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    Im done - you don't know what you are talking...

    Im done - you don't know what you are talking about, and a tool box is not a ground plane - thats all cbr talk - g ood b y e..
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    Mag Mounts don't work well for 10 / 11 meters. ...

    Mag Mounts don't work well for 10 / 11 meters.

    The antenna needs to be - to DC ground.

    The Bond between the antenna and the mass of the vehicle is what causes the antenna to bond to the...
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    The BIGGEST BANG for the buck is still the...

    The BIGGEST BANG for the buck is still the Kenwood TS 590

    If you are going to go HF you need to invest in a true 50 ohm dummy load, a good SWR / Power meter.

    If you aren't particular you can...
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    Base Radios A friend of mine - (sk) had two 757 GX - said...

    A friend of mine - (sk) had two 757 GX - said they were a very good rig. Unfortunately he is no longer with us..

    I don't know of any radio that doesn't have a back light behind a meter.. Maybe...
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    I once worked for a General Motors dealership. ...

    I once worked for a General Motors dealership. My background includes ASE Certifications, all of the newer General Motors vehicles - made after 2000 have a built in chassis computer and body control...
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    The Azden radio wasn't a very good radio. You...

    The Azden radio wasn't a very good radio. You will find that in the 30 years since it was made that the technology has changed.

    We now have digital modes such as Yaesu System Fusion, Icom -...
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    Look, just because you have a license, doesn't...

    Look, just because you have a license, doesn't mean that you have acquired the skills necessary to be a mobile radio installer.

    When there are things in this world that I cannot do, I solicit the...
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    It isn't the speed - how fast you can tap out a...

    It isn't the speed - how fast you can tap out a message, but the correctness, how many letters you got wrong, how many letters you misplaced, how many letters you misspelled because of poor cadence....
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    Rule of thumb - admitting that you don't know...

    Rule of thumb - admitting that you don't know nothing is the first step towards learning..

    The test and the number of questions you got right or wrong has nothing to do with actually knowing...
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    Back in the day the Tech and General used the...

    Back in the day the Tech and General used the same exam, the only difference was the speed of code used. Tech was slow maybe 12 wpm and General was faster - maybe 18 - 24 wpm. 12 wpm all you are...
  11. Thread: Pre-Noob

    by R2D2
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    ARRL had a 94 yr old man that upgraded to General...

    ARRL had a 94 yr old man that upgraded to General a couple of years ago on their site..
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    Mobile Radios You are confusing amateur radio with scanner...

    You are confusing amateur radio with scanner listening..

    You can b U Y a good scanner for as little as $30 that will do all you want it to do..

    You should be concerned with its performance 144...
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    What make / model of circuit breakers do you...

    What make / model of circuit breakers do you have? Which ones are tripping - GFCI?
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    Hex Beam aka the magic clothes line, is not a...

    Hex Beam aka the magic clothes line, is not a resonant antenna.. You can tune up anything you want with a tuner, but the harmonics are what are killing you. What feed line are you using? What...
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    Commercial tower sites uses batteries, as does Ma...

    Commercial tower sites uses batteries, as does Ma Bell - with their copper line service, and most if not all cell towers should have a battery back up - good for at least 36 hours - continuous duty....
  16. Forget it, I don't know why people with piece of...

    Forget it, I don't know why people with piece of crap antennas always thinks - it works great.. No, it doesn't work great, else you wouldn't be here! What you need to do is realize that your radio...
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rectifier

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rectifier
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    PC Power Supplies do not offer enough...

    PC Power Supplies do not offer enough rectification. They are a poor choice for a Linear Power Supply..

    I have a RS35M here that was owned by a locally famous repeater builder, it was dropped,...
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    Not quite sure what you mean by window? Car...

    Not quite sure what you mean by window? Car window, window on a house, what do you expect if you don't have the right antenna and are trying to receive inside of a building?

    Just guessing I would...
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    Astron RS 35M It is said that a 100w HF radio...

    Astron RS 35M

    It is said that a 100w HF radio will draw about 22 amps and a 50w FM radio will draw about 10 - 12 amps.

    Since you can only transmit on one at a time,you can run both on this one...
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    The only balanced antenna is a half wave antenna...

    The only balanced antenna is a half wave antenna also referred to as a Hertzian antenna or a Di Pole.

    Full wavelength antenna is not balanced. Most verticals uses a form of stacking - ex Diamond...
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    Well - amateur radio isn't commercial broadcast...

    Well - amateur radio isn't commercial broadcast radio, so just because there is a repeater there, doesn't mean that anyone uses it..

    Where I live, the local repeater owner joined a group of...
  23. Thread: Repeater

    by R2D2
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    Handheld Radios The tones are coordinated by the area, for...

    The tones are coordinated by the area, for example, the western most portion of western pennsylvania and eastern ohio uses 103.5, the middle uses 173.8, the southern uses 123.0 or 131.8 - each...
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    Diamond X510 up as high as you can get it, fed...

    Diamond X510 up as high as you can get it, fed with the feed line with the least amount of loss. 30 - 50 feet is an average height.

    LMR 400 / Belden 9913 coax, or hardline..
  25. Thread: Repeater

    by R2D2
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    Handheld Radios https://forums.radioreference.com/threads/whos-rig...

    https://forums.radioreference.com/threads/whos-right-it-is-to-label-a-private-club-repeater-closed.195042/
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