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Amateur (Ham) Radio BS and Callsign Thread!

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

  1. Dec 22, 2019 at 5:28 AM
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    m603holden

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  2. Dec 22, 2019 at 10:36 AM
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    Totally agree.... 3" mount right in center of roof.... no problems since ive installed.... now the factory Sat antenna... it leaks in a hard rain... :(
     
  3. Dec 22, 2019 at 1:29 PM
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    Gaunt596

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    silicone fixes that. hard part is getting it free from the roof to re seal it.
     
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  4. Dec 22, 2019 at 1:45 PM
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  5. Dec 22, 2019 at 8:09 PM
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    Alright, TM-V71A it is. Larsen 1/2 wavelength antenna. Mounting the antenna by the tailgate with a non-intrusive bracket for now and if I don't like the location, I'll change it. Probably build my own DIY Mobilinkd since they have instructions for it. I already mill my own PCBs so... why not?

    I imagine I can use a USB OTG cable from the tablet to the TNC.

    Now to hit the "buy" button. It's so hard!
     
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  6. Dec 23, 2019 at 5:37 PM
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    m603holden

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  7. Dec 23, 2019 at 7:19 PM
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    Im looking for a decent GMRS antenna that doesn't look like I'm tracking tagged Falcons. Any suggestions?
     
  8. Dec 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM
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    m603holden

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  9. Dec 23, 2019 at 7:33 PM
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  10. Dec 23, 2019 at 7:37 PM
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    m603holden

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    Fo sho. That's why I like that link. Easy reading for the casual foll that also might want tips for improving their cb radio was well, but the article has a link to K0bg within the first few paragraphs if folks get bold.


    Gotta pick me up some hose clamps to tackle my exhaust tomorrow. Are you back stateside yet?
     
  11. Dec 23, 2019 at 7:43 PM
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  12. Dec 23, 2019 at 9:24 PM
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    Yep back in the USA. Local ham buddies keep egging me to put up a base 2m antenna. But it’s not on my priority list. Family is.

    I need to fab up another 80m dipole. But FAA has put new rules out so I’m hesitant to use drone to put up a dipole.
     
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  13. Dec 24, 2019 at 9:52 AM
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  14. Dec 24, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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    How do you like it? What antenna are you running with it?
     
  15. Dec 24, 2019 at 11:04 AM
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    It's been great. I'm just using a little tram mag mount in the center of the roof.
     
  16. Dec 24, 2019 at 12:09 PM
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    As a commercial drone pilot since 2009 and a writer in the model aviation industry, I can tell you the FAA couldn't actually care less if you bust 400 feet or use your drone to install an antenna. They are so understaffed and overworked in the manned aircraft world they cant afford to even bat an eye in your general direction, even if someone filed a complaint.
     
  17. Dec 25, 2019 at 8:10 PM
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    I truly applaud your ethics. Hams are self regulated and considerate of applicable laws and communities. I’m sure if you have permission from the land owner and monitor commercial flight paths you can quickly and reasonably safety make this work.
     
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  18. Dec 25, 2019 at 8:19 PM
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    got all legal, registered with FAA and DLed a app to file flight plan..... oh did i mention i have other FAA licenses
     
  19. Dec 27, 2019 at 5:23 AM
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    m603holden

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    If I put a fake fern in the ham shack, will that help me get any extra gain?


    Looking to spruce up the room. How neat (or bomb shelter like) is everyone's shack?

    And happy Friday!
     
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  20. Dec 27, 2019 at 5:27 AM
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    Pfft... Mine's a small table in my walk in closet. Complete with an old dining room chair.
     
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