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Re: Current high capacity thumb drive scams

Ralph Howard
 

Odd.
I have ordered from Wish the 2tb thumb drives.  All 5 work perfectly.  I use Paypal with Wish and have no unresolved problems.  Sometime I get the wrong product.  I use the refund process and get my refund, mostl within 3 working days.


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 3:43:03 PM
To: main@cmra.groups.io <main@cmra.groups.io>
Subject: [CMRA] Current high capacity thumb drive scams
 
Hi

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFY5hd273lI    Fake Flash
Devices Are Everywhere!

73

Fred AE0FD







Current high capacity thumb drive scams

Fred Dittrich
 

Hi

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFY5hd273lI Fake Flash Devices Are Everywhere!

73

Fred AE0FD


Re: Old Sea Story for Brass Pounders

John Beatty
 

Hey John, is there a link available?  I tried fishing around but no luck yet.  Thanks,. John NO0I


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of John W. Smith <kc0hsb@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 10:48:01 PM
To: CMRA <main@cmra.groups.io>
Subject: [CMRA] Old Sea Story for Brass Pounders
 
I've been slowly plodding my way through a collection of sea stories and
came across one that will be of interest to CW operators. It's by
Jacland Marmur called "The Ransom of Peter Drake." It was originally
published in the Saturday Evening Post, January 3, 1948. Here's a
summary I found online. It doesn't do the story justice, but you'll get
the idea anyway.

"Short story. The story about a radio operator who panicked and did not
get a distress call out when his ship sank, causing the crew to spend
weeks in a lifeboat before being rescued. He signs on another ship as an
ordinary seaman. Well you guessed it, the ship starts sinking and he has
a chance to redeem himself."

73,

John, KC0HSB



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Old Sea Story for Brass Pounders

John W. Smith
 

I've been slowly plodding my way through a collection of sea stories and came across one that will be of interest to CW operators. It's by Jacland Marmur called "The Ransom of Peter Drake." It was originally published in the Saturday Evening Post, January 3, 1948. Here's a summary I found online. It doesn't do the story justice, but you'll get the idea anyway.

"Short story. The story about a radio operator who panicked and did not get a distress call out when his ship sank, causing the crew to spend weeks in a lifeboat before being rescued. He signs on another ship as an ordinary seaman. Well you guessed it, the ship starts sinking and he has a chance to redeem himself."

73,

John, KC0HSB



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Re: K0SI-10 failing to connect

Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
 

Fred,
I rebooted the machine from my remote and then connected to it and sent two messages.
I think we are back on the air.
Thanks for checking it out every morning.
bill

On Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 8:42 AM Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:
*** Starting to call K0SI-10
*** Opening serial port COM2; 9600 baud; Kantronics
*** Connecting to K0SI-10
*** Disconnected at 2021/07/27 13:40:11

*** Disconnect reported.


I wonder if this is an update Tuesday? Ha ha ha ha

73

Fred AE0FD








--
Bill N0AXZ


K0SI-10 failing to connect

Fred Dittrich
 

*** Starting to call K0SI-10
*** Opening serial port COM2; 9600 baud; Kantronics
*** Connecting to K0SI-10
*** Disconnected at 2021/07/27 13:40:11

*** Disconnect reported.


I wonder if this is an update Tuesday? Ha ha ha ha

73

Fred AE0FD


Re: Sad electronic news

Ralph Howard
 

This seems to be nation wide.  The bay area was famous for electronic surplus goodies.  Now they are all gone.  I guess eBay and general lack of interest killed them.  And some real bad management


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Don - KM0R <don228@...>
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2021 10:02:17 AM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Sad electronic news
 
Sad news indeed!  My first introduction to Gateway Electronics was their
store in San Diego when I was in the Navy.  One of the first (of many)
projects I built with items from there was an Helium Neon laser power supply
for a laser tube I had also picked up there.  That project earned me the
callsign Laser Man.  LOL

73,
Don - KM0R

-----Original Message-----
From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> On Behalf Of Fred Dittrich
Sent: Sunday, July 25, 2021 13:37
To: main@cmra.groups.io
Subject: [CMRA] Sad electronic news

All

My brother in St. Louis reports that Gateway Electronics has closed for
business.

73

Fred AE0FD













Re: Sad electronic news

Don - KM0R
 

Sad news indeed! My first introduction to Gateway Electronics was their
store in San Diego when I was in the Navy. One of the first (of many)
projects I built with items from there was an Helium Neon laser power supply
for a laser tube I had also picked up there. That project earned me the
callsign Laser Man. LOL

73,
Don - KM0R

-----Original Message-----
From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> On Behalf Of Fred Dittrich
Sent: Sunday, July 25, 2021 13:37
To: main@cmra.groups.io
Subject: [CMRA] Sad electronic news

All

My brother in St. Louis reports that Gateway Electronics has closed for
business.

73

Fred AE0FD


Re: Sad electronic news

Mike Morgan
 

Sad news indeed. I have done business with them in the past.

On Jul 25, 2021, at 3:36 PM, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:

All

My brother in St. Louis reports that Gateway Electronics has closed for business.

73

Fred AE0FD






Sad electronic news

Fred Dittrich
 

All

My brother in St. Louis reports that Gateway Electronics has closed for business.

73

Fred AE0FD


Re: Field Day trivia question

Ralph Howard
 

Ok, just tossing things out.


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2021 2:38:26 PM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Field Day trivia question
 
Ralph

A 5 band mobile antenna is already installed, so I suspect Ralph's motivation to change solutions might be low.

73

Fred


At 01:58 PM 7/24/2021, you wrote:

Nope.  I ran a 40m Hustler mobil antenna with an auto tuner, mobile.  Rig Icom 706 MK2G, auto tuner.  I worked 80, 40 mostly, but tested it on the others.  It seemed to tune ok.  I used the pallet mast holder on a comerical gravel roof.  On a bare tin roof, sole sort of padding would be a good idea.  Hard foam might be best.  That shouldn't absorb water.

The idea of the mobil antenna is out of sight, out of mind.

Ralph

Get Outlook for Android


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2021 11:07:31 AM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Field Day trivia question

 
Ralph

Hmmm, that would definitely boost antenna efficiency on selected bands. The down side would be risking damage to roof waterproofing. Presently he can tune parts of 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10, with varying amounts of tunable range in each band. There is no free lunch.

73

Fred


At 10:48 AM 7/24/2021, you wrote:
Another thought.  How about a 40m whip.  Mount it on a pallet and weigh it down with cinder block.  I think hi tuner will match down to 8'.  Use the metal roof as a counterpoise.  Should be almost invisable from the ground.  The pallet would spread the weight out as to not damage the roof.  Just a thought.

Get Outlook for Android


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2021 9:58:58 AM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Field Day trivia question

 
Ralph

Every mobile home has more than enough room for a 100m long zig-zag antenna 1m above the metal roof, but .....

73

Fred AE0FD


At 11:03 PM 7/23/2021, you wrote:
Is there room to zig zag a wire.  Perhaps 3-4 ft above the roof of the trailer?  It is wonky, but the auto tuner should figure it out.

Get Outlook for Android


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...>
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 9:33:23 PM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Field Day trivia question

 
Hal

Thanks a lot for the make/model.

It turns out that Ralph is limited by his park management and does not have the space for even a 40 end fed.

73

Fred AE0FD


At 05:51 PM 7/23/2021, you wrote:
Hi Fred:

I think mine may have been the other you scanned.  It was a Par End Fed 40/20/10.  It was a qrp antenna.  I've worked into Europe with it on 3 watts, SSB.  It helps to get it as high as possible, of course.

I currently am using an 49:1 balun from Balun Designs with a 134 foot wire attached.  It resonates on 80/40/20, and tunes easily on the higher bands.

73.

Hal, N8HSD

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 09:28:54 AM CDT, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:


Alex

Thank you for the memory jog. I am pondering a better solution to Ralph KE0AJE's mobile home park location than his current Comet mobile HF antenna so he can work the whole world. Implementation is subject to park management veto of course.

73

Fred AE0FD


At 08:58 AM 7/20/2021, you wrote:
Fred. I remember you scanning my end fed antenna. A few years back. I̢۪ve included th the link below. Hope that helps.

https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1984mp


Alex Gray
W0RAG

On Jul 20, 2021, at 12:26 AM, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:

Hi

About 5 years ago at field day I scanned two end fed antennas. The results were so surprising to me that I did not take note of their make/model. I wonder if anyone might remember that?

73

Fred AE0FD


Re: Field Day trivia question

Fred Dittrich
 

Ralph

A 5 band mobile antenna is already installed, so I suspect Ralph's motivation to change solutions might be low.

73

Fred


At 01:58 PM 7/24/2021, you wrote:

Nope.  I ran a 40m Hustler mobil antenna with an auto tuner, mobile.  Rig Icom 706 MK2G, auto tuner.  I worked 80, 40 mostly, but tested it on the others.  It seemed to tune ok.  I used the pallet mast holder on a comerical gravel roof.  On a bare tin roof, sole sort of padding would be a good idea.  Hard foam might be best.  That shouldn't absorb water.

The idea of the mobil antenna is out of sight, out of mind.

Ralph

Get Outlook for Android


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2021 11:07:31 AM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Field Day trivia question

 
Ralph

Hmmm, that would definitely boost antenna efficiency on selected bands. The down side would be risking damage to roof waterproofing. Presently he can tune parts of 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10, with varying amounts of tunable range in each band. There is no free lunch.

73

Fred


At 10:48 AM 7/24/2021, you wrote:
Another thought.  How about a 40m whip.  Mount it on a pallet and weigh it down with cinder block.  I think hi tuner will match down to 8'.  Use the metal roof as a counterpoise.  Should be almost invisable from the ground.  The pallet would spread the weight out as to not damage the roof.  Just a thought.

Get Outlook for Android


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2021 9:58:58 AM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Field Day trivia question

 
Ralph

Every mobile home has more than enough room for a 100m long zig-zag antenna 1m above the metal roof, but .....

73

Fred AE0FD


At 11:03 PM 7/23/2021, you wrote:
Is there room to zig zag a wire.  Perhaps 3-4 ft above the roof of the trailer?  It is wonky, but the auto tuner should figure it out.

Get Outlook for Android


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...>
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 9:33:23 PM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Field Day trivia question

 
Hal

Thanks a lot for the make/model.

It turns out that Ralph is limited by his park management and does not have the space for even a 40 end fed.

73

Fred AE0FD


At 05:51 PM 7/23/2021, you wrote:
Hi Fred:

I think mine may have been the other you scanned.  It was a Par End Fed 40/20/10.  It was a qrp antenna.  I've worked into Europe with it on 3 watts, SSB.  It helps to get it as high as possible, of course.

I currently am using an 49:1 balun from Balun Designs with a 134 foot wire attached.  It resonates on 80/40/20, and tunes easily on the higher bands.

73.

Hal, N8HSD

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 09:28:54 AM CDT, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:


Alex

Thank you for the memory jog. I am pondering a better solution to Ralph KE0AJE's mobile home park location than his current Comet mobile HF antenna so he can work the whole world. Implementation is subject to park management veto of course.

73

Fred AE0FD


At 08:58 AM 7/20/2021, you wrote:
Fred. I remember you scanning my end fed antenna. A few years back. I̢۪ve included th the link below. Hope that helps.

https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1984mp


Alex Gray
W0RAG

On Jul 20, 2021, at 12:26 AM, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:

Hi

About 5 years ago at field day I scanned two end fed antennas. The results were so surprising to me that I did not take note of their make/model. I wonder if anyone might remember that?

73

Fred AE0FD


Re: Field Day trivia question

Ralph Howard
 

Nope.  I ran a 40m Hustler mobil antenna with an auto tuner, mobile.  Rig Icom 706 MK2G, auto tuner.  I worked 80, 40 mostly, but tested it on the others.  It seemed to tune ok.  I used the pallet mast holder on a comerical gravel roof.  On a bare tin roof, sole sort of padding would be a good idea.  Hard foam might be best.  That shouldn't absorb water.

The idea of the mobil antenna is out of sight, out of mind.

Ralph


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2021 11:07:31 AM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Field Day trivia question
 
Ralph

Hmmm, that would definitely boost antenna efficiency on selected bands. The down side would be risking damage to roof waterproofing. Presently he can tune parts of 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10, with varying amounts of tunable range in each band. There is no free lunch.

73

Fred


At 10:48 AM 7/24/2021, you wrote:

Another thought.  How about a 40m whip.  Mount it on a pallet and weigh it down with cinder block.  I think hi tuner will match down to 8'.  Use the metal roof as a counterpoise.  Should be almost invisable from the ground.  The pallet would spread the weight out as to not damage the roof.  Just a thought.

Get Outlook for Android


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2021 9:58:58 AM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Field Day trivia question

 
Ralph

Every mobile home has more than enough room for a 100m long zig-zag antenna 1m above the metal roof, but .....

73

Fred AE0FD


At 11:03 PM 7/23/2021, you wrote:
Is there room to zig zag a wire.  Perhaps 3-4 ft above the roof of the trailer?  It is wonky, but the auto tuner should figure it out.

Get Outlook for Android


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...>
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 9:33:23 PM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Field Day trivia question

 
Hal

Thanks a lot for the make/model.

It turns out that Ralph is limited by his park management and does not have the space for even a 40 end fed.

73

Fred AE0FD


At 05:51 PM 7/23/2021, you wrote:
Hi Fred:

I think mine may have been the other you scanned.  It was a Par End Fed 40/20/10.  It was a qrp antenna.  I've worked into Europe with it on 3 watts, SSB.  It helps to get it as high as possible, of course.

I currently am using an 49:1 balun from Balun Designs with a 134 foot wire attached.  It resonates on 80/40/20, and tunes easily on the higher bands.

73.

Hal, N8HSD

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 09:28:54 AM CDT, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:


Alex

Thank you for the memory jog. I am pondering a better solution to Ralph KE0AJE's mobile home park location than his current Comet mobile HF antenna so he can work the whole world. Implementation is subject to park management veto of course.

73

Fred AE0FD


At 08:58 AM 7/20/2021, you wrote:
Fred. I remember you scanning my end fed antenna. A few years back. I̢۪ve included th the link below. Hope that helps.

https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1984mp


Alex Gray
W0RAG

On Jul 20, 2021, at 12:26 AM, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:

Hi

About 5 years ago at field day I scanned two end fed antennas. The results were so surprising to me that I did not take note of their make/model. I wonder if anyone might remember that?

73

Fred AE0FD



Re: Field Day trivia question

Fred Dittrich
 

Ralph

Hmmm, that would definitely boost antenna efficiency on selected bands. The down side would be risking damage to roof waterproofing. Presently he can tune parts of 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10, with varying amounts of tunable range in each band. There is no free lunch.

73

Fred


At 10:48 AM 7/24/2021, you wrote:

Another thought.  How about a 40m whip.  Mount it on a pallet and weigh it down with cinder block.  I think hi tuner will match down to 8'.  Use the metal roof as a counterpoise.  Should be almost invisable from the ground.  The pallet would spread the weight out as to not damage the roof.  Just a thought.

Get Outlook for Android


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2021 9:58:58 AM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Field Day trivia question

 
Ralph

Every mobile home has more than enough room for a 100m long zig-zag antenna 1m above the metal roof, but .....

73

Fred AE0FD


At 11:03 PM 7/23/2021, you wrote:
Is there room to zig zag a wire.  Perhaps 3-4 ft above the roof of the trailer?  It is wonky, but the auto tuner should figure it out.

Get Outlook for Android


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...>
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 9:33:23 PM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Field Day trivia question

 
Hal

Thanks a lot for the make/model.

It turns out that Ralph is limited by his park management and does not have the space for even a 40 end fed.

73

Fred AE0FD


At 05:51 PM 7/23/2021, you wrote:
Hi Fred:

I think mine may have been the other you scanned.  It was a Par End Fed 40/20/10.  It was a qrp antenna.  I've worked into Europe with it on 3 watts, SSB.  It helps to get it as high as possible, of course.

I currently am using an 49:1 balun from Balun Designs with a 134 foot wire attached.  It resonates on 80/40/20, and tunes easily on the higher bands.

73.

Hal, N8HSD

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 09:28:54 AM CDT, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:


Alex

Thank you for the memory jog. I am pondering a better solution to Ralph KE0AJE's mobile home park location than his current Comet mobile HF antenna so he can work the whole world. Implementation is subject to park management veto of course.

73

Fred AE0FD


At 08:58 AM 7/20/2021, you wrote:
Fred. I remember you scanning my end fed antenna. A few years back. I̢۪ve included th the link below. Hope that helps.

https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1984mp


Alex Gray
W0RAG

On Jul 20, 2021, at 12:26 AM, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:

Hi

About 5 years ago at field day I scanned two end fed antennas. The results were so surprising to me that I did not take note of their make/model. I wonder if anyone might remember that?

73

Fred AE0FD



Re: Field Day trivia question

Ralph Howard
 

Another thought.  How about a 40m whip.  Mount it on a pallet and weigh it down with cinder block.  I think hi tuner will match down to 8'.  Use the metal roof as a counterpoise.  Should be almost invisable from the ground.  The pallet would spread the weight out as to not damage the roof.  Just a thought.


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2021 9:58:58 AM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Field Day trivia question
 
Ralph

Every mobile home has more than enough room for a 100m long zig-zag antenna 1m above the metal roof, but .....

73

Fred AE0FD


At 11:03 PM 7/23/2021, you wrote:

Is there room to zig zag a wire.  Perhaps 3-4 ft above the roof of the trailer?  It is wonky, but the auto tuner should figure it out.

Get Outlook for Android


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...>
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 9:33:23 PM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Field Day trivia question

 
Hal

Thanks a lot for the make/model.

It turns out that Ralph is limited by his park management and does not have the space for even a 40 end fed.

73

Fred AE0FD


At 05:51 PM 7/23/2021, you wrote:
Hi Fred:

I think mine may have been the other you scanned.  It was a Par End Fed 40/20/10.  It was a qrp antenna.  I've worked into Europe with it on 3 watts, SSB.  It helps to get it as high as possible, of course.

I currently am using an 49:1 balun from Balun Designs with a 134 foot wire attached.  It resonates on 80/40/20, and tunes easily on the higher bands.

73.

Hal, N8HSD

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 09:28:54 AM CDT, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:


Alex

Thank you for the memory jog. I am pondering a better solution to Ralph KE0AJE's mobile home park location than his current Comet mobile HF antenna so he can work the whole world. Implementation is subject to park management veto of course.

73

Fred AE0FD


At 08:58 AM 7/20/2021, you wrote:
Fred. I remember you scanning my end fed antenna. A few years back. I̢۪ve included th the link below. Hope that helps.

https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1984mp


Alex Gray
W0RAG

On Jul 20, 2021, at 12:26 AM, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:

Hi

About 5 years ago at field day I scanned two end fed antennas. The results were so surprising to me that I did not take note of their make/model. I wonder if anyone might remember that?

73

Fred AE0FD




Re: Field Day trivia question

Fred Dittrich
 

Ralph

Every mobile home has more than enough room for a 100m long zig-zag antenna 1m above the metal roof, but .....

73

Fred AE0FD


At 11:03 PM 7/23/2021, you wrote:

Is there room to zig zag a wire.  Perhaps 3-4 ft above the roof of the trailer?  It is wonky, but the auto tuner should figure it out.

Get Outlook for Android


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...>
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 9:33:23 PM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Field Day trivia question

 
Hal

Thanks a lot for the make/model.

It turns out that Ralph is limited by his park management and does not have the space for even a 40 end fed.

73

Fred AE0FD


At 05:51 PM 7/23/2021, you wrote:
Hi Fred:

I think mine may have been the other you scanned.  It was a Par End Fed 40/20/10.  It was a qrp antenna.  I've worked into Europe with it on 3 watts, SSB.  It helps to get it as high as possible, of course.

I currently am using an 49:1 balun from Balun Designs with a 134 foot wire attached.  It resonates on 80/40/20, and tunes easily on the higher bands.

73.

Hal, N8HSD

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 09:28:54 AM CDT, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:


Alex

Thank you for the memory jog. I am pondering a better solution to Ralph KE0AJE's mobile home park location than his current Comet mobile HF antenna so he can work the whole world. Implementation is subject to park management veto of course.

73

Fred AE0FD


At 08:58 AM 7/20/2021, you wrote:
Fred. I remember you scanning my end fed antenna. A few years back. I̢۪ve included th the link below. Hope that helps.

https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1984mp


Alex Gray
W0RAG

On Jul 20, 2021, at 12:26 AM, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:

Hi

About 5 years ago at field day I scanned two end fed antennas. The results were so surprising to me that I did not take note of their make/model. I wonder if anyone might remember that?

73

Fred AE0FD




Re: Field Day trivia question

Byron Sherman
 

Good ideas. I have had the zig zag work well. Also, a group called Spiro used to sell a shortened dipole. If he has an auto tuner, it might be able to end feed half of a shortened dipole. wes ab0se

On 2021-07-23 22:03, Ralph Howard wrote:
Is there room to zig zag a wire. Perhaps 3-4 ft above the roof of the
trailer? It is wonky, but the auto tuner should figure it out.

Get Outlook for Android [2]

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Hal

Thanks a lot for the make/model.

It turns out that Ralph is limited by his park management and does
not have the space for even a 40 end fed.

73

Fred AE0FD

At 05:51 PM 7/23/2021, you wrote:

Hi Fred:

I think mine may have been the other you scanned. It was a Par End
Fed 40/20/10. It was a qrp antenna. I've worked into Europe with it
on 3 watts, SSB. It helps to get it as high as possible, of course.

I currently am using an 49:1 balun from Balun Designs with a 134
foot wire attached. It resonates on 80/40/20, and tunes easily on
the higher bands.

73.

Hal, N8HSD

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 09:28:54 AM CDT, Fred Dittrich
<fdittric@...> wrote:

Alex

Thank you for the memory jog. I am pondering a better solution to
Ralph KE0AJE's mobile home park location than his current Comet
mobile HF antenna so he can work the whole world. Implementation is
subject to park management veto of course.

73

Fred AE0FD

At 08:58 AM 7/20/2021, you wrote:

Fred. I remember you scanning my end fed antenna. A few years
back. I̢۪ve included th the link below. Hope that helps.

https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1984mp [1]

Alex Gray
W0RAG

On Jul 20, 2021, at 12:26 AM, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...>
wrote:

Hi

About 5 years ago at field day I scanned two end fed antennas.
The results were so surprising to me that I did not take note of
their make/model. I wonder if anyone might remember that?

73

Fred AE0FD

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Re: Field Day trivia question

Ralph Howard
 

Is there room to zig zag a wire.  Perhaps 3-4 ft above the roof of the trailer?  It is wonky, but the auto tuner should figure it out.


From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...>
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 9:33:23 PM
To: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [CMRA] Field Day trivia question
 
Hal

Thanks a lot for the make/model.

It turns out that Ralph is limited by his park management and does not have the space for even a 40 end fed.

73

Fred AE0FD


At 05:51 PM 7/23/2021, you wrote:

Hi Fred:

I think mine may have been the other you scanned.  It was a Par End Fed 40/20/10.  It was a qrp antenna.  I've worked into Europe with it on 3 watts, SSB.  It helps to get it as high as possible, of course.

I currently am using an 49:1 balun from Balun Designs with a 134 foot wire attached.  It resonates on 80/40/20, and tunes easily on the higher bands.

73.

Hal, N8HSD

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 09:28:54 AM CDT, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:


Alex

Thank you for the memory jog. I am pondering a better solution to Ralph KE0AJE's mobile home park location than his current Comet mobile HF antenna so he can work the whole world. Implementation is subject to park management veto of course.

73

Fred AE0FD


At 08:58 AM 7/20/2021, you wrote:
Fred. I remember you scanning my end fed antenna. A few years back. I̢۪ve included th the link below. Hope that helps.

https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1984mp


Alex Gray
W0RAG

On Jul 20, 2021, at 12:26 AM, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:

Hi

About 5 years ago at field day I scanned two end fed antennas. The results were so surprising to me that I did not take note of their make/model. I wonder if anyone might remember that?

73

Fred AE0FD





Re: Field Day trivia question

Fred Dittrich
 

Hal

Thanks a lot for the make/model.

It turns out that Ralph is limited by his park management and does not have the space for even a 40 end fed.

73

Fred AE0FD


At 05:51 PM 7/23/2021, you wrote:

Hi Fred:

I think mine may have been the other you scanned.  It was a Par End Fed 40/20/10.  It was a qrp antenna.  I've worked into Europe with it on 3 watts, SSB.  It helps to get it as high as possible, of course.

I currently am using an 49:1 balun from Balun Designs with a 134 foot wire attached.  It resonates on 80/40/20, and tunes easily on the higher bands.

73.

Hal, N8HSD

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 09:28:54 AM CDT, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:


Alex

Thank you for the memory jog. I am pondering a better solution to Ralph KE0AJE's mobile home park location than his current Comet mobile HF antenna so he can work the whole world. Implementation is subject to park management veto of course.

73

Fred AE0FD


At 08:58 AM 7/20/2021, you wrote:
Fred. I remember you scanning my end fed antenna. A few years back. I̢۪ve included th the link below. Hope that helps.

https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1984mp


Alex Gray
W0RAG

On Jul 20, 2021, at 12:26 AM, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:

Hi

About 5 years ago at field day I scanned two end fed antennas. The results were so surprising to me that I did not take note of their make/model. I wonder if anyone might remember that?

73

Fred AE0FD





Re: Field Day trivia question

H Jacobson
 

Hi Fred:

I think mine may have been the other you scanned.  It was a Par End Fed 40/20/10.  It was a qrp antenna.  I've worked into Europe with it on 3 watts, SSB.  It helps to get it as high as possible, of course.

I currently am using an 49:1 balun from Balun Designs with a 134 foot wire attached.  It resonates on 80/40/20, and tunes easily on the higher bands.

73.

Hal, N8HSD

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 09:28:54 AM CDT, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:


Alex

Thank you for the memory jog. I am pondering a better solution to Ralph KE0AJE's mobile home park location than his current Comet mobile HF antenna so he can work the whole world. Implementation is subject to park management veto of course.

73

Fred AE0FD


At 08:58 AM 7/20/2021, you wrote:

Fred. I remember you scanning my end fed antenna. A few years back. I’ve included the link below. Hope that helps.

https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-1984mp


Alex Gray
W0RAG

On Jul 20, 2021, at 12:26 AM, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:

Hi

About 5 years ago at field day I scanned two end fed antennas. The results were so surprising to me that I did not take note of their make/model. I wonder if anyone might remember that?

73

Fred AE0FD





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