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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 23, 2020 at 4:32 AM
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    tacocart762

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    hahahaha! I thought the warning sticker helped activate the rear locker....
     
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  2. Nov 23, 2020 at 4:34 AM
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    if the wheel cover so you don’t get second degree burns from driving? Your location says Cali something so just curious.
     
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  3. Nov 23, 2020 at 4:42 AM
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    lol too funny. my gf gives me shit about that cover too. the sheep skin, not condom, but steering wheel cover, well i guess it's my steering wheel condom does keep it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. honestly it is just flat out comfy and on long trips i like grippin a comfy steeerin wheel.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2020 at 5:40 AM
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    Sad. I have yet to experience this but hear it stated a lot. We seem to have a pretty good bunch of old dudes here. NM Mega Link, W1LA in LA, that one in Toquerville, UT, SDARC, San Juan Connection, Skyline; that all have been welcoming in my experience.
     
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  5. Nov 23, 2020 at 6:56 AM
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    What ICOM are you running. My Yaesu FT5100 is 30 years old and was my dads, so I am not going to mess with it.... I do not even think I can mod it...... lol
     
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  6. Nov 23, 2020 at 8:08 AM
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    I installed the Icom 2730A. Gigaparts is running a black Friday sale on them now. I just had to open the radio and remove two diodes with a pair of tweezers. That opened up RX and TX for all GMRS and FRS frequencies. Although technically it is illegal for me to TX on those frequencies because A. I do not have a GMRS license only HAM & B. The radio I have to too powerful to legally transmit on those frequencies. That being said the MARS/CAP Mod does allow me to RX and TX on GMRS and FRS if I choose. I looked up the procedure to do that mod on your radio and it is much more involved then the newer radios. Most all newer dual band HT and mobiles can be moded by removing a diode or two. And most HT's actually have an access hole right above the diode that has to be removed lol.
     
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  7. Nov 23, 2020 at 8:11 AM
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    This message goes out to anyone who can help. I installed the Comet SSB5NMO antenna to a Diamond NMO Lip Mount on the hood. I am worried about moister getting in the threads where the antenna mates to the mount. Is there some way to stop that from happening? I see some antenna manufacturers using a rubber gasket to prevent this from happening. Anyone know of a gasket I can install or maybe some coax seal tape?
     
  8. Nov 23, 2020 at 8:19 AM
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  9. Nov 23, 2020 at 2:59 PM
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    Agreed. Utah hams seem to be pretty relaxed, but I've heard some stories from mainly back east buddies that make me sad for the hobby.
     
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  10. Nov 23, 2020 at 3:10 PM
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    Skip the vhf/uhf nonsense and go straight to HF CW. If I was bound to repeaters, I would have quit ham radio a long time ago. I don't even get on the air anymore unless it's contest. And I've probably spent more time doing tower jobs in the last year than I have spent on the air. There just aren't many climbers left.
     
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    I enjoy our local 2m repeaters. But again, we have a good local crew. :notsure:

    Most of our good local stuff runs on 2m band repeaters as well such as the intermountain intertie, etc.
     
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    Speaking of, did you every try the SDARC repeater? I'll be driving home at 7ish. I could see if I hear you.

    Funny, I avoid getting on if there is a contest. Been thoroughly enjoying CW though. I got on the air with a guy real close by with 80m. Played PSK, then Olivia, then CW. We often email through Winlink too.
     
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    That is a really nice radio. I might have to dump the baofeng and 5100........$261 out the door is pretty sweet.
     
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  14. Nov 24, 2020 at 3:42 PM
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    Yeah we don't have any issues out here. The only gripe really is the digital repeater dbags. But that's really a non factor and gets old quick. We almost all use analog repeaters exclusively.

    Although I do drive around with 6/10m calling freq on and enjoy my many contacts. During the summer I can park and do about 40/hr on 10m. Great folks.
     
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  15. Nov 25, 2020 at 7:13 AM
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    Here is SoCal even though it is congested at times I have not had a bad experience so far. Yesterday was my first day with a callsign and I made 5 QSO's. One guy was from Alberta, Canada. I also got a hit on Wires with my Yaesu HT. Good bunch of people as far as I can tell.
     
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    Good one! I was looking into the Anytone AT-D868UV. But now... Looking around for BlkFriday deals I really would like to have a Yaesu FT-3DR or maybe a Kenwood TH-D72A. I guess it is just money but damn this gets expensive lol! Congrats on the new radio!
     
  18. Nov 27, 2020 at 9:32 PM
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    Just picked up their mobile NMO antenna. Let's see how it does against my Larson 2/70b that I've had for a long time.
     
  19. Nov 28, 2020 at 5:26 AM
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    Oh wow very cool! I had not heard of this company. I was looking for an antenna to try and get a bit more range on my HT and the reviews I read say the Signalstuff Antennas will get it done! I also ordered their NMO mobile for my truck. I have been wanting to try out a 1/4 wave antenna.
     
  20. Nov 28, 2020 at 7:06 AM
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    I just ordered the Larson 2/70 when I got an email about the signal stick mobile antenna. I thought about buying it, because I really like their other antennas. I'm not sure if I need two mobile antennas tho :)
     
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