Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by Hate & Discontent, Nov 27, 2013.
Yelling at each other, for another beer, is uncivilized, sir.
Yes it is.
Until you have a reason to need to talk to someone.
I basically have it for an emergency and that’s about it really. The things has kinda been about a 600 dollar brick so far with as much as I’ve used it.
Sat phone or an EPIRB.
Those can fail. Two tin cans with a really long string is the only way to be sure.
Or carrier pigeon. Can't go wrong with a pigeon.
What's your handle, good buddy?
And if you're looking for a good buddy, try @maz . I hear he LOVES the gay stuff.
Nah, I'm a sociopath.
If I don't die pretty soon, I'm going to get my ticket. Talked all over the world on 11m. I only run about 600 watts now, but I've ran 1500+ through my 3 element yagi. Talked to Brazil a awhile back from my car.
Ironically assman has an EPIRB, for some crazy reason his wife bought it for him after he got his first “offshore” boat, I was afraid to go out in the bay on that scow, but fearless ass man and his brother “markbarta” thought nothing of going 80 miles out to the canyon, in a 24’ 1979 single engine chaparral... that leaked and had a sketchy electrical system.
I’ve contemplated buying a sat phone, they are relatively cheep now days and you can get “pay as you go” plans, but, I don’t really travel that much.
I got the bug again about a year and a half ago. Made General last summer and have been working primarily FT8 on 20/40/80 with my Yaesu FT-950 using a homebrew 20m inverted-v laying on my roof for 20/40 and a 37 foot end fed for 80. I don't have much horizontal space at my house, so full sized horizontals are out of the question.