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[#] Wed Sep 29 2021 13:42:44 EDT from interrupt

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just dropped in to say hey. saw your post on uncensored and am at work doing nothing but waiting on something to do.

peace!!!

[#] Wed Sep 29 2021 23:20:49 EDT from smashbot

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Wed Sep 29 2021 13:42:44 EDT from interrupt
just dropped in to say hey. saw your post on uncensored and am at work doing nothing but waiting on something to do.

peace!!!

Well I am happy that you dropped in, and posted something to let us know you've done so!

 



[#] Thu Nov 25 2021 16:02:15 EST from luke

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it's not gibberish if you believe in yourself.

[#] Thu Dec 02 2021 03:36:13 EST from smashbot

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prob right about that. Somehow I am stuck on "Invisible Hands" performed by Kim Carnes. Also not gibberish.



[#] Fri Dec 10 2021 23:51:24 EST from interrupt

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Definately maybe!

[#] Tue Dec 14 2021 20:41:49 EST from Greg Nesbitt

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re: Software Defined Radio
I haven't gotten there yet, but I hear it calling. I have an old Sangean 808 that works decently for picking up the Beeb and occasionally some other treats from interesting parts of the world. There's also a beautiful Hallicrafters S-53A sitting here that needs some new tubes and a nice log wire antenna.
I suppose I'm back.

[#] Mon Jan 03 2022 02:52:50 EST from smashbot

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You can get a decent SDR radio dongle from ebay for cheap or next to cheap. The antenna array is the big deal. The better your aerial arrays,  and the better your skills at tuning ground planes and using a SWR meter the better you will hear. But you might already know that. With your antenna setup and a cheap SDR dongle you might be able to put up a great site. Let me know if you want help with it.

 



[#] Fri Jan 21 2022 10:36:19 EST from Greg Nesbitt

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Actually my antenna situation is a bit tricky. I'm in a rental townhome, which although it sits in an ideal location geographically (top of a large hill), it sucks for antennas. Lease prohibits any outdoor antennas, but I figure I can get away with one I assemble to listen and then disassemble when done. The bigger problem is that power lines run behind the unit, only about 20 feet from my window, just too close to pop up something like a painters pole & EFHW, or even a small vertical. Front of the unit has a sidewalk and is very visible. But beyond the sidewalk is a park, and I am sure I can throw a quick antenna up in the trees there for some evening listening... when it isn't bonechilling cold.
We're moving again when the lease is up in May 2023. Room & trees for a nice long and high dipole is high on my list of wants. Hopefully will have my General by then so I can do something more than just listen to everybody else have fun.

[#] Sun Jan 23 2022 04:53:25 EST from smashbot

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I lived in a garden style apartment complex in the 1990s and antennas were prohibited there also, HOWEVER, every tenant in building B's back side was allowed to soft mount a direct tv, primestar or ussb 18 inch Ku band dish to the railing of their deck. It was that particular building because it was the only one with the proper exposure to the southwest sky.

I managed to covertly hide a longwire antenna that ran up the side of the brick building and all the way across the top of the building and no one noticed or disturbed it for the years I lived there. It worked pretty well, I was wondering about a brick building as a ground plane but I had no other options

 

 



[#] Fri Apr 01 2022 00:38:21 EDT from Esther

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And now there are antennae all over the house




[#] Thu May 12 2022 08:43:48 EDT from interrupt

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laugh

[#] Thu May 12 2022 08:44:45 EDT from interrupt

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are you guys Ham? Amateur Radio? See the chat about antennas.

[#] Tue May 17 2022 16:17:41 EDT from hobgoblin

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Some of us are scavengers picking through retro ruins, born well after they crumbled