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Forum: DX, Island Hopping, Special Events, Contests 10-03-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,805
Posted By Mr. Ham
Yes as a matter of fact I do volunteer my time...

Yes as a matter of fact I do volunteer my time and my talents to help others.
I have several Baker Trail Ultra Marathon TEE Shirts here and I have driven as much as 120 miles one way just to...
Forum: DX, Island Hopping, Special Events, Contests 10-03-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,805
Posted By Mr. Ham
That is the sign of a person that is not an...

That is the sign of a person that is not an operator.

How many times have you visited a HF net where the net manager seemed to be the greatest HF operator in the world - because he / she had...
Forum: DX, Island Hopping, Special Events, Contests 10-01-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,805
Posted By Mr. Ham
PA QSO Party - 10 more days

http://www.nittany-arc.net/pqppdf/paqsorules14.pdf

How many of you are going to participate?
Forum: Trip Report 10-01-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,028
Posted By Mr. Ham
Radio signals are vertically polarized - antenna...

Radio signals are vertically polarized - antenna goes straight up, television antenna is horizontally polarized and tuned for UHF - lays flat.
Television - regardless if you are in a camper or...
Forum: Product Review, Bargains and Good Deals (RV) 09-28-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,800
Posted By Mr. Ham
Its a shame that no one in my area has thought of...

Its a shame that no one in my area has thought of building a harbor freight in my neighborhood.
You can walk in the one in Erie PA any day of the week and meet people that lives 120 miles away -...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 09-28-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,672
Posted By Mr. Ham
Well Carl, I guess in your own little world, your...

Well Carl, I guess in your own little world, your rose colored glasses are on pretty tight.
In fact the PA State Police has already experimented with this technology.
The legality is that if it...
Forum: Other Hobbies 09-28-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,030
Posted By Mr. Ham
Gardening

The growing season in western Pennsylvania is almost over.
My garden only produced about one 5 gallon bucket of tomato's this year, out of 48 plants.
Early blight killed all the plants before they...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness - Community 09-28-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,347
Posted By Mr. Ham
Well, I am pretty much stuck here at home until I...

Well, I am pretty much stuck here at home until I find a pick up truck that I can afford.
Then it will be a job to see if I can get some good antenna's on it before the snow flies.
At the house...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 09-28-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,672
Posted By Mr. Ham
http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/articl...

http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/articles/2007/11/cutting-out-the-chase.aspx
Forum: The Road Ahead 09-26-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,460
Posted By Mr. Ham
Not all repeaters are coordinated - hence not all...

Not all repeaters are coordinated - hence not all repeater frequencies and owners are represented by internet web sites.
In my area, one man put his repeater on a frequency not being used, but did...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 09-25-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,672
Posted By Mr. Ham
If I had a all metallic vehicle and I wanted to...

If I had a all metallic vehicle and I wanted to operate HF, the very first thing I would do is call DX Engineering and buy about 100' of 3 inch copper strap and bond all the surfaces together to make...
Forum: CQ CQ CQ 09-25-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,672
Posted By Mr. Ham
Radio 101 Amplifiers are only used when all...

Radio 101

Amplifiers are only used when all other attempts at using a more efficient antenna has failed.
Amplifiers do not amplify the receive, only the transmit.
Even if you amplify the receive...
Forum: Under the Awning 09-23-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,440
Posted By Mr. Ham
Anytime you guys want to talk, I would be more...

Anytime you guys want to talk, I would be more than willing to meet you up on the Amateur Extra portion of the bands on 20 / 40 meters during the daytime.

I don't have my 160m off center fed...
Forum: Under the Awning 09-23-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,440
Posted By Mr. Ham
Do a little research first - before you spout...

Do a little research first - before you spout off.

The Federal Law pertaining to wireless devices is that you can receive anything that is put out over the air.

Most of the devices in use...
Forum: Under the Awning 09-23-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,440
Posted By Mr. Ham
Yes Mr. Internet cop. They are my cousins and...

Yes Mr. Internet cop.
They are my cousins and very old and they only have internet because my cousin works for the US Postal service, and knowing how to use computers is part of her job.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness - Individual 09-22-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,055
Posted By Mr. Ham
Terrestrial - means that it is broadcast through...

Terrestrial - means that it is broadcast through the air.
In today's world less then 30% of all television reception is done via terrestrial reception - due to the cable television and satellite...
Forum: Rag Chew 09-22-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 18,067
Posted By Mr. Ham
There has been a upsurge of out of town people...

There has been a upsurge of out of town people coming into my town, both to attend college and to sell drugs.
For some reason, most electronics depreciates with time / computers, televisions,...
Forum: Operating Modes - CW, SSB, AM, FM, APRS 09-21-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,407
Posted By Mr. Ham
Another big band opening today.. Worked north,...

Another big band opening today..
Worked north, south, east, west with just 100 watts into the Solorcon..

Hawaii was 20/9 both ways.

Oregon, Washington state, lot's of people in Brazil, Uruguay...
Forum: Under the Awning 09-21-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,440
Posted By Mr. Ham
I get my internet free off the neighbors - they...

I get my internet free off the neighbors - they live about 200' away..
I have a Lynksys antenna and a 15' extension cable that I bought off eBay.
If I had a laptop computer, I could just drive into...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness - Individual 09-20-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,055
Posted By Mr. Ham
Fox - was one of the last players to get into the...

Fox - was one of the last players to get into the game when television was analog, so many of the Fox stations were already in the UHF range of channels.
When the broadcasters wanted the UHF, they...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness - Individual 09-20-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,055
Posted By Mr. Ham
About 8 years ago - I found myself needing a new...

About 8 years ago - I found myself needing a new hobby.
I got into DX television.
Yes I know to a truest ham Dx means out of country, but for practical purposes - lets call DX anything that is not...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness - Individual 09-20-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,055
Posted By Mr. Ham
I apologize for being rude - but it seems that...

I apologize for being rude - but it seems that with most internet posts, if the post goes for more then 3 replies, that it quickly drifts off topic, and the question is not answered, and all you get...
Forum: Black Box Forum 09-18-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,397
Posted By Mr. Ham
Well - 200 watts is just for the CB'rs as far as...

Well - 200 watts is just for the CB'rs as far as I am concerned.
Unfortunately today we give amateur radio exams and then we hang out to dry the new hams by not requiring them to learn anything or...
Forum: Black Box Forum 09-17-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,397
Posted By Mr. Ham
Kenwood TS 480 - 3 different models of the 480. ...

Kenwood TS 480 - 3 different models of the 480.
The SAT - is the auto tuner 100 watt version.
The HX is the 200 watt version..

The purpose of the 200 watt version is to be able to operate the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness - Community 09-15-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,347
Posted By Mr. Ham
Disaster Preparedness

Does anyone on this forum believe that if there is a Disaster that the government is going to run right out and save you?

A local ham radio club had a meeting a couple of months ago.
The topic...
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