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by KD6NIG
Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: (SC) Rock Hill hamfest October 4th 2008
Replies: 5
Views: 3789

Re: (SC) Rock Hill hamfest October 4th 2008

And computer expo?

Surprised the ham part still gets top billing. They had one here recently that was billed as a computer expo, and then somewhere in the body of the ad it mentioned "some ham stuff too".
by KD6NIG
Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Yaesu ft-8800 dual band mobile
Replies: 31
Views: 26303

Re: Yaesu ft-8800 dual band mobile

The 8800 does a excellent job at crossbanding - only reason I got one a few years ago :mjban: I'm 99% that's why I got one for $20, it was used to crossband a little to much and burnt up :anus: If you're going to crossband with more than a 20% duty cycle, strap another fan on the heatsink. I've don...
by KD6NIG
Thu May 08, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: FRIENDS DON't LET FRIENDS BUY YAESU
Replies: 41
Views: 30248

Re: FRIENDS DON't LET FRIENDS BUY YAESU

3 X FT8800 857D FT60 VX-7 FT2800M (used as 24/7/365 packet radio) I'll rap on my head a few times (knock on wood), but they are all over 2 years old now and still going strong. I do also have a few other radios that are no longer made anymore. Namely 3 X HTX-202 and one HTX-404 :) I'm sorry to hear ...
by KD6NIG
Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Shelby 2008 And Camping.
Replies: 8
Views: 5259

Re: Shelby 2008 And Camping.

Maybe the lesbos and the hamfest can find a place together for Labor Day? :baby: Naw, most of the people attending hamfests are not tolerant of others <cough> no-coders <cough> :bnypancake: YL seems to override No-Code. Till the women won't pay the old men trying to hit on them any attention, then ...
by KD6NIG
Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Shelby NC 2008 cancelled
Replies: 11
Views: 6280

Re: Shelby NC 2008 cancelled

Thats happening everywhere though, I'm sure.

Budgets are cut and they expect everyone to take less for more cost.

I think a lot of hamfests will be going away in the next few years because of the costs alone.
by KD6NIG
Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: d-chat for astro
Replies: 26
Views: 16938

Re: d-chat for astro

Yeah they have chat servers that are part of BBS software. There is one around here somewhere too. You can send pictures over packet, but unless they are small, its going to take quite a while to relay them at 1200bps. Maybe in the olden days it would work, but the average digital camera pumps out a...
by KD6NIG
Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: d-chat for astro
Replies: 26
Views: 16938

Re: d-chat for astro

I do that already. Its called packet radio. 1200 BPS FTW! Too bad you're not sending pictures with that :baby: I've never actually used packet, should learn it someday as some of the ARES types still actually use it for stuff. Can it be configured in a real time chat window? To specifically answer ...
by KD6NIG
Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: d-chat for astro
Replies: 26
Views: 16938

Re: d-chat for astro

No, its old and text only. Which makes it great :) I still shudder sometimes when I think about how bad IRC networks are now. I remember the amount of crud people would try to send you 5 years ago. When I only had a 200k DSL connection. Sitting on this cable connection I have now, I still wouldn't t...
by KD6NIG
Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: d-chat for astro
Replies: 26
Views: 16938

Re: d-chat for astro

I do that already. Its called packet radio.

1200 BPS FTW!
by KD6NIG
Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Benefits of D-Star, or any other digtal system at that...
Replies: 45
Views: 29686

Re: Benefits of D-Star, or any other digtal system at that...

captlpol wrote:Who uses 10GHz anyway? Radar and who else?
Nobody. Till everyone who paid thousands prove it works for data and voice, and the government or Cell companies get wind of it.

Then we will be told to move on :)
by KD6NIG
Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Would this work....
Replies: 6
Views: 5143

Re: Would this work....

One of these: http://www.arrowantennas.com/ Plus 2 Astro radios of whatever flavor make a cheap P25 repeater? I know the audio will be a bit off, but what other problems might coem about? You want directional antennas on the repeater? Perhaps the repeater is in California, on 440, near Pave Paws?
by KD6NIG
Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Anyone own/owned an FT-857d?
Replies: 14
Views: 11917

I have one though I only use the HF side for monitoring (I'm a tech, you see). SSB on it works great for 6, 2, and 440. The menus aren't really too bad-though I do use Ham Radio Deluxe also which simplifies the radio quite nicely. But I'm used to Yaesu's fun menu systems because most of my radios ar...
by KD6NIG
Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Encryption on P25
Replies: 89
Views: 61986

I think the answer to this question is simple. Apply the following rule: In the spirit of Amateur Radio, can the conversation, in whatever format, be monitored simply by purchasing a radio (and modem, if a digital mode) and tuning to said frequency to hear said conversation? If not (ie, you need to ...
by KD6NIG
Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: How much for a Spectra?
Replies: 42
Views: 26065

Mong wrote:That's the extra-rare A69 control head, everything is upside down :baby:
The females seem to like the A77 control head, because you get ate (8) more.
by KD6NIG
Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: eBay scam alert
Replies: 28
Views: 14609

Q: Do you have any keyloader cables for sale. I'm making a hat, and it's the only thing I found for making sideburns that hang just right. I'll pay extra if they come with nipple-clips !! May-18-07 A: Sorry, but I can't help you. If you want to be a fag, move to Texas or Toronto. The :xls: in frisc...
by KD6NIG
Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Anyone who says this flashcode is legit is a liar
Replies: 42
Views: 21540

K8TEK wrote:
r0f wrote:What I DO NOT understand, is why he would pretend to be a girl? What a fag. Seriously. Guy, check your gender again... :mjban:
Jerseygirl?
The same reason people have YL's operate on Field day because they seem to attract QSOs like honey does flies?
by KD6NIG
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Hamfestivus: The swapmeet for the rest of us
Replies: 10
Views: 5827

There will also be the airing of grievances.

Aw GOD, can't we just stop the goddang Code vs. No Code debates already?!?
by KD6NIG
Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Newbie help
Replies: 128
Views: 57884

ka8ypy wrote:SO....did you get your radio yet???

(to gently push this back on topic)
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by KD6NIG
Sun Jul 08, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Newbie help
Replies: 128
Views: 57884

mr.syntrx wrote:The Americans had the right idea a couple hundred years ago. That'll partially solve your tax problem :baby:
But you'll be paying $100 a box for tea for a while....
by KD6NIG
Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: WeLCARS TECH Fest - Saturday July 14 - Fox Lake IL
Replies: 1
Views: 1785

Smoke em if you got em!
by KD6NIG
Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Newbie help
Replies: 128
Views: 57884

Might explain why they have problems defending themselves, eh?

If all of their military comms are in the open......