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Ham Talk Live! Episode 144 - BeLoud Contest Station

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by WB9VPG, Dec 12, 2018.

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  1. WB9VPG

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    Let's get LOUD Thursday night at 9 pm Eastern time on Ham Talk Live! with Steve Narducci, W9SN & Fred Dennin, WW4LL of the BeLoud Contest Station in Maine! We'll talk about the construction of stations, how design for DXing and contesting differs, and more! And, we will take your questions and give away two Ham Talk Live! Grid Square T-shirts to some lucky callers!

    Tune into Ham Talk Live! Thursday night at 9 pm EST (Friday 0200Z) by going to hamtalklive.com. When the audio player indicates LIVE, just hit the play button!

    If you miss the show live, you can listen on demand anytime also at hamtalklive.com; or a podcast version is on nearly all podcast sites a few minutes after the live show is over. Some sites include Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, SoundCloud, and iHeart Podcasts; and it's also available on YouTube.

    Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-NET-HAM-1 live during the call-in segment of the show. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.

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  2. W1YW

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    Ham radio is the only place where 'being loud' is high compliment!

    :)
     
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  3. KQ6XA

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    The contesting ethos: "Shout over everyone else."
     
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  4. AE2B

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    cha ching
     
  5. NF6E

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    The photo of the operating desk in this post makes me sad. No knobs, no switches, no buttons, no meters, no blinking lights, no...radios. :( The only saving grace are what appear to be a few iambic paddles on the desk. But I hope there are radios in there somewhere. There MUST be radios in there somewhere. (Yeah, I know. Off-topic post. Never happens here does it.)
     
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  6. W7DMC

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    I see lots of meters, buttons, and switches on those displays :)
     
  7. AE2B

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    looks boring to me
     
  8. KQ9J

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    I couldn't agree more. These "glass cockpit" type stations have ZERO character, ambiance, "personality", whatever you want to call it. They don't make me want to sit down and operate; they make me want to walk away.

    Maybe even run :p
     
  9. SE3X

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    Love it! free of old junk just used to fill up on shelves and desks .. Free of dustcollectors and unused, or very rarely, used junk. Almost there at my SE3X station. Have keept a Maestro console to have a sort of button and knobs.

    By that I take cover and feel happy to be far far away from the angry mob, soon to arrive here in the Zeed ;)
     
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  10. W1YW

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    Of course there is a radio. The QSO's aren't being done by telepathic vibrations....
     
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