[Chugalug] chugalug ham net?

Rod rod-lists at epbfi.com
Thu Mar 6 16:03:41 UTC 2014


What are rules for techs on 10 these days? As I recall you had pass code  
or have the pre tech License. But I think that has changed when they  
dropped the code requirement.

On Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:04:08 -0500, Bret McHone <dbmchone at gmail.com> wrote:

> I would *love* to build something to connect between Chattanooga and  
> Knoxville that didn't require internet or repeaters. I was thinking  
> about 10Meters with an NVIS antenna to see how well >that worked.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near_Vertical_Incidence_Skywave
>
> I have family there that's trying to get their license and I want to get  
> the FM portion of the 10M band working (so that a tech class could use  
> it) so that we could communicate. Antennas and >theory are really my  
> love right now. I've got a long way to go to learn about it and I'm  
> reading some books, but this stuff is seriously fascinating.
>
> -B
>
>
> On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 6:59 PM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> 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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