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When all else fails... Amateur Radio

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by K4KYV, Aug 12, 2017.

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  1. W0AAT

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    Tell that to the hundreds of VHF rovers during contests who stick short beams on their cars at 15' high at best and often lower!

    I am guessing Olivia is a poor choice of mode for 2 meters, PSK31 would have been far better for keyboard to keyboard contacts
  2. W0AAT

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    2m loop, I was using one at 20' before I got the tower up and had no problems working stations out to 130+ miles. Still have one on the side of the tower that I can switch to during contests. Saves time having to rotate the array when someone is calling me off the side or back. Plus I run an EME array now and the pattern is very narrow. I have a separate coax run to the loop as a backup in case of an issue with the main array.
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  3. WA3VJB

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    Or, as a slogan "When there's nobody else!"
  4. KU4X

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    Wisdom for the ages:

    Parent (to teenager): "Be home (as "in the house") by 10:00 PM."
    Teenager: "Why?"
    Parent: Because nothing good happens after 10:00 PM."

    Everybody who heard this during your "informative" years raise your hand.

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  5. KJ4VTH

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    Sounds like ARRL needs to get the word out to media outlets in the affected areas.
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  6. WD0BCT

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    Anyone know what Paul Blart's call sign is?

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