Bitcoin donations to: 1CE9UfWJcHBYkWPns7iqBqZgKhd5xfqEaM thanks!
Buy Bitcoins easily by clicking HERE and get $10 in free bitcoins!

Recent Posts

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 10
11
Technical Corner / Transmitting a wired telecom
« Last post by ghog2121 on October 14, 2017, 10:45:24 AM »
Hey ya' all, I am newer to the radio scene.
I am trying to transmit a David and Clark wired intercom system up to 100 or so yards to another vehicle.. looking for ideas, advice, or if someone could point me in the right direction i would appreciate it.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
12
CB / Re: Best CB radio for inside a jeep
« Last post by Broncus on October 12, 2017, 10:03:26 AM »
Many radios tend to offer a WX receive ability. And it seems that many people end up not using WX ability for some reason or another. I am one of those people.

My recommendation would be to get a weather radio separate from your CB, etc. Many will do S.A.M.E which may be convenient. It will be portable and can travel with you when the Jeep is not present. My daily driver has my radios. The vehicle (4Runner) my wife drives has no radios (hopefully I'll remedy that). It is used to pull the camper. While camping I still have my WX receiver even if I don't have my other radios.

Best regards,
Fred
13
General Discussion / Re: 3.818MHz Net on Sunday nights
« Last post by Quietguy on October 10, 2017, 12:21:14 AM »
They're sure proud of that unit! Did I really see them for $1500? I'm looking at the County Comm setup.

They have been discontinued but there is currently one on ebay for $200 Buy-It-Now.  I have had one for years and I like it, but I can't imagine anyone paying $1500 for one.  The CountyComm GP5-SSB is a nice little receiver, but the TH-F6A is a tri-band (2m/1.25m/70cm) handheld transceiver with wideband receive coverage - a completely different thing.

Wally
14
General Discussion / Re: 3.818MHz Net on Sunday nights
« Last post by myascape on October 09, 2017, 10:25:33 PM »
I have a newbie question. What is a good handheld or mobile set to pick up 3.818?

Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk

The Kenwood TH-F6A will pick up 80 meters on the internal bar antenna however an external antenna is much better.
They're sure proud of that unit! Did I really see them for $1500? I'm looking at the County Comm setup.

Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk

15
General Discussion / Re: 3.818MHz Net on Sunday nights
« Last post by LWolken on October 09, 2017, 10:19:19 PM »
I have a newbie question. What is a good handheld or mobile set to pick up 3.818?

Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk

The Kenwood TH-F6A will pick up 80 meters on the internal bar antenna however an external antenna is much better.
16
Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« Last post by gil on October 05, 2017, 09:34:35 PM »
The difficulty here is that max gross weight is 450kg, 991Lbs... So the plane would have to be very very light... No alternator, battery, starter, no electrics, light fabric, and all the tricks possible to lose weight, including myself! The biggest issue is that a lighter engine would stick too far out. A Ford model A weighs around 265Lbs.
Empty weight is presumably 625Lbs with Ford-A, but people end-up with 650 to 750Lbs. I would have to end at around 590Lbs empty with a lighter engine and longer nose... Quite possible.

Gil.
17
Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« Last post by cockpitbob on October 05, 2017, 08:58:43 PM »
Yup, stay air cooled.  Not only is there more weight and more to go wrong in a water cooled engine, but those Model-A engines aren't that reliable and I have to wonder if there's anyone in your part of the world that knows about them, like how to pour new babbit main bearings.

Aside from that, to me the biggest negative would be the radiator right in front of me.  Besides making spotting traffic a problem (constant s-turns as I fly?) I fly to sight-see.  What I love about parasol planes is you have all the fun and style of a bi-plane, but without that bottom wing getting in the way.
18
Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« Last post by gil on October 05, 2017, 06:39:16 PM »
Quote
It's going to take so much time to build it that it will prevent you from doing all sorts of other things that cost money

LOL, you might be right :o

Quote
What engine will you use?

No idea! It's really going to be an easy-peasy project... VW is too light and not enough torque, unless you use a reduction drive. It'll fly, but not well and the nose would be very long. A good ol' Continental A65 would work. If I'm rich by then, a Verner five-cylinder radial would be awesome. Ultralights in France are limited to 60kW (80hp), so choices will be limited. The Ford A is great but that big radiator in front of the cockpits is a no-no in my book. If I want a bigger engine I can always redo my pilot's license (my US license isn't accepted here) and register it as an experimental, though ultralight would be better since there is no medical and it could matter in a decade or two...

What's interesting is that a 40hp Ford model A works as well if not better than an 80hp VW... Food for thought... Drag is a b-tch... You need a large diameter prop on that plane, and a direct drive VW isn't going to swing it...

Anyway, changes of me actually getting to the engine installation phase are slim... We'll see in a few years... If I can get a boat I will be gone for 2-3 years in the middle of it, so... It's all conjecture at this point. I only bought the plans...

There sure would be a dipole in that wing, as long cross-country flights at 70mph can be, well, long... CW too, no less.

Gil.
19
Technical Corner / Re: New QRP Labs 5W CW Transceiver Kit.
« Last post by caulktel on October 05, 2017, 05:15:39 PM »
Soon
20
Net Activity / Re: Radio Vacation and Update.
« Last post by caulktel on October 05, 2017, 04:28:58 PM »
Gil,

What engine will you use? I just watched a couple of Pietenpol videos, one had a 65hp Corvair engine and the other one had a Model A engine, both were great. I have also seen VW engines used.

Joel
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 10