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Amateur (Ham) Radio BS and Callsign Thread!

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

  1. May 15, 2021 at 5:01 PM
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    joshuajayg

    joshuajayg Well-Known Member

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    Which screwdriver do you have?
     
  2. May 15, 2021 at 6:34 PM
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    mrCanoehead

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    "A screwdriver HF antenna won't make it inside your garage in one piece and you are going to f,up the others the stinger alone on 2 meters is going to be at least 19" then add the 1/4 wave 440 to the height. Garage doors generally are just a shade over 7 feet. It's not for nothing my antennas are mounted inside the bed below the roof and I still have to remove the HF stinger."

    Managed to pick up a tarheel "lift and lay" motorized linear actuator mount for a great price. It will lie flat on the roof most of the time. You are correct that it would be an expensive noise if I drove into a parking garage with it raised.

    Since I put the heater in the garage, my wife has exclusive use of it in the winter. Happy wife, happy life!

    2 metre whips are pretty cheap. The Larsen 27B I'm planning to buy for 11m will have a spring base, hopefully it would survive.
     
  3. May 15, 2021 at 8:51 PM
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    BenMara

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    Looks like either a HiQ or Scorpion Screwdriver antenna.... its been so long since ive seen a Mobile HF antenna
     
  4. May 16, 2021 at 5:55 AM
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    It's a Little Tarheel with a 54" whip. I have an older High Sierra that's a lot larger I use it with my camper, the Tarheel out performs it. The Tarheel is controlled with a pre select controller kind of like selector buttons on a radio tune to the best reception push and hold to set the freq. I tune it with an analyzer to each band then hold the button to set the memory.
     
  5. May 16, 2021 at 6:34 AM
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    joshuajayg

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    I was on the prowl for a Tarheel 75A for a while but passed a couple used ones up due to financial responsibility. Now I can afford one and can't find them. I should bookmark the QRZ classifieds.
     
  6. May 16, 2021 at 10:19 AM
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    Often you can find High Serra's cheap because they don't work well the fix generally is cheap, for reasons unknown to any one other than the manufacture they used a spring instead of finger stock and they ware out. I think you can still get the springs for like $12.
     
  7. May 16, 2021 at 10:36 AM
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    I saw a High Sierra for sale under $200 last fall, I think. Should have jumped on it.
     
  8. May 16, 2021 at 1:23 PM
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    Where did you find that mount? I need one in my life!
     
  9. May 16, 2021 at 1:30 PM
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    What dash mount is that?
     
  10. May 16, 2021 at 3:24 PM
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    I have had it for about a month or so. So far so good. Pricey though ($29 bucks for a piece of plastic). But seems to fit perfectly.
     
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  11. May 16, 2021 at 5:52 PM
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    Ram mounted to Un-Holey Tacoma Dash Mount
     
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  12. May 18, 2021 at 7:54 PM
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    BenMara

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    Hawaii on 14.270
     
  13. May 18, 2021 at 7:55 PM
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    How do I find a ham crash course in my area?
     
  14. May 18, 2021 at 7:56 PM
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    BenMara

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    What do you mean?
     
  15. May 18, 2021 at 7:58 PM
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    Hawaii left the Freq, California has the Freq
     
  16. May 18, 2021 at 8:08 PM
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    A.K.A. California RUINED the frequency?
     
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  17. May 18, 2021 at 8:17 PM
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    Sandman614 Snarky TWSS elf, Travis #hotsavannahdotcom, LRGRNR

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    Hamsonly dot com
     
  18. May 18, 2021 at 8:18 PM
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    BenMara

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    haha Na just Hawaii left frew and Cali took control. Everyone took off after 20 min of Cali taking calls
     
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  19. May 18, 2021 at 8:18 PM
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    BenMara

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    Haha
     
  20. May 18, 2021 at 8:22 PM
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    joshuajayg

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    I don't know about crash courses but most clubs do classes. Try here.
     
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