[Chugalug] chugalug ham net?

Lynn Dixon boodaddy at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 23:59:23 UTC 2014


I am local and just at the foot of the mountain where wd4des is located. In
down for a ham net on 2m or 440.

I have a Yaseu FT8800 and love it. The 8900 does a few more bands but they
are essentially the same radio.
On Mar 5, 2014 6:44 PM, "Rod" <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:

>  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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