[Chugalug] chugalug ham net?

Alex Smith (K4RNT) shadowhunter at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 23:23:48 UTC 2014


I want a 6-meter rig *so* bad. Even with my Tech-class license I can have
some fun. :)

BTW I have a Baofeng UV-5R, and absolutely love it. Just be sure to get the
programming cable as well as the radio.

Cheers and happy QSOing, de K4RNT Loudoun County, Virginia

" ' With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured,
the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all
irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and
warning... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we’re all
damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star Trek: TNG
episode "The Drumhead"
- Alex Smith
- Dulles Technology Corridor (Chantilly/Ashburn/Dulles), Virginia USA


On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 6:11 PM, Bret McHone <dbmchone at gmail.com> wrote:

> Currently I think I would recommend the UV-5Re+. I have the GT-3 and my
> first one had a faulty mic port that causes it to constantly transmit until
> you torque the port a bit with a screwdriver to make it stop. I just got my
> replacement today.
>
> the replacement came with a different rubber ducky antenna than the
> original I bought and it is terrible. From just west of Strawberry Plains I
> could hit a repeater in Bean station on 2 Meter with the original ducky. I
> couldn't even get the repeater to respond with the one that came on my
> replacement.
>
> I built a nice J-Pole for about $25 that works VERY well.
> http://www.fwarc.org/Ant%20articles/J%20Pole%20Antenna.htm
>
> I bought a patch cable and SMA Female to SO239 adapter and even with my
> little HT I get perfect signal reports on repeaters 30-40 miles out.
>
> As an alternative you can just find repeaters that support EchoLink and
> just use them, though your session will timeout if you are just listening.
>
> -Bret
>
>
> On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 5:37 PM, Rod <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:
>
>> Been pricing  a baefong receiver to get back in the game. How many hams
>> on the list are local?
>> How many are in the south east or south central region?
>>
>> I think we could reach K4RNT on six with a good band opening.
>>
>> rod
>> KF4UWL
>>
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