Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

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Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

Post by motorola_otaku » Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:58 pm

I'd like to go since I haven't been since March '07 and the guys who camp out under the water tower at Plano are RVing up. Anyone from D/FW thinking about venturing south?
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Re: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

Post by Victor Xray » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:40 am

I'm thinking about it..... will go if my kids' Saturday activities are squared away.

Bump the post a couple days before, I'll let you know for sure. I'll probably carpool with Crazy Larry, I'm sure he's going.
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Re: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

Post by n0xmz » Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:46 am

Now that my daughter lives in Round Rock, I drive through Belton all the time. In other words, yeah, if it's on a weekend, I'll check it out.
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Re: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

Post by txshooter » Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:25 am

I might actually have weekends off agin by this time and make actually make the trip.
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Re: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

Post by Victor Xray » Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:58 am

OK, I'm in. I'm loading up the truck tonight and hitting the road at 4:30am. Look for my table indoors.

I'll be monitoring BW1 (146.495 67.0/$293)
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Re: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

Post by motorola_otaku » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:34 pm

I'm leaving out this evening after work and staying in Austin tonight, and will be there bright 'n' early in the morning.

Are you riding solo, Jon, or is Larry tagging along too?


Also, the Houston GMRS crew are bringing their portable 70cm repeater. 441.525/no tone.
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Re: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

Post by n0xmz » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:29 pm

Eh. Looks like I'm gonna miss this one after all. Kinda broke right now.
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Re: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

Post by Victor Xray » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:59 pm

I'm flying solo. Larry has to work.
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Re: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

Post by motorola_otaku » Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:43 pm

I grabbed a few pics.. there was actually quite a bit of hamsexuality to behold but I was just too tired to care.

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This guy parked in front of me. Way to back that losing horse, bro!

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And on the other side of me.. THE GODDAMN ROVER YEAAAAH.

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I don't know what it was about this 'fest in particular, but there were like 3 different tailgate guys selling military surplus tent pole kits. My suspicion is that the other two guys bought from this guy then attempted to turn around and re-sell them.

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For Mong. :mjban:

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Obligatory storm-wacker.

Overall, there was a pretty decent turnout but not too many good deals to be had. I walked out with a pair of rackmount UHF notch duplexers from a tailgater and a pair of E.F. Johnson XTS batteries from VX.
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Re: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

Post by jdh » Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:02 pm

I guess I need to add more antennas to the truck as I haven't made made the hit list yet.

Picked up a bank charger for the Genesis series and a 900 ham converted Spectra. 1.2 gig in next. If only the 1.2 gig Spectras really did exist.
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Re: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

Post by ka8ypy » Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:00 pm

The dude with the military pole kits is from Maryland. He bid on and won several lots a year or so ago and did not realize that he was bidding on pallets and not bags. Big difference between 24 bags and 24 pallets....
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Re: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

Post by KE7JFF » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:24 pm

ka8ypy wrote:The dude with the military pole kits is from Maryland. He bid on and won several lots a year or so ago and did not realize that he was bidding on pallets and not bags. Big difference between 24 bags and 24 pallets....
Yeah, there's people who actually modify the pole kits as portable antenna masts
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Re: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

Post by motorola_otaku » Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:34 pm

jdh wrote:I guess I need to add more antennas to the truck as I haven't made made the hit list yet.

Picked up a bank charger for the Genesis series and a 900 ham converted Spectra. 1.2 gig in next. If only the 1.2 gig Spectras really did exist.
Hey, were you toting a 5K set to 146.495? I saw a guy carrying one programmed thus that I didn't recognize..
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Re: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

Post by jdh » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:18 pm

I saw him also, but this time I went stealth. The only radio I had was the TH-F6 stashed in a pocket with only the speaker mic visible.

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Re: Belton, TX - 3 Oct 2009

Post by ka8ypy » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:57 pm

KE7JFF wrote:
ka8ypy wrote:The dude with the military pole kits is from Maryland. He bid on and won several lots a year or so ago and did not realize that he was bidding on pallets and not bags. Big difference between 24 bags and 24 pallets....
Yeah, there's people who actually modify the pole kits as portable antenna masts
He also has several light stands with crank up poles he has modified and trying to sell as a portable mast set-up.
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