chugalug ham net?

From: Rod 
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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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=============================================================== From: Bret McHone ------------------------------------------------------ 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

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ 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=E2=80=99re 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 il my I I .

=============================================================== From: Bret McHone ------------------------------------------------------ There's a guy up here selling a Yaesu FT8900 that I'm trying to get him to trade me for something since I don't have that kind of cash laying around. That thing can do 10M, 6M, 2M and 70cm. Unfortunately it's FM only. -Bret On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 6:23 PM, Alex Smith (K4RNT) wrote:

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ I'd like a Yaesu FT-847 - it pretty much does all bands, all modes, and isn't terribly expensive. However if it's just an HF rig I want, it'll either be a Ten-Tec Jupiter or a Yaesu FT-450. " ' 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=E2=80=99re 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 o . e d all ntil t my ns I . I ng. s

=============================================================== From: Rod ------------------------------------------------------ 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) = wrote: t = d, = = =99re all = G = : my = = I = = my = nd =

=============================================================== From: Rod ------------------------------------------------------ Yeah I here the stock antennae bites. Which version of the uv-5r do you reccomend? I hear the system is the same. The main difference is the case which affects the extended battery choice.

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ 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.

=============================================================== From: Bret McHone ------------------------------------------------------ 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

=============================================================== From: Rod ------------------------------------------------------ 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 wro= te:

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ There's a very small part of the 10m band that all Techs are authorized to use, check the ARRL website for a complete band plan. " ' 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=E2=80=99re 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

=============================================================== From: Bret McHone ------------------------------------------------------ you get a small chunk of 10M for FM and CW, pretty much full reign on 6M, VHF & UHF.

=============================================================== From: Bret McHone ------------------------------------------------------ My bad on this one. I need to read more thoroughly.. I missed the part about NVIS only working on the lower range of HF. -Bret

=============================================================== From: Rod ------------------------------------------------------ "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 wro= te: = = = = =

=============================================================== From: Bret McHone ------------------------------------------------------ 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

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ 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=E2=80=99re 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 n I , e ut

=============================================================== From: Bret McHone ------------------------------------------------------ Thanks for that link! On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 12:30 PM, Alex Smith (K4RNT) wrote:

=============================================================== From: Rod ------------------------------------------------------ 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? -- Using Opera's mail client: http://www.opera.com/mail/

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ 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=E2=80=99re 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

=============================================================== From: Rod ------------------------------------------------------ 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) = wrote: r = er = d, = = =99re all = G = le-Radio-Optional-400-Channels-/141206632889 =

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ 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=E2=80=99re 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 ll Radio-Optional-400-Channels-/141206632889

=============================================================== From: Rod ------------------------------------------------------ Glass mount is the easiest. = http://www.alpharubicon.com/bovstuff/hamantennainstallspitfire.htm Depending on how old your car is bumper mount. Most cars/trucks have these pugged holes that you can route wiring and = = cables out thru. I saw this = http://www.nevadaradio.co.uk/amateur-radio/transceivers/mobile-transceiv= ers/yaesu-ft-8900r On Sat, 15 Mar 2014 14:35:53 -0400, Alex Smith (K4RNT) = wrote: = re = d, = = =99re all = G = st = on = Judge = A bile-Radio-Optional-400-Channels-/141206632889 r, = = : =

=============================================================== From: Bret McHone ------------------------------------------------------ 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.=20= -B 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. there is a Mellow Mushroom both in downtown and Waterside. 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=92re all damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star = Trek: TNG episode "The Drumhead" wrote: repeater network, which goes as far south as Lawrenceburg, as far east = as Cookeville, and connections in Dickson and Gallatin. repeater now on Signal Mtn. which links into Nashville. 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=92re all damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star = Trek: TNG episode "The Drumhead" http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stryker-SR-89MC-Compact-10-Meter-Amateur-Mobile-Ra= dio-Optional-400-Channels-/141206632889 which seems to have taken off? 1.25 meter is mostly relays and controls in this area. hams on the list are local?

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ 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=E2=80=99re 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 o 't it he ( le ll d all -Radio-Optional-400-Channels-/141206632889 5 s

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ 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)" wrote:

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ 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=E2=80=99re 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 y d all ou for sing ly the ty ( ll a erm, t rill e , nd all r s us dom =99re all le-Radio-Optional-400-Channels-/141206632889

=============================================================== From: Rod ------------------------------------------------------ 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 SU= V. On Sat, 15 Mar 2014 21:34:13 -0400, Alex Smith (K4RNT) = wrote: s = g = = d, = = =99re all = G = e: t = = = = = = = my = om = x = e = n = on = s = dge Aaron = A . = = Picard, = USA Mobile-Radio-Optional-400-Channels-/141206632889 0? = te: ny =

=============================================================== From: Rod ------------------------------------------------------ Found this:Technician Privileges 200W Max. on the following 28.000-28.300Mhz RTTY/DATA 28.300-28.500Mhz SSB Phone 21.025-21.200Mhz CW only 7.025-7.125Mhz CW only 3.525-3.600Mhz CW only That Jawbreaker is looking better all the time On Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:08:52 -0500, Bret McHone wro= te: = = = = =

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ I know that we have a *sliver* of privileges on 10 meters at the Technician level, I just don't have the equipment, nor a proper environment for HF at this time. " ' 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=E2=80=99re 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 t

=============================================================== From: Rod ------------------------------------------------------ WellLynn Dixon is interested if the price is right. And I'll put you the= = list to when I get that quote. Though I will try to get some others as = well. The at-6666, the blue one on top in the video, can do 60watts in SSB. The at-5555N can peak at 30 watts ssb. I better check allowed power. http://youtu.be/R6BeaZzXy0k On Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:56:20 -0400, Alex Smith (K4RNT) = wrote: d, = = =99re all = G = = n = = n = nd = g = ed.

=============================================================== From: Bret McHone ------------------------------------------------------ The power is suposed to be "no more than necessary". Unless otherwise specified then a ham can operate up to 1500Watts.

=============================================================== From: Rod ------------------------------------------------------ If look you below the max a tech can do in any mode on 10 meter is 200 = = Watts. That plus a good antenna should allow some good regional = communication. In pinch a good CB antenna trimmed will do. http://rigreference.com/solar/latest/tall I've Texas bug catchers on trucks. https://www.google.com/search?q=3Dtexas+bug+catcher&espv=3D210&es