Extreme Ham Radio hardware mods?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KE7RUX, May 4, 2018.

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  1. KY5U

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  3. K4DJM

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    ...and twas necessary to do so with personal insults? You could have done the same (if indeed that was really necessary) without that. This makes you part of the problem.

    73,
    Don
     
  4. KY5U

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    And now you too. But I don't mind. Commiseration loves company
     
  5. K4DJM

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    Really? Did I engage in personal insults? If I did, please point it out and I will apologize...

    73,
    Don
     
  6. AF4LY

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    I thought about combining a drone, weather balloon, and repeater box together. :)

    Thought about combining my IC-706 with the bottom of my car tire when I first got it. (Now I've actually grown to like the radio.)
     
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  7. W5TTW

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    I'd like to try hanging a dipole between balloons. One at the feed point to get the coax in the air and one on each end. Pull 'em apart and anchor them down. A zepp might be fun as well.
     
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  8. KC8VWM

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    I bet you will fold for a couple of White Castles...
     
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  9. K4AGO

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    The real answer is Why Not? I have seen pictures in this forum of an IC-7300 built into an old Heath Kit case. It looked fantastic. Just because you don't like modifications does not mean no one should like modifications. Back in the 1980's I built a dedicated packet machine. It consisted of a home built PC with a 2 meter transceiver and a TNC built in. It worked perfectly for years with no interference from computer to radio or radio to computer. It ran 24/7/365 for years until packet lost favor with the ham community. It served our club well, providing mail boxes and a bulletin board system. And just so we are are on the same page here, I HAVE built three radios FROM SCRATCH, not kits, in the last six months. All three were comprised of separate power supply, transmitter and receiver and preamp. Just out of curiosity, how many have you built?
     
  10. K4AGO

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    Eve had an Apple in one hand and a Wang in the other. After 6000+ years, Apple's are still made the same way. Unrepairable. Wang's on the other hand, well, lets not go there.
     

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