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Amateur (Ham) Radio BS and Callsign Thread!

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by The Traveler, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Feb 8, 2019 at 12:38 PM
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    Sand Dog

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    The rig is 150mm wide; Me-So makes a custom plate but it only goes to 140mm. I was thinking of eliminating the top part of the switch panel completely and putting the rig in the empty space.
     
  2. Feb 8, 2019 at 12:39 PM
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    m603holden

    m603holden @Koditten Pirate Radio member #063

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    The cubby hole down by the center console
     
  3. Feb 8, 2019 at 12:40 PM
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    I could put it there if i have to - but was trying to save that space - i use it for all kinds of other stuff.
     
  4. Feb 9, 2019 at 9:42 PM
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    Sand Dog

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  5. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:03 PM
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    Rome604

    Rome604 I am the Captain now

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    I passed the technician exam on Saturday. Still waiting to be added to FCC database. I figured I’d check in here with the cool kids and ask if I can join.
     
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  6. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:06 PM
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    tex.proud

    tex.proud Jesus Christ It's Midnight!

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    3" OME lift with SPC UCA's HD Dakars Shrockworks Sliders KO2's 165/75/16 Decked bed system CaliRaisedLED mount for Everhardt CB Antenna President Bill FCC CB Yaesu FTM-400 HAM radio and Larsen antenna through roof. TVD Vinyl Decals for the tailgate (Black Reflective) and U.S. Flag decals SofTopper (Black) Empyre Offroad Grill Blacked out badges (PlastiDip)
    Congratulations! Let us know what the call is!
     
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  7. Feb 12, 2019 at 1:53 AM
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    Sand Dog

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    congrats! What rig are you planning to put in your truck?
     
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  8. Feb 12, 2019 at 7:12 AM
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    Rome604 I am the Captain now

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    So I was actually hoping for some suggestions. I live right outside DC so unfortunately parking garages are a part of my life. I've got a FrontRunner rack on my bed that i can mount an antenna to. I currently have a CB radio with a fold down antenna that works great. Ideally I'd have something similar here. I also need a rig with a detachable faceplate since space is limited in my cab. I went cheap with my CB (Midland 75-822) because I knew I'd be investing some money here.

    I'm definitely open to suggestions!


    Here's a bad picture of my rack and mounting.
    IMG_20190212_083451.jpg

    I can throw something similar on the other side.
     
  9. Feb 12, 2019 at 7:14 AM
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    There's a motorized folding antenna someone has on here...
     
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  10. Feb 12, 2019 at 7:16 AM
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    m603holden

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  11. Feb 12, 2019 at 7:47 AM
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    Rome604 I am the Captain now

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    Woohoo! Got it today.

    KN4SFP
     
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  12. Feb 12, 2019 at 7:49 AM
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    m603holden

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    Congrats!
     
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  13. Feb 12, 2019 at 7:53 AM
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    I searched the database this morning and found my call sign! KI5CXP
     
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  14. Feb 12, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    Congrats!!
    Most of the new ones have detachable faceplates. My Yaesu (see post) does; it is an older rig but great for what I do.
     
  15. Feb 12, 2019 at 12:21 PM
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    I’m running an icom 2730a. It’s able to crossband repeat which was a big selling point to me. My only complaint is I wish it wasn’t so bright even on the dimmest setting.

    Used the dmm and ram system to mount it. If you end up going with it let me know and I’ll send you the screws and a short piece of alum bar to make your own mounting bracket for a few bucks instead of paying $50 for the icom one.

    618E9C8A-3BEE-421C-8B5C-F0BDE9A47E3C.jpg
     
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  16. Feb 12, 2019 at 12:31 PM
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    Thank you. I might take you up on that. I'm installing the DMM here shortly and it's exactly where I was planning on mounting the faceplate. The brightness does concern me though. I'm pretty sensitive to interior light at night. Stupid astigmatism...
     
  17. Feb 12, 2019 at 12:48 PM
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    Exactly the same with the astigmatism. It’s not unbearable but eventually I plan on putting a piece of window tint over it.

    The screws are m2.6x8 ordering 50 of them from McMaster Carr and buying some aluminum stock was still cheaper than buying the factory mounting bracket so if those screws work for any of the faceplates you get just let me know.
     
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  18. Feb 12, 2019 at 2:18 PM
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    Anyone looking to upgrade to general (COUGH COUGH @m603holden) should watch this. Some good insight on what old guys think old gear is worth. Or a reason to save your pennies and get kick ass new gear.

    https://youtu.be/dPox0gr4tEc
     
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  19. Feb 12, 2019 at 3:27 PM
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    That's too funny. I just watched this video yesterday. It brings up a very valid point to consider.
     
  20. Feb 12, 2019 at 8:28 PM
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    Totally agree on New used rigs, My first HF was new Kenwood ts480hx. Since then have been used Elecraft rigs. V/Uhf rigs have all been new.
     

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