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Amateur (Ham) Radio BS and Callsign Thread!

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

  1. Nov 14, 2020 at 11:41 AM
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    m603holden

    m603holden @Koditten Pirate Radio member #063

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  2. Nov 14, 2020 at 3:22 PM
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    GarlicFarts

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    I’ll probably wait to get a vanity until after I do my extra so I get all the choices.
     
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  3. Nov 17, 2020 at 1:39 PM
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    BenMara

    BenMara That Asian RedNeck

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    Its the best route.
     
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  4. Nov 17, 2020 at 4:34 PM
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    golfindia

    golfindia Well-Known Member

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    40m dipole coax on the roof. + squirrels.

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  5. Nov 17, 2020 at 4:39 PM
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    vssman

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    Run an amp and key it up next time the tree rats are nibbling on the coax...
     
  6. Nov 19, 2020 at 3:02 PM
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    Hemibee

    Hemibee Grumpy Old Man W5BSC

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  7. Nov 19, 2020 at 3:18 PM
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    GarlicFarts

    GarlicFarts Bang Ding Ow

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    Does anyone know how to search for open call signs? For example if I wanted to search for *UTI* or something would it show anything open with that string?
     
  8. Nov 19, 2020 at 4:21 PM
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    golfindia

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    UTI, STD.... those are frequently available

    :^)
     
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  9. Nov 19, 2020 at 4:49 PM
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    BenMara

    BenMara That Asian RedNeck

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  10. Nov 19, 2020 at 4:50 PM
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    BenMara

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    Kiss Meg? haha
    Congratulations
     
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  11. Nov 19, 2020 at 5:00 PM
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    joshuajayg

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    You have a rig yet?
    Edit: nevermind. I see you have the right radio ;)
     
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  12. Nov 19, 2020 at 5:48 PM
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    Hemibee

    Hemibee Grumpy Old Man W5BSC

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    Yeah, now I can play with it. . . . Will I go blind playing with it? Or get hairy palms? :D:rofl::D
     
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  13. Nov 19, 2020 at 9:08 PM
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    joshuajayg

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    Yes and yes :puke:

    You doing APRS too?
     
  14. Nov 19, 2020 at 9:28 PM
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    Hemibee

    Hemibee Grumpy Old Man W5BSC

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    Not yet, haven't had the chance to look into it.
     
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  15. Nov 22, 2020 at 6:24 AM
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    tacocart762

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    1.5in Bilstein 6112 Front,1in Alcan Leaf Rear with Bill 5100's. Battle Armor side step,bull bar, and rear step.
    @Watcher469
    New setup in the truck. I did install the Blue Sea Fuse Block and 100A breaker along with 15A fuses for each device tied into the fuse box. There are two sets Baja Designs and the ICOM Radio for now. I know it looks like a nightmare but it all works
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    HAM setup is ICOM 2730A, Icom radio mount, Comet SBB5NMO antenna, Diamond K400 Lip Mount, Diamond coax extension cable, Icom handsfree external speaker, and all kinds of RAM mounts.
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    The lip mount did require a bit of modification to the hood. There is a rubber strip to stop water ingress and in order to make a metal to metal contact I did strip that rubber away and now the K400 mounting plate runs the length of the cut out on bare steel. I have some dielectric grease on the way to hopefully prevent the bare metal from rusting. The grounding connect is very strong.
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    I found that I can run the coax along where the windshield wiper tube runs. I also found a spot and cut out in the Rago ditch light mounts to secure the coax with a ziptie.
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    I did wrap all exposed coax in white electrical tape to help shield it from the hot SoCal sun.
    This setup works well! I powered it up yesterday and the breaker did not trip and fuses did not blow so I must have connected everything correctly. As always the hardest part is running through the firewall and son of a bitch I ran the wrong ends through the firewall the first time and had to do it again. The only thing I wish I had done was spend a bit more for the Yaesu FTM-300DR so I could have access to digital as the 2730A is analog only. Do not get me wrong the 2030 is a nice radio!! So overall I am very happy with this setup!!
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  16. Nov 22, 2020 at 8:22 AM
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    GarlicFarts

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    Your cab is bitchin. That steering wheel cover though....and you still have a warning sticker on your door :D

    Other than the claymore in the steering wheel airbag I want to know where you got everything.
     
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  17. Nov 22, 2020 at 2:03 PM
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    Ncpi007

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    Working on my set up today.....Meso Customs black chrome delete in process. Taco Garage DMM and Hindi Garage Un-Holy mounts. Yaesu 2/440 and Baefeng GMRS/2/440. I also have a GoPro and Amazon Pruveeo dash-cam mounted. 73 de N4TRD2A193C64-B042-465B-8AA0-5670FC649D54.jpg
     
  18. Nov 22, 2020 at 2:17 PM
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    Ncpi007

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    Dang, that is slick.
     
  19. Nov 22, 2020 at 5:47 PM
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    Kheiron

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    Every time I listen to the traffic on any repeater when I am traveling cross country.6578BE1F-A901-43C7-8FDA-57CF10F9108B.jpg
     
  20. Nov 23, 2020 at 4:25 AM
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    Beautiful! Only diff is I did the Mars/Cap Mod on my Icom to get the GMRS and FRS freq and my Glock is in my backpack. Otherwise its an exact image lol.
     
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