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Forum: Gadgets 03-11-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,834
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: 364
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: 364
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: 364
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: 277
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: 708
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: 698
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: 698
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: 708
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: 708
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: 435
Posted By NN5I
What's a CAPTCHA?

What's a CAPTCHA?
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 01-09-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,251
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: 616
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: 616
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: 991
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: 616
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: 1,107
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: 5
Views: 1,440
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: 880
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: 880
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: 12
Views: 3,719
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: 12
Views: 3,719
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: 1,353
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: 1,608
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: 5
Views: 1,838
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...
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