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I'm into talking skip/dx which is long distance communication. 300-3000 miles with a cb. I have talked all over the States and have worked Barbados, Jamaica, trinidad. (conditions permitting) You can't just pick up the mic and talk that far, We call it Mother Nature. It's actually called Propagation, Which is the Earth's atmosphere allowing your signal to bounce up to the E layer and back down to earth. Can be from 200- to thousands of miles.
I also like going to Keydowns which is like a drag race with Cb's.
Two trucks on the line get 10 seconds to key, The one heard the loudest on the recieving end  is the winner.
Me on the line first time to ever Keydown. (I lost) 3 weeks ago in Baltimore.
I'm also a Mod. on a Cb Forum. Cb stands for Constantly Buying
http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/4788/mejohnboycw2.jpg
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My Radio Room
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We also record each other over the air called a watergate.
This is 3 friends, 1 in Canada, 1 in Ny, 1 in Ct.
http://media.putfile.com/Froggy-Pump-Skipsnatcher
I hope it plays 4 U

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We have 4 people in our church that are Ham operators...they love it!

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post #3 of 26

You might as well go to the local HAM club, take the test, and get your ticket.
You already know more about propagation than some of the HAMs I know.
I bet you could read the prep-book one time and pass the test no problem.

KD6MES

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post #4 of 26
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Originally Posted by seismic wonder2 

You might as well go to the local HAM club, take the test, and get your ticket.
You already know more about propagation than some of the HAMs I know.
I bet you could read the prep-book one time and pass the test no problem.

KD6MES


I did try at the last Hamfest I went to, I missed getting my Tech by 2 questions. There is QRZ.com where you can go take practice tests to get you ready. They have I think 100 different test's with all questions taken from the ? pool.
I also have a bunch of links for propagation and Prop. maps.
http://psc.suijs.info/
http://dx.qsl.net/propagation/greyline.html
They
are mainly for the higher Freqs but at times it works for 27Mhz.
I do more Am talking than SSB.
My stuff and some Vintage Transmitters etc.
http://community.webshots.com/user/bellyacher


Edited by Bird Hearder - 12/18/08 at 8:43am
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From the position of the trucks in the parking lot It looks like the black one has an anetnna farm plus one REALL HUGE antenna sticking out of the bed.
tongue

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It does, doesn't it? The coil on his almost fits right in with lights. Thats a 55 built r4 antenna.
here's one for you.
on the ford, It's the same principal as a 4 element beam. Sad thing is he lost to my buddy in the van with only 2 antennas.
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are all 4 "elements" the same size? Can't tell from the pic.

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post #8 of 26

Oh and I found that it's easyer to learn the theory instead of memorizing all the questions.
If you learn the basics, it dosn't matter what question pool they use.

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post #9 of 26

Are either of you guys spotters for the National Weather Service or part of a civilian emergency team?  They are always looking for volunteers who know how to use the radios.

post #10 of 26

Im in sky warn San Diego.
I got to report some big rain and a flooded road. this week
and a water spout a few weeks ago.
But it is mostly BORING for weather chasers like me in San Diego.

"Oh it's 75 and mostly clear AGAIN..."


Edited by seismic wonder2 - 12/19/08 at 7:26am
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