[Chugalug] chugalug ham net?

Rod rod-lists at epbfi.com
Thu Mar 6 16:14:52 UTC 2014


"28.300-28.500 MHz: CW, Phone--Maximum power 200 watts PEP"
You have any idea how many CB outlaws have ham 10 meter rigs?

On Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:08:52 -0500, Bret McHone <dbmchone at gmail.com> wrote:

> you get a small chunk of 10M for FM and CW, pretty much full reign on  
> 6M, VHF & UHF.
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 11:03 AM, Rod <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:
>> 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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