[Chugalug] chugalug ham net?

Rod rod-lists at epbfi.com
Sun Mar 16 14:36:58 UTC 2014


Don't rule out bumper and side mounts. A 5/8ths  wave antenna on 2 meter  
is still about 4 feet. That can be a bit much on the roof of a car or SUV.

On Sat, 15 Mar 2014 21:34:13 -0400, 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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