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Forum: RV Systems 08-12-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By NN5I
Count yourself lucky. Here's a likely sequence...

Count yourself lucky. Here's a likely sequence of events:

(1) The hose blows apart, filling the compartment with gas.

(2) The fridge tries to start up, using an electric spark to light the...
Forum: Motorhomes 08-08-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By NN5I
I concur. If you run the house battery down,...

I concur.

If you run the house battery down, you can just start the engine and it will charge back up. (The alternator charges both batteries.)

If you run the truck battery down, you may be...
Forum: RV Systems 08-07-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By NN5I
I think you're behaving wisely. I never drink...

I think you're behaving wisely. I never drink camp water, nor cook with it; that applies, also, of course, to my own tank water.

I drink and cook with distilled water from the grocery store -- I...
Forum: RV Systems 08-05-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By NN5I
The taste test would be definitive: if you get...

The taste test would be definitive: if you get sick and die after tasting the water, it needed sanitizing. That, however, may not be acceptable.

I live in my motor home full-time, and never...
Forum: Antenna Solutions 08-04-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By NN5I
Perhaps there's a 4:1unun inside, and the...

Perhaps there's a 4:1unun inside, and the designers (or the sales types, or both) either don't know the difference between an unun and a balun -- or they don't think most hams know the difference (in...
Forum: Antenna Solutions 07-29-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By NN5I
I am skeptical of the Ultimax. Incidentally, the...

I am skeptical of the Ultimax. Incidentally, the web site says no radials are needed.

Some thoughts:

(1) I'd like to see what's in the box. If there are any resistors in there, at all, it's...
Forum: Under the Awning 05-17-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By NN5I
Dadgum, Wade, you get to do all the fun stuff.

Dadgum, Wade, you get to do all the fun stuff.
Forum: The Funnies 04-08-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 996
Posted By NN5I
This is a striking and beautiful image, but I...

This is a striking and beautiful image, but I don't think we're seeing a rainbow produced by an airplane.

The rainbow, if that's what it is, appears to be in the cloud ahead of the airplane. ...
Forum: The Road Ahead 03-29-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By NN5I
The ARRL led me directly to the following, which...

The ARRL led me directly to the following, which I didn't find particularly difficult to understand.

There is no need for paperwork or other formalities when exchanging visits between Canada and...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 03-20-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,049
Posted By NN5I
Nice to have you here! Sounds like you're in for...

Nice to have you here! Sounds like you're in for some fun.
Forum: Operating Modes - CW, SSB, AM, FM, APRS 03-19-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,588
Posted By NN5I
No answer, but when I look on aprs.fi you are...

No answer, but when I look on aprs.fi you are showing up. Here's a screen shot.
Forum: Gadgets 03-16-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,144
Posted By NN5I
Maybe it'll keep you from this....

Maybe it'll keep you from this. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USu8vT_tfdw)
Forum: Operating Modes - CW, SSB, AM, FM, APRS 03-03-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,588
Posted By NN5I
When you say you "received the beacon", do you...

When you say you "received the beacon", do you mean you were able to see a plot on a map display, or do you just mean you heard the "brrrrp" through the speaker?

I ask this because I suspect you...
Forum: Operating Modes - CW, SSB, AM, FM, APRS 03-01-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,588
Posted By NN5I
Hello, I'm Carl. For APRS tracking, you...

Hello, I'm Carl.

For APRS tracking, you need: (1) a 2m FM radio that can transmit on 144.39 MHz. I assume a Retevis (never heard of it) can do that.; (2) a GPS receiver that can output your...
Forum: The Road Ahead 01-16-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 804
Posted By NN5I
Anyone in the Southern Snow Belt?

Hey, you guys in GA, AL, MS, LA, TX, TN etc. Any of you seeing snow and ice in the last couple days? Lots of attention in the news. Hope you're all OK. HW WX OM?
Forum: Rag Chew 01-04-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,177
Posted By NN5I
Glad to know it's taken care of!

Glad to know it's taken care of!
Forum: Other Hobbies 01-03-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,295
Posted By NN5I
Lemme know how it works for you. ...

Lemme know how it works for you.




Yeah, they raise'em in the cold frozen Northern Wastelands, in desolation surrounded by snowstorms and Yankees (which is half a word). Fifteen degrees ain't...
Forum: Good news! 12-25-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,546
Posted By NN5I
Merry Christmas

Afrikaans GeseŽnde Kersfees
Akan Afishapa
Albanian GŽzuar Krishtlindjen
Alsatian E gŁeti WÔn‚chte
Amharic መልካም ገና!
Apache Gozhqq Keshmish
Arabic عيد ميلاد مجيد...
Forum: Polls 12-18-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,786
Posted By NN5I
Welcome, Beau. I've got an old friend (first...

Welcome, Beau. I've got an old friend (first crush from when I was a freshman at Yokohama American High School, 64 years ago) who lives near you (about 65 miles, almost due north). She & her hubby...
Forum: Eyeball QSO 12-09-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,000
Posted By NN5I
Have I seen that HT before?

Have I seen that HT before?
Forum: Eyeball QSO 12-08-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,000
Posted By NN5I
Scary!

Scary!
Forum: Operating Modes - CW, SSB, AM, FM, APRS 12-07-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By NN5I
Had I any clue, I'd explain it myself. Alas, I...

Had I any clue, I'd explain it myself. Alas, I know nothing about that stuff.

Me, I'd try Googling it, perhaps with search strings like:

(ALLSTAR | ECHOLINK | IRLP) NODE

and so forth. But...
Forum: Operating Modes - CW, SSB, AM, FM, APRS 12-06-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By NN5I
Sounds like fun, driving along and picking...

Sounds like fun, driving along and picking picking your nodes ...
Forum: Gadgets 12-05-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,459
Posted By NN5I
Privacy -- in an RV park? Far out, man. In...

Privacy -- in an RV park? Far out, man.

In RV parks, actually, privacy is so fleeting and so precious that everyone respects it more than in almost any stick-house neighborhood. If I'm in the ...
Forum: The Funnies 12-03-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By NN5I
Another interesting thing or two: I know...

Another interesting thing or two:

I know almost nothing about horses and mules, but I've been Googling. The portside mule (I'll use nautical terminology because it's something I do know) is...
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