Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by WA6MHZ, Feb 12, 2020.

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  1. KP4SX

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    Then you have to rent a car and pay gas for the Cincy to Dayton trip, a couple of nites at a hotel. God forbid packing and shipping and schlepping around the airport with that SX-88 that he would find. That alone would cost more than the airfare.
  2. W3WN

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    Hamvention needs Pat.

    Pat needs Hamvention.

    Just trying to give him a reasonable alternative.

    If you want to argue about it, ring up Mr. Debakey.
  3. W3WN

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    Big deal.

    Cincinnati is only 55 miles from Dayton. Hop skip & a jump... hell, if I’m driving to Hamvention this year I’LL pick him up at the Airport & bring him back. Easey Peasy.

    If he’s going, he’d be staying in a motel or hotel anyway.

    The schlepping of the tsotchkes, well, not an insurmountable obstacle. I can think of at least 4 ways to handle it.
  4. KK6NOH

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    All of you who say the bug engine would be overloaded don't seem to understand the bus had the exact same motor.
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  5. N5PAR

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    Way back in the mid 70s I worked for a TV repair shop that used a VW bus as their service truck. The middle seat had been removed so it left a fairly good size area for TVs and tool and parts boxes.

    It was so underpowered that if there was a headwind of more than 15 mph or so it wouldn’t slow down if you shifted into 4th gear. To maintain a top speed of about 55 or so you had to leave it in 3rd gear and kept it floored. A slight incline would drop you down to 45 of 50 mph. It was kind of fun to drive but way underpowered.
  6. N2EY

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    Of course it did.

    But the bus didn't have air resistance of the camper. Nor the weight.
  7. KK6NOH

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    Did you know that VW sold a version of the bus as a single cab pickup truck, intended for carrying cargo.

    Same exact engine. Although I would admit that the bug camper would be better off with a dual port engine from later years.
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  8. WZ7U

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  9. N2EY

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    Oh yes. It was like a bus without the body behind the front seats.

    The main point is that if someone expects to do 70+ mph with the bug camper and get 40 MPG, they're in for a very rude awakening.
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  10. WZ7U

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