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PostSubject: Radio What?   Radio What? Icon_minitimeTue Apr 02, 2024 6:06 pm

Hi All,

I hope you all had a good Easter break and hopefully got to enjoy some radio. Radio What? 1f44d



One of my grandchildren recently remarked that the radio hobby was quite a strange thing and after a few explanations I can see why she thought as much.

So here's my take on this 'strange' hobby in a mostly car theme. (Lord knows why, I don't drive nor have ever driven. Wink )

Enjoy, take it as light hearted humour (i.e. don't get miffed) oh and obviously copyright of the respective people silly enough to upload them to the internet.



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ESSB ('Enhanced' Single Side Band')
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FT4
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FT8
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This Frequency is in use!
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Which also invokes....

Band Police
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CQ Competition
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CB Radio
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Ham Radio
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Vintage Radio
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QRP
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Homebrew
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Running Linears
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Modders
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GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)
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Preppers
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PMR Net
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SOTA (Summits On The Air)
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SK Sale (Silent Key sale, carefully stored, might require restoration, no returns. Very Happy )
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Yeah, I know I've completely scr*wed up the gallery view now haven't I? Wink

Let's just hope it raises a titter or two and if you can think of anything else why not add your own below. Radio What? 1f44d 


All the best,
Victor

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PostSubject: Re: Radio What?   Radio What? Icon_minitimeTue Apr 02, 2024 7:41 pm

Hey Vic, I think you're grandaughter is very astute! We are most definitely a quirky bunch 😂

We had a busy Easter getting the garden sorted out for this summer. I'll be getting around to HF antenna's very soon.

I hope you had a really great Easter buddy and you and Teresa are well.

Best 73 Gary.


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PostSubject: Re: Radio What?   Radio What? Icon_minitimeTue Apr 02, 2024 9:55 pm

Love it Laughing Happy Easter Victor and all. Yes, got a bit of radio time, but not as much as I'd have liked.

I'll add a couple...

You're in the noise!


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I photograph quirky things for another pastime so I could probably post many more, but won't, otherwise the gallery is just going to get stupid lol. These are two of mine.

Thanks for a nice laugh before bed Victor Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Radio What?   Radio What? Icon_minitimeTue Apr 02, 2024 10:08 pm

Hello Victor,

I like it.👍👍👍

The ones that made me laugh the most were: 'this frequency is in use' and 'CQ contest.'🤣🤣🤣

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PostSubject: Re: Radio What?   Radio What? Icon_minitimeWed Apr 03, 2024 4:40 am

Hi Gary, 

Yes, I think my granddaughter has got us 'weird' radio lot figured out! Radio What? 1f602 
Glad to hear you and Amanda had a great Easter break as well as enjoying some seasonal gardening. Radio What? 1f44d 


My very best to you both my friend.


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Hi Neal,

Absolutely spot on and there was me thinking I had a weird sense of humour! Radio What? 1f602 
Brilliant pictures by yourself and raised a chuckle with myself and Teresa so thanks for posting in kind.

Best wishes to you and family mate.


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Hi John mate,

Thought I'd share a chuckle or two and I know I'd make a terrible comedian as I was fair old wetting myself finding the pictures fitting the radio theme. Radio What? 1f602 

I hope you had a good Easter break my friend.

All my very best to you.


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Thanks to everyone that replied, it's always much appreciated and I hope that it raised a laugh or two for others.

All the best,
Victor

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PostSubject: Re: Radio What?   Radio What? Icon_minitimeWed Apr 03, 2024 7:18 am

Foundation, intermidate, fullRadio What? Screen17
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PostSubject: Re: Radio What?   Radio What? Icon_minitimeWed Apr 03, 2024 8:37 am

That's certainly the impression given there Jimmy. Radio What? 1f602 



Personally I found it more akin to this :-

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 Radio What? 1f602  Radio What? 1f604  Radio What? 1f606  Radio What? 1f602  lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Radio What?   Radio What? Icon_minitimeWed Apr 03, 2024 11:58 am

While we're on the subject of automobiles, I'm wondering if I can use my 5mtr festival flagpole as an antenna hmm...

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PostSubject: Re: Radio What?   Radio What? Icon_minitimeWed Apr 03, 2024 12:53 pm

Yes you can providing that it's fibreglass and not carbon fibre or indeed anything else conductive.

Best 73 Gary.

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PostSubject: Re: Radio What?   Radio What? Icon_minitimeWed Apr 03, 2024 1:39 pm

Make a t2lt as long as it's fiberglass they work well on 11m

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PostSubject: Re: Radio What?   Radio What? Icon_minitimeWed Apr 03, 2024 1:55 pm

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@Pewee

It's fibreglass and has a ground stake. May try it after we return from a mini festival near Doncaster weekend after next.

In the meantime, I've ordered 10m of coax with PL259s and some SO239s to rig up a multi band end fed sloper. UNUN or BALUN for a 52ft random wire? Still learning about HF stuff.

Gotta do something until my garden cabin is repaired.

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PostSubject: Re: Radio What?   Radio What? Icon_minitimeWed Apr 03, 2024 2:00 pm

9:1 unun and the wire will work fine easy ish to make if you can solder I'll post pic up later at work at the mo. I use my full size g5rv on every band untill I can get a dx commander vertical, then get shot of all the random bits of wire every where, a pole home made for 2m/70cm works real well best swr on them bands I ever had
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PostSubject: Re: Radio What?   Radio What? Icon_minitimeWed Apr 03, 2024 2:40 pm

peewee norfolk wrote:
9:1 unun and the wire will work fine easy ish to make if you can solder I'll post pic up later at work at the mo. I use my full size g5rv on every band untill I can get a dx commander vertical, then get shot of all the random bits of wire every where, a pole home made for 2m/70cm works real well best swr on them bands I ever had

Solder? I worked for many years in BT telephone exchanges, I must have soldered 1000s of connections. Razz When I left in 1994, I 'liberated' several spools of leaded solder which I still have!

Look forward to the pic.

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PostSubject: Re: Radio What?   Radio What? Icon_minitimeWed Apr 03, 2024 5:32 pm

9:1 Magnetic Longwire Balun / Unun – M0UKD – Amateur Radio Blog

this is the site i use, very handy site for home brew etcetc, every thing i have made so far has worked and dare i say worked well. the calculator on the site is spot on from what i have found and made.
have a look around the whole site there is all sorts i found it by total acident and saved at top of my list, well one down from charlie tango dx and QRz lol

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PostSubject: Re: Radio What?   Radio What? Icon_minitimeThu Apr 04, 2024 4:24 pm

Great set of pictures, very funny

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