[App_rpt-users] A "turnkey" solution for Allstar
Kirk Just Kirk
wb6egr at gmail.com
Fri Apr 19 16:11:07 EDT 2013
How I would get on 440....get a Motorola mobile or handheld..program it or
bitbang it into the ham band.Put it on the analyzer for final alignment for
frequency and power out as well as RX sens.....
Put 100 Watt Spectra/Syntor X-9000 and Maxtracs in car (no Riceboxes
allowed in car)
OK....for HF I do own a 14 year old Icom 706MKII-G and a Kenwood TS-590,
wish I had my Swan 500 back.....
How the Appliance op gets on 440....Hop in family hooptie, drive to AES or
HRO.Buy a $50 baofeng/TYT/Wouxun. Ask dweeb behind counter to program it
for you. Buy a MFJ magmount with connector already attached. Get on
WINSYSTEM and ask for radio checks HOURLY. Announce your "First Personal"
and that your on the side.Tell everyone how amazed you are that a little
radio is making it all the way to Ohio and that they have your meter pegged
and sound "wall to wall & treetop tall". For Christmas ask wife to buy you
a Mirage LINEAR (with proper cables for the Chinese HT) you can REALLY be
the big dawg in town.
For birthday ask kids to buy you a Yaesu crackerbox mobile, have local
stereo shop install trunklip antenna mount.Plug radio into cigarette
For Anniversary have wife buy you a Alinco HF rig and antenna tuner.
Connect the Alinco to your left over 11 meter Super Skyraker 47Db gain
Omnibeam and use the tuner to get it to work on 10/15/20/40 meters. (dont
even THINK of making flat top wire dipoles).Don't even THINK of buying a
old Swan/Drake/Kenwood/Trio rig..might have to actually FIX something...
You can thank (my opinion) dingbats like "Gordon" for the store-bought
"hams" on the air. i am VERY happy he doesnt sell pilots licenses....
On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 9:37 AM, Mike <ipscone at msdsite.com> wrote:
> But that's not amateur radio. Whatever happened to the "experiment" and
> "build" and "test". Today, most of the new people don't know an antenna
> from a doughnut. That's a sad commentary for where amateur radio has
> > Well....for some thats a great option. Micro-Node International stuff is
> > well designed, can't go wrong there...
> > Companies that host your website charge,ISP's charge,VoIP service
> > providers
> > charge....
> > I saw this one on line....A "Service" that allows you to use their WORLD
> > CLASS Elecraft K-3 (all 4 of them) remotely so you don't have to
> > install anything at your home.Just sign on, hammer down and be a "Big
> > Dawg".So what does this cost? (Kevlar underwear time)....
> > The "Package" starts at a Paultry $3000 a year (no transmit time
> > and goes all the way to $7000 a year (includes TX time and you can
> > it for your contest time)......
> > Hows THAT for HAM radio with a dollar sign in mind????
> > On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 7:32 AM, Jim Duuuude
> > <telesistant at hotmail.com>wrote:
> >> For those who just *DONT* want to (or for some reason can't) go through
> >> the process
> >> of setting up a Linux system, dealing with its administration,
> >> configuring
> >> hardware, etc.,
> >> there is now a "hosted", subscription-based solution that, along with a
> >> Micro-Node International
> >> RTCM (Radio Thin Client Module) (or a generic Voter board), makes a nice
> >> "no-brainer" Allstar
> >> node installation.
> >> Attached is the "initial marketing blurb" from Micro-Node.
> >> Jim WB6NIL
> >> P.S. Sorry for this being a blatant advertisement regarding a for-pay
> >> service. It seemed appropriate.
> >> If you don't agree, please try not to send *TOO* many "flaming spears"
> >> in
> >> my direction :-) :-).
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