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Old November 18th, 2004, 04:58 PM
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Craig Kobayashi
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Who's next?

http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsS...licKey=2671999

I got my call sign today from the FCC... KG6WTR

Who's next?
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Old November 18th, 2004, 08:10 PM
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you junkie!!
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Old November 18th, 2004, 08:28 PM
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Craig Kobayashi
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Junkie is right!

EE needs to start selling some mobile and handheld amateur radio gear.

Ho? John?
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Old November 18th, 2004, 08:57 PM
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just please tell me you're not going to mount one of the 40 foot antennas on top of your disco....
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Old November 18th, 2004, 09:44 PM
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Craig Kobayashi
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LOL, no HF stuff for me, just 2m/440
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Old November 18th, 2004, 10:15 PM
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you guys should see craig's home set up...

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Old November 18th, 2004, 10:32 PM
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Craig Kobayashi
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My dad used to have a setup like that way back in the day.
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Old November 19th, 2004, 05:51 AM
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"Hello Mars?....This is Koby from Earth..."
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Old November 19th, 2004, 03:09 PM
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Are you going to get the personalized license plate with your call sign?
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Old November 19th, 2004, 04:00 PM
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LOL.
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Old November 19th, 2004, 04:36 PM
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Craig Kobayashi
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Yes, I've got the application right here.
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Old November 19th, 2004, 07:45 PM
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Looks like this is where Koby and I part ways.

Guess I better just resign myself to the "black board" as I am a total badass Pirate with nothing but disregard for rules and regulations.

License?
what license?

What modified radio with exapanded Tx?

Who's your top DXer?
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Old November 19th, 2004, 08:46 PM
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That's cool. My dad and brother are 2M fans and technicians.

I prefer callsign "Viper" or "Maverick" but not "Iceman"

lol
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Old November 19th, 2004, 09:12 PM
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Craig Kobayashi
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And to think that I voted for your lobster...

So answer me this, Jack: Why not just get your tech license?
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Old November 19th, 2004, 10:44 PM
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Jack Quinlan
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for some reason I'm still convinced I'm a cool kid.

my nerd denial makes me think that a certificate with my name and KD6Y on it will get me beat up after physics class.
notice I don't go in for all this NASA buisness either.

plus i pretty much try to stick with the opposite of whatever derek does.

actually, since I always operate on the 150s as does everyone I communicate with I have no need for the tech license.
however, if we are successful in spreading the HAM gospel to all these jokers i'll go ahead and get it so that I can Tx on the 140s since not everyone will be on GMRS.
all of the tech is worth knowing but i'm still not too concerned from a legal standpoint. i only ever use the radio in these remote spots over short distances so if I am pirating the airwaves it's to a pretty small audience.

gotta get the FT-2800M.
bulletproof all day long @65w with no fan.
solid.
mil-spec 810.
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Old November 19th, 2004, 10:48 PM
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Craig Kobayashi
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screw GMRS. you don't even need to take a test to get that license...

Interestingly enough though, that license was more expensive than the Technician Class license.

So, explain this to me, you don't go for NASA stuff, but you're pimping the mil-spec Yaesu?

How about that Icom IC-208H? It fits nicely in my truck.
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Old December 29th, 2004, 11:25 AM
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Mike Rupp
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http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsS...licKey=2682761

I just got my call sign today: KC9GZG.

Now I've got to figure out how to mount a radio in the Disco 1 so the install looks nice. Even the Icom 208H, which has a small detachable face plate, will be a pain to find a good location. The other issue that is bugging me is finding a suitable antenna without using a roof rack. Right now I'm leaning towards using a through glass antenna similar to the old style cellular antennas. It probably gives the best balance between aesthetics and performance. Of course I could get a luggage rack mount with a nice antenna to get great performance, but it would probably look pretty crappy.

I'll ask Koby's question again: who's next? Ho?
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Old December 29th, 2004, 12:58 PM
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Mike,

That's very sweet. Congratulations.

A little birdie told me that you aced the exam too. Bad ass.
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Old December 29th, 2004, 01:13 PM
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Jack Quinlan
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Mike,
A short dual band antennae on the tire carrier is totally sufficient.
My buddy Derek has a Yaesu set up that way and reception is excellent.
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Old December 30th, 2004, 12:28 AM
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Kickass Mike. I am KD7MMK. Like Jack, I resisted too long. The tech license is easy if the rules are studied and you know how to read a schematic. I took my tech by beginning to study the FCC rules less than 24 hours prior to the exam.

How did you know that you aced the exam? When I took mine four years ago it was pass/fail and they could give no indication what or how many you missed. I was pretty sure I aced mine too, but I never could know for sure.
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Old December 30th, 2004, 10:12 AM
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Mike Rupp
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Thanks John.


The antenna setup I'm looking at is a 2m / 70cm Larsen with the through glass mount. Here's a review: http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/1062. It gets pretty decent reviews.

Curtis, The exam was given by a few guys from a local club. There were only two other people taking tests when I was there. After I finished, they said to wait in the hall and they would grade the exam and let me know how I did. One of the guys came in the hallway and asked "did you study for the exam?". I said that I thought that I had done pretty well, kind of defensively. He said, "you aced the exam." He then made me take the general exam. I missed passing the general exam by 2 questions. Since I'm just getting started in this stuff and plan only to have mobile setups, I'm not sure if I'll ever need to have access to the HF bands.
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Old December 31st, 2004, 09:12 AM
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Mike - they must have changed the regs. There were several of us taking the exam and while they were grading we were all bragging about how easy it was. After they got done we all wanted to know our results and they said that it was policy not to tell us. Glad to hear they have progressed since then because I thought not telling us was useless.
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Old December 31st, 2004, 02:24 PM
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Craig Kobayashi
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Congratulations Mike!
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Old January 12th, 2005, 04:04 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike_Rupp
http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsS...licKey=2682761

I just got my call sign today: KC9GZG.

Now I've got to figure out how to mount a radio in the Disco 1 so the install looks nice. Even the Icom 208H, which has a small detachable face plate, will be a pain to find a good location. The other issue that is bugging me is finding a suitable antenna without using a roof rack. Right now I'm leaning towards using a through glass antenna similar to the old style cellular antennas. It probably gives the best balance between aesthetics and performance. Of course I could get a luggage rack mount with a nice antenna to get great performance, but it would probably look pretty crappy.

I'll ask Koby's question again: who's next? Ho?

Mike,

I mounted my control head for a Yaesu FT-857 just in front of the diff lock lever, and the transiever in the recess between the tail light and the rear wheel.

For 2m to 70cm I have a roof mounted NMO mount, with two antennas: a Diamond rubber dual band (about 12" long) and the Larsen dual band (about 30"). The rubber dual-band is for off-road and the bigger antenna is for other times I feel like I need the additional gain.

On HF-6m I use the Larsen ATAS-120 mounted on the rear door by the hinge using a Diamond K-400 mount. I can also use that antenna mount for my CB.

Over-all it is a very clean install, and the antennas come off when I don't want to look totally geeky.

I found the on-glass antenna was prone to getting knocked off the side windows, and I didn't like the look on the front or rear. With the roof mount I get the best performance and just screw on a black cap when I'm not using it.

Victor
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Old January 14th, 2005, 07:17 AM
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Mike Rupp
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Victor, a roof mount isn't really an option for me since I'll be getting a roof rack. I've thought about using a mount on the rear door, but really haven't looked into it in great detail. Do you have any pictures that show the mount / antenna of your rear door setup?
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