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Alan Pilot
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PostSubject: Re: Big burners.? Why?   Big burners.? Why? - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Sep 25, 2020 7:33 am

NUBSTER and i where typing at the same time with the same thought  Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Big burners.? Why?   Big burners.? Why? - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Sep 25, 2020 7:51 am

Lol Alan ,I  was wondering if there was gonna make a TV series of that post .

But yes I agree with the problem of idiots that use extra power, but the main reason why sensible people are using extra power is because of the interference we get now so they can actually make a contact with someone, most breakers now  that I know dont use anything under 10w/20w which now is classed as low power ,where back in the illegal CB days when we on AM we had to keep our power down due to the crap old technology we had back then and it interfered with alot of stuff ie:TV's mainly, but we had no interference to CB back then ie: WiFi routers, LED lights and all the other modern technology stuff we have now so running 1/2 w could get you miles, back then when the TV shut down in the evening (no 24/7 TV then) I use to put my power up to my little 40ch radios full 5watts and get out miles I mean up to 50 mile.

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PostSubject: Re: Big burners.? Why?   Big burners.? Why? - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Sep 25, 2020 8:14 am

Heard my name mentioned... what's going on? Very Happy Very Happy Wink

Joking aside, I've discovered forums and facebark are more of a "gun and run" platform so hence no more long winded posts from me Wink

Bob's postings are usually quite long, (if anyone remembers his new member intro), and I've got to admit I don't mind. He'll be the perfect Ham when he gets his ticket for an 80m waffle, I'll happily join him there Smile


Great points raised in this discussion though. Love it when a discussion gets long.

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PostSubject: Re: Big burners.? Why?   Big burners.? Why? - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Sep 25, 2020 8:57 am

LOL Victor, I've heard some of  them on 80m yawwwn , but there is difference between a monologue type post and a long post mate so dont worry , anyway sometimes you have to post a long one now and then to explain things better.

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PostSubject: Re: Big burners.? Why?   Big burners.? Why? - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Sep 25, 2020 9:36 am

Ha!Very Happy
Yeah, don't mind a long winded conversation but when someone on 80m starts waffling about their latest medical procedure I do tune around or turn off Wink


I do have a long winded post in mind for the future about SWR, what it means and how experience can beat limited technical knowledge. Good one for the new radio operator.
It'll definitely be more than a few lines Martin Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Big burners.? Why?   Big burners.? Why? - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Sep 25, 2020 3:33 pm

Victor.
Make them as long winded as you want i like reading your post's and the long winded ones are all relevant to the subject.
(Got my rsgb book in the post today) Wink Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Big burners.? Why?   Big burners.? Why? - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Sep 25, 2020 5:28 pm

Cheers Alan, appreciate it mate Smile

Got your book? Smile You're on the journey!

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PostSubject: Re: Big burners.? Why?   Big burners.? Why? - Page 3 Icon_minitimeMon Sep 28, 2020 11:23 am

in my very early days of the cb it was a sommercamp coffee warmer it was ok as thought it was good fun until one night
unknown to me was giving every one in the street tvi some had no idea and some sort of one of my good friends came to the house , and asked to talk and put it bluntly and he recorded the tvi and had me talking, So from that down to our local radio doc and he was very good, all he said I have heard I will give you a chance to do some thing to help get rid of
the radio , asked what can I do I do not want money , he said I will take it for a swap , yes got my self a very good
cobra 148 all nice and working showed me it working I will not name him but he was like cobraman, and we were good friends he liked the way I thought, you could have got good money for it, but I was not wanting money, just to get it gone , the street was happy and I was very happy but the lad has gone now, crazy days but good fun then, but not now I can get to a few good spots in the car and at 2000+ ft high and no kickers well a little one 200w

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PostSubject: Re: Big burners.? Why?   Big burners.? Why? - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed Sep 30, 2020 6:15 pm

Never needed any more than 100w to work the world,whats the point of all that power if you cannot hear the other station...

As said...good antenna,coax,plugs etc and enjoy!!

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PostSubject: Re: Big burners.? Why?   Big burners.? Why? - Page 3 Icon_minitimeThu Oct 01, 2020 5:57 pm

Sometimes power is needed in sensible amounts to get over the electrical noise that is rife in our towns and villages.    OK kilowatts of it is a bit daft.

I was once talking to a fairly distant home based station from up on a hill, running about 100 watts.    He started going on about "radio power being perfectly enough" etc.   At which point I switched off the amp and went back to him.   "Hello, hello?  Where have you disappeared to?" I heard him saying.   Chuckling to myself, switched the amp back on and told him "I thought I'd turn my unnecessary amp off".   He didn't have much to say in response!

Also, people talk about working the world QRP, yes of course you can, but it makes flippin' hard work of it when you are competing with big power Italian and Spanish stations.

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PostSubject: Re: Big burners.? Why?   Big burners.? Why? - Page 3 Icon_minitimeThu Oct 01, 2020 8:25 pm

There's always one....................

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Cozzmik wrote:
Never needed any more than 100w to work the world,whats the point of all that power if you cannot hear the other station...

As said...good antenna,coax,plugs etc and enjoy!!
Same as me, Sam. I will run around 100w if out dxing. Otherwise I use as little power as possible to save the car battery.

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