• 2m discussion and traffic

    From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:24:00
    Jimmy,

    Hey - not that I can say anything... I was silent on the BBS for
    MONTHS. :-)

    Some days, I'm that way as well...especially when there are
    thunderstorms forecast or in the area...as is the case later today
    through Thursday.

    I have started turning the radio back on. VERY very sporadic
    traffic...

    The only time it's busy is during nets. Drive time has gotten slow.

    ... Jesus Saves -- passes to Moses - he shoots! HE SCORES!!!

    Never mind a 3 point play. <G>

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:26:00
    Jimmy,

    I've been THIS close to thinking about seeing if someone wanted
    to buy our mobiles, but as soon as I do my wife will be ready
    to do some weather spotting again. :-)

    (she's not a rag chewer, just likes the storm side of it)

    Storm spotting I can deal with...storm chasing I can't stand. Too many
    of these folks "wanting severe weather"...when so many others don't.

    ... Baby boom: Noise made when an infant breaks the sound barrier.

    Or when he farts loudly in a quiet room. <G>

    But, that brings to mind the graphic with the infant with a horrified expression on his face, and the caption "OMG!! That wasn't a fart"!! :P

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:28:00
    Jimmy,

    I have dabbled in echolink... I agree, it's not a 'real' radio, but
    if you're looking for conversation...

    Or if you're in a place where you can't have RF, such as a nursing
    home, assisted living center, or in an HOA.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to SEAN DENNIS on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:30:00
    Sean,

    Side note: I just renewed my SKYWARN spotter certification. Evidently SKYWA SD>in my area is in shambles...which doesn't surprise me at all.

    Just renewed mine late last week...since moving back to my Mom's place
    (she's in a a nursing home now), and getting a new callsign.

    The WCM at the NWS Little Rock, Dennis Cavanaugh, used to be at the
    NWS in Fort Worth. He's also a ham (KF5VHZ).

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Sean Dennis on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:51:00
    Sean Dennis wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    Hello Jimmy,

    I have dabbled in echolink... I agree, it's not a 'real' radio, but
    if you're looking for conversation...

    Even then Echolink isn't always active.

    Very true - which begs the quesiton - can you 'scan' with it? Hmm...

    When I'm mobile, I'll scan the repeaters I have stored. I did a frequency
    scan once and was picking up air traffic too. That was different.

    I am about to order something
    I have been wanting for a very long time: a new EFHW HF antenna from myantennas.com (the guy is a ham who used to design antennas for Cushcraft). 10-80 meters, no tuner required (though I will still use one). I haven't been on the air in months. Missing it. Rearranging
    my tiny 8x10' shack to allow me to not only use my Yaesu FT-450D but to finally hook up my Kenwood TS-430S also. That Kenwood has some lovely audio.

    Nice!

    Side note: I just renewed my SKYWARN spotter certification. Evidently SKYWARN in my area is in shambles...which doesn't surprise me at all.

    My wife and I are still part of the system, but we don't get on the
    'boards' - just report stuff while mobile...

    + Origin: Lean Angle BBS * Southaven MS * winserver.org (1:116/17)

    Been calling Robert's board, eh? :D

    Yep! I'm about 80 miles north of Memphis, so that's my 'home BBS.'




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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Daryl Stout on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 13:35:00
    Daryl Stout wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    Jimmy,

    I've been THIS close to thinking about seeing if someone wanted
    to buy our mobiles, but as soon as I do my wife will be ready
    to do some weather spotting again. :-)

    (she's not a rag chewer, just likes the storm side of it)

    Storm spotting I can deal with...storm chasing I can't stand. Too
    many of these folks "wanting severe weather"...when so many others
    don't.

    Well, she doesn't WANT it, just like she's an EMT and a volunteer
    fire fighter - she doesn't WANT you to have a wreck or your house
    to catch fire, but she wants to be there to help when it does
    happen.




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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Sean Dennis on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 12:54:00
    Hey - not that I can say anything... I was silent on the BBS for
    MONTHS. :-)

    I have started turning the radio back on. VERY very sporadic
    traffic...



    Sean Dennis wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    Hello Jimmy,

    27 Aug 18 09:52 at you wrote to All:

    There was a 'dicussion' on Facebook yesterday about 2 meters not
    getting much traffic locally. In part of it, someone mentioned the
    26th at 7 pm your local time, go to 2m Simplex and just call out...
    Well, I did, but I never got a reply. Not sure if this was something
    that others heard about or tried?

    I listened but as usual, nothing...

    73,
    Sean KD5COL

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Kent Timm on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 12:56:00
    Yeah - that's sad, but I totally get it...

    I've been THIS close to thinking about seeing if someone wanted
    to buy our mobiles, but as soon as I do my wife will be ready
    to do some weather spotting again. :-)

    (she's not a rag chewer, just likes the storm side of it)




    Kent Timm wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    * In a message originally to All, Jimmy Anderson said:
    There was a 'dicussion' on Facebook yesterday about 2 meters not
    getting much traffic locally. In part of it, someone mentioned
    the 26th at 7 pm your local time, go to 2m Simplex and just call
    out... Well, I did, but I never got a reply. Not sure if this was

    I moved back to this area a year and a half ago, after 6 months of checking in to the only local net on 2m (or otherwise) nobody seemed
    to still be able to even recall my name, so I turned it off, listened
    to 146.520 though the day and evening for a few months after that..
    put my callsign out lots of times and zero responces.

    Sold my only VHF radio a couple months ago since all it was doing is collecting dust.

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/17 to Kent Timm on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 13:01:00
    Kent Timm wrote to Sean Dennis <=-

    Once in a while i get on EchoLink and check in to a saturday net where
    I use to live ve3ttt repeater at 7pm, but it feels weird using my
    android phone instead of a real radio. But that's as close as I get to
    2m now.

    I have dabbled in echolink... I agree, it's not a 'real' radio, but
    if you're looking for conversation...




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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Jimmy Anderson on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 20:00:50
    Hello Jimmy,

    16 Apr 19 13:01 at you wrote to Kent Timm:

    I have dabbled in echolink... I agree, it's not a 'real' radio, but
    if you're looking for conversation...

    Even then Echolink isn't always active. I am about to order something I have been wanting for a very long time: a new EFHW HF antenna from myantennas.com (the guy is a ham who used to design antennas for Cushcraft). 10-80 meters, no tuner required (though I will still use one). I haven't been on the air in months. Missing it. Rearranging my tiny 8x10' shack to allow me to not only use my Yaesu FT-450D but to finally hook up my Kenwood TS-430S also. That Kenwood has some lovely audio.

    Side note: I just renewed my SKYWARN spotter certification. Evidently SKYWARN in my area is in shambles...which doesn't surprise me at all.

    + Origin: Lean Angle BBS * Southaven MS * winserver.org (1:116/17)

    Been calling Robert's board, eh? :D

    Later,
    Sean

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