Re: Welcome to the 49megahertz group
- Thank you, Moderator/Owner...
Glad to be aboard...
In this day of IC's and VLSI (ULSI?) I don't
suppose anyone here is planning on using older
tube/valve equipment for experimenting on 49 ?!
Was tuning the recv VFO on my HA-460 around below
50 MHz a little earlier, heard a couple carriers
that were probably 'baby monitors', a cordless
session, and not much more. Of course this was
on the AM mode... Going to look through some
of my older books, as I think I saw construction
projects for outboard FM modulators and demods.
An I also recall seeing a Japanese sight a while
back (don't remember the URL) that showed an
integral FM circuit that had a toggle switch on
the front panel for switching back-n-forth.
That mod with a hot RF-PreAmp might have merit.
Doubt if the VFO in this Lafayette will be stable
enough for experimentation and minute freq select,
but if the crystal function were used for both T&R
it just might be usable :) Of course, I'll have
to 'pad' the output down a bit from it's current
8 watts - to something a bit more acceptable ;)
But then we ALL know it's the antenna that makes
the station, right ? So, with that in mind, has
anyone come up with a GREAT design for a 49MHz
array ? I prefer to 'brew.
Okay... Now I guess I'd better figure out
what callsign I should use. I guess I could use
something akin to a 'serial' or member# followed
by my MGS (eg 49CM88). Does that work for y'all ?
Anyone interested in coming up with a sheep-skin
with a membership# on it relating to this group ?
I think I remember seeing something on the web-
based msg reader about someone re-starting a club ?
Maybe called "49ER", for 49MHz Experimental Radio ?
(formulating a logo in my minds-eye, off to Gimp)
Anyone doing digital (data) experimentation on 49 ?
Always thought it would be neat to come up with a
local community wireless computer network that
could be linked to other networks further away via
one control point with a 'tight' pattern yagi, to
another control point in the other net using a sim
array. An omni for the community, a yagi each way
to link to an 'upstream' and a 'downstream' path.
The software wouldn't be a problem (NET or NOS),
and it could all run on a dedicated 286/386 or
better computer. Surely there must be a few of
them still left out here that can be rescued and
put back into operation :)
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On 3 Mar 2002, 49megahertz Moderator wrote:
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