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Messages - ThaDood

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I'm still working on a couple of fronts for another Andrew Yoder follow-up interview, to the 9/10/2001 C2C AM one with the late Art Bell. I've pretty much given-up on George Noory, but still tapping on to Richard Syrett's newer podcasts, Strange Planet,  https://tunein.com/podcasts/News--Politics-Podcasts/Richard-Syretts-Strange-Planet-p1085643/?topicId=266129453 and  https://www.strangeplanet.ca/ . He hasn't said NO to this. Other possibilities maybe Ian Punnett and Connie Willis. https://www.conniewillis.com/  Maybe, even George Knapp? Sooner, or later, someone should say, YES.

Yeah... Boomer caught it on his Kiwi-SDR.   http://boomerthedog.com/Tha-Dood-On-WBCQ-5130.000-sam-3-16-23.mp3   There, y'all can check it out, before I do.

Amateur Radio / Re: Real time on-the-air spotting/sharing network?
« on: March 12, 2023, 2113 UTC »
Sure... I've done stuff like this, but with mixed results. Problem is, it is best to know what type of ops you have. Do you have the kind of ops that are open to various topics to kick around, like what we hear on LF, MW, HF, FM broadcast, TV bands, VHF / UHF, microwave, even light wavelengths, bands, legal operations, not-so legal operations? Or, do you have ultra, (Hum-drum.), conservatives that want nothing out of the norm? This is crowd depending, for sure. Me??? I like the idea to have two-way radio being the ultimate in interactive talk radio, where you use radio to respond and add to the subjects and conversations. It's like anything else, study and know your limit, and stay within it. BTW, not just Amateur Radio, but also CB, MURS, and GMRS, as well.

 While I was on SWL'ing, came across this: OK... We all knew that this was coming. https://slate.com/technology/2023/03/radiogpt-artificial-intelligence-dj-futuri-interview.html

Huh? / SWL'ing Survey? Eh... Why not???
« on: March 12, 2023, 1940 UTC »
Huh... Been a while since I've seen any surveys on radio gear. Just some heads-up that you have to scroll down to about mid-page for the survey choices and those DOT's to fill in.   https://swling.com/blog/2023/03/survey-what-type-of-radio-is-your-daily-driver/

I don't think that this was posted before here, but it is now.  http://www.gregssandbox.com/wocr/carrier.htm 
This next link may have been talked about, but it is a neat read.  https://johnbrashear.tripod.com/wlcr.html

Huh? / SWL Fest 2023 INFO?
« on: March 03, 2023, 2041 UTC »

For Sale / Wanted / Barter / Re: Where to buy used ham transceivers?
« on: February 17, 2023, 1853 UTC »
I've done pretty well with MTC Radio in Paris, TX. Look under their USED GEAR:    https://www.mtcradio.com/  It's where I bought a used Xiegu G90 for under $400.00, a.k.a. my jump-in to an SDR rig.

https://www.kintronic.com/resources/technical-papers/       Boomer FWR me the link to this company. Some neat reading here indeed. Question is, will they be able to run with any of these ideas?

In many rigs, to make them sound loud & proud, instead of just cranking over the ALC POT's to 100% MOD, they'll just bypass, or rip-out, the ALC function, where the limits are the supply voltage fed to the rig itself and goes into Cut-Off. Yeah, most CB'ers, especially newer ones, don't care that they maybe putting out splatter from DC to light and harmonics that could be heard into the FM broadcast band, and worst, the AM Aviation Band. Ever set a scanner to CB CH19's 5th harmonic, 135.925MHz AM? It is interesting how many stations can be heard there, if you are near a busy 4-lane. In the 1980's, this was notorious.


I think that these were covered before, but they are intriguing. Hmmmmmmmmm... I wonder how were they'd work for the 160M band?

https://www.radioworld.com/columns-and-views/readers-forum/letter-am-aint-done-yet    Still, the amount of noise on the MW band just sucks.
And then, there's this:   https://www.radioworld.com/columns-and-views/guest-commentaries/did-am-radio-just-get-hit-by-lightning

Hey Pigmeat! Don't forget the Ford Feista, a.k.a. their answer to the Dodge Horizon, or the Chevy Chevette, (Or as we called it, the Shove-It!).

More AM Gripes ripped and linked from SWL'ing:  https://www.radioworld.com/columns-and-views/guest-commentaries/who-benefits-by-removing-am-from-cars

Speaking of Ford... More of this:  https://www.techspot.com/news/97807-ford-dropping-radio-2024-mustang.html

I had to work through the weekend, so no contesting for me, even on the FM Simplex FREQ's. A couple of years ago, I did hear a Big-Gun VHF Contester from Maryland on 2M SSB off of my Discone. Not strong, but still heard him, from +200 miles away. And, that's being down in the bottom of this river valley. So, you just never know. I might have to bow-out of Winter Field Day next weekend, but it should be as much fun as Summer Field Day, and everyone worked is a point added.   

I´ve 1st seen this from SWL´ing, but a friend of mine FWR the direct link.   https://gcaptain.com/will-ssb-radio-return-to-the-us-naval-academy/

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