Foundations of Amateur Radio- Episode 120

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VK6FLAB, Sep 23, 2017.

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  1. K4AGO

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    Ham radio, please...
  2. AK5B

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    I think you tuned in here after KF7WIS had corrected her typo---it started out a few days ago as "Tropospheric Dusting" so you know...
  3. W1LWT

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    pixie dust who ever thought

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  4. W1LWT

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    PIXIE DUST who thought that may be the secret.........

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  5. K5BM

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    Ducting is akin to transmitting into a wave guide point to point. In 1989 as k5zxe, I was pegging S meter in Chicago area while running 60mw to a 55 element loop Yagi on 1296.100 while in south central Oklahoma(EM-14)
    Ducting on 432.100 and 1296.100 was always my favorite bands for ducting.
    Tom k5bm 4l2bm
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  6. VK4KX

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    Regarding weak signal propagation.
    With the arrival of digital software programs for weak signal work, these days you can make some really long distant contacts which are really just an exchange of call-sign and signal reports. Here in VK some records were broken when digital mode Wispr was used on 6m to work Europe. I don't remember the details but I'm sure it could be found.
  7. VK4KX

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    Sorry I missed that, I forgot to mention I noticed her correction come up after I hit the "Post Reply" icon.
    Anyway it's all good fun.

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  8. ND1SU

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    Everyone knows how tropospheric ducting works....

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  9. W0WUG

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    Sarcasm in above posts noted. BUT WAIT !! THERE'S MORE.
    I'd bet most HAMs don't know about radio signals getting caught in a "DUCK" Yes thats right DUCK. o_O Hahahahaha.
    TV news explanation... seriously... not a parody. {People, we are in trouble as a society.} I always wondered what that was called, when your radio frequencies get caught in a duck... [​IMG]
    Also amazed they're having any issues at all with those fine quality Baofeng radios. [​IMG]

    Booster repeater antennas will surely take care of all their avian and communication troubles!
    You betcha, those scanner antennas will help a lot.

    Thanks to my friend K7AIH for the "heads-up."
    Often, too little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

    Remember, the "Ham" goes in an oven, NOT in a radio. w0wug. Wild ugly gorilla.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2017
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