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Old 07-24-2008, 11:26 AM
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the HT seems to do a little better than the rig in the truck, depending on where I am, which is completely backwards.. but I can't hit a repeater from the truck in the driveway now. I have no idea what could have changed
Stuff like that sound the klaxon horn: broken coax, corrosion on mounts, broken connectors, rust under grounds, etc.
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:37 AM
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I was listening too, talked to Wes & Ken briefly.. but have to tell you reception for me is terrible lately. the HT seems to do a little better than the rig in the truck, depending on where I am, which is completely backwards.. but I can't hit a repeater from the truck in the driveway now. I have no idea what could have changed, other than the ionosphere is different in the summer? I swear last winter it felt like I could hit Kansas on simplex, now I'm in a black hole.
Just the radio waves telling you to put up a repeater on nak hill
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:52 AM
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Stuff like that sound the klaxon horn: broken coax, corrosion on mounts, broken connectors, rust under grounds, etc.
I have checked my antenna connections, and don't see any issues. I can drive down the hill, and hit any repeater I want. I go on runs that last for an entire weekend, and talk all day- simplex, repeaters, you name it. Then I get home and it's like I don't even have an antenna..

Next step is rip it all out, then mount the antenna elsewhere, maybe the radio too, and hope I uncover something.
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:56 AM
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I have checked my antenna connections, and don't see any issues. I can drive down the hill, and hit any repeater I want. I go on runs that last for an entire weekend, and talk all day- simplex, repeaters, you name it. Then I get home and it's like I don't even have an antenna..
Oh, so it truly is localized. In that case, I like Wes' idea. You have some weird X Files anomaly and only the Nakpeater can solve it. But remember line of sight, trees included. It's summer, stuff is leafed out and vegetation is a great absorber of RF energy. In the winter you might have had a better view of the repeaters.
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:36 PM
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I've got to figure out how to tie in with you guys somehow. I'm in NYC this week. Didn't bring my radio though.
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:34 PM
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I waslistening and didn't hear anyone. Little late (9:10PM or so). Thought I missed you, Kev.
I blew past the time! Bummed me out! I had the HT with me and everything. Was actually at Harry's Cafe de Wheels about that time just goofin' off and on a harbor walk about. I did hit the 'peader at 3 (11pm denver time) and no one was on. Think it was Sid you answered my hail. It seemed to work easily and clearly but I missed my mark. Sorry mates! I was pretty eager to try it too!
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:47 PM
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just tell us a time and I'll hop on. doesn't have to be 2100 on monday

11pm is usually better for me anyway.
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:28 PM
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Man, oh man. Yakety yak tonight. The 145 is finally clear!
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:39 PM
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ah I totally forgot about it.
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