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by motorola_otaku
Wed May 01, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Once again I have dropped the ball: PLANO HAMCOM 06/07-06/08
Replies: 49
Views: 27373

Re: Once again I have dropped the ball: PLANO HAMCOM 06/07-0

escomm wrote:Bullshit Josh. Your balls have yet to drop. :baby:
At least I still have mine. Your wife probably keeps yours in her purse.


...and let us never speak of Jeff's testicles again. :anus:
by motorola_otaku
Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Once again I have dropped the ball: PLANO HAMCOM 06/07-06/08
Replies: 49
Views: 27373

Re: Once again I have dropped the ball: PLANO HAMCOM 06/07-0

I was talking to my wife the other day about this, we're in unless something comes up (lose my job and a new one won't let me take off) but I should be there. Yeah, I definitely scored on that count... right out of the gate my new job is infinitely more flexible about time off than my old job was w...
by motorola_otaku
Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Once again I have dropped the ball: PLANO HAMCOM 06/07-06/08
Replies: 49
Views: 27373

Re: Once again I have dropped the ball: PLANO HAMCOM 06/07-0

You have to at least do dinner this year. Story Time with Mong is always worth an evening. :baby:

On that note, usual spot on Friday night somewhere between 7:00 and 8:00?
by motorola_otaku
Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Once again I have dropped the ball: PLANO HAMCOM 06/07-06/08
Replies: 49
Views: 27373

Once again I have dropped the ball: PLANO HAMCOM 06/07-06/08

No on-site Quantar this year but I will be sporting a minty new :wacker: mobile.

Who's in?
by motorola_otaku
Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Dayton 2013
Topic: The cherry is mine bitches
Replies: 23
Views: 13863

Re: The cherry is mine bitches

Oh yeah, and I will not be there again this year, although (hopefully) due to improved employment circumstances.
by motorola_otaku
Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Dayton 2013
Topic: The cherry is mine bitches
Replies: 23
Views: 13863

Re: The cherry is mine bitches

Seriously though, when you create a new subforum you have the option to copy permissions from an existing forum. Just set that to one of the previous Dayton forums and you're golden.
by motorola_otaku
Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: Dayton 2013
Topic: The cherry is mine bitches
Replies: 23
Views: 13863

Re: The cherry is mine bitches

Hey, you fucked up permissions.
by motorola_otaku
Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: RAM mounts?
Replies: 5
Views: 16593

Re: RAM mounts?

Like this? Boy they sure fucked you putting the damn shifter in the middle of everything. And people wonder why I stick to fleet vehicles. RH96 goes on the dash above the air vents with wiring concealed behind the trim piece, the ID-800H goes in that little pocket of space between the shifter and t...
by motorola_otaku
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Ham Expo - Belton Hamfest Temple Texas
Replies: 3
Views: 3841

Re: Ham Expo - Belton Hamfest Temple Texas

va3wxm wrote:
motorola_otaku wrote:No ultra-l33t portable P25 repeater this time around, though.
Pussy. :baby:
One, no one's going with me to use it, and two, the Quantar we used at Ham-Com is now installed at a site. On GMRS. Image
by motorola_otaku
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Ham Expo - Belton Hamfest Temple Texas
Replies: 3
Views: 3841

Re: Ham Expo - Belton Hamfest Temple Texas

My excitement is palpable.

I'll be there.. dunno why, but I'll be there. No ultra-l33t portable P25 repeater this time around, though.
by motorola_otaku
Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: SHELBY!
Replies: 11
Views: 8281

Re: SHELBY!

Mong wrote:..and trying to get the SC gang to eat Livermush :baby:
I'll see your livermush and raise you grilled eel. Mmm mmm good.
by motorola_otaku
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Joplin - August 24-25, 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 5356

Re: Joplin - August 24-25, 2012

I listened to their repeater last year when I was visiting family down the road in Anderson. Sounded pretty lulzy. I can only imagine what a stinkfest in that part of the world would look like.
by motorola_otaku
Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)
Replies: 48
Views: 25842

Re: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)

Reports are coming in of a power outage at the Plano Convention Center and surrounding locations. Plano's finest were johnny-on-the-spot to prevent any looting. Keerchunck! Keerchunck! Keerchunck! Yes, the repeater is still up. The greatest joke of all is that both on-site repeaters were off-grid t...
by motorola_otaku
Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)
Replies: 48
Views: 25842

Re: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)

Mong taught us all about the wonderful world of foam products. I didn't know skunks were involved! :baby:
by motorola_otaku
Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)
Replies: 48
Views: 25842

Re: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)

Never say I am not a man of my word.
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Rick trolling us with his waterproof (and hopefully Coke-proof) phone.
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Obligatory dinner group. Not pictured: Mrs. Mong and Brian, N5TZV
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by motorola_otaku
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)
Replies: 48
Views: 25842

Re: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)

Dinner at 7:55 PM so Mr. VX can get the kiddos squared away.

Josh (motorola_otaku) +1
Mong +1
Jonathan (VX)
Rick the Lurker (rdwilson)
Scott (n0xmz)
burner50
by motorola_otaku
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)
Replies: 48
Views: 25842

Re: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)

I will be there on Friday. As per SOP, swing by Jonathan's table and let him know you're going so I can get a head count to call in.

The Quantar on 441.1625 is going to happen. What remains to be seen is whether or not I'll be hauling it up in my Tahoe or a rental. :ve4uo:
by motorola_otaku
Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)
Replies: 48
Views: 25842

Re: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)

burner50 wrote:Holy fuck, that is over 50 miles from my house...
It's right at around 260 miles from my house. :baby:

I was planning on our usual time of 7:30 - 8:00 PM, if that still works for everyone.
by motorola_otaku
Thu May 24, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)
Replies: 48
Views: 25842

Re: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)

motorola_otaku wrote:And now it's looking like I might have a temp on-site repeater for real this year.. like, a 25W UHF Quantar. Will post back with frequencies and PL/NAC once it's a done deal.
441.1625 (wideband on analog)
PL 103.5
NAC 293
No crypto.. if you want to play, do it on 151.88 Green. Or GMRS. :baby:
by motorola_otaku
Sun May 20, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)
Replies: 48
Views: 25842

Re: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)

At this rate, I'm still gonna be getting fucked out here in Monahans, TX when it comes time for hamcom. Wow. At that rate you'll get to tour Hearne and Houston before you make it back to the Big D. Houston is outside of my district, and I'm not qualified in hearne ;) Been to San Antonio yet? It's a...
by motorola_otaku
Sat May 19, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)
Replies: 48
Views: 25842

Re: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)

burner50 wrote:At this rate, I'm still gonna be getting fucked out here in Monahans, TX when it comes time for hamcom.
Wow. At that rate you'll get to tour Hearne and Houston before you make it back to the Big D.
by motorola_otaku
Fri May 18, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)
Replies: 48
Views: 25842

Re: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)

Got my vacation request back and I will be there Friday and Saturday.

Friday night dinner work for everyone again? That seemed to work better last year.
by motorola_otaku
Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: XPR7550
Replies: 6
Views: 8048

Re: XPR7550

This one will at least do analog, I hope..?
by motorola_otaku
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)
Replies: 48
Views: 25842

Re: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)

Victor Xray wrote:Oh and the NT repeater is back on the air. Could it be P25 before hamcom? We'll see.
From its original location I hope..?
by motorola_otaku
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)
Replies: 48
Views: 25842

It's already March.. no HamCom thread yet? (June 8-9)

Dinner plans and pictures will eventually go here, but in the meantime.. :baby:

I look forward to having a Radioreference mod (burner) and an exiled Radioreference troll (Mong) in the same room at the same time.
by motorola_otaku
Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 Phase 2
Replies: 9
Views: 7260

Re: P25 Phase 2

Wrong. The control channel *can be* Phase 1 style, OR can be a TDMA channel, either occupying both time slots OR allowing the second time slot to be voice. I.. what. How does that even work without incurring delays in channel grants? Also I'm looking at your own company's application note on P25 co...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: P25 Phase 2
Replies: 9
Views: 7260

Re: P25 Phase 2

Just to make things even more interesting, there's now "compliant" Phase II and X2 TDMA. Both use a normal FDMA Phase 1 control channel and can support mixed FDMA/TDMA voice, but the TDMA protocol is handled completely differently between the two. Current APX radios support both, but Harris and othe...
by motorola_otaku
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: p25, trbo, or dstar. what to do..?
Replies: 21
Views: 15515

Re: p25, trbo, or dstar. what to do..?

Fuckin' A man, right on. Does my heart good to see someone put the effort and expenditure into doing it right.

When you start getting around to other sites and see some of the crap the :vestman: crowd tries to run it'll make you sick.
by motorola_otaku
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: San Antonio?
Replies: 7
Views: 5606

Re: San Antonio?

He was at one point (or claimed to be, anyway.) I've never run into him at any of the other big Texas hamfest events, nor has anyone else in "the family" as far as I know.

VX and I met MaxTracker from RadioReference once. That was an amusing experience.
by motorola_otaku
Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: San Antonio?
Replies: 7
Views: 5606

Re: San Antonio?

I have never heard of that hamfest in any of the Houston circles. Either it's new, too small to register on anyone's radar, or both.
by motorola_otaku
Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: San Antonio?
Replies: 7
Views: 5606

Re: San Antonio?

Didn't know SA had a hamfest. Got a name or link to a website?
by motorola_otaku
Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: ASTRO Ham Band Repeaters (NATIONWIDE LIST)
Replies: 36
Views: 37221

Re: ASTRO Ham Band Repeaters (NATIONWIDE LIST)

If any of you should be unfortunate enough to find yourselves in southeast Houston/Harris County you now have a place to play P25 on: 443.375, 103.5 PL / NAC 293. P25 is local repeat-only but the analog side is linked to several other local repeaters and tied to AllStar hub 27146. Eventual plans (re...
by motorola_otaku
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: p25, trbo, or dstar. what to do..?
Replies: 21
Views: 15515

Re: p25, trbo, or dstar. what to do..?

Tessco is pretty much your best/only source for new. Any of the Ebay sellers will :anus: you on shipping to make up for the sale price markdown. I get all of my Decibel antennas from hamfests. I walked away from the last one with two DB413s and a DB420 for $200. Keep a look out for me, I need a UHF...
by motorola_otaku
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: p25, trbo, or dstar. what to do..?
Replies: 21
Views: 15515

Re: p25, trbo, or dstar. what to do..?

Tessco is pretty much your best/only source for new. Any of the Ebay sellers will :anus: you on shipping to make up for the sale price markdown.

I get all of my Decibel antennas from hamfests. I walked away from the last one with two DB413s and a DB420 for $200.
by motorola_otaku
Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: p25, trbo, or dstar. what to do..?
Replies: 21
Views: 15515

Re: p25, trbo, or dstar. what to do..?

burner50 wrote:NXDN


Mixed mode repeater ftw
Any P25 repeater will do mixed-mode too. If the Detroit guys were naive enough to make theirs P25-only well, that's their misfortune.