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paBullwinkle
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639 Western PA

Post by paBullwinkle » Wednesday, 04 May 2011, 1:18 AM

I figured it was time to start a log up of all the contacts i make on the airwaves and a general day-to-day log.

5/4/2011 -

Today I made a few good contacts. Talked to the local 189 on 35 Lower for a good two-three hours. Made a relay contact to a station down by the Airport in Pittsburgh. My transmit was able to get to him but i couldn't hear him. Gotta get me a pre-amp.

Finally made one of the contacts I have been trying for since i setup my base. Made contact with 93 Stratman aka stratman56. That's one off the list of several.

Next up for a contact is the 928 Montana aka atfguy.

Why is it that Schools and the fine state of PA cant just leave well enough alone? I had to take a test today that JUST came out. Lord i hope i did well on it. Anyway back on the subject of Radio's. Does anyone know of a good Multi-band Beam antenna that will cover a good bit of the ham bands aswell as the cb bands?

Thanks for reading my random babalings.
73's to you and God Bless.

Respectfully,
paBullwinkle Operator 639


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Re: 639 Western PA

Post by paBullwinkle » Wednesday, 04 May 2011, 1:20 AM

I appologize but the date on the last post should be 5/3/2011. I would edit the post but i dont seem to have the option.

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Re: 639 Western PA

Post by Slim Pickins » Wednesday, 04 May 2011, 4:16 AM

I have been looking at the Cushcraft A3S tri-band beam for 10-15-20m. You can also get an add on kit for 40m. Not sure if it will work on 11m with a tuner or not but I was kinda wondering the same thing. Warning.....not cheap.

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Post by paBullwinkle » Wednesday, 04 May 2011, 8:44 AM

A Good antenna isnt going to be cheap. if i can take the 10M side of it and covert it to 11M i would buy it in a heartbeat though. Maybe ill experiment with making my own antenna.

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Re: 639 Western PA

Post by paBullwinkle » Tuesday, 10 May 2011, 8:08 AM

5/10/2011

I talked all over Florida and to the locals i always talk to. Talked to 675 down there, He had one good sounding radio. was hitting me with a good 20+. Talked to 687 Aviator another good sounding radio. Finally made another contact with 93 The Stratman, got him on a video gate. Ill post the video gate in the Watergate section of the forums. I am glad I made contact with who i did. When i first turned my radio on it was deader than a door knob. Left the radio sit there and warm up so it would be on frequincy. Once i did that i came back and man skip was rollin like never before. I waited till it was somewhat quiet and hollered out there with my numbers. Man i had every station in Florida comin back to me that had there radio on. I was really excited about that because the day before I got my antenna about another 10 feet higher. Being in this valley must have some kinda weird effect on the way my antenna radiates.


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Re: 639 Western PA

Post by Hondarider » Sunday, 15 May 2011, 17:03 PM

Cool cool bull. Sounds like a lot of fun. I really only talk to locals, once and a while i pick up skip, rarely others can hear me though.
Have a good one.
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Re: 639 Western PA

Post by paBullwinkle » Monday, 30 May 2011, 6:08 AM

5/30/2011

Made contact with Windwalker1 on 25 AM in the mobile this mornin. He was soundin real good in my radio motorhome.

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Post by 443 Arizona » Monday, 30 May 2011, 10:28 AM

hi pa bull winkle, i will suggest adding some kind of groundplane to your antenna ,, it may help with your recieve , becomes sensitive to the weaker signals out here. and add as much hieght as possible , every foot counts. what are you at now?
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Post by paBullwinkle » Monday, 30 May 2011, 19:32 PM

ill take pictures of my antenna and post em up. im probably at about 20-30ft to the base of the antenna. i agree on the groundplane for the antron 99. Do you know of anyone who makes one other than the one from solarcon? theres is pretty pricey.

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Re: 639 Western PA

Post by liquidh8 » Thursday, 11 August 2011, 13:27 PM

One of these days I'd like to contact you on the air, hehe. being on the other side of the state. I wounder if a ground plane would work for your receive? Either way, I am following your thread.
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