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I Just Bought A Spiral Cut Ham ! ! ! ! ! !

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Alex_Knight, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. Alex_Knight

    Alex_Knight

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    ;f ;f ;f




    Happy Holidays Folks ! ! !
     
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    HandyMan Hugh NRA Life Member

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    Man, I'll bet THAT hurt!;f
     

  3. HiddenEyes

    HiddenEyes It can be done

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    Was it right hand or left hand cut?


    HiddenEyes:cool:
     
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    uhlawpup Gentle Soul

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    Does one way hurt less than the other?
     
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    Eddie C. Administrator Moderator CLM

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    Hiya Alex, hows the signal on that Ham? What kind of antenna did you get?!??;n ;5 ;U ^2 ~1
     
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    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

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    So Alex...what kind of mustard do you like with your 'ham'? ;f
     
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    I used a home built yagi, fashioned out of coat hangers and tin-foil.


    ;z ;z ;z
     
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    uhlawpup Gentle Soul

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    Now, just a minute, here!

    I'll have you know I put a bit of aluminum foil on every - and I mean every - antenna I've ever erected, and I've been a ham since 1964.

    Why? Well, in spite of what the books tell you, I learned as a kid in the early 50s with an old Philco table-top TV that putting foil on the rabbit ears improved reception greatly. This was from empirical testing, not just guessing. So, I figured there just may be some kind of magic to all this, and I always put a small piece of tin foil on all my antennas, wire and tubing. And, ya know?...they all worked extremely well, with standing wave ratios of less than 1.2:1.

    Go figure...