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Link Posted: 11/24/2021 9:39:56 PM EDT
[#1]
I suspect antenna efficiency is the bigger issue with truck mobile.

Given how bad prop was I think you did pretty good. You were only ghost print for me -- I could see everyone else
on the waterfall -- but olivia got through for the most part.
Link Posted: 11/24/2021 9:50:42 PM EDT
[#2]
I don't recall 40m, I know on 80m mine is something like 5% efficient on the high side.

You put me to shame, I need to get a mobile HF antenna on my van. It's too much work to move the one from my CUCV. My pota mast is at my dad's house setup as a 43' vertical so no portable ops for me (no trees for wires here at the in-laws.)
Link Posted: 11/24/2021 11:39:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Mach] [#3]
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Originally Posted By seek2:
I suspect antenna efficiency is the bigger issue with truck mobile.

Given how bad prop was I think you did pretty good. You were only ghost print for me -- I could see everyone else
on the waterfall -- but olivia got through for the most part.
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oh absolutely, a coil and a 9 foot radiator is not an efficient antenna by any measure

I estimate about 5% on 40m which means maybe 2.5 watts radiated with the radio set at 50 watts
Link Posted: 11/25/2021 6:04:40 AM EDT
[#4]
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Originally Posted By Mach:


oh absolutely, a coil and a 9 foot radiator is not an efficient antenna by any measure

I estimate about 5% on 40m which means maybe 2.5 watts radiated with the radio set at 50 watts
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I bet you'd have done a lot better at 1900, seek was down 8db at the end of net time compared to earlier for me.
Link Posted: 11/25/2021 10:47:38 AM EDT
[#5]
Any of you guys remember those "drive on mounts"? A flat plate with a piece of  steel tubing welded to the side. It used the weight of the car/ truck to hold a piece of mast in place and ought work very well for a temp setup if there is any room at all to string a piece of wire or two.
73,
Rob
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 7:30:44 PM EDT
[#6]
30 minute warning on 7120
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 7:34:21 PM EDT
[#7]
Well, shit, I left the radio on 7114...
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 7:39:01 PM EDT
[#8]
Mixed copy here. 73, Rob
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 7:40:56 PM EDT
[#9]
I might be kind of close to some of you guys for 40m
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 7:41:33 PM EDT
[#10]
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 7:45:41 PM EDT
[#11]
15 minute warning out on 7120
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 7:57:24 PM EDT
[#12]
5 minute warning.

Copied NMBMXER call with partial message. No one else has been heard. S9 noise here. Could be rough tonight.
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 7:57:54 PM EDT
[#13]
I'm traveling and just had time to send an early check in by logging in to my station over VNC. Don't know do you saw it but I've got to run out for a business dinner. 73.
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 7:58:45 PM EDT
[#14]
Have a great night. Thanks for the check in.
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 8:12:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: GreenDragon] [#15]
Ok, this is a bust. I picked up NMBMXER, so I know I'm set up, but I can't pick up any other stations. I have heard a couple of tries.
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 8:19:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: USMC2671] [#16]
Only hearing Rob and he copies me.


Got Mass 100%.
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 8:54:19 PM EDT
[#17]
CO station with 5 watts and a vertical. 100% into MA

what antenna are you using.
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 8:56:37 PM EDT
[#18]
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 8:57:11 PM EDT
[#19]
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Originally Posted By KB7DX:
Welp, computer glitch. Arrgh! Was starting to hear you all pretty well

and the band was getting better here. At least someone heard me!

Back next week.
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I had you too
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 9:00:06 PM EDT
[#20]
Band was very in and out for me. Didn't copy anything until Mach's check-in, then caught snippets here and there.


I did respond when called back, but apparently I wasn't getting through at that point.
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 9:00:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: GreenDragon] [#21]
I don't know the screen name, and i don't want to give a call. But, whoever it is, you are saving the day with your relays. You are S9+ and +27db. I can't really tell anyone else is even there. Thanks a lot.

ETA: i typed this during net, but didn't hit send. So, Stronger signals did come later.
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 9:00:54 PM EDT
[#22]
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Originally Posted By GreenDragon:
I don't know the screen name, and i don't want to give a call. But, whoever it is, you are saving the day with your relays. You are S9+ and +27db. I can't really tell anyone else is even there. Thanks a lot.
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glad I could help
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 9:01:13 PM EDT
[#23]
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Originally Posted By KB7DX:
Welp, computer glitch. Arrgh! Was starting to hear you all pretty well

and the band was getting better here. At least someone heard me!

Back next week.
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Heard you well, just no decode.
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 9:05:17 PM EDT
[#24]
7 check ins tonight, NCS  makes 8. 3 were relayed in by Mach, i had no clue they were out there. The other 4 stations had good signal strength into central illinois.

Sorry for the slow net. Not many of my pre typed macros were of use tonight.
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 9:33:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Nmbmxer] [#25]
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Originally Posted By GreenDragon:
7 check ins tonight, NCS  makes 8. 3 were relayed in by Mach, i had no clue they were out there. The other 4 stations had good signal strength into central illinois.

Sorry for the slow net. Not many of my pre typed macros were of use tonight.
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Thanks for running the net. I'll be back home after a couple weeks of limited radio access until Xmas week and can give you a break. Glad we have a 3rd ncs, keeps the net happening. There is no way I could NCS from my iPhone lol.

I do think propagation is a lot better an hour earlier and would propose we slide up. The net warnings are much easier for me to pickup than the tail end of the net. I'd like to see the regulars vote (or comment) on moving up to 1900est or saying at 2000est.
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 9:51:18 PM EDT
[#26]
Tonight I started at 1900E based on a post on the last page.

Either time is fine with me.

Link Posted: 12/1/2021 10:16:13 PM EDT
[#27]
Ok, I missed that post. I checked my subscribed threads and saw the last post was a 15min warning and thought I'd try and check in before I left for dinner. I'm in a different time zone and didn't notice what time it was on the east coast.
Link Posted: 12/1/2021 10:24:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Nmbmxer] [#28]
Double tap
Link Posted: 12/8/2021 1:14:59 PM EDT
[#29]
Still need a volunteer NC this week. If I am up to it I may try to check in.
Link Posted: 12/8/2021 4:01:23 PM EDT
[#30]
I can do it tonight, unless something changes it will be on 7120 at 1900 EST. I'll start warnings at least a half hour before net.
Link Posted: 12/8/2021 5:46:28 PM EDT
[#31]
Updated the time in subject line.
Link Posted: 12/8/2021 6:41:10 PM EDT
[#32]
I'll be on tonight. I can be back up NC if need arises.

Next week, I'm not available at all.
Link Posted: 12/8/2021 6:57:39 PM EDT
[#33]
I'll be on tonight as well.


Found out why I had problems last week. Turns out about 30' of my 160m loop is laying on the ground. Should probably fix that before the weather goes completely in the toilet, but I have the 40m dipole for now.
Link Posted: 12/8/2021 7:50:48 PM EDT
[#34]
@greendragon, my computer is all FUBAR and I can't get my audio to work. I sent out a warning and then my soundcard crashed, you might have to be NCS.
Link Posted: 12/8/2021 7:52:28 PM EDT
[#35]
Ok. Will do
Link Posted: 12/8/2021 7:54:58 PM EDT
[#36]
Just sent out a 7 minute warning. Hope I'm being heard.
Link Posted: 12/8/2021 7:56:16 PM EDT
[#37]
I think I have it working now, though I might have doubled on you.

Link Posted: 12/8/2021 7:57:23 PM EDT
[#38]
Do you want to try a shout out for the 5 minute? Or do you want me to take it?
Link Posted: 12/8/2021 7:57:54 PM EDT
[#39]
Ill send a 3min warning.
Link Posted: 12/8/2021 7:58:11 PM EDT
[#40]
Roger
Link Posted: 12/8/2021 7:59:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Nmbmxer] [#41]
I sent it, did you decode?

ETA: Ill send the net call, band looks dead on the sdr...
Link Posted: 12/8/2021 8:00:59 PM EDT
[#42]
I didnt see it at all. Saw someone tune. Could be bad band for me
Link Posted: 12/8/2021 8:01:23 PM EDT
[#43]
I'm not hearing anything here. Not a surprise for GreenDragon as we're likely too close, but Nmbmxr usually blasts me here.
Link Posted: 12/8/2021 8:02:04 PM EDT
[#44]
Just sent TEST
Link Posted: 12/8/2021 8:03:30 PM EDT
[#45]
I see the net call going out on the Northern Utah websdr. I saw a station tuning as well.
Link Posted: 12/8/2021 8:04:23 PM EDT
[#46]
I see nothing. Are you sending the preamble?
Link Posted: 12/8/2021 8:05:13 PM EDT
[#47]
Band must be long, nothing heard here.
Link Posted: 12/8/2021 8:06:20 PM EDT
[#48]
It just finished sending the preamble...
Link Posted: 12/8/2021 8:07:54 PM EDT
[#49]
I can't even tell anything is there.

Watching for checkins, maybe I can get relayed.
Link Posted: 12/8/2021 8:12:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Nmbmxer] [#50]
@Mach, can you hear any one else?

ETA I can see another station on the Utah websdr but I can't hear them here...
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