Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Chris, Jun 1, 2004.
i used to use one all the time.....
did you ever use an amp?
cause I just bought one
what kind of radio?
whats the wattage?
what kind of amp?
how many watts?
what kind of antenna?
my uniden PC68XL i just bought is sitting in my lap
Chris, you got your ears on? I've got some hot seat covers here wanting some action. Let's stop at this choke-and-puke over there.
A radioshack cobra copy radio putting out the gay 3 watts
with a Dynamo 350 amp (i guess 350 watts)
going through a pair of Firestik FS 3 foot whips
I'm gonna get one as soon as I find a different vehicle to put it in.
I use one. My setup is cheap as fuck tho
Isn't it illegal to use amps? Not that I particularly care, but is there a way you could get caught using one?
Such as? What happens if you do get caught? Big fine or something? If you're just riding in the forest and not using it on the street I don't see how you'd get caught.
radio - meh
amp - good
just make sure the radio is tuned right and you have a low match...you'll be set
4 watts is the MAXIMUM power allowed in 11 meter band
if caught, its a $15000 fine ( this may have changed ) and they take all your equipment
i still find it funny they do....
Hmm. 350 watts is probably a super strong broadcast signal come to think of it. Mine is only 4 and it can broadcast several miles. But I wouldn't really need anything like that personally. I just need to communicate with the club when we're on trail rides.. if it goes 3 miles I'm happy. Thus.. my cheap setup = win
Holy shit, 15 grand?
like i said, it may have changed, i havent seen the 11 meter rulebook in years.
i used to have a 1000w amp at my house years ago. i only used it early in the morning on the illegal "lower channels" talking over to Europe.
Wow.. you can reach Europe?
sure, its called ham radio, and when the world is plunged into nuclear winter, it will be our only means of communication, so if you ever notice your nieghboor has a "radio op" license plate on their car, make friends
Oh, and I knew a guy that had a 1000 wat amp in the truck, made the headlights go dim whenever he cued the mic, he wasnt the sharpest tool in the shed though
Can I speak to vietnam using one of these amps?