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|Doublet Type Antenna on my Garage||KG6SYX||3 weeks, 2 days ago|
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|Doublet Type Antenna on my Garage||KG6SYX||3 weeks, 3 days ago|
|I'm considering mounting a doublet type antenna on my garage and my neighbor has given me permission to use his garage given me a total length of 40+ feet. This means feeding a ladder line (or coax) out of the garage up to the roof and running most of the doublet type antenna lines some what parallel to each other. I would like to lay the antenna wiring on the garage roof without mounting off the roof. I'm considering using a commercial ladder line feed into an auto tuner and use coax from the turner to my FT-950. As of today I only use a100 watts but down the road I may wish to upgrade to something higher. I have been reading about doublet antennas to the point of information overload and I believe I can do this. The but part is I'm concerned about is what made happen to the garage roof when I transmit. Any suggestions would be appreciated.|
|MFJ-259B Accuracy Info Request||KG6SYX||on 15/1/13|
|I have a MFJ-259B SWR Analyzer and I would like to know the accuracy ranges. Spent good part of this afternoon checking the internet and ARRL sites and found some info but nothing about the specific MFJ-259B accuracy ranges for the different functions. Is this info available and if yes where???|
|Godalming, England Commemorate Titanic Radio Operator||KG6SYX||on 15/4/12|
|While the full story is interesting the key item is highlighted in red, basically is sounds like Godalming, England Amateur radio operators have set up transmitters today with a special call sign to commemorate the anniversary and Phillips' (Titanic Radio operator) dedication.
Full story at - http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-titanic-telegrams-20120415,0,6482462.story
English town honors its Titanic hero
A museum in Godalming, England, mounts an exhibit on the centennial of the Titanic sinking to honor senior telegraph officer Jack Phillips, whose calm under pressure saved hundreds of lives.
By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
April 14, 2012, 3:57 p.m.
GODALMING, England — He had just landed his biggest assignment yet, senior telegraph officer on the world's biggest ship. On the second day of its maiden voyage, he celebrated his 25th birthday.
Four days later, in the first minutes of April 15, 1912, Jack Phillips was at his post in the wireless room of the Titanic, sending out distress signals and cries for help in Morse code.
"CQD CQD," Phillips tapped out. Calling all ships — distress. "Come at once. We have struck a berg."
He relayed coordinates, listened for replies, shot back his own. He tried using the new international distress call: SOS. Over the next two hours, he pleaded for other ships to come to the Titanic's aid, increasingly urgent appeals couched in impersonal dots and dashes.
Titanic: One hundred years later
"Require immediate assistance. We have collision with iceberg.... Sinking head down.... Come soon as possible.... Women and children in boats.
"Cannot last much longer."
The flurry of missives would offer historians and buffs of the world's most famous shipwreck a trove of information, lending a sense of immediacy to events long past.
"They're the only documents from that night in real time. It's sort of like SMS messages that come out of disasters" nowadays, or texting, said Sean Coughlan, a BBC reporter and coauthor of the 1993 book "Titanic: Signals of Disaster."
|FYI - H.R. FCC Consolidated Reporting Act of 2012||KG6SYX||on 23/3/12|
|As ordered reported by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on March 6, 2012
H.R. 3310 would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to prepare a biennial report for the Congress that assesses certain characteristics of the communications industry. The report would analyze the state of competition in the markets for voice, video, and data services, as well as the availability of high-speed and high-quality telecommunications services. Further, the bill would require the FCC to determine whether laws and regulations pose a barrier to entry into communications markets, and include that information in the biennial report. H.R. 3310 also would relieve the FCC of requirements to prepare certain other reports on topics ranging from access to satellite services to prices for cable services. In all, the bill would eliminate more than 20 reports and notices, some that remain in current law even though deadlines for their completion have passed.
Full test - http://www.cbo.gov/publication/43132?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzEmail&utm_content=812526&utm_campaign=On-Demand_2012-03-23%2016%3a33