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Forum: Central Maryland May 22nd, 2020, 06:24 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
My antenna is a non-resonant antenna on any band....

My antenna is a non-resonant antenna on any band. There is a 9:1 UnUn at the feed point and a counterpoise is required. If you donít add a counterpoise, the shield of the coax becomes the...
Forum: Central Maryland May 22nd, 2020, 12:09 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
I agree. I just made another contact into New...

I agree. I just made another contact into New Zealand Wednesday night with 100w and an end fed wire.


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Forum: Central Maryland May 20th, 2020, 09:13 AM
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Posted By Keystone70
In radio communications, the importance of...

In radio communications, the importance of components is ranked as 1) propagation 2) antenna 3) radio. Propagation is the most important and impossible to control. Some of us have limitations on...
Forum: The Depot May 20th, 2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Keystone70
BassPro I ordered a case of Herters 9 on 4/18....

BassPro
I ordered a case of Herters 9 on 4/18. Picked them up at the store on Monday. I ordered a case of 45s on may 8. Theyíre on the way to the store for pickup today or tomorrow. I agree theyíre...
Forum: Central Maryland May 19th, 2020, 10:01 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
That will make a big difference. I just tried to...

That will make a big difference. I just tried to get a New Zealand station on 20m. He heard me but couldnít make out my call. Thatís with 100w and a wire. Iíll try again later as conditions may...
Forum: Central Maryland May 19th, 2020, 09:51 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
Sorry. No joy. 5w is going to be tough and we are...

Sorry. No joy. 5w is going to be tough and we are too close. You need to get the antenna higher. 40m is better in the evenings if you can do it. Also the bands are not real good right now


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Forum: Central Maryland May 19th, 2020, 09:44 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
Ok. Try 14.278. Less noise Sent from my...

Ok. Try 14.278. Less noise


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Forum: Central Maryland May 19th, 2020, 09:28 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
What freq are you on and Iíll see if I pick you...

What freq are you on and Iíll see if I pick you up


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Forum: Preppers April 11th, 2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 123
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Posted By Keystone70
KSH9416 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

KSH9416


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Forum: Central Maryland April 7th, 2020, 12:17 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
Hamstudy.org has both the old and new material on...

Hamstudy.org has both the old and new material on there web. I used this web sight when I studied for all three test. Very good system


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Forum: Gym Ratz Nutrition March 28th, 2020, 09:55 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
Double check your dates. It is two years late for...

Double check your dates. It is two years late for ww2. Probably saw action in Korea. I have a 1945 M1 that missed ww2 but saw action in Korea.


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Forum: Preppers March 23rd, 2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 154
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Posted By Keystone70
I agree with all the advice here. I passed all...

I agree with all the advice here. I passed all three tests well; but, getting on the air was another experience that showed that book learning doesnít get it all done. I learned a lot more and...
Forum: Preppers March 21st, 2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 154
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Posted By Keystone70
I agree with buying new. Icon has one under $600...

I agree with buying new. Icon has one under $600 and Yaesu under $700. I would recommend the Yaesu because you get both 6m and built in antenna tuner neither of which are on the cheap icon unit. I...
Forum: Preppers March 21st, 2020, 11:58 AM
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Views: 7,762
Posted By Keystone70
I think you need permission to use any repeater...

I think you need permission to use any repeater for a net. If you are thinking SHTF scenarios, you have to consider that a) repeaters may not be up and b) they may be dedicated to emergency traffic...
Forum: Preppers March 21st, 2020, 06:36 AM
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Posted By Keystone70
You need a General license for HF. Yes, you have...

You need a General license for HF. Yes, you have some CW rights assuming you know CW. 10m is not open very much at this point and not reliable.
A new rig can be had for maybe $600 at the lowest on...
Forum: Preppers March 19th, 2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 154
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Posted By Keystone70
I agree, though, 160m may be a bit too big for...

I agree, though, 160m may be a bit too big for some. I find that 80m at night works well. I was on the hospital net last night on 80m and everyone was coming through well including one from the...
Forum: Preppers March 18th, 2020, 09:00 AM
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Posted By Keystone70
Yes,yes,yes Extra I am on the air all the...

Yes,yes,yes
Extra

I am on the air all the time

I guess more of you will be joining me now


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Forum: Central Maryland January 21st, 2020, 09:32 AM
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Posted By Keystone70
That is strictly FM. 10m and 6m is basically...

That is strictly FM. 10m and 6m is basically useless. The FTM100 is on sale for 290 at HRO. If you want dual vfo with cross band, then get the 400.
Plus you get c4fm on both.



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Forum: Central Maryland January 19th, 2020, 10:14 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
The Ftm100 also has aprs and gps. The main...

The Ftm100 also has aprs and gps. The main difference is the 400 has two independent VFOs. You can do cross band repeat with the 400 because of that. They are both excellent radios. I have ftm100s
...
Forum: Central Maryland January 3rd, 2020, 06:37 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
You might be surprised. My wire hangs over the...

You might be surprised. My wire hangs over the driveway. I don't think HOA can say anything about a wire in the trees. People put Xmas lights in trees. I would do it and see if anyone says anything...
Forum: Central Maryland January 3rd, 2020, 11:21 AM
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Posted By Keystone70
You said no trees in back. What about the front...

You said no trees in back. What about the front yard?

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Forum: Central Maryland December 10th, 2019, 08:09 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
I don't think the antenna has anything to do with...

I don't think the antenna has anything to do with that. Sure your on lab and not USB?

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Forum: Central Maryland October 30th, 2019, 06:34 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
The Pitcairn Island DXpedition is still running...

The Pitcairn Island DXpedition is still running on all band. I have 10, 15 and 17m so far. Trying on 12m now.

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Forum: Central Maryland October 26th, 2019, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
I started with the 450d. Great rig for the price....

I started with the 450d. Great rig for the price. Very underrated. I now have the ftdx3000. Awesome receiver.

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Forum: Central Maryland October 25th, 2019, 07:08 AM
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Posted By Keystone70
I got them and Seychelles the other day for the...

I got them and Seychelles the other day for the first time. Bands have been open for a week or so. Don't know why things are picking up with no sunspots and low sfi?

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Forum: Competitive Shooting October 15th, 2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By Keystone70
The rules are followed in all matches. Exceptions...

The rules are followed in all matches. Exceptions are usually given for equipment within reason.
The dimensions of the gun and holster are not usually rigid for new shooters within reason. If you...
Forum: Central Maryland October 14th, 2019, 05:54 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
While contesters do tend to stick to the General...

While contesters do tend to stick to the General regions. Some DXers will use the advanced and extra regions of the bands. Some countries have band plans below our extra region. Have to watch out for...
Forum: Central Maryland September 29th, 2019, 04:05 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
Congrats Sent from my Moto Z (2) using...

Congrats

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Forum: Central Maryland September 25th, 2019, 06:50 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
I'm a member and will be there Sent from my...

I'm a member and will be there

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Forum: Central Maryland September 21st, 2019, 03:47 PM
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Views: 317,657
Posted By Keystone70
If you really have neighbor problems, a homemade...

If you really have neighbor problems, a homemade 2m ground plane made of coat hangers on an so239 is basically invisible. You can attach it to a vent pipe with a piece of PVC pipe. Paint the PVC gray...
Forum: Central Maryland September 19th, 2019, 07:54 AM
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Posted By Keystone70
Depending on where you put it, just put it up and...

Depending on where you put it, just put it up and make them tell you to take it down. Your biggest concern would be direct neighbors. If they complain, you may have to accommodate them. If it is...
Forum: Central Maryland September 16th, 2019, 10:00 AM
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Posted By Keystone70
You have 10M and above as a tech. Not much...

You have 10M and above as a tech. Not much propagation though to work with. I suggest you start studying and upgrade to general.

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Forum: Central Maryland September 8th, 2019, 06:01 PM
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Posted By Keystone70
Very nice. I have my FTM100 mounted the same way...

Very nice. I have my FTM100 mounted the same way although I just used Velcro to hold the head in. The radio is mounted under passenger seat. There was a bracket there for a sub woofer, so I mounted...
Forum: Central Maryland August 24th, 2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 317,657
Posted By Keystone70
Really, not sure it really matters much. Your car...

Really, not sure it really matters much. Your car doesn't sit still. It's on the road travelling in different directions with multiple terrain considerations. Also, you mostly communicate through...
Forum: Central Maryland August 24th, 2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 317,657
Posted By Keystone70
Not a problem. The available mounts for the 770...

Not a problem. The available mounts for the 770 allow you to mount on the back hatch along the side of the hatch. Mine is only 14" higher than the car roof. I can talk on the Columbia repeater from...
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