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VHF and Above / Re: Important message!
« Last post by Alpha_Greywolf on April 06, 2019, 04:13:38 PM »
A message we should all be shouting from the rooftops "Use it or lose it"

It is often forgotten that the band allocation is given by regulatory bodies who have the power to remove your access.

Thanks for sharing this Gil
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General Discussion / Re: Hello from North Wales
« Last post by Alpha_Greywolf on April 03, 2019, 03:36:36 PM »
Thank you Gil,

Yes, NVIS looks like a way forward.
I have to work out how to get a 80/40m antenna in a garden with less square meters than a 6man tent. :o

My 40m inverted V wouldn't look out of place in a Picasso exhibition, I have to make the dipole arms so contorted to fit the space.
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Tactical Corner / Re: Sending Encrypted Messages in Morse Code.
« Last post by gil on April 03, 2019, 02:50:24 PM »
Technically you can, but not legally of course. Not much left unencrypted these days... Smaller cities with smaller budgets still use older equipment, but larger ones can afford nicer toys...

Gil.
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CB / Re: Best CB radio for inside a jeep
« Last post by gil on April 03, 2019, 02:46:25 PM »
Indeed... For those distances, on a vehicle, a long whip antenna bent from front to back for NVIS on the 40m band would be the way to go, and down to 80m at camp... CB won't do it. It will reliably do 10km, and up to 100 or more with one station being high up with a direct line of sight.

Gil.
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General Discussion / Re: Hello from North Wales
« Last post by gil on April 03, 2019, 02:41:17 PM »
Welcome aboard :-) Look up NVIS, quite useful in your case...

Gil.
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General Discussion / Hello from North Wales
« Last post by Alpha_Greywolf on April 03, 2019, 10:18:17 AM »
Hello,
I'm based in North Wales, UK
My interests lay in heading towards grid independence for comms and emcomms.

Currently using a Yaesu FT817ND with homebrew inverted V on a 6m fishing pole.

My QTH is at sea level but has mountains on 3 sides... to say coverage is fairly limited would be understated.


I'm looking forward to getting to know the members of the forum and learning from your experiences, then sharing my own as I push forward with my experiments (or playing with wire).
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Classifieds / WANTED: Peaberry SDR V2 or Omni SDR
« Last post by 9a5mpv on April 02, 2019, 10:13:17 AM »
Hi,

I'm looking for assembled Peaberry SDR V2, or Omnia SDR.

Preferably for 60/40/30/20m  , but would cope if someone has any of the variants below:

80/75/60/40m, or 30/20/17/15m

Thanks and 73,

Vladimir 9a5mpv
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CB / Re: Best CB radio for inside a jeep
« Last post by KA5BBC on March 26, 2019, 01:24:49 PM »
I will be several 100 miles off road with several vehicles.
I know that this is an older thread however it seems that one part of the original question has been overlooked..
CB radio even with a big linear amplifier, big enough to still be run for my vehicle battery, is not going to reach civilization from several hundred miles off road. They will be okay for vehicle vehicles over maybe 10 miles however that is going to be a practical limit.
As others have written it is better to get and how much a license and use more appropriate bands and modes for these distances. That is not to say that you should not also install a CB radio as a backup communication.
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CB / Re: FCC fines PA CBer $18,000
« Last post by KA5BBC on March 26, 2019, 12:54:11 PM »
This may be an old story but it is interesting to note that there is no mention of the legality of the equipment used. Was this a standard, unmolested, 4W AM radio into a legal antenna? Highly unlikely if it was causing so many problems...
If you are going to do silly things do it in a way that doesn't draw attention.
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