[Chugalug] chugalug ham net?

Lynn Dixon boodaddy at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 02:41:44 UTC 2014


I've got an nmo hole cutter that attaches to a drill if you need.   Works
great as the blade is shallow enough to not dig deep into a car.
On Mar 15, 2014 9:35 PM, "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" <shadowhunter at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I appreciate the thought, but my ultimate objective is to get 50+ watts of
> power output on 2 meters and maybe 440.
>
> I just watched a little bit of some videos I found on YouTube detailing
> how to install an NMO mount antenna. I might be willing to try that on my
> next vehicle.
>
> Take care and thanks for all the suggestions, 73 de K4RNT
>
> " ' 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 Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 9:26 PM, Bret McHone <dbmchone at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Just get a magnet mount if you aren't sure. As long as the cable isn't
>> too thick you shouldn't have any issue about water leakage in rain if you
>> don't get one with too thick of a cable. For instance you could get a
>> handheld UV-5Re for about $40, then a nice magnet mount antenna for it for
>> about $15. I have the GT-3 which is pretty close to that same one and using
>> two different antennas that I built I can get a "full quieting" signal
>> report on repeaters 30+ miles out on 5 watts.  Granted, I would love a
>> mobile unit that could do all modes.. My HT limits me strictly to FM only
>> and the length of the battery life.
>>
>> The storm spotter stuff is pretty cool. I took a class and got my
>> "certificate" as a storm spotter. That would have been good to have a
>> couple years ago when a tornado touched down about 1/2 a mile from my
>> house. We were in our living room and could see our windows bowing from the
>> strength of the wind. I'm also joining up with METERS here in Knox county (
>> www.metersinc.org) which is the local ARES/RACES organization. They are
>> the ones covering the big marathon coming up later this month.
>>
>> -B
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mar 15, 2014, at 2:35 PM, Alex Smith (K4RNT) wrote:
>>
>> I know I'm out of reach of most of you, but I want to occasionally visit,
>> and I have 2m and 440 capabilities. However, I have yet to install a mobile
>> rig into my vehicle, and if I get another vehicle in the short term, I'd
>> look at getting a 2m or dual band 2m/440 capable rig. I still am not sure
>> how antenna mounting is really done, I've heard that some people drill
>> holes into the car to have antennae flush-mounted out of the car, I'd
>> really need guidance on something like that.
>>
>> Whenever I get to visit, I'd love to do a Chugalunch. I heard that there
>> is a Mellow Mushroom both in downtown and Waterside.
>>
>> Hope this is of use - 73 de K4RNT
>>
>> " ' 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 Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 2:20 PM, Rod <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:
>>
>>>  I should ask what every is active or capable of.
>>> White Oak mountain and wJ9J both linked into one of those mass nets.
>>>
>>> Who has 6 or 10m capability?
>>>
>>> On Sat, 15 Mar 2014 14:14:07 -0400, Alex Smith (K4RNT) <
>>> shadowhunter at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> 440 is pretty active in middle Tennessee, they have the MTEARS repeater
>>> network, which goes as far south as Lawrenceburg, as far east as
>>> Cookeville, and connections in Dickson and Gallatin.
>>>
>>> It looks like they have expanded since I was there, they have a repeater
>>> now on Signal Mtn. which links into Nashville.
>>>
>>> www.mtears.org
>>>
>>> Hope this helps. :)
>>>
>>> 73 de K4RNT
>>>
>>> " ' 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 Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 1:10 PM, Rod <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Any one know of some good deals on a 10 meter?
>>>> I saw this.
>>>>
>>>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stryker-SR-89MC-Compact-10-Meter-Amateur-Mobile-Radio-Optional-400-Channels-/141206632889
>>>>
>>>> Also I was wondering if y'all had ideas for an alternative to D-star,
>>>> which seems to have taken off?
>>>> I thinking just using mesh tech on ham bands.
>>>> Question is which band? Microwave has some issues here perhaps 440?
>>>> 1.25 meter is mostly relays and controls in this area.
>>>> Thoughts?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:37:03 -0500, 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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