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Forum: Antenna Solutions 10-07-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By N3LYT
I'm in the southwestern part of Maine in the...

I'm in the southwestern part of Maine in the foothills of the presidentials about 50 miles west of Portland. I'm the tech for the radio club in Conway NH (W1MWV ARC) We have 5 repeaters two on Mt...
Forum: Antenna Solutions 10-06-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By N3LYT
Here is my screw driver on the back of my camper....

Here is my screw driver on the back of my camper. The radials actually help and so does the earth ground.
Forum: Antenna Solutions 10-05-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By N3LYT
I use fiberglass poles and get up about 24' with...

I use fiberglass poles and get up about 24' with home made dipoles full half wave from 10 to 18 meters (usually field day stuff) there is no reason you could not use the buddy poles. I'm a resonance...
Forum: The Funnies 08-08-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,586
Posted By N3LYT
Carl those are pretty bad "Count Dracula the...

Carl those are pretty bad "Count Dracula the invisible man is here to see you" Tell him I can not see him.
Forum: Antenna Solutions 08-04-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By N3LYT
It's tough I'll assume your roof is not metal. I...

It's tough I'll assume your roof is not metal. I carry a stainless rod about 3' long that I work into the ground it attaches to a ground lug fastened to the rear bumper. My mast is fastened to the...
Forum: Good news! 08-02-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,555
Posted By N3LYT
I have worked the world camping with a...

I have worked the world camping with a screwdriver antenna with a mount on my rear bumper that puts the antenna above the roof.
Forum: Motorhomes 06-24-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,376
Posted By N3LYT
With a screwdriver antenna a great deal of the...

With a screwdriver antenna a great deal of the antenna is the coil inside not the stinger.
Forum: Motorhomes 06-21-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,376
Posted By N3LYT
The stinger is quite long I have a removable...

The stinger is quite long I have a removable clamp for the whip and have to remove it to get into the garage I said bumper on my last post it's not on the bumper it's mounted inside of the truck bed...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 06-19-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,492
Posted By N3LYT
Yes we do and we have a DMR repeater too. I need...

Yes we do and we have a DMR repeater too. I need to check in here more often maybe we can made things happen.
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 06-01-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,492
Posted By N3LYT
I use an R7 vertical up to 20 meters then switch...

I use an R7 vertical up to 20 meters then switch to the wires for 40 up. I have done Asia and pretty much all of Europe with the vertical and my wires and 100 watts. If you find a repeater you like...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 05-28-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,419
Posted By N3LYT
Without internet the DMR repeater will only have...

Without internet the DMR repeater will only have local pretty much the same as any repeater except it will be digital voice it kind of lacks bandwidth. Digital is either all or nothing with analog...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 05-20-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,492
Posted By N3LYT
I kind of doubt I hear 80 meters from CA at night...

I kind of doubt I hear 80 meters from CA at night in Maine but don't feel bad we have the same mentality here on the east coast primarily on 80 AM and of course big amps. Clubs and local repeaters...
Forum: Motorhomes 05-16-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,376
Posted By N3LYT
I have DC to daylight in my truck 440 down to 80...

I have DC to daylight in my truck 440 down to 80 meters. Now get this my truck bed is composite plastic where is the ground plane? See it does not matter get on the air. (by the way in some thing...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 05-09-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,492
Posted By N3LYT
A big plus is club owned repeaters the only...

A big plus is club owned repeaters the only problem I have found and this is on all bands they tend to be "clicky" they will be polite then go back to yacking with their friends.
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 04-27-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,492
Posted By N3LYT
Could not agree with you more there are thousands...

Could not agree with you more there are thousands of 2 meter repeaters we know you are listening radio is two way be the other half! N3LYT said that.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-11-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,354
Posted By N3LYT
Last load I hauled was 17,000 lbs of building...

Last load I hauled was 17,000 lbs of building materials with my dually 5 spd 97 diesel Dodge and 5th wheel.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-27-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,354
Posted By N3LYT
Well they have all the power you would ever want...

Well they have all the power you would ever want I had an older one pulled a 5th wheel trailer hauling lumber 16,000 to 18,000# pretty regular. They are very popular I seldom give much credence to...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 02-27-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,307
Posted By N3LYT
Sure is peaceful in the woods of Maine in the...

Sure is peaceful in the woods of Maine in the winter no one comes to visit!
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 12-07-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,416
Posted By N3LYT
Some older switchers were very noisy. My...

Some older switchers were very noisy. My Progressive is very quiet it is however on it's own breaker because I back feed with an inverter and that would have diminishing returns!
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 12-04-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,576
Posted By N3LYT
Your biggest issue would be overall height you...

Your biggest issue would be overall height you might get by with something like a small Tarheel but typical with a screwdriver it's best to have the coil section in the clear as it is the majority if...
Forum: Junk Box 11-05-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,830
Posted By N3LYT
Yes they were, 250 watts 150 MEG I found a boat...

Yes they were, 250 watts 150 MEG I found a boat load of info they will do 500 Watts with some tinkering. There are 6 meter range RF decks that were used with the amp also. There are mountings for a...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 10-03-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,517
Posted By N3LYT
I use screw drive antenna. I made a mount from a...

I use screw drive antenna. I made a mount from a RV spare tire bracket welded a tube on it drop the 7' mast in (fits in the camper compartments) it a rase up the antena put the pin in done deal. My...
Forum: RV Systems 08-30-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,159
Posted By N3LYT
Tank pressure can exceed 300 psi prior to the...

Tank pressure can exceed 300 psi prior to the regulator parked in the sun on a hot day but it should haven't blown the line off.
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 08-20-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,473
Posted By N3LYT
Well that works!

Well that works!
Forum: Motorhomes 08-15-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,658
Posted By N3LYT
House batteries. When I'm plugged in the charger...

House batteries. When I'm plugged in the charger will give me all the power needed and just batteries all I really need may not make 100 watts but close enough. If you are long winded you might tax...
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