|[AMRadio] Extra Class isn't dumbed down? (was Viking 1)|
mark.k3msb at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 17:51:00 EST 2015
>From WY1R's QRZ page:
"I am a licensed radio amateur since 1986 first as N2GVF then in 1991 I
Was the current VEC systems and on-line question pools in existence in 1991
I had my extra in 77 or 78 and I had to go before the Feds, so i didn't
keep up on licensing much after that.
On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 4:29 AM, Donald Chester <k4kyv at charter.net> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> > Adding on to Larry, NE1S:
> > I was approached recently by a fellow with an NC183D. He was about to
> send it to the
> > junk pile because he plugged it in and no sound came out of the
> loudspeaker and also
> > there was no microphone connector. A guy told him it might need a
> capacitor. He
> > thought he would go to the local parts outfit and get a capacitor and fix
> it himself.
> > He was a licensed ham.
> > - Jim W4ENE
> I can raise you one on that. Look in the latest issue of QST, January,
> in the middle of page 66.
> An EXTRA CLASS ham writes that he purchased a 20m dipole, then decided to
> extend the lengths of both legs to make it resonant on 40.
> He found it worked just fine on 40m, but he could no longer use it on 20,
> where the SWR had become extremely high. He wants someone to explain why
> lost operation on 20m after lengthening the dipole to make it resonate on
> Sheesh! I'd be totally embarrassed to have my call sign published with that
> letter, archived for public view, for all eternity. The guy who writes the
> column should have at least kept it anonymous.
> Don k4kyv
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