CB or ham radio

Re: CB or ham radio

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:38 pm

thats a sweet set up
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Re: CB or ham radio

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:47 pm

Thanks lumpocoal, I just added a link at the bottom of my previous post for pictures of my antenna setup... I'm not going to say that I am the first to ever do this, but, mine is the first ever puck mount I have ever seen on a big truck...

Here it is again:

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http://gunnypucks.com/murdoc.html
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Re: CB or ham radio

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:49 pm

Never saw antenna mounted like that on a rig, did a good job on that, defenatly like it
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Re: CB or ham radio

PostBy: mozz On: Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:10 pm

Sorry, but i work with calibrated and certified electronic test equipment each and everyday and what you have there i wouldn't trust to be that accurate. No such thing as a digital vector wattmeter. It reads what you want it to read. Put a inline Bird wattmemer and tell me what it says. They were sold in kit form? You are lucky to be seeing about 125 watts dead key on AM. Your Nissan may have more power than my Mustang but i doubt it is faster. I really hate getting in arguments on illegal things with someone whom has no electronic experience or degree. How many channels does it splatter over? Antenna close to your head? Next you will be telling me how you can get over 100% modulation. Sorry, no such thing.
From Wikipedia
The PEP output of an AM transmitter at full modulation is four times its carrier PEP; in other words, a sold-state, 100-watt amateur transceiver is usually rated for no more than 25 watts carrier output when operating in AM. When an AM transmitter is 100% modulated by a pure sine wave, the PEP (Peak Envelope Power), is 4 times the un-modulated carrier power.
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Re: CB or ham radio

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:25 pm

Oh don't be an old poo. The boys are having fun.
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Re: CB or ham radio

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:37 am

mozz wrote:Sorry, but i work with calibrated and certified electronic test equipment each and everyday and what you have there i wouldn't trust to be that accurate. No such thing as a digital vector wattmeter. It reads what you want it to read. Put a inline Bird wattmemer and tell me what it says. They were sold in kit form? You are lucky to be seeing about 125 watts dead key on AM. Your Nissan may have more power than my Mustang but i doubt it is faster. I really hate getting in arguments on illegal things with someone whom has no electronic experience or degree. How many channels does it splatter over? Antenna close to your head? Next you will be telling me how you can get over 100% modulation. Sorry, no such thing.
From Wikipedia
The PEP output of an AM transmitter at full modulation is four times its carrier PEP; in other words, a sold-state, 100-watt amateur transceiver is usually rated for no more than 25 watts carrier output when operating in AM. When an AM transmitter is 100% modulated by a pure sine wave, the PEP (Peak Envelope Power), is 4 times the un-modulated carrier power.
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Suit yourself, there is no argument to be had!!!

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5.0/5 on eham for years now, Larry can't keep up with demand!!!

No Nissan here, I'm a classic Cadillac kind of guy!!!
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Re: CB or ham radio

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:10 am

My 11 meter set up...I have a small collection of base radios... 2 cobra 142's, 2 PRESIDENT Washingtons, a President Madisson, and a cobra 2000. we have a few locals around here, and I do alot of sideband QSO, I do have my Technician Ham License, the local net is at 9pm but I cant hit the repeater with my HT on 2 meter....besides 11 meter is more fun..yeah ya get the hash and trash, but thats what the channel knob is for...(or button/ switches to do a little freebanding lol) one thing I cant stand is uptight Hams.....I bet the hams that turn into snobs got their start on the good ole 11 meter (cb) band.......just my 2 pennies..
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Re: CB or ham radio

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:21 am

alot has changed since i posted in this subject, but I did get the ham license last year sold the galaxy, ended up with a 2950 and a couple 148gtls with the 5 pin side mic the 148s I run in the big truck and my pick up, I like them, pretty rugged unlike the galaxy always breaking the solider joints on the chassis ground of the radio, I have been laid off since thanksgiving as I normally do for the last 10 years...I dont mind...sure beats having to go slip slide around with an empty wagon with a bunch of idiot 4 wheeler drivers...alright anyone else run a base if so lets see some vintage cb base eye candy
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Re: CB or ham radio

PostBy: creek44 On: Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:54 am

Ham radio here. Been a ham since the early seventies as a teenager. Come from a family of radio amateurs. Was sorry to see the end of the morse code requirement.
73
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Re: CB or ham radio

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:43 am

Got an old Dwight D. out in the garage but don't know if it even works, I live in a radio free zone unless maybe a tall stick would help.
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Re: CB or ham radio

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:30 am

My dad was a ham his whole life. He was in the navy during ww2 and ran operated a navy station on the island of Trinadad. After the war he got his ham license and built his first several radios. I remember growing up around it thinking it was really nerdy. But he regularly communicated with people all over the world. We had a tower in our back yard. It was telescoping with a manual winch. It was my job to crank it up higher when needed. He belonged to a group called ARRL. (American Radio Relay League) They would have competitions to see how many "contacts" you could make with the most individual countries during a certain period of time. My dad won that a few times. I don't know if they still do it but Hams had what were called QSL cards. Basically a post card with their call letters and info on them. When you talked to someone in some far away place you exchanged QSL cards through the mail. His call letters were W3BVL. He once spoke with King Hussain of Jordan who was a ham.
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Re: CB or ham radio

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:59 pm

I didnt figure anyone would post on an old thread but its nice to see coalkirks reply and creeks and samhill. I started out on a cb in my room prolly about 12 years old, I will be 31 in feb. been talking to the same group of "locals" that are on base stations since also, but a good many of them had keyed their last signal over the last couple years, I ended up getting a friend of mine set up with a base and we talk regularly... Just something to pass the time while I am laid off and an extra form of communication...Idk if I will end up studying for my General test...
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