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Old 11-25-2010, 11:23 AM
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Where was everyone yesterday? Drove home in silence from 5:30 to 6:30. I think you guys are just pulling my leg and don't even turn your radios on
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:16 PM
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I'm gonna hit 146.460 simplex for some CQ action. I'll be on the road in about 20min.
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:35 PM
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Where was everyone yesterday? Drove home in silence from 5:30 to 6:30. I think you guys are just pulling my leg and don't even turn your radios on
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:21 AM
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Default so...quiet...

...I did finally CQ on 145.460 and made contact with someone...very broken contact on low power in my driveway. Shouldn't I have had a better connection? ( I think so).

I haven't set the SWR on the Ham, and the temporary spot I have my antenna installed may not be helping.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:57 AM
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...I did finally CQ on 145.460 and made contact with someone...very broken contact on low power in my driveway. Shouldn't I have had a better connection? ( I think so).

I haven't set the SWR on the Ham, and the temporary spot I have my antenna installed may not be helping.
L'ville has some propagation issues! You'll find that unless you are on the ridge by Harper lake or the ridge south of Superior or the ridge headed down to Boulder that the send/receive strength just isn't there. To the east seems to be fine and if Jeff were home you could probably talk to him on min power all day long. Shooting to the south or west is a crap shoot. The 145.145 repeater is reachable most of the time as is the 146.310 and 145.460. Simplex just wont go far in this bowl. I have also found that going south along Indiana to the club meetings has a lot of dead spots (my guess is the high tension power lines that parallel that route).
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:54 AM
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Thanks for the feedback Dave and UB.

RX was pretty strong, over 50% on the smeter. And from his feeback we were both hearing eachother fairly broken up.

UB...GREAT to know! I live below Harper Lake at the base of that hill (same street as your pal Sean with the blue J**p) so it makes perfect sense regarding the propagation issue. On the way into work this morning, I picked up the "friendship net" (??) on 447.575. listened to folks from Winnipeg, Portland, TX, Calgary...they were coming in VERY strong. (I just need an external speaker for when I'm rolling so I can hear the QSO ).

Is there a meeting tonight? if so, I'll jump back on 146.460 for the drive from Lodo to the meeting for another test.
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:08 AM
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The air waves are usually pretty busy on meeting night. You should have good luck making contact with someone.
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:19 PM
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Thanks for the feedback Dave and UB.

RX was pretty strong, over 50% on the smeter. And from his feeback we were both hearing eachother fairly broken up.

UB...GREAT to know! I live below Harper Lake at the base of that hill (same street as your pal Sean with the blue J**p) so it makes perfect sense regarding the propagation issue. On the way into work this morning, I picked up the "friendship net" (??) on 447.575. listened to folks from Winnipeg, Portland, TX, Calgary...they were coming in VERY strong. (I just need an external speaker for when I'm rolling so I can hear the QSO ).

Is there a meeting tonight? if so, I'll jump back on 146.460 for the drive from Lodo to the meeting for another test.
Shawn, Sean mounted an external speaker in his 60 on the passanger front speaker (near the window). That works realy well! No road noise drowning out the 2M.
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:06 AM
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Dude I was sleeping at 9:22 Seems I can not get anybody on the radio between 5-6. I a sending on high and monitoring 146 and the Denver repeater. I think you guys are all ghosts the snail is for how fast you guys move.
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:36 AM
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Default finally made a connection.

Since I had yet to actually connect with anyone since I installed the 8900 in the 60, it sure was nice to hear "K0NAK monitoring" yesterday. I could hear Nakman great (simplex) from 36/church ranch while he was at 120th. Although my TX seemed to break up a little on his end. once we hit the "310" repeater it was clear as a bell. so cool.
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