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Glossary, What does that mean?

Discussion in 'Announcements & Open Forum' started by Tallman, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    Dumbconssion: That nagging brain cell killing headache that is the result of being exposed to morbidly stupid people that love to argue about subject matter they know absolutely nothing about.

    It must be very dark where your head is:

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    Is explanation really necessary?



    Ghost Watts: The result of an inferior technician “Tuning Up” a radio for maximum wattage output by destroying the harmonic suppression circuits. Usually results in a high peak at 54 MHz in which the technician says don't pay attention to the spectrum analyzer peak at 54 MHz, it's not real.
     

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    87D474CF-77C7-4A77-886B-A366E136E856.jpeg I believe Glossary isn’t the word you were looking for but maybe Definition?

    And by Ghost Watts, you mean doing crap like pic attached?
     
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  3. Robb

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    Think what he is referring to, is that by turning the 54mhz trap coil -for max watt output- will yield watts that don't even get heard on 27mhz ('CB') band. The 'ghost watts' are read by a watt meter and it appears to be on CB band; but they are not.

    I agree that one would think by now in this internet info age, that this practice would have stopped by now. But apparently some still have the head and ears hid 'where the sun don't shine' and refuse to get that message . . .
     
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  4. TheRealPorkchop

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    Yes, I understood what he meant and that’s why I posted the pic of someone’s handy work destroying the trap coil. I see that a lot, almost daily.

    You’re right, heads way up there. Deep. I don’t understand but I do. It’s the meter worshippers, they wanna see that meter fly to the right or they don’t think they’re getting their money’s worth.

    You have a choice in this business, you either do the work correctly and get what you get or you do that type of work and the good work. Cause if you don’t do it and get that money, someone else will. I just can’t bring myself to do it though and then they praise the other guy for butchering up their radio.

    But, you can’t tell them anything.
     
  5. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    I worked for one radio shop and they wanted me to do those Whack Packs and I flat refused. When I explained to the owner what was really happening and showed him with my spectrum analyzer they quit doing them. They did not have any test equipment except for a cheap Sears DVM.
     
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  6. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    glos·sa·ry
    [ˈɡläsərē, ˈɡlôsərē]
    NOUN
    1. an alphabetical list of terms or words found in or relating to a specific subject, text, or dialect, with explanations; a brief dictionary.
      "a glossary of Inuktitut words"
     
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  7. Rwb

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    The HEAD GOLDEN SCREWDRIVER must did that.looks like the screwdriver expert at the flying J at joplin ,mo.in an old rv huge leener powered by big generator .tools screwdrivers ,hammer soldering iron that kinda works an swr meter n thats about it
     
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    Well add more words then. You created one, make some more. We still don’t have a list, yet.
     
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  9. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    Feel free to contribute! I started this up to explain what a "Dumbcussion" was.
     
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  10. TheRealPorkchop

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    Probably so but not likely. Not around here anyway. But I see it often. I’m pretty sure I know who is doing it, he’s notorious for TR32 modifications. I’m notorious for putting them back.
     
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    Hahahahaha, I’m fresh out of ideas! You’re doing a fine job.
     
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  12. Rwb

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    Plexcolonostipyitus = a person thats a bag full o poopoo you can see clear through thats uncureable
     
  13. TheRealPorkchop

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    Well. What can you say to that? I got nothing.
     
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    full coverage,dont politicians fall in this category?
     
  15. TheRealPorkchop

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    Probably so. Maybe the dumbcussion is more widespread than originally thought, sounds like a possible epidemic.
     
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