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    At some point you may discover how different...

    At some point you may discover how different clubs have varied, different strengths even. Don't let the first experience sour you to the potential out there. Good luck and welcome aboard!
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    Can you go higher with the existing, or...

    Can you go higher with the existing, or replacement antenna? Sounds like it works fairly well now.
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    At vhf and up, yes 213 is the better choice....

    At vhf and up, yes 213 is the better choice. There are better choices than 213 but the only way to be sure is compare specs vs cost and see where it is your wallet cries uncle.
  4. Thread: Howdy!

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    Hi Mike! Welcome aboard. I guess computer guy...

    Hi Mike! Welcome aboard.
    I guess computer guy is better than Family Guy :welcoming: otherwise we'd have to call you Peter. JK.

    Anyway, good to have you here. Post away! 73, Eric wz7u
  5. Thread: HAM Switchboard?

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    On the surface I want to say no, not in daily...

    On the surface I want to say no, not in daily operations AFAIK. I do remember a regional emergency band plan that has all the actors pre staged on "their" frequencies, but there was no "Central...
  6. Thread: Is it just me?

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    Ah, teh zed model....

    Ah, teh zed model....
  7. Thread: Is it just me?

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    I doubt it's just this forum; I see this all...

    I doubt it's just this forum; I see this all over. A lack of societal civility IMO. Easy to be that way with anonymity the way it is online.

    I don't let it get me. If someone got some value out...
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    uh oh, double tap

    uh oh, double tap
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    Welcome, You're in luck neighbor, there's tons...

    Welcome,

    You're in luck neighbor, there's tons to do. Is there a specific thing you had in mind today?

    Nice to have you back in Richard. There are over 450 hams in our little sliver along the...
  10. Is there a CTCSSish issue here? Maybe someone...

    Is there a CTCSSish issue here? Maybe someone monkeyed with a programming preset on accident.

    I would be getting all over that problem if it were me & my station.
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    Sounds like maybe a feedback related artifact....

    Sounds like maybe a feedback related artifact. Check swr, maybe common mode pollution on the coax... are you under the antenna any appreciable percentage?

    Does it do that only with the Heil...
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    Try engaging the attenuator. It's normal for 40 &...

    Try engaging the attenuator. It's normal for 40 & 80 to have a high noise floor.
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    Do you have access/permission to use the trees on...

    Do you have access/permission to use the trees on the bluff? That might be the ticket for a fan dipole.
  14. Thread: Vehicle grounding

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    If the tire carrier is mounted on a hinge or on a...

    If the tire carrier is mounted on a hinge or on a hinged door of any kind, don't expect a great continuity of ground at any time there is sufficient vibration to disturb it (i.e. driving). Running a...
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    Funny, just this afternoon I had need of a...

    Funny, just this afternoon I had need of a parting tool to trim off a segment of pvc from a 1 1/4" fitting to make a spacer to install a cam seal on a Toyota. Ended up using a chain type pipe cutter...
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    Handheld Radios The proper response to number 1 is don't go...

    The proper response to number 1 is don't go alone. Period. Ever. Chances are you will have bled out from a chainsaw injury before help arrives, a partner can help staunch the flow of blood till help...
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    Just having the machine shop makes antenna...

    Just having the machine shop makes antenna putzing so much more fun. That tubing looks pretty big as it is right now, not sure if you will gain anything that direction.

    Perhaps try making a 1/4...
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    As an inherently 2 meter radio, my guess is it...

    As an inherently 2 meter radio, my guess is it requires a mod not unlike what would give "full coverage" transmit. Most likely not something ICOM will be willing to divulge since they do sell a...
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    I'm just glad to see someone is actually...

    I'm just glad to see someone is actually experimenting with antennas!
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    Welcome aboard Don! The Icom 7300 is an excellent...

    Welcome aboard Don! The Icom 7300 is an excellent starter radio. Heck, it's nicer than what I run here in the woods.
    The web based SDR's are another resource to do your initial listening to. Just...
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    Here, try this site. Best if you set aside some...

    Here, try this site. Best if you set aside some time to check it out, it's quite extensive.
    https://www.k0bg.com/
  22. Thread: LPDA questions

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    Most certainly will need to keep tolerances...

    Most certainly will need to keep tolerances exceptionally tight at these frequencies for maximum bang. Precision fabrication at its finest!
  23. Thread: Getting Started

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    His location is US, but where exactly I don't...

    His location is US, but where exactly I don't know.

    On many bands, the frequency location is somewhat determined by the mode. For example, on 2 meters CW and SSB are kept on the lower end of the...
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    Hi Justin! Good deal on the upgrade, it opens up...

    Hi Justin!
    Good deal on the upgrade, it opens up a whole lot more spectrum right off the bat. Things have changed a bit since you were last OTA but then again lots of things have remained the same....
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    Hi John! Nice to meet you, welcome to the...

    Hi John!
    Nice to meet you, welcome to the machine. This is a good site, nice and laid back for the most part. I think it's based in the UK, but they're a great bunch of blokes if you give them a...
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