[Chugalug] chugalug ham net?

Bret McHone dbmchone at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 16:09:41 UTC 2014


My bad on this one. I need to read more thoroughly.. I missed the part
about NVIS only working on the lower range of HF.

-Bret


On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 10:04 AM, 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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