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Особенности национального контестинга (часть 1 из 2) [Jun. 28th, 2014|11:49 am]

olegello

или чемпионат ПФО «Письмирь 2014» в Ульяновской области
глазами участника (R7CK/4)

Полевое тестирование

(e-mail письмо другу).

“Привет!

У меня была подготовка к соревнованиям. В выходные 24-25 мая ездили «в поле», в Дубки, проверять антенны. Точнее тренировались в сборке антенны и мачты. К соревнованиям в складчину купили антенну, а с балаковцами договорились на взаимозачет. Они, кстати, тоже заявились на участие в чемпионате, второй командой от Саратовской области. Так вот, они делают нам мачту для антенны, а РЭМО делает им электронику: блоки блокировки и триплексер. В субботу 24 собрались на коллективке в 10 утра, быстренько упаковались и на двух легковушках где-то в 12 были на автозаправке в Дубках. Там к нам подъехали балаковцы с мачтой, и уже все вместе рванули в ближайший лесок на горке. На месте, я с балаковцами ставил мачту, они мне показывали как, а остальные наши (RA4D, RA4CMP, RA4DX и RG4D) собирали антенну, ставили палатку, технику итд.

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Особенности национального контестинга-1 [Jun. 28th, 2014|08:40 am]

olegello

или чемпионат ПФО «Письмирь 2014» в Ульяновской области
глазами участника (R7CK/4)

Полевое тестирование

(e-mail письмо другу).

“Привет!

У меня была подготовка к соревнованиям. В выходные 24-25 мая ездили «в поле», в Дубки, проверять антенны. Точнее тренировались в сборке антенны и мачты. К соревнованиям в складчину купили антенну, а с балаковцами договорились на взаимозачет. Они, кстати, тоже заявились на участие в чемпионате, второй командой от Саратовской области. Так вот, они делают нам мачту для антенны, а РЭМО делает им электронику: блоки блокировки и триплексер. В субботу 24 собрались на коллективке в 10 утра, быстренько упаковались и на двух легковушках где-то в 12 были на автозаправке в Дубках. Там к нам подъехали балаковцы с мачтой, и уже все вместе рванули в ближайший лесок на горке. На месте, я с балаковцами ставил мачту, они мне показывали как, а остальные наши (RA4D, RA4CMP, RA4DX и RG4D) собирали антенну, ставили палатку, технику итд.

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Commercial LMR Gear for Ham Use [Mar. 9th, 2012|10:47 pm]

ticom
http://ticom.livejournal.com/233595.html
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mystery phone jack [Sep. 17th, 2011|06:57 pm]

kamomil
Hello,
This is not ham-related at all but I was hoping that someone would know what this is and how to deal with it.

We got IPTV service, and when installing the router, the phone company person cut off the existing phone line that leads to extension jacks in another room. This jack was installed, and I have no idea how to run another wire off it to re-attach the extension jacks. Or should I just call them back and have someone come and re-attach the extensions? I've done google searches for the part names I've found inside the jack, and gotten nowhere. It's not an ethernet connection, only the 4 wires found inside a regular phone jack, are connected to this.

Thanks for any and all help!

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Ham radio podcast [Jun. 4th, 2011|11:02 pm]

kamomil
There is now a podcast about ham radio called Ham Nation, you can find out more info about it at http://twit.tv/hn

(I am kind of excited about it, I like the other podcasts that Leo Laporte has to do with, and I am hoping to get more interested in ham radio again - except for a couple of people at work who are hams, I don't have any reason to discuss it or anything)
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This subject intentionally left blank [Apr. 9th, 2011|08:59 am]

mrz80
[mood |geeky]

This is one of the more, uhm, interesting patches of intersection in the Venn Diagram of my circles of geekiness.... The FARK.COM QSO Party
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(no subject) [Aug. 9th, 2010|11:05 pm]

shuralei
Club Radioputeshestvennikov © - informal organization, with the aim association of radio amateurs, using legally registered radio stations in cruises, travel and other transient conditions, exchange experiences and information about travel, instrumentation, and / or conducting joint activities in accordance with approved plans club.

KRP - and this is the collection point of interest, and fascinating stories, travel, expeditions. KRP - supporters who all roads on the shoulder. Join us, will be interesting!



Now the place where we communicate, share information, talked about travel and expeditions will be located at a new, single resource for all radio clubs, including clubs and radio-travelers, as well as the radio does not consist in any clubs under the name "RADIOPUTESHESTVENNIK" - "RADIOTRAVELLER.RU", which will enable each to their own individual blog (diary), and participate in forums, make friends, photo albums and much more.
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Did everyone go QRT or something? [Jul. 24th, 2010|10:36 pm]

n5iln
It's been quite a while since I've seen any activity on this community, so I'll drop something in here just to say it's still active.

ARRL Argues that Oklahoma Town’s RFI Ordinance is “Null and Void”

I'll leave it as an exercise for the student to determine which side should prevail in this. Disclaimers: IANAL, and I don't live in Midwest City.
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Looking for New Maintainer [Mar. 14th, 2010|04:06 pm]
fessupalready
If interested in taking over maintaining this community, please comment here. :)
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Thoughts from a failed attempt at operating HF portable [Dec. 13th, 2009|12:31 am]

knaveofhearts
[mood |frustratedfrustrated]

I go back east every year for Thanksgiving. I wanted to try to make some HF QSOs from the top of a hill in Vermont this year, and it didn't work out very well at all.

In a single hour of operation I heard a number of other hams doing their thing including one person calling CQ but I was totally unable to be received even by people who were S9+20 and that after spending a bunch of effort fussing with the antenna. By the time the hour ended it was time to head back to civilization. Sigh.

Due to personal stuff, I didn't have the time to plan ahead as much as I would have liked. Specifically, I was rushed in packing the day before I left and didn't have time to really think about what I wanted to bring, only focusing on what was technically required to actually transmit and receive. Stuff like documentation stayed home for the most part, and that wasn't smart.

The next mistake was not practicing in advance. I had a total of five minutes receiving with the portable setup before packing it up for the trip -- no transmit time, no real fussing with tuning, nothing. Even one full hour of fussing before I left would have made all the difference in the world.

I dragged my non-ham but supportive sweetie along. On the plus side, she was honestly interested and curious and wanted to help -- and she helped carry gear on an hour-long hike up the hill and an even longer hike down, but that's another tale. On the minus side, she didn't have quite the same sense of urgency I did with wanting to get out the door on time and thus I lost two of the three hours I could have spent being frustrated at the top of the hill.

So here are the things I will do differently for next year. First, I will try it out in a local park long before the trip, using exactly what I plan to bring with me. I will take notes on what I really wish I had, stuff like N6FN's Nifty! Mini-Manual and a longer DC power cable, and try it again until I am happy with what I was packing along. This includes making actual QSOs to prove I've gotten the entire thing working. Next, I will figure out how to pack it myself in one bag in case my sweetie decides she'd rather go shopping or sleep in that day.

And now I come to the real reason I'm posting to this discussion: comments from the peanut gallery. :-) What else should I do to prepare in advance? What else should I bring? For instance, I didn't ground my rig (Icom 706 MkIIG) while using it with the MP-1 Super Antenna -- should I have connected something to ground? Should I use a different battery? The one I brought with me weighed fifteen pounds and had a rated capacity of seventeen ampere-hours, but if there's something lighter or longer-lasting I'd love to hear about it. Anything more constructive than "wow ur lucky she didn't dump u" will be dearly appreciated. Thanks!
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