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  #11  
Old March 19th 10, 04:58 AM posted to rec.radio.shortwave
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"notbob" wrote in message
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On 2010-03-19, Joe from Kokomo wrote:

If you are listening for actual content, it seems much more practical to
listen on the internet. No interference (QRM), no static (QRN), no
fading (QSB).


They didn't have the internet as we know it 30 yrs ago. I do
communicate via the net heavily. NNTP, IRC, IM, email, etc, but I'm a
hopeless gadget freak and have wanted to be a ham since I was in jr
high. While my buddy got his ticket, I was lured away by rock and
roll, guitars, and high volume amps, so went down that road. Now, I'm
a caregiver and stuck at home and am looking for more opportunities to
talk to others.

Well, it's as easy as it has ever been: no Morse code (CW) required,
study guides available for free on the internet and a passing score of
just 75% required.

Good luck on getting your ticket!


I'm studying like crazy and enjoying it. I've got enough of a math
and electronics background so that's no problem. But this radio
frequencies and propagation and just all the terms is a chore. Plus,
I'm learning code. I've always felt you're not a real ham unless you
can cw. I'll get there. Thanks.

nb


The ARRL handbook has about everything in one volume.
You don't need the current version. ebay has some variety as to years.
Also, the Operating Manual has some good info on operating (duh) current
info on their website.
I also have the antenna handbook and and older design handbook and I often
use them. Well written, clear diagrams, and written by and for hams. I have
a handbooks from the 50s, 60s, 1984 and 1995. You can easily see how the
technology has evolved, but the basics are pretty much the same. I also have
a VHF handbook, and a few others in a stack somewhere that I don't use as
much.


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Old March 19th 10, 07:40 AM posted to rec.radio.shortwave
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"notbob" wrote in message
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On 2010-03-18, Joe from Kokomo wrote:

1) Strictly speaking, you are correct. It isn't "shortwave".

2) However, from a reality viewpoint, many do post their MW catches here.


So, catching, say, KGO in San Francisco while living in Northern Oregon
would be considered a valid connection for a DXer?

I'm embarrassingly new at this and am trying to learn the ins and
outs. I've made the above connection before, but didn't realize it
was any big deal, KGO broadcasting at 50KW. I wasn't trying to score
a long catch, jes hear a radio station I was very familiar with.

nb


KGO from northern OR isn't much of a catch. Anything past about an hour or
so past sundown and you can hear them on a crystal set (much easier on even
a pocket radio). Ditto for KFI, KFBK, KSL, KBOI, ad inf.


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Old March 19th 10, 11:39 AM posted to rec.radio.shortwave
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On Mar 19, 3:40*am, "Brenda Ann"
wrote:
"notbob" wrote in message

...

On 2010-03-18, Joe from Kokomo wrote:


1) Strictly speaking, you are correct. It isn't "shortwave".


2) However, from a reality viewpoint, many do post their MW catches here.


So, catching, say, KGO in San Francisco while living in Northern Oregon
would be considered a valid connection for a DXer?


I'm embarrassingly new at this and am trying to learn the ins and
outs. *I've made the above connection before, but didn't realize it
was any big deal, KGO broadcasting at 50KW. *I wasn't trying to score
a long catch, jes hear a radio station I was very familiar with.


nb


KGO from northern OR isn't much of a catch. Anything past about an hour or
so past sundown and you can hear them on a crystal set (much easier on even
a pocket radio). *Ditto for KFI, KFBK, KSL, KBOI, ad inf.


Strictly speaking medium wave listening isn't Shortwave. I recall
snaking a little plastic transister radio into bed when I was about
eight years old and listening to the Jean Sheperd radio show late in
the PM with the radio under the pillow.
I was in Philadelphia and i heard WKBW from Buffalo NY. What that was
something! I still listen to the radio but it is shortwave radio and
I hear the radio signals from thousands of miles away and I don't
have to sneak the radio into the sack.just wear a headphone so I don't
keep my wife awake with the noise.
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Old March 19th 10, 01:14 PM posted to rec.radio.shortwave
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notbob wrote:
On 2010-03-18, Joe from wrote:

1) Strictly speaking, you are correct. It isn't "shortwave".

2) However, from a reality viewpoint, many do post their MW catches here.


So, catching, say, KGO in San Francisco while living in Northern Oregon
would be considered a valid connection for a DXer?

I'm embarrassingly new at this and am trying to learn the ins and
outs. I've made the above connection before, but didn't realize it
was any big deal, KGO broadcasting at 50KW. I wasn't trying to score
a long catch, jes hear a radio station I was very familiar with.

nb


That's how it starts...

Can you get KGO in the daytime? That would be more impressive at that
distance.

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Old March 19th 10, 04:35 PM posted to rec.radio.shortwave
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Excelsior you Fathead!
(Shep Lives)

On Mar 19, 6:39*am, Mike Mc Manus wrote:
On Mar 19, 3:40*am, "Brenda Ann"
wrote:





"notbob" wrote in message


...


On 2010-03-18, Joe from Kokomo wrote:


1) Strictly speaking, you are correct. It isn't "shortwave".


2) However, from a reality viewpoint, many do post their MW catches here.


So, catching, say, KGO in San Francisco while living in Northern Oregon
would be considered a valid connection for a DXer?


I'm embarrassingly new at this and am trying to learn the ins and
outs. *I've made the above connection before, but didn't realize it
was any big deal, KGO broadcasting at 50KW. *I wasn't trying to score
a long catch, jes hear a radio station I was very familiar with.


nb


KGO from northern OR isn't much of a catch. Anything past about an hour or
so past sundown and you can hear them on a crystal set (much easier on even
a pocket radio). *Ditto for KFI, KFBK, KSL, KBOI, ad inf.


Strictly speaking medium wave listening isn't Shortwave. *I recall
snaking a little plastic transister radio into bed when I was about
eight years old and listening to the Jean Sheperd radio show late in
the PM with the radio under the pillow.
I was in Philadelphia and i heard WKBW from Buffalo NY. *What that was
something! *I still listen to the radio but it is shortwave radio and
I hear the radio signals from thousands of miles away *and I don't
have to sneak the radio into the sack.just wear a headphone so I don't
keep my wife awake with the noise.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


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Old March 19th 10, 05:33 PM posted to rec.radio.shortwave
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NB1R wrote:
Excelsior you Fathead! (Shep Lives)


The Great Orpheum Gravy Boat Riot

Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss

Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories

Ludlow Kissel and the Dago Bomb That Struck Back

Classics, one and all.

Jean Shepherd, K2ORS, R.I.P.

Excelsior!!!


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Old March 19th 10, 06:23 PM posted to rec.radio.shortwave
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On 2010-03-19, Joe from Kokomo wrote:
NB1R wrote:
Excelsior you Fathead! (Shep Lives)


The Great Orpheum Gravy Boat Riot

Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss

Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories

Ludlow Kissel and the Dago Bomb That Struck Back

Classics, one and all.

Jean Shepherd, K2ORS, R.I.P.

Excelsior!!!


My first exposure to Jean, a true visionary, was Mad Magazine. It can
still be found on the web:

http://www.keyflux.com/shep/madtxt.htm

Later, I discovered his hilarious short stories in Playboy --yes! I
really did read the articles (sometimes . Playboy ran many of them
over the years. Later, I got his books from my library. Wish he'd
been syndicated, as I never heard his radio show. I also was unaware
he was an avid ham.

Was the "....Dago Bomb That Struck Back" about the runaway fireworks
on the 4th of July? It's been a long time.

nb
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Old March 19th 10, 06:26 PM posted to rec.radio.shortwave
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On 2010-03-19, notbob wrote:

My first exposure to Jean, a true visionary, was Mad Magazine. It can
still be found on the web:

http://www.keyflux.com/shep/madtxt.htm


oops!.....

http://www.keyflux.com/shep/mad1.htm
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Old March 19th 10, 06:53 PM posted to rec.radio.shortwave
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On 2010-03-19, Joe from Kokomo wrote:
NB1R wrote:
Excelsior you Fathead! (Shep Lives)

The Great Orpheum Gravy Boat Riot

Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss

Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories

Ludlow Kissel and the Dago Bomb That Struck Back

Classics, one and all.

Jean Shepherd, K2ORS, R.I.P.

Excelsior!!!


notbob wrote:

My first exposure to Jean, a true visionary, was Mad Magazine. It can
still be found on the web:

http://www.keyflux.com/shep/madtxt.htm

Later, I discovered his hilarious short stories in Playboy --yes! I
really did read the articles (sometimes . Playboy ran many of them
over the years. Later, I got his books from my library. Wish he'd
been syndicated, as I never heard his radio show. I also was unaware
he was an avid ham.

Was the "....Dago Bomb That Struck Back" about the runaway fireworks
on the 4th of July?


Yes
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Old March 19th 10, 10:06 PM posted to rec.radio.shortwave
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I read some of those Mad comic books when I was a kidddddddd,,,,,,,
cuhulin

 




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