[AMRadio] Extra Class isn't dumbed down? (was Viking 1)


Mark K3MSB mark.k3msb at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 17:54:29 EST 2015


Actually, I meant to respond to Rob K5UJ's post, not Don's.

Mark K3MSB

On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 5:51 PM, Mark K3MSB <mark.k3msb at gmail.com> wrote:

> From WY1R's QRZ page:
>
> "I am a licensed radio amateur since 1986 first as N2GVF then in 1991 I
> became WY1R."
>
> 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.
>
> Mark K3MSB
>
>
>
> 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,
>> 2016,
>> 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
>> he
>> lost operation on 20m after lengthening the dipole to make it resonate on
>> 40.
>>
>> 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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