Re: [DX-CHAT] Meteor scatter DX

2008-05-09 Thread Wilson Lamb
Lou, do some Googling on this. 20-25 years ago it was a hot topic as a way to pass messages from remote locations without needing satellites. One of the interests was telemetry of data from meterological and oceanographic instruments located far from any infrastructure. As I recall, data

Re: [DX-CHAT] how to be DX?

2008-03-07 Thread Wilson Lamb
I think it's obvious that a station getting piled on SHOULD impose some organization, either by number or prefix...anything to cut down the numbers. I'm sure more contacts would be made if you weren't smothered by callers. I'd also suggest not answering the rude ones who insist on long calls

Re: [DX-CHAT] Cable X-perts out of busines ????

2008-03-01 Thread Wilson Lamb
I use crimp connectors on RG-58 size cable and have never had a failure, but I haven't used them outside. The tool was about $50, I think, so it doesn't take many pigtails to pay back its cost. You can, of course buy lower loss coax. My club has dozens of jumpers in our repeaters. One of

Re: [DX-CHAT] Cable X-perts out of busines ????

2008-03-01 Thread Wilson Lamb
Link for RF Industries http://rfsearch.rfindustries.com/fshome.asp W4BOH - Original Message - From: Bill To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ; dx-chat@njdxa.org Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2008 8:00 AM Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] Cable X-perts out of busines Hi Jim, I just did a

[DX-CHAT] Directional CQs

2008-02-25 Thread Wilson Lamb
Someone sent me a message this morning, or last night, which I lost. Please resend it. I wanted to answer. Thanks, WL Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only, dx-chat@njdxa.org This is the DX-CHAT reflector sponsored

[DX-CHAT] Directional CQs

2008-02-22 Thread Wilson Lamb
I'm an old ham, but new to DX-Chat. There seems to be an implication that people on DXpeditions have to follow some sort of unwritten rules? It seems to me that if they have spent a bunch of their money, perhaps with some backers too, they can operate any way THEY think is best for them, not us.