I recall when I was maybe 16 my cousin got a pair of walkie talkies for Christmas. We were messing around with them that night. It was very clear and very cold. This was in KY. I thought hey we need a bigger antenna! So I stuck the WT antenna on the TV antenna mast and all the sudden we were picking up chatter between 2 guys, one in Maine and one somewhere else I forget.
We listened a bit then I decided to join in and started saying stupid stuff in the WT. apparently they picked it up (what were these things, 1/2watt?) and got really upset and started yelling at us, threatening to get the FCC on us etc. so we quit but I thought it was pretty amazing this little radio was transmitting 100s of miles. --FT Sent from iFōn > On Jul 10, 2023, at 8:01 PM, OK Don via Mercedes <email@example.com> > wrote: > > When I had my novice in 1966 in south OK the farthest I made contact was > Oregon with 75 watts of CW. My radios then glowed in the dark. > >> On Mon, Jul 10, 2023 at 3:32 PM Craig via Mercedes <firstname.lastname@example.org> >> wrote: >> >> On Mon, 10 Jul 2023 11:51:10 -0500 OK Don via Mercedes >> <email@example.com> wrote: >> >>> Now THAT was really cool Craig! I didn;t know that you could decode RTTY >>> with half the signal. >> >> Thank you, Don! >> >> >>> I'm currently working JS8Call with a 4 watt out SDR (software defined >>> radio). Worked Germany two days ago, and Tasmania last month with it. >> >> Ah, yes! When I had a Novice license in 1964, it was the minimum of the >> sunspot cycle and I lived nearly under a 66 kV power transmission line >> in the Westchester area of Los Angeles, CA. The farthest contact I made >> was Rhode Island and that was just barely. >> >> >> Craig >> >> _______________________________________ >> http://www.okiebenz.com >> >> To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ >> >> To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: >> http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com >> >> > > -- > OK Don > > "Quality of life is inversely proportional to the amount of clothing you > are wearing." > > "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to > pause and reflect." Mark Twain > > “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.” Werner > Von Braun > > "In science if you know what you are doing you should not be doing it. > In engineering if you do not know what you are doing you should not be > doing it." > -- Richard W. Hamming, The Art of Doing Science and Engineering > 2013 F150, 18 mpg > 2017 Subaru Legacy, 30 mpg > 1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph! > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com