Random musings that don't warrant their own thread

dmpzsn

Well-known Member
As Amateur Radio Operators going back to the 90's we would wipe out a neighbours tv and stero sytems every time we keyed the mike....We did solved his interference with ferrite rings etc but it took some persuasion to let us loose inside his house......We soon got blamed for all kinds of electrial equipment interferance when word got out...well we did have a huge tower and beam antenna in the back garden for all to obviously see so would not take much to set people off.....
But putting a 100w directly at his tv aerial would do that, stick to omni directional then there's no problems:rotfl:
 

dianneW

Active Member
But putting a 100w directly at his tv aerial would do that, stick to omni directional then there's no problems:rotfl:
we left there in 2000 so they must have found someone else to blame for weather flares ups etc...our omni directional antenna was good for general listening but transmit in that location was straight into the next door but ones TV ... ..we know because we saw steam coming out of his chimney.....we have the tower here and same antenna and have no issues in five years ...so far...
 

dmpzsn

Well-known Member
we left there in 2000 so they must have found someone else to blame for weather flares ups etc...our omni directional antenna was good for general listening but transmit in that location was straight into the next door but ones TV ... ..we know because we saw steam coming out of his chimney.....we have the tower here and same antenna and have no issues in five years ...so far...
Not good for friendly neighbourhood relations :blush: Constant tvi can cause problems.

Funnily enough I said to my Wife I'd like to put up a tower in my back garden the other day. She didn't say much, but I got the distinct impression it may not be a good move:thumbsdow, so a mast on the side of the house and one on the garage is all I'm going to be able to have.
 

Doug the D

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Not good for friendly neighbourhood relations :blush: Constant tvi can cause problems.

Funnily enough I said to my Wife I'd like to put up a tower in my back garden the other day. She didn't say much, but I got the distinct impression it may not be a good move:thumbsdow, so a mast on the side of the house and one on the garage is all I'm going to be able to have.
A wise friend once told me 'If your wife says 'Do what you fudging like', she doesn't actually mean 'Do what you like'' :rotfl:
 

imightbewrong

Distinguished Member
A wise friend once told me 'If your wife says 'Do what you fudging like', she doesn't actually mean 'Do what you like'' :rotfl:
Whaaaat? Next you'll be telling us when they say they are 'fine' they are the opposite of fine.
 

dianneW

Active Member
Not good for friendly neighbourhood relations :blush: Constant tvi can cause problems.

Funnily enough I said to my Wife I'd like to put up a tower in my back garden the other day. She didn't say much, but I got the distinct impression it may not be a good move:thumbsdow, so a mast on the side of the house and one on the garage is all I'm going to be able to have.
We set the tower up in a place that was the least visible to our neighbour but when he saw it he did remark on it!
If your other half could get interested in the hobby you will find it all changes.
 

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Mo Better Blues

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I'm a Grandpa as of 9.51pm Wednesday 23rd September 2020

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imightbewrong

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dmpzsn

Well-known Member
We set the tower up in a place that was the least visible to our neighbour but when he saw it he did remark on it!
If your other half could get interested in the hobby you will find it all changes.
That's a nice beam you've got there, which bands are you on?

Ther's a couple of others on here who have used hf and other bands, but I don't know of any other hams.

I mainly use 2mtr and 70cms and dmr. I've just had a 6mtr triband installed and will try that band.

:hiya:
 

vu599536

Suspended
Why do you cut yourself in places where a plaster doesn't sit well? Such as the bit of skin between your fingers, on knuckles etc?
 

dianneW

Active Member
That's a nice beam you've got there, which bands are you on?

Ther's a couple of others on here who have used hf and other bands, but I don't know of any other hams.

I mainly use 2mtr and 70cms and dmr. I've just had a 6mtr triband installed and will try that band.

:hiya:
The coax is not connected at this moment as work in progress it needed to be moved...Not had a lot of time for Ham Radio lately but would work 20 metres more than any. Husband had a good Italian friend that he chatted to regualary but since he passed away and another close mate also died he really lost interest.
We do not have French call signs either.

Never worked 2 metres or 70cms but know a few people in the UK who do because we started on CB where we joined a lot of clubs and therefore met a lot of radio interested people. Many went on to study for their ham licences and we kept in contact and still do with a few. Call sign is G4ZSR and Husband's is G4YZL and likely still listed as living in Bexhill on Sea.
 

dmpzsn

Well-known Member
The coax is not connected at this moment as work in progress it needed to be moved...Not had a lot of time for Ham Radio lately but would work 20 metres more than any. Husband had a good Italian friend that he chatted to regualary but since he passed away and another close mate also died he really lost interest.
We do not have French call signs either.

Never worked 2 metres or 70cms but know a few people in the UK who do because we started on CB where we joined a lot of clubs and therefore met a lot of radio interested people. Many went on to study for their ham licences and we kept in contact and still do with a few. Call sign is G4ZSR and Husband's is G4YZL and likely still listed as living in Bexhill on Sea.
Not having co-ax connected or a French call sign can inhibit using your rig.

It's unfortunate that the old call signs are going silent key, but at least there's a lot of new call signs coming on here which is good. All the radio shops are very busy though customer service is terrible.

From your call sign you problably took your RAE around the same time as me, early 80's and like you I started on cb.

My call sign is G6ZSN, but I don't use hf as I'm not set up for it, it's bad enough getting a uhf/vhf signal here. Though DMR is good for long distance chats, though some on here and out in the wide world don't think its proper ham radio as your using the www through repeaters. Still everyone is entitled to their opinion.

73
 

dianneW

Active Member
Not having co-ax connected or a French call sign can inhibit using your rig.

It's unfortunate that the old call signs are going silent key, but at least there's a lot of new call signs coming on here which is good. All the radio shops are very busy though customer service is terrible.

From your call sign you problably took your RAE around the same time as me, early 80's and like you I started on cb.

My call sign is G6ZSN, but I don't use hf as I'm not set up for it, it's bad enough getting a uhf/vhf signal here. Though DMR is good for long distance chats, though some on here and out in the wide world don't think its proper ham radio as your using the www through repeaters. Still everyone is entitled to their opinion.

73
There is Echolink on the PC....have you tried it?
 

dmpzsn

Well-known Member
QRZ is a web page with info about Amateur Radio Callsigns
Yes I know of it, but untill the lockdown I wasn't very active, also our local repeater isn't very active and you don't hear many unknown call signs on there. Dmr has changed all that.
 

nvingo

Well-known Member
^^ Had that once; had letter stamp on am A4 package. We actually saw the sender in person before going to collect it from the sorting office :mad:
 

vu599536

Suspended
^^ Had that once; had letter stamp on am A4 package. We actually saw the sender in person before going to collect it from the sorting office :mad:
98% of my stuff posted to me are from organisations either using prepaid envelopes or a franking machine
 

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