Jun 15, 2013
What's everyone using for mounting the antenna?
Opek NMO lip mount.
Diamond K400 hatch mount for CB.
Opek NMO hatch mount for HAM.
NMO mount attached to the Hep's basket.
Went exploring Coast Range, Turned on the APRS radio. To track my Recon of coastal maze of Logging roads. 45 miles later, Picked up a bad Vibration while driving.. Eh just a branch dragging..Nuts, None seen.. Nuts.. something broke?. By myself & No Cell Service ZIP nadda.. Turn Cell phone off. BUT had my APRS on.. and Ham radio. 300 miles Comm's No worries..
Found branch on drive line rattling.. Whew.. easy fix.
Checked the APRS track Last night... one PING NO tracking ah Crap.. APRS is not working correctly.. ugh.. Bad wire, connections.. Now to trouble shoot that thing.
Maybe SANTA will Bring a New APRS Radio for Christmas.. If not?.. His flying Deer shall be Dealt with & are tasty!!!... ;-)
Found me a Free ICOM-2100. Now mounted to run APRS. 5watt,10watt or 50Watt's. My Cheap Kenwood from the 80's kept failing.
Those are good little radios. That was my very first amateur radio. Always worked great but sold it to a friend locally for his shack to help fund my TM-D710GA.
Well, that stinks.. Time change.. Now the Local HF State Emergency net I have been checking into nightly for the last 6 months.. Can't even hear them, The ones I do faintly hear in the noise, are pumping out 1,000 watts on Mega antenna.. Vs me the little Guy with 130 foot Horizontal Wire @ 95 watts.
Did pick up France faintly the other day. .. Was Just enough to Know they were ham's making contacts in the USA. Nice to hear.. darn french!. ;-)
Separate names with a comma.