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Recent content by Alabama Buckeye

  1. Alabama Buckeye

    leave it up or take it down

    There was one other scary occasion. History was nearly written; the first WC-130 lost in a storm. When surface winds cannot be estimated at normal flight level due to cloud coverage below it was allowable to descend to as low as 700'MSL. At such low levels my job was more or less limited to...
  2. Alabama Buckeye

    leave it up or take it down

    It's not that scary from the inside looking out and not nearly as rough as you might think. Roughest was when shaking the hung up landing gear out of the wheel wells. Scariest was crabbing in on landing, with two engines out on one side with near 30kt crosswind gusts. >2700 flt hrs over my...
  3. Alabama Buckeye

    Canada approved FM for CB

    A bit off topic as it relates to radio https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/pineapple-express.html you'll know I refrain from straying, the term "Pineapple Express", in my area of expertise, came back to mind. Again I'm caught in my undawares. https://3fs.net.au/tropospheric-ducting/ Speaking...
  4. Alabama Buckeye

    Canada approved FM for CB

    Is that suppose to be funny, cause it is! :)
  5. Alabama Buckeye

    Canada approved FM for CB

    Perhaps there are a few more as ignorant as I as to AM/FM radio and it's difference with "AM/FM modulation". As it applies to FM modulation doesn't have the limitations of FM radio? Those respondents having success with 10M, 6M and DX connectivity may it also be assumed for other bands, such as...
  6. Alabama Buckeye

    Canada approved FM for CB

    "You need to find better sources for info" Loved that Captain Picard response, ROFLMAO.
  7. Alabama Buckeye

    Canada approved FM for CB

    https://windupradio.com/difference-between-am-and-fm-radio/ "Because FM waves don’t reflect off the ionosphere well, they cannot travel very far. For good Frequency Modulation broadcasting, the station must be placed at the highest point or on high masts to enhance coverage." Well that pretty...
  8. Alabama Buckeye

    Canada approved FM for CB

    When AM channels are busier than a one-armed paper hanger you'd think there is motivation enough to switch to FM? What was the root motivating cause for the spread of CB radio use? There is a lack of Advertising, there. What are "active" FM channels?
  9. Alabama Buckeye

    How many radios do you run?

    Awh crap, wack my pee pee, RTFM! Does RTFM mean RTFQ; "Staff Member"? Q: How many radios do you run? A: 5 I beg your pardon for my expounded upon response. Curios I am; how many egg rolls does near 17K posts equate to.
  10. Alabama Buckeye

    Different Look At 102" Whip Discussion

    The "braided" linkage from base of spring to antenna attachment, I've as many as 6 or 7 springs; 2-3 fat whoppers and 4x 4" inches. Granted I've poor eyesight; but, I've personally never seen a one. I expect there may be the potential for a weak link in the more recent renditions. Crappy...
  11. Alabama Buckeye

    Different Look At 102" Whip Discussion

    I knew I'd gotten the 103" radials, below my Imax 2000, from somewhere: http://www.csgnetwork.com/antennagpcalc.html I substituted the original GPK 6' FG radials for SS 102" whips + adapters. Likely to the chagrin of others the ground plane placement of my antenna is based at the absolute...
  12. Alabama Buckeye

    How many radios do you run?

    Shack: Cobra 2000 GTL, Stryker SR955, BTech 50x2 Mobile: RCI 2970N4, BTech 50x2
  13. Alabama Buckeye

    Base New Imax wont tune 11m....this sucks

    No JT. I saw that previously as basis for the argument My point exactly, Beetle! RoadPro doesn't manufacture diddly squat (shite) unless it's tires. RoadPro Tires [1] and RoadPro Family of Brands [2], are two different entities, and two beings. RoadPro[2] makes Imax 2000, BS! They are a Dollar...
  14. Alabama Buckeye

    Powermax Power Supply

    Rechecked my PM3-75A today. SAS no switch and adjustment screw for constant voltage output mode. It was just recently I learned that some PM3 have the switch and adjuster at opposite end from fuses; was looking for switch/adjuster on side. Here again, it is not a LK model.
  15. Alabama Buckeye

    Powermax Power Supply

    I believe that is by design for optimal performance; as I'm sure you knew. In a cold environment the unit possibly might never reach peak operating temperature, and performance, if the fan was always on. Really Tokin, not even Jesus boots? Occasionally I hear someone from the "sandbox", 38 SSB.