[Chugalug] chugalug ham net?

Bret McHone dbmchone at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 17:36:19 UTC 2014


Thanks for that link!


On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 12:30 PM, Alex Smith (K4RNT)
<shadowhunter at gmail.com>wrote:

> The amateur radio toolkit from Icom will be of help here:
>
> http://www.icomamerica.com/en/amateur/amateurtools/default.aspx
>
> It includes a band plan poster, as well as a glossary of ham radio
> terminology.
>
> " ' 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 Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 11:23 AM, Bret McHone <dbmchone at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> no idea since I don't have a 10m rig, but i'ld probably say a lot. I know
>> there are mods for the FT-857D and FT-897D that allow them to work on 11m
>> as well, though I wouldn't want that. I used to have a little 4 watt CB in
>> my old jeep and, while it was handy on the road, there were some
>> conversations I heard I wish I could erase from my memory. It was like
>> watching a train wreck, I wanted to look away (figuratively speaking) but I
>> just couldn't.
>>
>> -B
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 11:14 AM, Rod <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:
>>
>>>  "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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