Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Other Hobbies > Ham & CB Radio Corner

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 04-15-2011, 07:42 AM
MDH33's Avatar
MDH33 MDH33 is online now
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Land of Corn
Posts: 5,794
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveInDenver View Post
Is it the Larsen NMO150? If so, I've run my Larsen 2/70 NMO into the garage, into trees, into parking garages for a while now (probably 5 or 6 years) and it's been bulletproof. Remember that my VHF antenna is right in the middle of the roof of my cab and I don't give it much thought at all. It smacks into stuff all the time. After the first summer with the Comet I used before the Larsen I was fixing mechanical problems. I still have the antenna, but don't trust it not to suddenly just flop over, the 'fold-over' feature was poorly conceived on it. Nice thing about Larsen is that they don't change designs much and parts are replaceable.

I went with a comet sbb25 2M antenna. I wanted a diamond, which is what I had previously, but they were sold out in the longer length 5/8 wave versions. This comet has the fold over like you mention and is noticeably thinner, but it was also 1/2 the cost. We'll see how it works I guess. I can always upgrade later.


So, any final decision on a meeting spot for Sunday?
__________________
--Martin

'85 FJ60
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 04-15-2011, 10:54 AM
Red_Chili's Avatar
Red_Chili Red_Chili is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Littleton CO
Posts: 8,409
Default

PM sent.
__________________
-Bill Morgan
Heb Dduw, heb ddim; Duw a digon
Abnormally aspirated
KDRCH
Bio Page
I'm that gun-totin', farm-raised, evangelical, pro-environment, OHV ridin'/drivin', Southern civil rights pro-labor Liberal yo' momma told you couldn't possibly exist.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 04-15-2011, 05:35 PM
MDH33's Avatar
MDH33 MDH33 is online now
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Land of Corn
Posts: 5,794
Default

Ham (Yaesu FT2900R), antenna (Comet SBB25), and aux speaker (Motorola) installed in the 40. Aux speaker is Soooo much louder than the radio speaker! I'll finally be able to hear my radio over the super swampers while on the highway.

If anyone wants to test for distance on simplex, I'll be outside all day Saturday and I'll leave the radio on 146.460.

See you Sunday.
__________________
--Martin

'85 FJ60

Last edited by MDH33; 04-15-2011 at 08:44 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 04-16-2011, 04:29 PM
MDH33's Avatar
MDH33 MDH33 is online now
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Land of Corn
Posts: 5,794
Default

I talked to Nakman this morning between Evergreen and Broomfield, and Stephen who was on Alameda. Not bad for simplex.
__________________
--Martin

'85 FJ60
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 04-16-2011, 10:28 PM
Groucho's Avatar
Groucho Groucho is offline
Rising Sun Ham Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Arvada, Colorado
Posts: 1,651
Red face

I may not be there. I got stuck down at my BIL house. Well see. Not happy with the XYL about ut, but better than a ticket...
__________________
--Choose Wisely--
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 04-16-2011, 11:11 PM
rhyary's Avatar
rhyary rhyary is offline
Locked
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 295
Default

Roger roger.
May be only with the hamstick if it is raining.
Otherwise I hope to put up the dipole.
__________________
_____________________________________________
96 LX450
Albany, NY
http://bestcamptable.com/
KD2KDK
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 04-17-2011, 11:08 AM
rhyary's Avatar
rhyary rhyary is offline
Locked
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 295
Default

Called CQ on 40 and 17.
On 17 someone answered, but coudnt make the the reply. It was 1-1.
I only had the hamstick on. To windy to set up the portable dipole.
__________________
_____________________________________________
96 LX450
Albany, NY
http://bestcamptable.com/
KD2KDK
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 04-17-2011, 05:43 PM
MDH33's Avatar
MDH33 MDH33 is online now
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Land of Corn
Posts: 5,794
Default

Thanks again guys! The Ham seems to be working great. I think the FT2900R will hold up to the dusty 40 interior better than the FT8800R. Looking forward to getting out and trying it in Moab.
__________________
--Martin

'85 FJ60
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 04-17-2011, 09:17 PM
Inukshuk's Avatar
Inukshuk Inukshuk is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 2,760
Default

Just finished moving my Larsen 150 to the roof. I'll doe a routing thread later - I went out the driver side rear pillar vent. Worked great.

Hoping to test it out simplex, with someone this week.
__________________
Daniel Markofsky - Daniel@Markofsky.com KDGWR
Denver, Colorado, TLCA # 9972, http://risingsun4x4club.org/
1993 FZJ80 "enhanced", re-built Engine, and prototype GOBI Stealth roof rack

Last edited by Inukshuk; 04-17-2011 at 09:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 04-18-2011, 05:13 AM
rhyary's Avatar
rhyary rhyary is offline
Locked
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 295
Default

Well, at least you heard me on the hamstick so this is definitely progress.....
I heard a station 1-1 but couldn't make anything out of it.
But if you heard me, I bet if I had the Buddipole up we would have a successful QSO.
I'll do my best to CQ better.
Definitely still learning lingo.

7 3
__________________
_____________________________________________
96 LX450
Albany, NY
http://bestcamptable.com/
KD2KDK
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.