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I'm getting ready to tune my antenna for my v8000 and I have one more question. Which is better ½ wavelength or ¼ wavelength? My antenna is 42” long right now so I have enough to tune it to either. I know the approximation for proper antenna length is 300 divided by frequency multiplied by 39 (to convert to inches) and you take the final number and multiply it by wavelength (½ or ¼ ). I’ve been recommended both and I wanted your $0.02 on this one. Why is one better than the other?

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WTF.

why oh why oh why would you post this exact question in the Ham SWR thread YOU started, and then subsequently delete it from there and then start a new thread?

anyway, i answered your question in that thread already.
http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=65045

jim aka the wrooster

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2000 TRD Prerunner V6 w/ Hoes all around, Camburg Arms, 32 BFG's on American Racing Alloy's, Beard Super Seats, Prerunner Bumper w/ 3 Hella 4000's, Icom V8000 Ham radio, and a lot more good stuff.
that's some fucking balls putting "Icom V8000 Ham radio" in your sig when you don't even have an amateur radio license. so maybe you should change it to "Illegally modified Icom V8000 radio which I don't have a license for and I use because I think I'm special". poser.
 

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rofl... tell us how you really feel wrooster. i have an icom radio and i do nto have a liscense yet, thus i am a poser. good shit.
 

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I took and passed my test yesterday. There was an 11 year old girl in the class that aced it. There is no excuse not to get your license.
 

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The only excuse I have is a lack of time, I need to study more for my Physics classes and Calculus class. I work and go to school and the little time I do have is for studying and doing stuff around my house, sorry for being such a poser
 

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The only excuse I have is a lack of time, I need to study more for my Physics classes and Calculus class. I work and go to school and the little time I do have is for studying and doing stuff around my house, sorry for being such a poser
Break the law, whatever... just STOP, ABSOLUTELY STOP POSTING ABOUT IT!

You've got your priorities, whatever... but when you CONTSTANTLY flaunt it right out in front of people that DO care... that is more than just disrepectful... This may sound like the lamest threat out here, but posting up about doing anything illegal is probably grounds for getting banned.... so if you find yourself in that predicament, BLAME ME!

-Mark

P.S. i DID take the 15 min's and passed with 100%... even with outdated study material... if you're a physics major this should be a piece of cake.
 

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owning a ham radio is illegal? news to me. when i bought my radio they asked me if i was liscensed, i said no and they handed the radio right over to me. nobody ever said either of us have broadcasted over it. and not everyone has the time to take the test. right now im working 2 jobs and taking 18 units in school so i need to wait until summer to take my test.
 

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owning a ham radio is illegal? news to me. when i bought my radio they asked me if i was liscensed, i said no and they handed the radio right over to me. nobody ever said either of us have broadcasted over it.
owning a ham radio is not illegal. however, transmitting on frequencies you are not licenced for is, as is transmitting on frequencies that the radio is not FCC type accepted for. greentaco has transmitted, he stated so himself. he has the time to install suspension components, install radios, run desert races, ...

and not everyone has the time to take the test. right now im working 2 jobs and taking 18 units in school so i need to wait until summer to take my test.
yawn. i was first licensed in 1991, and i finished undergrad engineering school in 1992.

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Wow, I'm glad you know my schedule, except it’s been over 5 months since I’ve been to a race and my suspension was done two years ago. Have I transmitted on my radio? Only to test SWR, not actually to talk to anyone. I’m not trying to flaunt the fact that I don’t have a license, I’m trying to get my radio to work well for when I do use it (LIKE I SAID AFTER I GET MY LICENSE). I know the test is easy and it won’t take a lot of time to take it, but I haven’t found any place local that gives the test.



Mr. Tacomi I’m not a Physics major, I’m an ME.
 

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Wow, I'm glad you know my schedule, except it’s been over 5 months since I’ve been to a race and my suspension was done two years ago. Have I transmitted on my radio? Only to test SWR, not actually to talk to anyone. I’m not trying to flaunt the fact that I don’t have a license, I’m trying to get my radio to work well for when I do use it (LIKE I SAID AFTER I GET MY LICENSE). I know the test is easy and it won’t take a lot of time to take it, but I haven’t found any place local that gives the test.



Mr. Tacomi I’m not a Physics major, I’m an ME.
You really don't understand, do you?

IF YOU KEY THE MIC WITHOUT A LICENSE, YOU ARE BREAKING THE LAW!

Get off my ham bands!

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Amen to that fast frank.. Even if he was 'testing' he don't got a call sign yet and shouldn't be on it. Take the fifteen minutes to do it or just wait like you were saying you would but don't key up on any freq.
 

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I seriously dont know what is up you wrooster?

Obviously youre the resident HAM vet of this site but why are you such a dick...

You posted up your "Ham 101" thread to help noobs out, but it looks like youll only cater to people who have their Ham Liscense.

I asked numerous questions about my IC-V8000 that i purchased and you just started lecturing me.....get your HAM liscense blah blah blah

You even stated that you owned 2 V-8000's and you still didnt help me! Some random ttora member who owned a ham ended up solving my problem.

I respect you because you have a great deal of knowledge on HAM's but all i got to say is Youre a Joke
 

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owning a ham radio is not illegal. however, transmitting on frequencies you are not licenced for is, as is transmitting on frequencies that the radio is not FCC type accepted for. greentaco has transmitted, he stated so himself. he has the time to install suspension components, install radios, run desert races, ...


yawn. i was first licensed in 1991, and i finished undergrad engineering school in 1992.

jim aka the wrooster
whooptie doo. unless i can take the test between 11:30pm and 5am then i guess ill be breaking the law. im sure nobody on this site speeds either.
 

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I seriously dont know what is up you wrooster?
it should be obvious by now. but i'll explain it again since you appear to be a little slow on the draw...

Obviously youre the resident HAM vet of this site but why are you such a dick...
i treat people the way they ask to be treated. i recall your thread vividly. you asked for help on transmitting on amateur radio frequencies without a license, and since that didn't make to much sense to me i refused to provide help to you. what's the problem? what did you do which would have compelled me to help? the fact that you spent $180 on a radio? hah!

You posted up your "Ham 101" thread to help noobs out, but it looks like youll only cater to people who have their Ham Liscense.
here is the correct order of operations:
step (1): learn.
step (2): get amateur radio license.
step (3): transmit.
now what is so hard to comprehend above? if it's still not clear i could type it slower so you'll perhaps understand better. you skipped to step 3, completely ignoring steps 1 and 2.

again, to make a parallel that you desert racers could understand: if i just showed up at one of your events, disregarded rules, and caused problems for other participants, you'd get pretty pissed off and tell me to go find another sandbox to play in. why, when you infringe on other's hobbies, do you expect a different reaction? why is your illegal use of amateur radio spectrum different?

I asked numerous questions about my IC-V8000 that i purchased and you just started lecturing me.....get your HAM liscense blah blah blah
i guess you expected to be coddled because you have very special needs of some sort -- i recall you "just wanted to use your ham radio to talk to people at desert races".

in that related thread you wrote:
All i know is my personal experience, when somebody is on a CB or FRS the range sucks unless youre less than a mile away from each other. But on a HAM i can talk to a buddy almost 17-20 miles away.

For trails and such, CB's are great because youre right next to each other....but i know in a desert application 2M Ham is what most people use.

Heres a quick question:

Ive just purchased an IC-V8000 and for some reason i cant communicate with other people. I can defintelty "recieve" on multiple freqs but when i try to TX nobody can hear me.

Ex. Im listening on 146.850 then when i hold down the TX button the screen goes to 146.250, then after i let go it goes back to 146.850??? And nobody responds, they just keep having their convo

I know the problem is very simple, and i wouldve known this if i have my HAM liscense. Most of my friends who have Ham;s live far away so i cant really test out the radio until our next desert run.
you are breaking the law. you are infringing on frequencies you are not licensed for and you have no idea what you are doing. for all you know you are interfering with amateur SAR work, or similar. you don't know and don't care. you don't have a license but worse you don't even have the knowledge on basic operating practices. off by 600KHz, probably transmitting on top of someone else and not even realizing it -- simply careless.

You even stated that you owned 2 V-8000's and you still didnt help me!
that's the point. why don't you get it?

Some random ttora member who owned a ham ended up solving my problem.
he's well-intentioned but dumb. amateur radio exists because of self-policing; with power comes responsibilty. and vice versa. if amateurs don't police ourselves and also police others trying to interfere with our hobby, our hobby turns into CB -- which as you may have noticed has limited usefulness because of the high number of idiots and idiotic operating practices ("echo mikes" anyone?).

I respect you because you have a great deal of knowledge on HAM's but all i got to say is Youre a Joke
yeah, ok... :rolleyes:
one reason i come here is to gain your respect. another reason i come here is to get your opinion of me.
that's why i visit.
:D

when you stoop to personal attacks it really is just an indication that you have run out of rational support for your failed argument.

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do you have any idea how easy it would be for folks to type "marnes2986" into Google, get your license plate tag from the many pics you've posted on TTORA, cardomain, customtacos, socaltundras, radardomain, toyotanation, dezertrangers, sounddomain, norcalttora, and others, and then go to
http://www.fcc.gov/eb/AmaCmpl.html
and file a complaint using the info that you have already provided in this thread and others? you'll get a NAV (notice of apparent violation) from the FCC. this is basically a warning that you will have to respond to in writing within 30 days. if you fail to respond, or respond satisfactorily but are subsequently found to be in violation of FCC rules, you'll get another letter from the FCC known as a NAL. google "FCC NAL" and see if you can figure out why you don't want one.

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do you have any idea how easy it would be for folks to type "marnes2986" into Google, get your license plate tag from the many pics you've posted on TTORA, cardomain, customtacos, socaltundras, radardomain, toyotanation, dezertrangers, sounddomain, norcalttora, and others, and then go to
http://www.fcc.gov/eb/AmaCmpl.html
and file a complaint using the info that you have already provided in this thread and others? you'll get a NAV (notice of apparent violation) from the FCC. this is basically a warning that you will have to respond to in writing within 30 days. if you fail to respond, or respond satisfactorily but are subsequently found to be in violation of FCC rules, you'll get another letter from the FCC known as a NAL. google "FCC NAL" and see if you can figure out why you don't want one.

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did you do it?
 

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did you do it?
no, not yet. i wrote down the plate number just in case he decides to delete all of his pics.

anyway, i'm holding out hope that he'll eventually man-up and say
"look, i'm a fucking idiot -- clearly, transmitting without a ham license was a bad idea and i didn't really understand that i was probably interfering with others. i'm actually a stand-up, responsible, mature individual (although my GF may argue some of that). so, i'm going to find 20 minutes a night for a week to study for the technician class license. all that really means is 20 minutes less gay porn, LoL! and, the following saturday i'll take and pass the exam while seated next to a pretty smart 12 year old girl. a week later my FCC license will arrive and i'll be on my way to legally participating in this hobby which predates desert racing by about a hundred years. in the meantime i'll stop bragging on the internet that i'm illegally transmitting on ham frequencies. talk to you guys later, i'm off to study now..."
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no, not yet. i wrote down the plate number just in case he decides to delete all of his pics.

anyway, i'm holding out hope that he'll eventually man-up and say

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ha ha...
that was the easiest test i ever took :D
 

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Mr. Tacomi I’m not a Physics major, I’m an ME.

I'm sorry I got that wrong... sounds like you're still plenty intelligent to learn. This isn't completely about the 'Ham' laws, more so that a couple of you are either having fun at the serious tone a few of us have chosen over this topic, or you are truely being childish, disrespectful and unaware of the underlying reasons for which these rules were created, and thusly the need to learn them first.

whooptie doo. unless i can take the test between 11:30pm and 5am then i guess ill be breaking the law. im sure nobody on this site speeds either.
Brock... I'll give you that.. I speed. I just don't post it on the internet for all the world to look at the fool I just made of myself.

I seriously dont know what is up you wrooster? Obviously youre the resident HAM vet of this site but why are you such a dick... You posted up your "Ham 101" thread to help noobs out, but it looks like youll only cater to people who have their Ham Liscense.
And if you didn't portray yourself as coming across like you're gonna use the radio come hell or high water before you get your license, maybe he wouldn't think that's what you're gonna do, and he wouldn't have treated you like that.

I asked numerous questions about my IC-V8000 that i purchased and you just started lecturing me.....get your HAM liscense blah blah blah
...case in point


Maybe this only comes with some age and experience in life and with people... folks have certain things that each of us won't go around. Confront us, and we'll stand. Don't confront us in the way in which we'll be defensive, and we'll be helpful. You may call WRooster or I a dick for acting on our belief's, personally I think that makes you less of a person.

And in the true nature of internet warfare... there's no winners.

I'm done, play as you will...
 
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