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Well, despite my complete lack of literacy in the French language I managed to muddle through the process and I now have a one year subscription. Once I figured out where the pay with PayPal button was - actually I sort of accidentally stumbled onto it - it was back to English which I at least have a passing knowledge of.  :o  The core group of us regulars will no doubt make the effort to figure it out but it might just put some people off and they decide it's not worth the trouble. Although honestly it will probably only be us regulars subscribing anyway. Just my two cents worth.
it looks like, from the French format, that regular credit card subscription is allowed.  As I have no Pay Pal account, will it work to enter just my card information?

General Discussion / Re: Survival Radios, Really?
« on: February 03, 2017, 01:50:32 PM »
Hello Tempstar,

Just curious, why weight times six?

Morse Code / Re: cw on 2 meters
« on: January 03, 2017, 02:48:48 PM »
Roger that, KK0G.  I'm going to have to rethink my entire setup.
Thanks for all the good advice, guys.

Morse Code / Re: cw on 2 meters
« on: January 01, 2017, 10:59:50 AM »
Well, I'm deeply embarrassed.  Time to get back to the basics.
Horizontal, I should have known that. Thanks, guys.

Morse Code / cw on 2 meters
« on: December 31, 2016, 08:55:50 PM »
I live in a fairly rural area of western Montana and realize there are only about a dozen fellow hams in the immediate area. 
I recently configured my Buddipole for 2 meter verticle and began searching for signals in the 144.05 to 144.10 CW area.
After hearing nothing for several weeks, I began throwing CQ out in an effort to make a contact.  My initial thought was to find someone
to work with me on my slow CW skills locally.  After hearing nothing, I'm wondering if this is a mode on 2 meters seldom used.  Has
anyone here had any luck with CW on 2 meters?

General Discussion / Turkey Day
« on: November 24, 2016, 04:33:34 PM »
Happy Thanksgiving to all. :D :D

Antennas / Re: Extending HT Range With a Cubical Quad for UHF 70cm 432mHz.
« on: November 24, 2016, 04:23:35 PM »
Eagerly waiting for your next pics. :)

General Discussion / Re: Well, things didn't go exactly as planned.
« on: December 28, 2015, 02:18:07 PM »
Damn.  Hope you're O.K and they find Dagny safe and sound.
Please keep us posted.

Antennas / Re: Ground rods, how?
« on: September 16, 2012, 11:07:03 PM »
Hi Gil.  I usually start by standing on the tailgate of the pickup with a steel fence post pounder.  That'll work till

you have two feet or less left, then a heavy hammer will generally finish the job.

General Discussion / Re: Hello
« on: September 13, 2012, 09:02:46 PM »
Hello Rick, and welcome.  Please share your experience and expertise in the realm of emcom with us.

Licensing / Re: How many here are already licensed?
« on: September 13, 2012, 08:54:50 PM »
Got my tech in 2009 and general in 2011.  Studying now for extra.

General Discussion / Re: Radio Preppers on Mobile Devices.
« on: August 28, 2012, 09:57:57 PM »
Gil, rah likes it, lots.  Thanks.  Did you build it?

General Discussion / Re: FNG
« on: August 07, 2012, 10:35:23 PM »

Sorry for the long delay. I've been summer busy.  Really, what I've been considering is the whole tent, table, cot thing.
I've recently picked up an old Army field desk. It's wood and steel and heavy, but should hold all of the radio gear plus
ground wire, dipole, rope, log book, pad and pencils, etc.  Pretty much a complete package except for support poles.  I
figure on having enough poles to get dipole up 30 feet at center and both ends. Of course, trees at either end would be
a great plus.  The only issue I have is with a single point ground arrangement and a way to find good ground.  Ground
rod at every location, radials, what?  Insight would be helpful.

General Discussion / Re: Elitism in Ham Radio and Further Thoughts.
« on: August 07, 2012, 09:45:07 PM »
 :) +1 for you Gil, well said.  :)

General Discussion / Re: FNG
« on: July 07, 2012, 05:43:10 AM »
Hello Jim and thanks for the welcome.  I think I'm pretty much where I want to be with my home station,
and i have installed 2m/land mobile radios in the ranch trucks.  What I need to begin working on is a portable
HF/VHF setup.  Not sure what route to go.  I'd sure appreciate input.

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