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Forum: Good news! 08-12-2019, 12:14 PM
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Posted By NN5I
Well, lightning is kind of cussed anyway --...

Well, lightning is kind of cussed anyway -- there's really no sure way to control it. Best anyone can do is try to improve the odds.
Forum: Good news! 08-11-2019, 02:31 PM
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Posted By NN5I
I conjecture that the whip was missing a little...

I conjecture that the whip was missing a little round ball on the end, or the ball was too tiny, or scratched. The photo seems to confirm this. Charge density on a metal surface will be much...
Forum: Eyeball QSO 08-05-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By NN5I
You'll probably like this...

You'll probably like this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgBI_OyP9fE), played by the amazing Michael Dodd.
Forum: Eyeball QSO 07-31-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By NN5I
Be comforted, Wade. The sousaphone is often...

Be comforted, Wade. The sousaphone is often called a marching tuba. Tubas, euphoniums, and sousaphones are all called tubas at times.

The sousaphone is pitched a little below the euphonium
and...
Forum: Good news! 07-30-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,386
Posted By NN5I
Except on Sunday morning during Field Day.

Except on Sunday morning during Field Day.
Forum: The Funnies 07-14-2019, 09:07 PM
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Views: 1,323
Posted By NN5I
Darn -- no responses. Maybe I'm the only one who...

Darn -- no responses. Maybe I'm the only one who likes kid jokes. I'll try one more, then maybe give up.

Two camels met and fell in love. One (I don't know which) was a dromedary, one hump. ...
Forum: Eyeball QSO 07-06-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By NN5I
I think it's a chipmunk -- nothing else (other...

I think it's a chipmunk -- nothing else (other than my neighbor's kid) can pack the cheeks like that when eating, or would even want to.
Forum: Eyeball QSO 07-05-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By NN5I
Cool sousaphone, Wade. Didja also get one with a...

Cool sousaphone, Wade. Didja also get one with a pic of a tuba? Maybe one with a pic of tuba would say "no sousaphone playing", eh?
Forum: The Funnies 06-10-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,323
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
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Views: 1,323
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: 1,777
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: 1,777
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: 1,777
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: 8
Views: 2,058
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: 13
Views: 3,058
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: 13
Views: 3,058
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: 4,070
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: 3,044
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: 3,044
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: 3,044
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: 1,225
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: 2,215
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: 2,512
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: 2,512
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: 2,215
Posted By NN5I
Well, that does make sense. Thanks for...

Well, that does make sense. Thanks for explaining the reason.
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