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    Haven't C B'd in a while. Thinking about reworking the antenna. Extra stormy Summer made the inverted V into a curly L.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTKX View Post

    Question is not if we can, It is if we should.....
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    As I type this, my new-to-me TS-930S is tuned to our local free-for-all AM channel. Everything currently in the shack which covers HF is also capable of reception across the band...though for transmitting purposes I gravitate to a Stoner Pro-40. My CP-2000s are tucked away, awaiting replacement of all electrolytic capacitors. Yes, even those used in top-of-the-line equipment tend to age.

    If I ever get the space and can find both an OSC-40 scope and an SWR-40 station console, I'd like to put up a Wilson Super Laser...the 16 element version. For an omnidirectional antenna I'd choose a dual-polarity AV-190. I think Don Stoner designed the station console with such an application in mind, as it allows selection of four antennas. Perfect for monitoring then isolating a desired station with the rotary antenna. Vertical polarization would come in handy for those times when one wants to monitor the local AM gang in whatever city.
    "Everyone wants to be an AM Gangsta until it's time to start doing AM Gangsta shit."

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    Go-lee, yew put so mooch e-fart inta cee bee mebbe ahl her yew swimmin in da bowl.
    "New Jersey, the most American of all states. It has everything from wilderness to the Mafia. All the great things and all the worst, like Route 22."
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    Quote Originally Posted by kb2vxa View Post
    Go-lee, yew put so mooch e-fart inta cee bee mebbe ahl her yew swimmin in da bowl.
    I kinda miss the "Personality-Radio" craze of the 70's and 80's.

    Like when my neighbor "Pistol Pete" who ran a 2K Henry was talking to "Lil Bumper" in Mardi Gras City and, I keyed down on top of him and passed the "Bogus Five" (10-5), saying, "Tell that boy to drop that microphone and run like the whole world is on fire and he's got Gasoline drawers on."

    My favorite phrase was, "Tell that boy (just about every key-down started with those words) that I said, 'Stop crying and start to buying'."

    Citizen's Band radio was my "Viagra" back then, Amateur Radio doesn't have the same effect on me now-a-daze.

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    Some repeaters become a bit "piratized" during rag chew sessions, doubling, and such mayhem

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8YX View Post
    As I type this, my new-to-me TS-930S is tuned to our local free-for-all AM channel. Everything currently in the shack which covers HF is also capable of reception across the band...though for transmitting purposes I gravitate to a Stoner Pro-40. My CP-2000s are tucked away, awaiting replacement of all electrolytic capacitors. Yes, even those used in top-of-the-line equipment tend to age.

    If I ever get the space and can find both an OSC-40 scope and an SWR-40 station console, I'd like to put up a Wilson Super Laser...the 16 element version. For an omnidirectional antenna I'd choose a dual-polarity AV-190. I think Don Stoner designed the station console with such an application in mind, as it allows selection of four antennas. Perfect for monitoring then isolating a desired station with the rotary antenna. Vertical polarization would come in handy for those times when one wants to monitor the local AM gang in whatever city.
    Ah, the old Saturn for an antenna.. I used an AV-170 first as a chicken band and the adjusted for 10 meters back in 87. they made some damn good antennas.


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    The old Saturn? The Saturn I remember is the unfortunately now made of unobtainium Cushcraft Saturn 6 horizontally polarized 6M mobile antenna.

    "Citizen's Band radio was my "Viagra" back then, Amateur Radio doesn't have the same effect on me now-a-daze."
    Until CB went to Hell in a hand-basket and the sharks had such a feeding frenzy they ate each other and the band died we had a blast every day and night discussing particle physics. Somebody would start the ball rolling with "Our solar system is like an atom, what if it IS an atom in a much larger universe?" and we set a course for the third star to the left and sailed on 'till morning. When CB stood for Chop Busting we had fun for a while and sold out, a few years later traded KMD7606 for KB2VXA after a short stint as WB2UZD an AM Gangsta on the 3885 three ring circus, for a time another CB in its own right.

    Those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end. we'd sing and dance forever and a day. Timtron sang his version of Piss Weak Mobile Blues accompanied by Guitar Man playing with a tube as a slide, don't quit your day job Timmy. (;->) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl-DY8IsUB0
    "New Jersey, the most American of all states. It has everything from wilderness to the Mafia. All the great things and all the worst, like Route 22."
    Jean Shepherd K2ORS (SK) & WOR radio personality

    Engaging a troll is like playing chess with a pigeon. The bird will just knock over the pieces, shit on the board, and fly away to declare victory to his friends.

    73 de Warren KB2VXA
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