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    Time for you to have a nice winter! Hope you can...

    Time for you to have a nice winter! Hope you can take the summer...LOL!



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBsPZV14I-k&list=PL5356FDE7C4CED34C&index=4


    Rick
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    Nah. Burns is actually entertaining. This n00b...

    Nah. Burns is actually entertaining. This n00b is rather meh on the Troll Scale.

    Rick
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    Fanon, now that's an old name which faded from...

    Fanon, now that's an old name which faded from the memory banks....LOL! We used to make things in 'Murica....cool things.

    Rick
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    Siltronix/Swan was in Escondido and SBE made...

    Siltronix/Swan was in Escondido and SBE made their radios in Watsonville back in the day. Today the only company in Cali I think that still remains as a radio manufacturer is Elecraft, which is by...
  5. The whole digital deal on VHF/UHF reminds me of...

    The whole digital deal on VHF/UHF reminds me of VHS vs Betamax but since the amateur radio market has a max size in the mid 6 figures, there will be a hard time accumulating critical mass for a...
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    27694 Rick

    27694


    Rick
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    That's it and the one being sold still has it's...

    That's it and the one being sold still has it's factory desk mike! I used to drool over those Simbas back in the Seventies.

    Rick
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    My favorite Big Base of the Good Old Days (when...

    My favorite Big Base of the Good Old Days (when it came to looks) was the Pearce Simpson Simba. In the Eighties I found one at a garage sale for $1 that needed a power cord fixed. Oh how the mighty...
  9. Thread: The New Guy

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    My one trip on SoCal US 395 was two years ago. ...

    My one trip on SoCal US 395 was two years ago. Stopped in Bishop and spent the night there. The next day revealed that the road was closed 40 miles north. Had to backtrack to 58, head to...
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    Ahh, Stardusters. I set one of those on the...

    Ahh, Stardusters. I set one of those on the family roof back in 1976 and using a cheap Midland base barefoot I talked all the way from Sitka to Yuma. Of course conditions were in like crazy but...
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    Same thing could be said for Novices as well! ...

    Same thing could be said for Novices as well!

    Rick
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    BBBBBBBBBBBlllllllllllllluuuuuuuuuuueeeeeeeeeeee ...

    BBBBBBBBBBBlllllllllllllluuuuuuuuuuueeeeeeeeeeee Waffle...LOL!

    Rick
  13. Thread: The Fixer

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    Yet another HiDef classic take! Rick

    Yet another HiDef classic take!

    Rick
  14. Remember Wile E. Coyote and Acme Anvils? Well, a...

    Remember Wile E. Coyote and Acme Anvils? Well, a maul is kinda-sorta like that but in the Citizen's Band Radio Service it means you're runnin' da' watts, usually in copious amounts, enough to cut...
  15. Many modern HF rigs are 160-6m capable. Some...

    Many modern HF rigs are 160-6m capable. Some older single band 6m rigs are out there but you might as well go new, have it all and then be in position for when you get your General. That test is no...
  16. Give 6m a try on SSB. It has been running strong...

    Give 6m a try on SSB. It has been running strong lately but it won't last forever!

    Hope you have fun on 11m too!

    Rick
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    The days of the Rubber Duck and The Bandit are...

    The days of the Rubber Duck and The Bandit are long gone. You won't find that much for CB going on compared to the glory days of the Seventies. It's all cellphones now. If you want a radio to talk...
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    There's no shrimp on their menu. My favorite...

    There's no shrimp on their menu. My favorite pizza is shrimp, Italian sausage, green bell pepper, white onion, extra sauce and thin on the cheese. I call it the "Louisiana Special" and it really...
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    Don't Mass With Taxes or something like...

    Don't Mass With Taxes or something like that...LOL! DFW has several In-N-Out Burger places now and that's more than we can say in Oregon at this time, so enjoy them, Whataburger and whatever else...
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    Go small on the antenna and you'll talk small. ...

    Go small on the antenna and you'll talk small. If all you want is a few miles of range then it's okay to go with a smaller antenna. A great antenna and a basic radio will outperform a fancy radio...
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    When it comes to amateur radio, you'll have to...

    When it comes to amateur radio, you'll have to decide from a whole range of radio capabilities. What kind of stuff do you want to do dieseltech? Everything from VLF experimental to SHF microwave is...
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    Listen to the channels and see where the people...

    Listen to the channels and see where the people are talking. I have an Uniden handheld scanner that I have one bank dedicated to the 11m channels so anywhere I go I could just spend a few hours...
  23. Thread: FNG

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    Raising Cane comes in just 1 percentage point...

    Raising Cane comes in just 1 percentage point behind Chick-Fil-A for customer satisfaction. I saw the pix of the food and it looks good. Unfortunately we have no RC's or CFA's in the entire Pacific...
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    You'll be fine until 440 GTX shows up...beep!...

    You'll be fine until 440 GTX shows up...beep! beep!

    Rick
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    Plates are for modulatin'. You hold the burgers,...

    Plates are for modulatin'. You hold the burgers, hot dogs, chicken, shrimp and tacos in your hands!


    Rick
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