifty! reference cards and mini manuals for almost every rig I own. Excellent resource. I carry them in the truck for my mobile radios and advise all of my friends to do the same.
Have and use Nifty and they are great.
Easy and fun to use!
I’d love to carry around a Nifty reference for my TM-D710 or my IC-706MKII. Both are complex radios that would benefit from having a quick reference guide such as a Nifty manual available.
I have Nifty guides for most of my radios, but it is a must for the Wouxun!
I love Nifty guides.
Thank you for offering the nifty accessories gift card! They certainly seem to make it easier to operate those menus without a heavy manual to peruse.
I enjoy having the nifty guide for my Icom W32-A and use it often when doing ARES work. Would like to have one for field work with my Yaesu FT 817.
Keep up the good work.
I still use one for my FT1000MP, it’s right under my rig, nice and handy !!
It would be nice to win this so we can get the psk31 guide
Great stuff! I always had to make my own quick reference cards before, so these will be much appreciated.
I could really use this, just came into a ts-480 & it would be a great help to me. Thanks for the contest
Very handy manuals. Especially for the mobile rig (706 MKIIG.) Just slips into the car door pocket and ready to grab if needed. I also have one for my FT950 and FT-250R. The Mini-manual for the FT950 just slides under the radio and is ready to check when needed for menu changes. I highly recommend these products.
Nifty Accessories is KOOL Thank You
I love Nifty guides and could use one for my Kenwood TS-2000!!!
Please enter me in drawing.
love the site.
I have a FT857D installed in my truck. I would really enjoy having one of these for quick refence while mobile. (It’s not the same as texting I don’t own a cell phone) Thanks for the drawing!!
Nifty has always been at my side whenever I had a new rig and had to learn how to do things other than pressing the on/off button…
I’m a nifty ham. I can do nifty things with a nifty gift card.
Sounds like a cool product and contest. Thanks!
Would be great for my 706 IIg! 73 de K0NEB
Thanks for the opportunity. I could use one for the Yaesu VX5.
73 de KD4QMY
Very Nice… or should I say Nifty!!
I need a nifty manual for my TS-480HX.
Have u tried to change menu items during a contest on the Yeasu FT857D without a cheat sheet, nor have I yet, but if I were drawn GOD how I could write a review of one..
Thanks for the opportunity!
It would be nice to have one in the car when I use my FT-187 on the road. Sometimes the menu can be a bit tricky.
I have read the advertisment and although I had never heard of the product I definitly would just love to give it a try,I’m new to ham radio and I think these mini manuals would be very very helpful,I have several MFJ items that do puzzle me at times.
I have several radios and belong to ARES so it is vital that I have at my finger
tips instructions on each of the radios. Nifty Quick reference guides allow
for this information to be carry in a small space and are well organize to be able to locate the needed instruction quickly.
This would really come in handy!!!!!!!!!
What you need to know in bullet point format.
Very interested in the one for Wouxun, it would be nice to be able to field-program this excellent radio. Thanks, and 73!
I have several radios that are not very intuitive to program. I would use the Nifty quick reference guide to assist with field programming of my Icom 2820. Special thanks to Nifty for sponsoring this award program.
I picked up a guide for my VX-7R, it’s stays in my wallet at all times, very helpful.
Thanks for this chance. I would love to have a Nifty Quick reference guide for my 857D. Would really come in handy. 73 Martin W3MLK
Looks handy. I would not mind winning this.
I could put one of those gift cards to good use purchasing a Quick Reference for my new/used Icom 703. I’m at that age where I’m challenged by these things called “menu navigation”. 73 Gene KC3RT
Yep. The reference cads are great.
Pick me! Pick me! I have an FT-60 and an 1802, and I can never remember how to put a new freq in in the field. I win, and I won’t have to!
I have had a full size nifty manual for my past IC-706, IC-703, one came in my trade for a FT-817 and I have one for my current K2. A few weeks ago I got this ultra-cool fully loaded KX-1. Lots of radio in a tiny box. Lots of features that a nifty manual would really help in using all the features. So if I am lucky enough to win one I would be grateful. If not I will most likely have to get one later this year. 73 Harry
I have 2 of the Nifty guides for my Elecraft K3 and the P3 panadaptor and find them very good value.
Nifty Guides… The only way I can “remember” how to change settings on my FT100D and Wouxun radios…
Thanks and 73,
These guides are great! I have one for my MFJ369 and wouldn’t be without it! I wish they had one for the ICOM IC-V82. Would love to get the book on D-Star operation!
Thanks and 73
Excellent value,thankyou! I just got a used icom 706MK2g. I been following this newsletter. Have used the nifty ht reference vx7r thankyou 73′ Terry kc9jhd
I need a Nifty for my Wouxom that I bought at Dayton. I already have several of them for different radios and they help so I can keep things straight.
That great to have sponsors like this.
Thank you for the chance to win!
Great to have the Nifty’s, better than digging through manuals when you need to get to that hard to find menu…
Thanks and 73…
I have cards for my mobile and HTs. Much easier to carry and use than the full manual.
Niffty products have the knack to get straight to the heart of the matter when you want to know what to do next. Many products have become more complex to operate as we benefit from programmable devices, but Niffty cuts through all of that and gives us the confidence to move forward!
These cards are the greatest!
I could sure use a guide for my Yaesu Ft 840.
Love these guides.
these will come in handy for me as i shuttle up and down between Colombo and Houston
There great reference tool.
I have one of these for my Kenwood rig, and I would love to have a few others.
If you choose me, the certificate will go to good use!
Thanks and 73,
The Nifty! guides cut through the details and give you just what you’re looking for. I have them for almost every radio and use Nifty! before turning to the user manual. Thanks, Bernie, N6FN, Nifty! author.
Sure, I’ll take one of those!
I now have a Nifty Reference I use with my FT 897D. I love it. I should have bought one for my IC-706MKIIG, but didn’t. Would be nice to win one…Hal
Thanks for the chance to win one.
Nifty!! I looked at these a while back — now i just need to get a new ht and was thinking of one of the wouxon units — so this would be a nice pair!!
I use one in the shack for the Kenwood 590 and one in the mobile for the Yaesu 857.
They always have the information I need.
Like they say “Don’t Leave Home Without It”
I have a nifty guide for all my radios,they are great. Today’s rigs are very menu driven so those functions you don’t always use are like a scavenger hunt to find. The Nifty Guides are a Godsend.
Congratulations! It’s the 3rd time I am trying my luck. Besy wishes!
Nifty Guides are cool.
Really well put together.
I have two books and a folder. They are quick, accurate, and compact with plenty of information contained in the small package.
I’d like to win
I have the nifty manual for my FT-817. I learned about several features I didn’t know about. The manual is so compact that I keep it in my “shack in a bag” that I use for RACES, portable ops, or when traveling.
I would love to have another NIFTY manual. They are great to have for quick look ups when I am using my IC-706MKIIG.
Did not know there was a NIFTY manual for the Wouxun — I’ll have to get one. 73, KF7EST
It would be a good way for me to remember how to set up my mobile IC 2200
I use one for my yaesu FT 60R
I want more for my other radios..
i have several for different radios. these are one the best things anyone ever came up with. they are really handy to carry with handhelds and mobiles where you don’t have room to carry the manual.
I need at least one of these, probably more!
I would probably pick one up for my IC-703+. It would be a great companion to throw in my backpack when I go hiking QRP Portable.
The DX field Reference provides all the current info for whomever you are working… Prefix, Country, CQ zone, ITU Zone, Prefix and Country… all in one easy to handle, easy to find spiral bound guide! All the pages are sturdy, plastic coated, so I know they will last for years under heavy use. I have a Nifty! Guide for each of my radios, and they make it easy to look up things I need to change in an instant. Try using the Icom IC-7000 mobile and finding out how to change parameters with the manual… the IC-7000 NIFTY! Guide nails it, first time, every time! Bob KK8ZZ
Have one for my wouxon and i love it
Is there a book for the Wouxun?
Got my fingers crossed!
I like those Nifty Shortcut guide for all amateur radio equiptment due to fact in can be with you in your glove box or backpacking without worry of getting wet in all types of weather.
Great, Nifty Products work for me.
Have many items from Nifty – they are great! Could always use more, lol.
These are great, especially for the very menu driven Yaesu handhelds, I have the VX7-R and the VX3_R. I hear a lot of great things about these little guides from many fellow hams. Can always use a spare for glovebox or Go-kits..
Finally, a document written in English, not some Asian varient of English.
The reference card is always nice to have, especially when you need to change something in a hurry and forgotten how to do it.
After being away from Ham radio for 30 year’s I purchased a WOUXUN KG-UV3D thinking it was ready to go.After getting the software to program it I found out it was over my head.With 30 menu adjustments I shure home this handy card will do the trick. Tom
This would definately be handy to have for my TS-2000.
I wonder if Nifty might consider producing apps for iOS and Android? I take the iPhone everywhere and have a ton of amateur radio apps, including a guide for the Yaesu 857-D. It’s nice having everything organized in one place.
I also like Nifty’s paper versions too. They’re great!
My Nifty guides sit right with my gear and when I need to do something and can’t quite remember, the Nifty guides provide a quick reference to help me on my way. This way, I file my manuals away for safe-keeping, and the Nifty guides are laminated and sturdy, rather than the paper manuals. My Nifty guide for my TS-590S has also helped me trouble-shoot many “user errors”!
Cool! I would like to have one to make it easier for family to operate my radio in a emergency.
Reference cards are great! thanks for sponsoring this!
Would be great for my 590S…thanks!!
Sometimes when I have a brand new radio with all of its feature bells and whistles my 60 year old mind needs a bit of a kick start to find its way thru the menus.
Perfect for Yeasu menu driven radios. Often need reminders to find my way through the miazma of menus just to set squelch or other should be easy to set settings (otherwize great radios). So I don’t have to carry several manuals out the door with me every day.
Thanks for the opportunity…
Really need one for my new HT.
Thanks for another opportunity to win!
What a great idea!
I could use one of these on my VX8R or FT-857. Thanks!
Thanks, looking forward to using the Niffty with my K2
It seems like I always have to go back to the file draw and pull out a manual to find out how to do something that I don’t normally do. Would be nice to put one one of those fold-up cards right under the rig for quick and easy access to and also not have to thumb through a bunch of pages trying to find out how to do something.. ( I have several different rigs. Might be nice to get one for each of them. )
Thasnks for another contest. I can always use more info on my radios!
you guys do such a nice job.
i hope julian is doing well.
These are handy when backpacking.
Al – W0SY
I have a card for my Kenwood. I could use one for my other radios.
The nifty quick reference card could live in my wallet so is always on hand for when I need to change settings on my radio. It would have to be much better than stumbling through the menus everytime – not sure why I cannot remember where these things are.
I would use the Nifty Guide to program my HT in the field
I have a few of these – they really are helpful!
Perfect addition to my go-bag.