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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 22, 2014 at 9:59 AM
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    BenMara

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    A friend has his tarheel antenna, mount like yours, but i have a campershell so even more factors.. what thinking about bending some flat stock to contour from front driver bed mount to outside the bed and cut were it intersects the bed and campershell lovely run on sentence....
     
  2. Feb 22, 2014 at 10:09 AM
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    I have, twice, and the city basically said who cares, I have a letter that says not to communicate around buses. ROFL

    The FCC apparently asked the city to look into it and never got back to me, its been over a year.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2014 at 10:18 AM
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    Sounds like a controversy ripe for litigation. Will send you a PM when I'm back at a desk.
     
  4. Feb 22, 2014 at 4:24 PM
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    Worked the Ragnar tax this weekend. We had a guy crossband repeating our UHF incident simplex to our repeater from a mobile station. We had 7 repeaters linked for this 203 mile race. The guy was a royal PITA, but eventual he got tired and let us move on.

    I was really surprised at the number of people that bitched about the free repeaters being tied up for two days.
     
  5. Feb 23, 2014 at 5:31 AM
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    Check the Tarheel site they make all kinds of mounts along with antennas the one on mine is home made the bottom end of the antenna is mounted to a ball mount I removed the right lamp assemble to mount it and the coax. Many times people research things to death ham guys like to experiment many time it does not work well but there are also a lot of home runs. Many years ago I built a UHF beam, it turned out to be a good garden rake but a lousy antenna. Ground your antenna well and hold it on the side of the shell with duct tape and see what happens! No holes to fill if it doesn't. It really would be good to get the tuning coil above every thing but I have seen them completely shadowed by the body work and they still make the contacts.
     
  6. Mar 15, 2014 at 2:14 PM
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    Bengland25 Never Forget! 343

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    Hey, I am new to all the HAM radio community and looking into getting my tech license and a radio here shortly. Anybody have some good websites/sources for studying for the exam? Also, anyone know of a place to take the exam in Ventura county, California??

    Thanks all
     
  7. Mar 15, 2014 at 11:54 PM
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  8. Mar 16, 2014 at 4:25 AM
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    There are many out there try ham test on line. http://www.eham.net/exams/ Join a ham radio club in your neighborhood they can be very helpful and generally do testing with their own club members as VE's.
     
  9. Mar 17, 2014 at 12:34 AM
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  10. Mar 21, 2014 at 11:10 PM
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    If anybody's up, give me a shout on IRLP 7758, Kodiak, Alaska
     
  11. Mar 22, 2014 at 9:46 PM
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    just got my canadian license today!!! all bands up to 250w

    VA6LXS - just a handheld atm Baofeng UV-5RA
     
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    Just checked, thats the same radio I have!
     
  13. Apr 4, 2014 at 12:11 AM
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    A friend of mine just gave me the UV-5R, a battery and a charging unit. I Favorited the http://blog.hamstudy.org/2014/02/guest-user-option-released/ site so I will be studying it and getting a tech or higher License of my own very soon.

    Hope to be able to chat with a few of ya in the not too distant future! :)
     
  14. Apr 7, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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    Anyone have a telescoping/collapsible antenna mast for field work? I am looking o=all over the enterweb for ideas, figured I would ask this lot.

    I am thinking an Arrow OSJ antenna (about $60), then a cable, an antenna mast, and a drive on base plate.

    Trying to keep the costs down, but still want close to a 30' mast that will collapsible small enough to lay flat in my bed.

    give me your ideas and throw up any pics you may have.
     
  15. Apr 7, 2014 at 10:55 AM
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    have you checked out 4x4ham or eham for ideas???

    so much info on those pages....
     
  16. Apr 7, 2014 at 11:08 AM
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    I am a 4x4ham.com member, I was actually out with some of those guys on Saturday. I also am reading reviews on eham. Tons of ideas out there from using a painter's pole to $$$$$ military grade masts. I think a good mast will be about $150-200.

    That's why I am asking what YOU GUYS are using.
     
  17. Apr 7, 2014 at 11:25 AM
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    i guess the question should be than what are trying to reach???

    are you optimzing for skip waves and propagation?? HF 10m?? 20m??
     
  18. Apr 7, 2014 at 11:30 AM
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  19. Apr 7, 2014 at 11:38 AM
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    wow thats pretty awesome!!!
     
  20. Apr 7, 2014 at 12:28 PM
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    Yeah their 38ft mast is the front runner for me, right now. only complaint is that it is 7'7" collapsed, although that maybe the only way I can go with out spending $500+.

    Mainly looking for 2m/70cm. I work a lot of events with the local clubs, foot/bike races, ultra races, etc, etc, etc. This last weekend I was out in the desert for a 31 mile ultra race. I could hit the portable repeater we had setup, but could not get to net control on simplex (need for our comm plan). The terrain was to hilly. In September I will bought way out in the forest working a 106 mile ultra race, even with the portable repeater, our group will be so spread out that getting into the portable will be difficult enough. They try and pair us up with someone that has a mast. I want to be that guy with a mast.
     

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