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    Fuel pump is out on the limo. And some other problems.
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    well i'll be at the Super 8 in Fort Collins so send the limo my way.
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    Damn, i am missing the limo ride!!!!!
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    Shall I rent a car? Or is the Bison limo available?
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    Tell me about it, the logistics alone are a nightmare lol.
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    Moving and house building is a lot of work!
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    Sweet Max. Wish I could make it but alas, trying to get the GV house emptied out by the end of the month.
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    Had just enough Southwest points to book a flight out of Baltimore.
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    I'm going I'll be the one hopping on one leg and missing an eye. LoL
  13. Forgot to mention so far using the end fed, I don't see any RF in the shack, nothing I can see, computer still runs like it should, TV's all ok, ect..... I assume this would be the same with the neighbors too ?.........
  14. Give you guys a Idea what kinda situation I'm in really makes this rough.... I live in a mobile home park, with one on each side of me here, and they do have metal siding on them....back yard is about 14' wide, and have power lines running through the yard as well, on the other side have about 16' wide and have some space about 68' before the power lines comes across the yard, to a telephone pole on the hill side just out side my yard, this pole has all the lines coming to it, and a transformer on it too....this is why I have always had my antennas on the mountain side, few 100 ft above the power lines.. So, I've been doing research on several different antennas and decided to go with a EFHW 8010 end fed antenna and pulled the trigger the other day and order one, and put it up Monday morning in the yard....it's not as high as I'd like it to be, but it is in the air, have the transformer on a pole in the back yard about 5' off the ground, and as it runs in a angle up to my mast pipe at the top it is 32' high, and I used a glass insulator tied one end to a rope up there on a L shaped bracket, and on the other end used 2 zip ties put the wire in them and left slack in them, so the wire can move freely when needed too, then comes off this insulator and down the front side and have a rope over a tree limb which is about 20' high, and tied the rope to a plastic bucket, with couple rocks in it, and holes in the bottom for water to drain out it, so as the wind blows the wire can move free as it needs too... It is hanging in more of a horizontal V shape, not what I wanted to do, but really makes thing rough when you don't have the room....the transformer and the end of the leg wire is about 30' apart, maybe closer to 35'... I did use my external tuner to check the swr around all the bands 1st, because the transformer is close to the mobile home behind me, and it does have metal siding on it and wanted to make sure it was ok before I took it out of line.... I did take it out of line and now using my tuner inside the 450d, which does tune for 10-80m bands, does really well....radio shows a 1.1 or less swr all the bands 10-80m.......just like Danny at my antennas says it does.... I do intend to move the transformer up out of my yard to a tree after I play with it here a few days, this will give me close to 10-15' higher than it is now.......see if I can get it to work well in my situation.....having the transformer where it is, I used a 50' piece of coax on it going to the shack...really don't need this much, but using it to get the coax up out of the yard so the lawnmower don't get it....haven't had much time to really get to check it out yet, hoping to this weekend...
  15. Hello everyone, as you all know I moved my G5RV from where it was and tried to hang it higher to perform better.....when I moved it, made the mistake and tied off the legs, I didn't get back up there soon enough to fix this, and the storms came through and destroyed it, learned my lesson on this and tiring the legs off, is a no, no.... Problem I had with this dipole was keeping the ladder line off the ground, but before I moved it, it talked really well there even tho the ladder line was hanging on a bush to keep it off the ground, with a tuner it did tune 10-80m bands, in which I stayed on the 20m and 75/80m bands most of the times I was on the airways... So, since then I hung a 40m homebrew up and have each leg tied to a bucket with weight in it and holes n the bottoms, for water to drain and so far it has worked very well... But have decided to go a head and up grade to a end fed antenna and see what it does in my situation here, not sure where I will hang it, but ordered one today.....hoping it does as well as all the other guys does running one...did a lot of research on it, read a lot of reviews and watched lot of videos.... I'd like to play around with building antennas, ect but just don't have the room and have a lot of metal and power lines on site, kinda puts a damper on things in my situation, so hope to catch you guys on the airways, 73 for now...
  16. good hook up yesterday pete,we had some well overdue good short distance props.

    73

    criag

    1. 43WR144-Pee Wee

      43WR144-Pee Wee

      Thanks Craig, it was great to get in contact again. I had a good 4+ hours of QLD only props, from Brissy up to Townsville and all in between. Started around 12.15pm & I closed the shack around 4.45pm.

      73s

      Pete.

  17. Is is an amazing time for you. I'll bet we get to talk more often when it's over. See you on HF.

  18. I may go to a end fed antenna from My Antennas....already been doing research on there EFHW-8010-1k antenna, and so far all the reviews, ect I found on it, all has been good....maybe a good idea to do, since I just have 2 supports to use here....
  19. We have had high winds also in the uk , wind took out my dipole put up a BB3KA from WILSON CREEK ANTENNA S works really well ,and well built , stevel8407
  20. Hello guys, didn't get any pictures of my G5RV, after a storm came through here and tore it down, think I'm going to go a head and replace it with something else.....have had problems keeping the ladder line off the ground, due to not getting enough height .........so looking at someother dipole..
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    I would love to go . See if I can get ground clearance from the wife. "Old Nasty Dan"
  22. Am I blind or do we not have a 'Vintage Radio' section on the forum?

     

    1. WR954

      WR954

      Huh, I will look, may need to add one, thought we did

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    Sounds like great fun
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    Annual World Radio Club Convention Bison Breath Saloon Ault, Colorado
  25. A helpful article to give you a basic understanding of antennas. It may even resolve some myths you have been believing in. For some reason the CB frequencies are full of folks preaching antenna myths. antennabook.pdf
  26. Hey,

    Are we still getting a deal on the AT-6666, if so hook me up to who I have to contact.

    thanks,

     

    Greg

    1. 2WR0360_Ray

      2WR0360_Ray

      Just sent you a PM with The contact info. 

      73

    2. 2WR03210_Greg

      2WR03210_Greg

      Got it and sent one right back

       

  27. One thing I did do awhile back the 1st time I hung this dipole up, I know what end the center wire is on, and the shield is on... My Elmer told me how to check this and he says to point the center wire into the north, which is pretty much where it is...... For the dipole to work better than it did b4 I moved it, it will be a tall order to do...... So far, it has done pretty good, in the states, still nothing into the NE, does really well into the S and SE still... I'm sure there are better dipoles, or antennas out there that talks better than a G5RV, but from what I've seen this do on 20m has been sweet, I spend most of my time on the 20m band....
  28. Oh man, will see what I can do, I tried to get pics of it a few times and haven't been able to see the LL as it goes up the front side of the tree limbs.... The coax, as it comes down the tree you can see it, instead of coming straight down the tree I kinda went down the side of the tree a little, just trying to keep the winds from blowing it around......this is the 1st time doing this, still learning as I go... I did see the center insulator today, from across the road, it is at the bottom of a tree limb, 4-6 limbs from the top of this pine tree........the lower leg is in the tree's on this end, tree's are thick down here too, will have to raise it up when we get some free time to work on it some more, planning on hanging a bucket with holes in the bottom and some rocks in it, so the rope on the back side coming from the top to the bottom where I have it tied off, hoping to allow the dipole to move a little with the winds, not sure if this is a good thing or not......have seen some others do this... My dipole, kinda blends in with the tree, and the limbs as it goes up the tree, it is shady up there too, and all I have is Iphone, will try and get another camera and see if I can get some pics of it tho... So far, from what I can tell seems to be doing pretty well, this past weekend there was a contest going on, worked all the states up and down the west coast, and several states I hardly ever heard like Idaho, Wy, Utah, NH, Maine.....Saturday morning I listened to a guy over in Russia for a hour or so, but never made that trip to him, but was getting a 55 signal report on him......I really don't have anything to compare my moving it too, so makes this fun trying it out......about all I can do is try it out to the NE and E directions......rest of the states, except for Alaska, has been easy to work from here...it does tune great from 10-80m bands, autotuner don't have to work to hard doing this...
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