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Forum: The Funnies 06-10-2019, 04:11 PM
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Posted By NN5I
On the Internet, I read about an enchanting...

On the Internet, I read about an enchanting 9-year-old girl who told this. It, too, totally "got" me.


Did you hear about the Spanish magician? He announced, On the count of three, I will...
Forum: The Funnies 06-10-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By NN5I
Kid Jokes

Not jokes about kids, but jokes told by kids. I'll start with two that fooled me and made me grin.

At Judo class, a 9-year-old boy asked me, What is H2O?

I answered, Water.

Then he asked,...
Forum: Rag Chew 06-08-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By NN5I
Hmmm -- that conjecture about narrow FM is...

Hmmm -- that conjecture about narrow FM is possible, I suppose -- but it would be a difference of only 6.02 db, noticeable in an A-B comparison but not nearly enough to impede understanding. Forgive...
Forum: Rag Chew 05-29-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By NN5I
Yes, you are right -- clear and correct...

Yes, you are right -- clear and correct enunciation always helps.

Many, however, are simply incapable; they might benefit from a good speech therapist, but most of them are blissfully unaware that...
Forum: Rag Chew 05-29-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By NN5I
Forgive me, Paul, but it's a bad rap. I too...

Forgive me, Paul, but it's a bad rap.

I too have lost much (nearly all!) of my hearing with advanced years. But by modifying the frequency response of my receivers, by using headphones, by...
Forum: Motorhomes 05-15-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By NN5I
Hi, Scott Yes, the tinting layers in the...

Hi, Scott

Yes, the tinting layers in the glass (or on it, sometimes) can preclude through-glass antennas. I've run into that too, on occasion; but one time I thought that was it but when I put my...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 05-01-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By NN5I
I always turn autocorrect off. Used to be, when...

I always turn autocorrect off. Used to be, when I was a good typist , that I had no need -- I was always a good speller. Nowadays, with arthritic hands, my typing is so atrocious that no computer...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 04-30-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By NN5I
Well, of course with the rise of smartphones and...

Well, of course with the rise of smartphones and such, amateur repeaters face competition. But we have some advantages:

(1) Group round-table conversations, not possible on smartphones, I think...
Forum: Gadgets 03-11-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,857
Posted By NN5I
Yes, but how many people watch you on YouTube?

Yes, but how many people watch you on YouTube?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-03-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,491
Posted By NN5I
Probably didn't test them at all. What CR does...

Probably didn't test them at all. What CR does for reliability reporting is survey subscribers who own vehicles, and their sample sizes are typically in the multi-thousand range. Statistical...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-28-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,491
Posted By NN5I
Yeah, I've asked several who own them (I'm...

Yeah, I've asked several who own them (I'm thinking of looking for a pickup like the long-bed crew-cab F350 I wish I still had, though I think perhaps I'd like a Suburban instead). Everyone I've...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-22-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,491
Posted By NN5I
I see that here too, and I've wondered. ...

I see that here too, and I've wondered. According to Consumer Reports, Ram pickups have the worst reliability of all major brands, foreign or domestic. This is interesting to me, because I may...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 02-21-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By NN5I
Reminds me of two very graceful lines from...

Reminds me of two very graceful lines from Londonderry Air, AKA Oh Danny Boy:

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow,
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow.

I think that's...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 02-11-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,548
Posted By NN5I
Come to think, those are much less frequent...

Come to think, those are much less frequent lately. That particular minus is certainly a plus.
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 02-11-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,783
Posted By NN5I
OK, that seems all right, no hassle, at least...

OK, that seems all right, no hassle, at least after I refused to add any of the extensions it urged. Eventually I clicked "back" enough times, and finally it presented me a box for logging in --...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 02-07-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,783
Posted By NN5I
Two comment and two questions: Comment: it...

Two comment and two questions:

Comment: it would have been more sociable to ask our opinions before beginning. Might have saved you a world of work, if others' opinions are like mine.
...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 01-24-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,548
Posted By NN5I
Well, that does make sense. Thanks for...

Well, that does make sense. Thanks for explaining the reason.
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 01-24-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,548
Posted By NN5I
Seems like a bad idea to me. My e-mail hasn't...

Seems like a bad idea to me. My e-mail hasn't changed since at least 1985 and is not likely to change within my lifetime, but those whose e-mail does change will now have to update it with ORR?
...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 01-13-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By NN5I
What's a CAPTCHA?

What's a CAPTCHA?
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 01-09-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,182
Posted By NN5I
FCC does not certify any such thing. The...

FCC does not certify any such thing. The manufacturer certifies it, providing documentation from a properly accredited testing lab. Here are some links for info:

Link 1...
Forum: Rag Chew 01-07-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By NN5I
You could build a campfire in the living room to...

You could build a campfire in the living room to try them out at home. Be sure to leave the door open so the smoke (and you) can get out...:whistle:
Forum: Rag Chew 01-02-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By NN5I
OK, I Googled it and, yes, there really is such a...

OK, I Googled it and, yes, there really is such a thing as a pie iron. But what's it for? Making grilled cheese sandwiches over a campfire, maybe? And any guess how it got the name pie iron? ...
Forum: Motorhomes 12-29-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,735
Posted By NN5I
Here's a link...

Here's a link (http://www.openroadsradio.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1465&highlight=sermon+mount) to my thread of a couple years ago.
Forum: Rag Chew 12-29-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By NN5I
Pie irons? What's that? I make super-good pies,...

Pie irons? What's that? I make super-good pies, but I dunno what a pie iron is.
Forum: RV Systems 08-12-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,555
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...
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