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  1. Thread: Dipole Question

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    Already done the paperwork to join OARC, no idea...

    Already done the paperwork to join OARC, no idea when it becomes effective, no actual Sept. meeting, none until Oct, want to have a working antenna before then. TThe IC-746 Pro does have it's own...
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    i've got a radio Shack 2 meter I'm about to mount...

    i've got a radio Shack 2 meter I'm about to mount in the car, and was wondering if it'd be worth the trouble to add a 6 meter.
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    Mobile Band Choice?

    Is there a specific band most people choose for a mobile transceiver?

    What might be the advantages/disadvantages with, say, a 6 meter vs a 2 meter?
  4. Thread: Dipole Question

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    I kind of figured. Maybe I can get away with an...

    I kind of figured. Maybe I can get away with an 80-10 multiband and a 2 meter and just let 6 meters go for a while? But i'm having a bit of trouble finding a 2 meter end-fed, most seem to be...
  5. Thread: Dipole Question

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    Dipole Question

    I need to set up a Base (Please, I don’t need someone to tell me it’s “fixed’, I know that, but I’ve used base since Vietnam in ’69, and it isn’t as if nobody will know what I mean.), I learned radio...
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    How 'bout Zapper? Seriously, I think...

    How 'bout Zapper?

    Seriously, I think nitpicking over terminology is mostly just that, nitpicking. Things like the phonetic alphabet exist to further accurate communication. Mostly, if it works,...
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    Uh, that username of mine is a call sign. I am...

    Uh, that username of mine is a call sign. I am licensed. i'm just limited right now to VHF/UHF on my HT.

    I'm figuring on building an Off Center Fed Dipole out back, but for several reasons that...
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    W8MLS, here's a bulletin. I've known 'how to...

    W8MLS, here's a bulletin. I've known 'how to operate" since about 1959. Possibly even before you were born. Admittedly using my father's license, and Army surplus WWII/Korea gear, but '59 was...
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    COME ON, FOLKS, I REALLY DO NEED SOME ADVICE

    I started a thread yesterday, "HTime For The Antenna(s)". That H at the beginning was a typo I didn't spot until it was too late to fix. There have been 100 views, and not one single reply. Nobody...
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    Thanks. That helps.

    Thanks. That helps.
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    Ah. Someone finally noticed and took me off...

    Ah. Someone finally noticed and took me off moderation. Thanks bunches.
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    Will It Work As A CW Key?

    My dad's base gear finaly arrived a few days ago, and the one thing missing was a key. Given that most of the really distant DXs in his log book were CW, he obviously had one. My sister's husband...
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    HTime For The Antenna(s)

    OK, finally got all my dad's old gear. Now, instead of just a HT, I have a 100W HF (ICOM 735), a 100W HF/VHF (ICOM 746 PRO) and a 25W 2 meter mobile (Radio Shack HTX 252). Now it's antenna time,...
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    Which band do they mostly use?

    Which band do they mostly use?
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    I noticed you changed my username also. Thanks...

    I noticed you changed my username also. Thanks very much. i hope asking to change to KI7GIF, then again to W4TAU didn't cause confusion. The FCC really fooled me by giving me my dad's old call...
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    Is there ever......

    OK, it's near midnight, the time when strange thoughts like to hit you from out of nowhere, and I just had one. It's a given that all else being equal, you'll reach farther using CW. So I suddenly...
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    Thought that might be the case. So there's no...

    Thought that might be the case. So there's no need to even provide power to that "memory" power line, right?
  18. Thread: Baofeng?

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    Handheld Radios P.S. Based on what I've heard about the earlier...

    P.S. Based on what I've heard about the earlier Baofengs, they've really made some serious improvements with the newer ones, like the F8HP. Even the box is impressive, and the manual is in...
  19. Thread: Baofeng?

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    Handheld Radios No probs witrh my BF-F8HP. Granted it's 8 Watts...

    No probs witrh my BF-F8HP. Granted it's 8 Watts not 5, but just today I was in the car driving and having a clear as a bell QSO through a repeater close to 40 miles away, usng just the orignal...
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    Powering a CB w/ a Power supply?

    I told someone I could test his CB for him using the power supply that I use for my 2 meter ham mobile, which I actually use at the base as a monitor on the 2 meter band instead of as a mobile. Same...
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    Forum Modification Suggstion

    Mandatory Moderation. Maybe the best way I've ever encountered to keep Spammers away. But the way it works now could be improved, although it'd require writing some new code.

    I just got ttaken...
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    Aha! I was sure I'd done that already, and I...

    Aha!

    I was sure I'd done that already, and I see that I did, just a less complete version. It just wasn't showing yet when I looked yesterday 'cause I was still stuck on mandatory moderation....
  23. Thread: Over, and Out?

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    OMG

    Actually, as far as I know, Roger and Wilco are legit terms. Roger means I heard and understand, Wilco means I will comply. But while Roger, Wilco makes sense they don't usually belong with Over...
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    DAN

    Appreciate the advice about the 735. But there are reasons, which I'll PM you 'cause it'll be at least a day, maybe longer, before you can see this.
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    DEAR MODERATOR(s)

    A bit of help. please?

    I'm way past the "first few posts". Near 50, actually, a few OPs, lots of replies, mostly looking for information or advice in trying to get caught up on now vs. the...
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