[Chugalug] chugalug ham net?

Rod rod-lists at epbfi.com
Wed Mar 5 23:43:39 UTC 2014

I LOVE six. But I haven't had a 6 meter rig in awhile.
We have 6 meter repeater that is tied into hf in the city.

On Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:23:48 -0500, Alex Smith (K4RNT)  
<shadowhunter at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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