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Forum: Central Maryland July 9th, 2018, 01:32 PM
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Posted By vette97
Look for "Top Race Drone Clip Remote Control...

Look for "Top Race Drone Clip Remote Control Object Launcher" on Amazon. It's. $25 and the first one I got broke but they had free returns. It's cheap tech and you need to have good line of sight...
Forum: Central Maryland July 9th, 2018, 09:04 AM
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Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
I wish I could but you have some airspace...

I wish I could but you have some airspace restrictions I don't have here in Carroll. All airspace is categorized by the FAA and drones are required to follow those same rules. There is a 30 mile ring...
Forum: Central Maryland July 8th, 2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
You are very welcome! I enjoy getting the chance...

You are very welcome! I enjoy getting the chance to get the drone in the air for things like this.

https://youtu.be/mkCSMzpJ-3I

https://youtu.be/2vQ2mWl06ZM

Phantom 3 with a remote release...
Forum: Central Maryland July 5th, 2018, 09:53 AM
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Posted By vette97
I had a chance to think about this and it feels...

I had a chance to think about this and it feels more like a domestic dispute that requires some sort of 3rd party intervention.

You originally said that he was concerned about possible health...
Forum: Central Maryland July 5th, 2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
You can run a wire across a roof. Shingles...

You can run a wire across a roof. Shingles wouldn't break it, but any closeness to the house is going to result in a lot more noise being picked up by the antenna, with the high probability that...
Forum: Central Maryland July 5th, 2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
Don't trim this antenna. It doesn't have to be...

Don't trim this antenna. It doesn't have to be straight. Let it hang and that will be fine. Go around corners, over trees, whatever. I'm using an end fed and even when band conditions are poor it...
Forum: Central Maryland June 26th, 2018, 01:12 PM
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Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
You could log online using your logbook on...

You could log online using your logbook on QRZ.com. It will allow you to export an ADIF file to import into logging software later in life. When I'm portable, this helps keep track of things. ...
Forum: Central Maryland June 26th, 2018, 12:26 PM
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Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
I agree. It would help to totally agree with him...

I agree. It would help to totally agree with him that he has a valid concern and that you wouldn't want anyone in your house harmed, as well. Give him a copy of your exposure calculations, along...
Forum: Central Maryland May 14th, 2018, 08:28 PM
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Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
That looks good. I built my own using...

That looks good. I built my own using poly-stealth, a 9:1 BalunDesigns balun, end insulator and when all said and done, I saved a few bucks over this. I can also work 160m without issue with mine. ...
Forum: Central Maryland April 3rd, 2018, 07:59 PM
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Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
Great work!

Great work!
Forum: Central Maryland March 11th, 2018, 06:20 PM
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Posted By vette97
Very nice!!!

Very nice!!!
Forum: Central Maryland March 11th, 2018, 04:35 PM
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Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
Usually, when working stations overseas, minimal...

Usually, when working stations overseas, minimal information is exchanged. Location, name, signal report, and that's about it - so we all default to English. Typically there are dozens, if not...
Forum: Central Maryland March 11th, 2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
I got 124.5' of wire up over a tree top using my...

I got 124.5' of wire up over a tree top using my drone. And along with the Balun Designs 9:1 balun mounted to my shed, and 31' of counterpoise strung in a small tree, I've been doing well on all...
Forum: Central Maryland February 28th, 2018, 10:37 PM
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Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
:party29:

:party29:
Forum: Central Maryland February 28th, 2018, 10:00 PM
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Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
That will work as well. Your radiation patterns...

That will work as well. Your radiation patterns will change because this is now a ground plane, so your take-off angle towards the ionosphere will be flatter. A ground plane above the ground...
Forum: Central Maryland February 28th, 2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
Yeah, if you run the counterpoise around the...

Yeah, if you run the counterpoise around the perimeter, along the ends of the branches, that will work. If you wrap the counterpoise around the tree trunk, you'll create a coil, and totally mess...
Forum: Central Maryland February 28th, 2018, 08:48 PM
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Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
Cool! I caution you to not bury that...

Cool! I caution you to not bury that counterpoise. It's equivalent to 1 radial, coupled to ground, and that will actually hurt your performance. If you must bury, go with multiple wires, different...
Forum: Central Maryland February 28th, 2018, 07:50 PM
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Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
:thumbsup: Yep, it's the EARC from Hawaii. ...

:thumbsup:

Yep, it's the EARC from Hawaii. It's more of a portable / emergency Unun because I think it lacks weather proofing. I've been using it with a 41' wire mainly on 20m and 17m on the...
Forum: Central Maryland February 15th, 2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
Good work on that loop! It's remarkable how...

Good work on that loop! It's remarkable how effective they are. I own an AlexLoop and have been amazed how effective it's been on 40-10 using QRP.

I'm playing with an end fed wire and 9:1 Unun....
Forum: Central Maryland January 5th, 2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
I've been neglecting this thread for some time. ...

I've been neglecting this thread for some time. I saw some posts about kinds of radios some are considering. I used to not care, but after throwing so much money away over 29 years of hamming (even...
Forum: Central Maryland January 5th, 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
I have learned the hard way that it is nearly...

I have learned the hard way that it is nearly impossible to figure out what you're hearing if you don't already recognize it. I haven't found any decoding software that knows it all and tells you...
Forum: Central Maryland January 5th, 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
I owned an MP1. I gave it away. Vertical is not a...

I owned an MP1. I gave it away. Vertical is not a very good way to go unless you can put down an abundant number or radials. The buddipole would be better. However, the best portable antenna I have...
Forum: Central Maryland December 3rd, 2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
Pretty much! Sent from my SM-G930U using...

Pretty much!

Sent from my SM-G930U using Tapatalk
Forum: Central Maryland December 3rd, 2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
You're gonna need CW to propagate through...

You're gonna need CW to propagate through fallout, tho. ;)

Sent from my SM-G930U using Tapatalk
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues November 8th, 2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,049
Posted By vette97
Can't wait to see Feinstein holding one of these...

Can't wait to see Feinstein holding one of these up for the press.
Forum: The Depot July 18th, 2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,320
Posted By vette97
Back in Feb 2010, I bought three Eva-Dry units...

Back in Feb 2010, I bought three Eva-Dry units and keep one in the safe, one in the laundry room, and one in my closet. When I see one is pink, I take all 3 and plug them into a power strip and...
Forum: Central Maryland June 28th, 2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
I took a trip down to W3AO and got to see their...

I took a trip down to W3AO and got to see their 16 station setup. Never visited before. I was working FD from home, battery power, and made roughly 300 QSOs. It was great to see W3AO in person and...
Forum: Central Maryland June 28th, 2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 192,047
Posted By vette97
Hey Jim! Long time no chat. I've been away from...

Hey Jim! Long time no chat. I've been away from the board too long.

When Budd was "inventing" the Buddipole, I was part of a QRP portable group where a bunch of us would meet on the air and...
Forum: Handguns February 17th, 2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,874
Posted By vette97
She was super helpful! Props to her! I'll be...

She was super helpful! Props to her! I'll be submitting a new petition for the 10 round model.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 15th, 2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,265
Posted By vette97
Mr. FFL took my application number and PIN,...

Mr. FFL took my application number and PIN, completed the online form and I got my nee hun. My latest online 77R Status Update 02/15/2017 04:32PM
Weapon transfer has been completed.

Huge grins :D...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 15th, 2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,265
Posted By vette97
I just got my Not Disapproved email from MSP. ...

I just got my Not Disapproved email from MSP. This is my first purchase post 1/1/2017, so I haven't gotten any emails prior to today regarding a pick-up. I just wanted you all to know that this...
Forum: Handguns February 13th, 2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,874
Posted By vette97
ETA: I emailed Ms. Jenkins requesting what to...

ETA: I emailed Ms. Jenkins requesting what to do:

Well it looks like the Ruger American Compact did show up on the list, per the last update (Feb 6, 2017), but I last checked before then. So,...
Forum: Handguns February 13th, 2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,867
Posted By vette97
Quit posting and get back to retirement! ...

Quit posting and get back to retirement!

Sent from my SM-G930U using Tapatalk
Forum: Handguns February 13th, 2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,874
Posted By vette97
I'd like to see the Ruger American Compact (9mm)...

I'd like to see the Ruger American Compact (9mm) on the list. The full size is there but not the compact. I fired a friend's from PA and loved it. I emailed Ruger to ask if they have a process to...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 5th, 2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,942
Posted By vette97
Thanks for all you do, Patrick!

Thanks for all you do, Patrick!
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