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Old 02-18-2008, 02:58 PM   #1
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Question Busy weekend? What were you doing?

Pretty quiet here on the ORR.net.

Where were you? Camping? RV show? Yardwork? (me) Hiding from another rash of tornados? (me, too)

What were you doing?
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:14 PM   #2
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Trying to figure out why why multiband vertical won't work with an amp. Very frustrating weekend. It must be a short somewhere, but I can't find it. Can't wait for my new antenna to get here.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:28 PM   #3
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Trying to figure out why why multiband vertical won't work with an amp.
It works without the amp?? If it works with just the transmitter then I'd be looking at the amp. You got impedence matched between TX and amp??
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I actually worked a little DX on 17 and 20 this Sunday afternoon from the MH parked in the driveway.
Even the Japan stations were active.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:22 PM   #5
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Radio, the antenna has several traps and apparently there is a short on one of them. I'll have to take each of the traps apart tomorrow and see if I can locate the proble.

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I really need to get my multi-band dipole back together. Of course, there's always the quad! Another weekend, maybe.

Richard, what make and model antenna is it?
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:43 AM   #7
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The antenna is a Hy Gain DX-77. It is a windom antenna with traps. I called Hy Gain yesterday to see if they could provide some clues on where my problem might be and the techincian said it was most likely a short in one of the traps. I played around with it last night and did find one place where one of the capacitors was very close to a small bolt. I moved the bolt. I tried the amp this morning, but it only work through 200 or so watts, then the radio shut down. So it does look like a short.

I'm putting entirely too much time on that antenna and with a new one coming in the distant future, I think I'll bite the bullet and just settle for barefoot operations until the Big SteppIR gets here.
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What was I doing: What's that old song "Slip Sliding Away"

Freezing rain/Slush here this weekend
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:50 AM   #9
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Well Saturday we finally got the long awaited rain they have been forecasting for a week. It rained a whole 0.09" Our last significant rain was November 25th with 0.50". As you can tell it is a might dry around these parts! There are young dogs walking around that had never seen rain in their lifetime!
Sunday, after the flooding rains of Saturday(sarcasm), I did yardwork, and then installed a Yeasu FT-7800 in our other vehicle. Now both vehicles have FT-7800's in them. Just another incentive for my wife to continue studying for her Tech. ticket
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Lost 160 feet of fence during a big storm a few weeks ago so installed 70 feet this weekend and 55 feet last weekend only have one more section to do but have to find the owner to see if he will share the expenses, the neighbor rents so might take awhile to get a hold of him.
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