[Chugalug] OT: CB/FRS/HAM for road-tripping

Bret McHone dbmchone at gmail.com
Sun Oct 27 17:09:16 UTC 2013


You presume too much. I don't know enough about it to know those options.
It is simply to learn at this point.

-B
On Oct 27, 2013 11:05 AM, "Rod" <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:

> **
> I'm well aware of that definition.
> What I meant was are your interested in a particular facet of ham radio?
> HF, VHF, UHF, or microwave?
> Slow or fast scan television? Telemetry? Fox hunting? Emergency radio
> services? Receiving Weather FAX data directly from  WX satellites in space?
> Accessing OSCAR satellites?
>
>
>
> On Tue, 15 Oct 2013 06:41:37 -0400, Bret McHone <dbmchone at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> tin·ker
> ˈtiNGkər/
> *noun*
>
>    1. *1*.
>    (esp. in former times) a person who travels from place to place
>    mending metal utensils as a way of making a living.
>    2. *2*.
>    an act of attempting to repair something.
>
> *verb*
>
>    1. *1*.
>    attempt to repair or improve something in a casual or desultory way,
>    often to no useful effect.
>
>
>
>
> On Oct 14, 2013, at 6:20 PM, Rod wrote:
>
> define tinker.
>
> On Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:00:23 -0400, Bret McHone <dbmchone at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> <threadjack> any recommended material for the person looking to tinker
> with ham radio? /<threadjack>
> On Oct 14, 2013 10:21 AM, "Stephen Kraus" <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> With the right power, antenna, and welavelength, you can talk to home
>> base anywhere.
>> On Oct 14, 2013 10:18 AM, "James Nylen" <jnylen at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Would be awesome to take a setup like that to Burning Man.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 11:40 AM, Mike Harrison <cluon at geeklabs.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Depends. You can setup an HF repeater at your house and run data over
>>>>> HF giving you immense range, not a fast uplink but it works. HF/HAM still
>>>>> has its advantages over Cellular.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Got a Wilson 12" GSM/GPRS antenna and amplifier coming for better cell
>>>> coverage, and a high gain external USB Wifi adapter (Alfa AWUS036NHR -
>>>> High-Gain 2000mw 2W 802.11 B/G/N) with an omni and a directional (works on
>>>> Linux, Mac and Winders)
>>>>
>>>> http://www.kurumirakuru.com/2013/09/my-cellular-data-setup.html
>>>> Is similar to what I just ordered, we'll see how it works.
>>>>
>>>> I'm hoping to be far enough away from the house a HAM repeater would
>>>> not work. And this solves my data connection needs.
>>>>
>>>> Just wondering if there was still much use to a CB on the road. I
>>>> remember chatter about gas stations, police, things to see and women with
>>>> sexy voices asking for a 10-36 (what time is it) as well as some "help I'm
>>>> stuck" calls. I didn't know if such things still happened on the road.
>>>>
>>>> On the geeky side: Am setting up my Asus Tablet as my road server..
>>>> with a "piratebox/librarybox" style wide open share for files, music,
>>>> etc.
>>>> with a wide open Wifi.. It'll be interesting to see if anyone else ever
>>>> connects to it.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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