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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....
  4. 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...
  11. 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..
  13. Thread: Repeater

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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/
  14. Thread: Repeater

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    Handheld Radios Jeep Jamboree's usually charges a fee - when you...

    Jeep Jamboree's usually charges a fee - when you charge a fee - it now becomes a business, you can't use amateur radio for business purposes.
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  15. Thread: Repeater

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    Handheld Radios you can only use repeaters if both of you have a...

    you can only use repeaters if both of you have a license.

    Not all repeaters are open, some / most are built by private citizens and on their dime..

    When you talk on amateur radio - you must...
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    https://www.awcwire.com/part.aspx?partname=m17/225...

    https://www.awcwire.com/part.aspx?partname=m17/225-00001

    Did you try an Amphenol Crimp on Connector? Did you look at a N Type connector - just modify it for use on that sized cable.
  17. Thread: New Guy

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    ARRL Technicial and General Class License...

    ARRL Technicial and General Class License Manual.. Read, study the questions and answers after u read the book..

    Find an amateur radio club - join. If you have access to a programmable scanner,...
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    Take $300, buy yourself an old ham radio, if you...

    Take $300, buy yourself an old ham radio, if you don't have a license throw the microphone away, that will keep you from trying to operate it illegally. Take another $300 and buy yourself a 80m or...
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    Doesn't even make a good paper weight! Is a...

    Doesn't even make a good paper weight! Is a total waste of good money!

    Had a friend that had one, he is now a General Class Ham, called me up on the phone one night, asked me if I could transmit...
  20. Answer - the lower wavelengths =- 160 meters,...

    Answer - the lower wavelengths =- 160 meters, offers the ability to extend the range during the nighttime hours, along with 80 meters during the day, and 40 meters seems to be the best of both worlds...
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    A walkie talkie is not a ham radio, it should be...

    A walkie talkie is not a ham radio, it should be the last thing you buy, not the first..

    Just a few minutes ago I heard someone on a repeater trying to make a contact and the other person kept...
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    Yaesu is a lot easier to program than the ICOM. ...

    Yaesu is a lot easier to program than the ICOM. But I would spend my money on a Kenwood not either of the above..

    Do you have a need for 70cm? Maybe a decent dual bander would be a better...
  23. Thread: earth testing

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    Im confused, because you are talking about...

    Im confused, because you are talking about utility ground and I am taking about RF ground.

    RF likes lots of ground, as does lightning..

    The purpose of the ground rods is to spread out the power...
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    What you are talking about is transmitting on a...

    What you are talking about is transmitting on a licensed frequency with an unlicensed transmitter.. There is no such thing as a booster.

    Your problem is that you do not understand radio law, or...
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    The FCC publishes The Part 97 - which is the...

    The FCC publishes The Part 97 - which is the radio law portion of the exam.

    Regardless of the class of license, it is the obligation of the user to know all of the rules and follow all of the...
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