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Old 06-11-2017, 04:20 PM   #821
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Does the gauge of wire matter? Should it be stripped for best results?
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Old 06-11-2017, 05:45 PM   #822
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Does the gauge of wire matter? Should it be stripped for best results?
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The gauge of the wire makes no difference for other than being strong enough for the wind and weather. No need to strip it. Very simple and easy and you can do almost anything you want and it will work. But the lower frequencies you want to listen to, the wire should be longer. It can never be too long for a receive only antenna, so the longer the better. The lower frequencies are a longer wave length, so that is why the antenna for lower frequencies should be longer. But even too short will work, just not as well as longer. Too short could cause the wanted signal to get weaker than your internal noise, which usually isn't a problem anyway after several feet of wire.

Again transmit antennas are a totally different story, but receive only antennas are very simple and not critical.

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Old 06-27-2017, 06:39 AM   #823
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Reminder, HAM radio Exam Saturday, 8 July 2017 at 1300 hours (1PM) in Pahrump at the Nye County Emergency Operations Center, 1510 Siri Lane, for anyone interested.

There will also be a Technician class study from 8 am to 12 noon at the same location, if you have been studying for your Tech class license and want some extra study, have questions answered by three old hams, two of whom are Electronics Engineers, call Dick Grady at 775-513-4388 and make a reservation for the class.

This class ALONE WLL NOT give you the information you need to be able to pass the exam, you will need to have studied the material for a couple of weeks in advance.
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:59 PM   #824
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Reminder, HAM radio Exam Saturday, 12 August 2017 at 1300 hours (1PM) in Pahrump at the Nye County Emergency Operations Center, 1510 Siri Lane, for anyone interested.

There will also be a Technician class study from 8 am to 12 noon at the same location, if you have been studying for your Tech class license and want some extra study, have questions answered by three old hams, two of whom are Electronics Engineers, call Dick Grady at 775-513-4388 and make a reservation for the class.

This class ALONE WLL NOT give you the information you need to be able to pass the exam, you will need to have studied the material for a couple of weeks in advance.
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Had a pleasant chat with the gentleman this morning advising him that I was going to attend the study-testing session on the 12th.
Been hitting the material on the net for Tech exam (90+ average now) he suggested I hit the General information and go ahead and give it a shot. Might just as well !

See ya there,thanks for all the information you have provided in this thread !!

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Had a pleasant chat with the gentleman this morning advising him that I was going to attend the study-testing session on the 12th.
Been hitting the material on the net for Tech exam (90+ average now) he suggested I hit the General information and go ahead and give it a shot. Might just as well !

See ya there,thanks for all the information you have provided in this thread !!

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Will look forward to seeing you then and there.
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I passed the technical class exam on April fools day. I was able to study about an hour a day (most days) for about two and a half weeks and passed the exam the first time. The are good free study/quiz apps for smartphones out there.
I haven't been able to attend club meetings with work in the way but the exam is out of the way.
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I passed the technical class exam on April fools day. I was able to study about an hour a day (most days) for about two and a half weeks and passed the exam the first time. The are good free study/quiz apps for smartphones out there.
I haven't been able to attend club meetings with work in the way but the exam is out of the way.
Congrats Joe, long time no see, here or at the skeet field!

Now move on up to the General class so you can do some DX'ing.
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Congrats Joe, long time no see, here or at the skeet field!

Now move on up to the General class so you can do some DX'ing.
Hey SB, always good to hear from you. Summer is busy time at the power plant, but I am going to make time for more lessons, (sometime this century). Best kept secret is lessons from NYECOGunsmith.
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Congrats Joe, long time no see, here or at the skeet field!

Now move on up to the General class so you can do some DX'ing.
It seems to me that all the DX is on the very bottom of the CW bands-the Extra section.

Even though I am an Extra, I rarely am in the Extra bands as the only time I chase DX is when it's the only thing on the air. And that is often the case on 40M CW after midnight or so.

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