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Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby motorola_otaku » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:03 pm

So yes, this is the place where plans are hatched and pictures are posted.

Unfortunately A-Kon falls on the same weekend this year so I will only be around for a few hours on Saturday morning and I can't do dinner unless we do it on Friday night. However, for those few hours on Saturday I will (should) be running a multiband cross-patch from my spiffy new :wacker: -tastic Tahoe with a portable full-duplex 440 repeater in the mix.. you always wanted to know what P25 on BW1 sounded like coming from a 220 HT1250, right? :baby: The full frequency complement will be posted later when I get everything assembled and tested.

Anyway, discuss among yourselves and we'll see what comes to pass when that time rolls around.
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby va3wxm » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:24 pm

Wait, you got a Tahoe now? What about the Caprice?

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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby Victor Xray » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:29 pm

Will be there, inside table as usual, Fri and Sat. Fri evening dinner sounds good to me, unless I gotta run the Dad taxi at home. Should know for sure the week before.
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby Mong » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:52 pm

I'll try my best to make the Friday night dinner, have to see about work (wherever the hell I'll be working then).
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby motorola_otaku » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:02 pm

va3wxm wrote:Wait, you got a Tahoe now? What about the Caprice?

Wrecked in January, totaled by the ins. company last week. :ve4uo:
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby ka8ypy » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:38 pm

motorola_otaku wrote:
va3wxm wrote:Wait, you got a Tahoe now? What about the Caprice?

Wrecked in January, totaled by the ins. company last week. :ve4uo:


Damn dude, and I didn't even get to see it (shit got really messed up last year), look forward to seeing the Tahoe this year. And I plan on hanging out for a day if I can at the con in B-more.
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby Mong » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:45 am

motorola_otaku wrote:
va3wxm wrote:Wait, you got a Tahoe now? What about the Caprice?

Wrecked in January, totaled by the ins. company last week. :ve4uo:



Cue jokes about driving in old Mexico :baby:
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby kv5e » Sat May 07, 2011 11:12 am

Pamela and I will be there Friday night for dinner and the usual ribald debauchery. :baby:

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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby n0xmz » Mon May 09, 2011 1:57 am

I'll be there for dinner. Not sure about the 'fest, depends on my work schedule.
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby rdwilson » Mon May 09, 2011 1:50 pm

Friday works for me and my better half. Add 2 more places.
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby N5RLR » Mon May 09, 2011 10:26 pm

kv5e wrote:Pamela and I will be there Friday night for dinner and the usual ribald debauchery. :baby:

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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby Mong » Tue May 31, 2011 12:36 pm

Time flies, didn't realize it is next weekend. I'll take off work Friday evening so I can attend dinner, might bring my gal with me as well. Will know for sure next week.
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby motorola_otaku » Tue May 31, 2011 5:35 pm

Mong wrote:Time flies, didn't realize it is next weekend. I'll take off work Friday evening so I can attend dinner, might bring my gal with me as well. Will know for sure next week.

Well, weekend after anyway. You'll be dining alone if you show up this Friday.

Is anyone in the area using 441.625 for a wide-area repeater? If not I'll have a temp repeater up there with a 103.5 tone.
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby Mong » Tue May 31, 2011 10:55 pm

motorola_otaku wrote:Well, weekend after anyway. You'll be dining alone if you show up this Friday.




To me, that is next weekend since this one is already full :baby:

We eating at the same place? What is that place called?
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby kd5wyu » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:01 am

http://www.bonedaddys.com/

8856 Spring Valley
Dallas, TX 75240

From Plano Centre take US 75 south until you hit the Spring Valley exit, go right.

Friday or Saturday guys? Have to work so will miss the 'fest but can make dinner afterwards.

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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby Victor Xray » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:07 am

Dinner Friday night.

Josh there is a repeater in Carrollton on 441.625 but not sure of its range.
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby Mong » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:45 am

kd5wyu wrote:http://www.bonedaddys.com/

8856 Spring Valley
Dallas, TX 75240

From Plano Centre take US 75 south until you hit the Spring Valley exit, go right.




Thanks, I remembered it was around the corner from MicroCenter but the name escaped me. I'll be able to be at the fest Friday and dinner that night. If there is an analog 2mtr frequency ya'll be listening to in mixed mode, let me know.
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby Mong » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:55 am

If you're a cheap bastard like me, you can register and they'll send a coupon for a free appetizer.

http://www.bonedaddys.com/vip.aspx
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby motorola_otaku » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:03 am

Mong wrote:If there is an analog 2mtr frequency ya'll be listening to in mixed mode, let me know.

I always keep 146.495 loaded in mixed-mode receive.. unlike some people. :baby: You should have it in your Systems Saber.

Carrollton is far enough away that I don't care as long as it's an actual back-yard machine and not a high-site flamethrower like .525 in Rockwall. :ve4uo: Besides, I'm only getting, what, 8W past the duplexer? (10W GR1225)

Tentative list for the rest of the system is:
146.495 (Analog 67.0 transmit, analog PL & NAC 293 receive)
223.45 CSQ
927.5125 156.7
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby n0xmz » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:41 am

motorola_otaku wrote:927.5125 156.7


?

I'm not familiar with any such repeater. However, the best-coverage machine on 900 is now on top of the green building on 927.0625 DPL 432. Incredible coverage but sadly, almost never used.

Nevertheless, we certainly do need to agree on a 2m or 70cm repeater for when we're not within HT range of each other.
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby kd5wyu » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:12 am

A 900 on top of B of A? *nod* *nod* Will have to program that up and try it.

hmmm. 442.400+ 110.9 if its not busy. Its on the big hill so has good coverage.

Also need to set a time for dinner. Unless it has been set and I don't have
enough caf in the system yet to parse the thread properly.

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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby kv5e » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:32 pm

54B0 7C83 F19D 62AB . . . . sorry I accidently typed some random characters :shutthefuckup:

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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby Mong » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:57 pm

kv5e wrote:54B0 7C83 F19D 62AB . . . . sorry I accidently typed some random characters :shutthefuckup:

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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby motorola_otaku » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:43 pm

n0xmz wrote:
motorola_otaku wrote:927.5125 156.7


?

I'm not familiar with any such repeater.

No no no, those are the simplex frequencies I will have linked together from my truck on-site. Full duplex on 441.625, simplex on everything else.

I thought someone had said 7:00 PM for dinner, but apparently not.. so instead I nominate 8:00 PM if that's cool with everyone since it's less in the middle of the dinner rush and farther from evening rush hour. I will not be at the 'fest at all on Friday so someone else will need to call and reserve us a table.

Does MAY know that we're still nominating his repeater for the Hamsexy talk-in?
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby n0xmz » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:27 am

8 pm works for me. I can make the reservation but I'll need a head count. So far we have myself, Victor Xray, Otaku, Mong x2, kv5e x 2, rdwilson x2 & kd5wyu. That's 10 so far, unless I miscounted.
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby n0xmz » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:35 am

The repeater should be accessible by an HT from within Plano Center. 442.400 is in Cedar Hill but I was surprised to see that I could key it on the HT in my apartment. 'Course, Cedar Hill is premium real estate for repeaters. Perhaps I'll make a run out to Plano Center this week and test some repeaters.
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby n0xmz » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:54 pm

Well I tested the above-mentioned Carrollton and Cedar Hill machines with an HT from inside my car at Plano Center. I couldn't bring either of them up with 2 watts. However, the Richardson machine on 442.800 110.9 worked well.
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby kv5e » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:58 pm

443.000 +5 110.9 in Mesquite can be used if needed.......hey everyone....look again carefully at my previous post....LOL-OFB
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby Mong » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:15 am

motorola_otaku wrote:
Unfortunately A-Kon falls on the same weekend this year so I will only be around for a few hours on Saturday morning and I can't do dinner unless we do it on Friday night.






To be able to do the dinner Friday, I had to work 7am-9pm Saturday so I'll need a tour of the :wacker: Tahoe before dinner.
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby motorola_otaku » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:24 pm

No dice on having 146.495 in the link system unless I can beg/borrow/steal a short Saber battery off someone. M backordered mine 'till the middle of the month. :ve4uo:

Craig, you forgot the Key ID. :baby:
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby Mong » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:55 am

How short? I have a Multiplier 1100mah NiCad (can't remember what the model number). It's not the super-short battery like the LiIons.
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby motorola_otaku » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:33 am

Mong wrote:How short? I have a Multiplier 1100mah NiCad (can't remember what the model number). It's not the super-short battery like the LiIons.

No, that will work. I have two of them but they're both so dead that even sitting in the SVA the radio won't turn on.. but it's a moot point since I can't get the :soap: interop gateway to behave. Jeff is probably laughing at me right now for buying a Link-Comm product.

I might swing by the 'fest early Friday morning since I'll be in Richardson tonight and I can't check into the A-Kon hotel until mid-afternoon Friday anyway. Will be listening on 146.495 and 151.88 mix-mode.
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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby n0xmz » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:15 am

So do we have a consensus on the repeater? If no one else chimes in, I'll declare a dictatorship and say we use Richardson's 442.800 110.9 for dinner coordination/regular BS outside of simplex range.

I'll reserve a table for 10 at Bonedaddy's for 8pm. If anyone I have not mentioned in my previous post plans to attend, please post it here as I'll be checking this thread throughout the day.

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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby rdwilson » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:27 am

kv5e wrote:54B0 7C83 F19D 62AB . . . . sorry I accidently typed some random characters :shutthefuckup:

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Too long for my poor 40-bit radio. :cheeseandwhine:

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Re: Obligatory HamCom Plano thread (10-11 JUN)

Postby Mong » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:47 am

rdwilson wrote:
kv5e wrote:
Takes $$ to play :shutthefuckup: with the big boys. :baby:




No shit, my coolest radios are analog Sabers. I use my money for beans & bullets :baby:
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