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