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by Wardriver
Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Yaesu VX-170
Replies: 23
Views: 15959

Mine came in the mail yesterday for my 10 year old son whom just recived his ticket.I was going to keep it for myself and give him my ugly old Icom Sport. Nice radio at a good price,Infact when I was useing it tonight I had no intermod problems unlike the sport.


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by Wardriver
Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Dirty Ham Equipment
Replies: 2
Views: 1965

Dirty Ham Equipment

Things I have found in the past in or on stink fest gear. 1- Dead Cock Roach in a old Swan 6 meter rig 2- Buggers on a VFO knob 3- Musty manuals 4- 11 meter crystal taped to the top inside cover 5- Old Playboy bunny card from a deck (used to hold a wheat lamp in place) 6- Nicotine (acts as a good pr...
by Wardriver
Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Belton, TX: Oct 1
Replies: 8
Views: 4055

Make sure you spend time with the wife first. I am sure you have the same un-clean feeling most of us experience after a stink fest.
by Wardriver
Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Anyone own/owned an FT-857d?
Replies: 14
Views: 11289

One more note, I wish they had a Mic connector on the control head,like the 706. I made a home brew cable and still run it mobile with no problems. :baby:
by Wardriver
Sun Aug 07, 2005 8:12 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Alinco - WTF
Replies: 31
Views: 21351

Bring back Standard.
by Wardriver
Sun Aug 07, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Pick one: Icom, Kenwood, Yaesu -- who rules?
Replies: 27
Views: 25295

Icom customer support and turn around time is excellent, Sent my 706 in for blown finals cost me $75.00 was back in 2 weeks from the factory. Ten-Tec has outstanding customer support also.I needed a dial string for my old analog transceiver last year,and the sent me one free of charge. Yaesu custome...
by Wardriver
Fri May 27, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Anyone own/owned an FT-857d?
Replies: 14
Views: 11289

I bought one when they first came out,not the D model........But with all the rebates at the time final cost was $512.00 from AES. I like the dam thing to be honest about it. Had mine for 2 (hard) mobile years with out one problem. To be honest the only complaint I have with mine is,that there is no...
by Wardriver
Sat May 14, 2005 11:03 am
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: IC-706MKll
Replies: 5
Views: 5179

IC-706MKll

Ok, So am I the only one with intermod problems on VHF?

HF works great 100 watt with a sm-8 mic sound like God.

But them dam birdies on VHF..............


HF I give it a 9

VHF/UHF I'd say strong 8

Unit gets warm!! after a good 1/2 hour rag chew


Overall.............8.5
by Wardriver
Fri May 06, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Rules
Replies: 3
Views: 4146

91-7 wrote:May we do reviews on stuff other than radios? Antennas, etc?




Absolutely please do.
by Wardriver
Fri May 06, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Rules
Replies: 3
Views: 4146

Rules

OK guys lets make sure we give a fair shake when it comes to a review of a particular radio. I know in the past on other websites some good radios where given bad reviews in lieu of operator's inexperience to read an "Owners Manual" One example being the original Icom IC-756 and the blue lines on th...
by Wardriver
Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Anyone go to Marshall Michigan Hamfest?
Replies: 6
Views: 3150

RYW, I'll buy ya a beer next year!


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by Wardriver
Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:50 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Anyone go to Marshall Michigan Hamfest?
Replies: 6
Views: 3150

Well Lenny, Other then the Modified Scooter Slob,it went really good. Talked with a pal on 80 meter last night and last count was over 850 tickets sold!! One of the biggest yet. Saw allot of overpriced junk(typical as you well know) Nose plugs could have helped,but it did smell like old musty radio ...
by Wardriver
Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Anyone go to Marshall Michigan Hamfest?
Replies: 6
Views: 3150

Anyone go to Marshall Michigan Hamfest?

Had to over 300 there at one time. Could hardly fricking walk around the place. Which leads me to this question:"Do them fuckers really need there motorized rascals to haul there fat ass around?" I consider myself a decent polite guy..........But I lost it today when some fat bastard in his mid 20's...
by Wardriver
Sun Feb 27, 2005 6:27 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Radiofest 2005 in Monteray
Replies: 4
Views: 2538

A discone for HF?

Be sure to keep us updated on that if you would please.
by Wardriver
Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Orange, TX : Feb 26th
Replies: 12
Views: 5636

Yep I hear ya, 75/80 main topic is about Earl's swollen feet due to chronic alcoholism,and how he has a hard time getting to the doctor. Oh yeah the weather is 40 degrees and sunny........... And could you move down a few kilocycles?Cuz Earl and I have been on this frequency since 1963. Tobad they a...
by Wardriver
Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:51 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Orange, TX : Feb 26th
Replies: 12
Views: 5636

ECI, Thats what I had to do "Temporally"

Been on a 160 kick lately.....Not as many HAM SNOBS there.

75/80 at night is loaded with drunk ass, "I been here for 40 YEARS ON THIS CHANNEL" types

Screw that noise.

160 is cool
by Wardriver
Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:19 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Orange, TX : Feb 26th
Replies: 12
Views: 5636

Buy some wire DUX, And get your Azz on 160 meter. hammertime
by Wardriver
Sun Feb 13, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Cherry Land Swap Travers City Michigan 2-12-05
Replies: 4
Views: 2642

Had to miss that one dude.

I herd it sucked.

I hate bumping into stinkey hams makes me feel ill and dirty.

My friend took some pictures and hope to have them posted soon.

Did ya buy anything?
by Wardriver
Sat Feb 12, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Cherry Land Swap Travers City Michigan 2-12-05
Replies: 4
Views: 2642

Dude you didn't miss much.

I'll be there also.
by Wardriver
Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:28 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: The noobie post....
Replies: 21
Views: 9985

Thanks Bob.
by Wardriver
Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: The noobie post....
Replies: 21
Views: 9985

I was at Michigan State University today talking with one of my old professors. The janitor in the book store had a ASTRO!! I saw him later and asked him about his radio...........Dude must have thought I was fricking nuts!! Turned out he was a part time fireman and he talks to all his cop buddies o...