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2M along I94 in MI.....

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by 74IN, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. 74IN

    74IN Well-Known Member

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    Anyone there?



    I'll be there tomorrow and Friday and Sat. early afternoon to Warren and back.

    Freq, + or - and pl.
     

  2. 74IN

    74IN Well-Known Member

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    Don't reply all at once, lol.

    I'll be there all week.

    1200 to about 2000 in MI central time.
     
  3. 74IN

    74IN Well-Known Member

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    WTF? am I, an RF leper?:tongue:

    Anyway, 10M, 11M, VHF, UHF users near I65 in IN, 64 between Louisville and Lexington KY, 75 from Knoxville TN to Lexington KY, 15 south from 64 in KY and 81 from Atkins VA to Knoxville can lemme know about a frequency.
     
  4. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    Well this won't be much help....Your out of my zone on about all freq's except maybe 6m....
    When I go toward KY/TN (been a while) I always loaded
    146.55
    146.58
    146.46
    147.57
    Simplex
    These new 50/75+ watt 2m rigs (My FT-2900 / 84 watts) will go a long way, when the band is right...
    Plug those in...
    I"ve chatted with op's for 20-30 minutes in the 50- 100+ mile range many times...
    Sorry to be of no help repeater wise....I can't think of any "Big Guns" systems that direction...I know Knoxville and Johnson City, TN...Had a couple but been to long time now, most likely all changed...
    Enjoy...Drive Safely
    All the Best
    Gary

    PS: Unless your a truck driver....There's only one good reason to make a drive like that in such a short time frame!!!....
    You bought some "New" gear...
    Give it up....Going after a Henry 8K?????(y)
    73
     
  5. 74IN

    74IN Well-Known Member

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    Yep, truck driver. Put my 706MKIIG in the truck. Bummer is antennas. Truck antennas for a Cobra 25, 10K for HF on the Icom and a Larsen 5/8 wave for VHF/UHF. Can throw in an AT11 tuner if needed. Can cut down a 102" whip for 6M if I find a need. Already have the Freightliner co-phase, 10K, Larsen, Satellite and PeopleNet antennas. Need more mounting places.
     
  6. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    You need to lose the 10K on HF and get a "Screwdriver"...You be shocked who you'll work
    I had the small Yaesu/ATAS-120A....That thing really surprised me...
    When installed now I run a KJ7U/KW 160-6 now(3-1/2" Coil)....Works damn nice on 75/40m....17/15/10m...with 100 wts is really good....
    Be Safe
    All the Best
    BJ

    To bad your not near Monroe,MI on Sunday....Big HAMFEST!!!
     
    #6 BJ radionut, Jun 16, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2012
  7. mackmobile43

    mackmobile43 Jock Supporter

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    I know a guy who mounted his screwdriver to the tow hole in the front bumper of his Volvo
     
  8. 74IN

    74IN Well-Known Member

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    It's a bummer to have a company truck. Restricts what you can do.

    In the next year or two, I expect to buy my own.

    One of these would be a good mount for some antennas.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. 74IN

    74IN Well-Known Member

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    I now run 74 from Indy to Cincinnati, 65 @ Louisville is a mess.. Maybe close enough to hear from you.
     
  10. oldslowchevy

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    i had a wilson 5000 on my (cow bar) a dot officer in alabama made me remove it........ after giving me $1200 vision obstuction tikcket, thank god it was befor csa 2010 went into effect. just food for thought.
     
  11. 74IN

    74IN Well-Known Member

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    WOW, a thin piece of stainless is a vision obstruction? Whatta prick. Since we are up to our neck in taxes, they use crap like that as "revenue enhancement". Cops get told that there won't be money to pay them from taxes, so write a boatload of tickets. Sick shit.
     
  12. 74IN

    74IN Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I can contact you on the radio sometime.

    When I'm loaded from Atkins, VA, I have to take 81 to 40 to 640 to 75 because of the grades. Sometimes the long way takes less time. If I'm not too heavy I use 25E from 81 to 75. Been through Morristown a few times.

    Lemme know.
     
  13. 74IN

    74IN Well-Known Member

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    I guess not.
     
  14. oldslowchevy

    oldslowchevy Guest

    yeah sorry i missed the posts, yeak let me know the next time you roll though, i don't drive truck anymore.

    long story for another day though.
     
  15. 74IN

    74IN Well-Known Member

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    Still have a radio?
     

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