|[AMRadio] CB vs GB|
w5omr at satx.rr.com
Thu Apr 6 13:27:15 EDT 2006
Barry Sherwood wrote:
>I used to tell folks the bugcatcher and capacity hat
>were for receiving HBO!
>Most believed it too.
Everyone asks me "who you talking to with that thing? Mars?"
The most asked question is "how far can you talk?"
When I tell 'em "half-way around the world", they get a blank look on
their face, as if to say "only half-way?" Then I say "Think about it -
if I go any further, then I'm not talking as far."
That leaves 'em thinking. Very few 'get it', until I explain that
talking more than half-way around the world means I'm not talking as far
as half-way around the world, which is as far as I can reach, from that
I do tell 'em that the best distance (DX) I've had from the mobile, is
Chattham Island (900km off the coast of New Zealand) which was the same
night I worked the Cape of Good Hope, in South Africa, while sitting on
the Shores of the Gulf Coast of Mexico, in Pascagula, Mississippi,
looking over the water at 10:30pm.
It was a good night, for barefoot (100w) SSB on 17m.
73 = Best Regards,
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