[Chugalug] chugalug ham net?

Alex Smith (K4RNT) shadowhunter at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 03:19:53 UTC 2014


I'll get in touch with you when I'm ready, I might take you up on the offer.

Thanks!

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 10:41 PM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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