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Posted: 4/4/2006 1:21:51 PM EDT
Ain't she a beaut???



Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:23:50 PM EDT
DAT IS SHWEEEEEEET
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:26:01 PM EDT
Nice rig, I almost bought one last year, I run it's big bro Mark-V....
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:26:54 PM EDT
And its a....
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:27:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/4/2006 1:27:36 PM EDT by Fat_McNasty]
Ok WTF is it? The control unit for your pocket pussy?
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:30:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tyman:
And its a....



Why it's a LDG AT-897 of course.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:30:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/4/2006 1:31:43 PM EDT by Chimpy]

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
Ok WTF is it? The control unit for your pocket pussy?



Brilliant!

Actually, it a Yaesu FT-897d HF/UHF/VHF transceiver, which means it will do 1.8-30MHZ, 50/144/440mhz bands as well.

Puts out 100watts on hf, 50 on vhf, and 40 on uhf, the AT-897 is the Auto Tuner, paired with a one touch tune, making antenna tuning abreeze.


Man this thing is complicated though, these menus could be friendlier.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:31:41 PM EDT
10-4 good buddy!
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:32:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chimpy:

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
Ok WTF is it? The control unit for your pocket pussy?



Brilliant!

Actually, it's an HF/UHF/VHF transceiver, which means it will do 1.8-30MHZ, 50/144/440mhz bands as well.

Man this thing is complicated though, these menus could be friendlier.



So you saying if it travles through the air you can receve it?? Ok then why do I need one??
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:33:02 PM EDT
can we get a translation for those of us who only speak english?
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:34:19 PM EDT
That thing looks like you can talk to space shuttle with it.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:34:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/4/2006 1:34:36 PM EDT by yobo]
I think he got a fancy CB radio.
Am I right?
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:34:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Q3131A:

Originally Posted By tyman:
And its a....



Why it's a LDG AT-897 of course.



You had better just get the fuck out of town right now, mister!
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:35:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yobo:
I think he got a fancy CB radio.
Am I right?



*looks over at yobo*

Pfft.....brown-noser.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:37:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hk940:
can we get a translation for those of us who only speak english?



It is the Official Chimpy Shit Hit The Fan Emergency Bug Out High Speed Low Drag Operator Only Bug Out Radio.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:38:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chimpy:

Originally Posted By hk940:
can we get a translation for those of us who only speak english?



It is the Official Chimpy Shit Hit The Fan Emergency Bug Out High Speed Low Drag Operator Only Bug Out Radio.



Yep yobo's right. It's a CB.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:39:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By Chimpy:

Originally Posted By hk940:
can we get a translation for those of us who only speak english?



It is the Official Chimpy Shit Hit The Fan Emergency Bug Out High Speed Low Drag Operator Only Bug Out Radio.



Yep yobo's right. It's a CB.





Negative!! CB is max 4 watts... I'll push a hundred on every legal amateur radio frequency (minus vhf and uhf which push lower power limits)

Show me a $900 cb!
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:40:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1DaveF:
That thing looks like you can talk to space shuttle with it.



Well... you can it has been done before by other ham radio ops, it will also communicate with satellites, repeaters and operators around the world.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:41:25 PM EDT
CBs are so 70ish.
You should get one of those fancy Motorola two-way radios from Walmart.
Get the expensive $50 ones.

Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:41:42 PM EDT
Couldn't you do the same with a cb and a 100 Watt LNA? For more cheeper?
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:41:52 PM EDT
Cool, I've been looking at a mobile high power unit myself. How much. New, used? This is the one that has cross band repeat, yes!


ETA: The SF would have been a better place to post this......


KE5***
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:43:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chimpy:

Show me a $900 cb!




$900 for a stinking CB?
You can get a nice one from K-Mart for $39.99 on sale.
I hope you got a lot of "bling" for that price.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:45:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
Couldn't you do the same with a cb and a 100 Watt LNA? For more cheeper?



Well... yes and no. CBs operate on the 11 meter band only. You could get that kind of signal out with an lna, but it is illegal, it's bad enough we have the ATF to deal with, the FCC is a different ball park. And you give it away that you are using an amp for the CB, because anyone listening to your signal will hear an echo or ringing.

This sucker operates on all bands, which gives you flexibility for making the best out of conditions, sunspots, temperature, time of day, everything has an impact on signal propogation, much like ballistics.

Can't do morse code, radio teletype, packet, APRS on cb either without modifications as well, which would be a waste of time and energy.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:47:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By soowah:
Cool, I've been looking at a mobile high power unit myself. How much. New, used? This is the one that has cross band repeat, yes!


ETA: The SF would have been a better place to post this......


KE5***



No cross band repeat, I'll get to the SF later.

Bought it new from hamcity.com 864+168 for the tuner+56 for the one touch tune.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:49:57 PM EDT
Sweet!! Can you get mounts so I can put it in my Nova!!

That is kinda cool... Do you need a ham license to get one??
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:53:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
Sweet!! Can you get mounts so I can put it in my Nova!!

That is kinda cool... Do you need a ham license to get one??



Nope, but to use it you do.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:56:09 PM EDT
Sigh. One of my goals after I finish my degree is to get my license....


Woody
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:56:22 PM EDT
So who you plan on talking to?
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:58:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/4/2006 1:58:39 PM EDT by Chimpy]

Originally Posted By tyman:
So who you plan on talking to?



Just the other day I talked to a guy in Germany on 6 meters

I'm also part of MARS (Military Affiliate Radio System) which lends communications backup to the government and military during disaster, and handles welfare traffic from the states to war zones to deployed soldiers as well. I haven't been blessed to do that yet, but the possibiities of who can be contacted are endless.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 3:27:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
Ok WTF is it? The control unit for your pocket pussy?





NOPE ITS A FLUX CAPACITOR
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 3:36:48 PM EDT
How do you load it?
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 3:38:59 PM EDT


What caliber airwaves does it shoot???
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 3:39:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yobo:
I think he got a fancy CB radio.
Am I right?


Link Posted: 4/4/2006 3:41:38 PM EDT
I have to get a new antenna for my HF rig.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 3:42:22 PM EDT
$900 for that. I hope you enjoy it, whatever is that you do with it.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 3:48:51 PM EDT
So...
In english, it's 'sorta like a CB radio with overdrive, nitrous oxide and a supercharger ?

If so, I want one just like it.
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