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    If youíre still around, I missed your reply back...

    If youíre still around, I missed your reply back in July. I misunderstood you I was thinking a base antenna, yes you can get a much cheaper mobile antenna. You said that you were having trouble...
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    Welcome, where in Texas are you ? Mustang Ridge...

    Welcome, where in Texas are you ? Mustang Ridge here.

    Ken
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    On a few vehicles in the past 10 years including...

    On a few vehicles in the past 10 years including a 2020 Mustang last month I ran the power cables from the battery into the upper part of the left/right fender then through the front of the door ( if...
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    You can buy air ban verticals you will probably...

    You can buy air ban verticals you will probably find them online, I had one years ago. Or you can get a 2 meter “base” antenna for receive only. Both are going to be maybe 150-300 dollars.
    Good luck...
  5. Thread: ARRL in history.

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    I had the pleasure of operating W1AW. FT-1000MP,...

    I had the pleasure of operating W1AW. FT-1000MP, 1000 watt amp Yaesu (don’t remember model) and a big beam. I started a pileup on 20M CW. I’ll never forget that.
  6. Thread: Repeater

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    Handheld Radios Let me rephrase; I don’t remember the year, I...

    Let me rephrase; I don’t remember the year, I think it was in the late 90’s if you were wanting to put a repeater ( analog) in operation it has to have a “tone “. If the repeater was already in...
  7. Thread: Repeater

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    Handheld Radios No, all repeaters that are coordinated in the US...

    No, all repeaters that are coordinated in the US must have a PL or DPL. There are a number of closed repeaters here in Texas for various reasons. They can still be accessed with permission. I talk to...
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    N6OAI, AC5PS I think it’s a good thing to...

    N6OAI, AC5PS

    I think it’s a good thing to learn, to just carry on the ham tradition. About 25 years ago I wanted my extra license so I could tx on any available frequencies. I struggled, I passed...
  9. Thread: The lovely C.B.

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    My father and three brothers had a trucking...

    My father and three brothers had a trucking company from the late 50’s to mid 70’s and he had a Johnson white face CB in his home office with a Star Duster antenna at a respectable 50 ft. When my...
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    One of the photos shows it connected to a...

    One of the photos shows it connected to a baofeng.

    Is it just me
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    Base Radios Look up the thread “ is it just me “

    Look up the thread “ is it just me “
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    Would you want to have the auto tuner off while...

    Would you want to have the auto tuner off while driving a amplifier ?
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    Don’t stay up to late studying the night before,...

    Don’t stay up to late studying the night before, good luck !
  14. I think I miss worded about the ID freq. it will...

    I think I miss worded about the ID freq. it will TX the ID on the freq that you are Xbanding, the ID will be retransmitted over the repeater, not the frequency that you would be using locally (...
  15. The last time I checked a cross banding station...

    The last time I checked a cross banding station requires an ID, but personally I think it’s a bad idea. There are many repeaters and linked systems that have many stations cross banding the...
  16. I can’t give you any electrical details but you...

    I can’t give you any electrical details but you don’t need to worry about starting a fire even at the legal limit of 1,500 watts. I would think you would have to run megawatts.
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    Yep, RF is getting into that system. There could...

    Yep, RF is getting into that system. There could be other ways to fix the problem but if you can get the antenna further away from that box that would be good.
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    I’ve had that happen before, where is your...

    I’ve had that happen before, where is your antenna located in reference to the alarm system ?
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    I’ll pick B !

    I’ll pick B !
  20. Thread: Wires X access

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    Are you wanting to access wires X with or without...

    Are you wanting to access wires X with or without a repeater ?
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    Handheld Radios The FT-60 is a good HT, I have one. What you are...

    The FT-60 is a good HT, I have one. What you are wanting to do will get you started but you probably will not be %100 satisfied.
    HTís are really not meant to be used as a mobile or fixed station. As...
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    Also you can bend the rod 90 deg. as far as you...

    Also you can bend the rod 90 deg. as far as you can (15” in your case) and bury the rest.
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    Those NWS broadcasts stations do have big mouths...

    Those NWS broadcasts stations do have big mouths but 80 miles will be pushing it. VHF is line-of-sight and that is 75 miles so by theory receiving a good signal may be difficult. But during...
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    Mobile Radios Glad you got it figured out. I’ve had two of them...

    Glad you got it figured out. I’ve had two of them for six years now, one of them has been cross banding the entire time on low power in a non climate controlled location !
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    Oops ! A longer than a few weeks.

    Oops ! A longer than a few weeks.
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