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by eubi
Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION
Topic: Shack on a Bike
Replies: 8
Views: 5143

Re: Shack on a Bike

traveltoad wrote:Nightsun headlamps... you don't see those very often anymore. I have some parts if you need them.
Good eye. Yes, I'm a gutter bunny, and need extraordinary lighting for my early morning commute. These are very nice.
by eubi
Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION
Topic: Shack on a Bike
Replies: 8
Views: 5143

Re: Shack on a Bike

I'll try to get a larger photo...for some reason that photo of my bike is a lot smaller in physical size...but it's not that much smaller of a file than the other one!
by eubi
Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION
Topic: Shack on a Bike
Replies: 8
Views: 5143

Re: Shack on a Bike

From the operator's perspective: http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v442/214/104/1412403363/n1412403363_130904_2411.jpg The housing is just a Yaesu VX-7R in a food container, with foam cushioning underneith. I know, 7 Romeos are supposed to be waterproof, but I sweat a lot, especially on ri...
by eubi
Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION
Topic: Shack on a Bike
Replies: 8
Views: 5143

Shack on a Bike

I tested out my Ham-on-a-Bike rig on a long ride to Sierra Peak. The setup has been holding up very well, even on rough descents. No real problems with my road testing two weeks ago, but that's pretty smooth going. I figured it needed a bit more vibration testing! http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos...
by eubi
Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: AMATEUR RADIO LICENSING AND UPGRADES
Topic: HF Net
Replies: 5
Views: 3221

Re: HF Net

I think what I may do is build an inexpensive HF receiver kit, and just listen for a while.

If the traffic sounds good, I'll break open the piggy for a Xceiver.

Thanks!
by eubi
Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: AMATEUR RADIO LICENSING AND UPGRADES
Topic: HF Net
Replies: 5
Views: 3221

HF Net

I would like to explore the HF bands, but want to be sure I have a use for the (expensive) radio before I take the plunge. After a half hour at HRO listening these bands, I was able to find only one scratchy contact! Any HF nets planned, or do you know of any that currently exist? Or should I save m...
by eubi
Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:15 am
Forum: COMMUNICATIONS GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Wilderness Protocol
Replies: 10
Views: 8703

Re: Wilderness Protocol

Great post! I have one of those simplex frequencies programmed into my HT already, and for good measure, I put it in black tape on my orange emergency blanket! I was unaware there were more standard back-country simplex frequencies, and I'll program them into my HT tonight (now that I can program my...
by eubi
Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: NAVIGATION
Topic: Map & Compass
Replies: 16
Views: 10149

Re: Map & Compass

OK, my turn for a joke: What's brown and sticky? Phew............... for a minute there I thought you were talking about brown 25!, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=008BPUdQ1XA Bleahh! That's why we astronomy fans refer to it as UR -an-us. I promise to only write Scout appropriate jokes on this (...
by eubi
Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: NAVIGATION
Topic: Map & Compass
Replies: 16
Views: 10149

Re: Map & Compass

This one is easier to remember, and I teach it to all the Scouts in my troop. STICK_COMPASS.jpg You won't be finding a geocache with these techniques, but you can orient your map well enough to get you to a "handrail" In navigation parlance, a handrail is a long feature, such as a freeway or river. ...
by eubi
Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: NAVIGATION
Topic: Map & Compass
Replies: 16
Views: 10149

Re: Map & Compass

OK, OK! Sorry for the wait, but this forum doesn't like to upload .gif's. OK, here's how to tell time with an analog watch! During daylight savings time, bisect the angle between the hour hand and 1:00. Or think of it this way...The sun rises at 6:00PM and sets at 6:00 PM. You watch's hour hand is t...

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