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by mattltm
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Cell Service
Replies: 14
Views: 976

Re: Cell Service

I'll echo NT2C here. There are plenty of options for setting up temporary repeaters without having to climb cell towers and trespass. I would also like to add another view. Just like NT2C, isn't the whole point of this to be prepared beforehand? For example, I look after 2 ham repeaters (one analogu...
by mattltm
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: DIY Manpack
Replies: 37
Views: 22452

Re: DIY Manpack

Hello Mattltm and hello everyone... I new to the group and just great ideas. I just want it to send you a quick thank you for your post on the DYI Ham radio pack.. Once I saw it I had to make one, so I jumped to the local hardware store, bought all the implements and 3 hrs later it was ready. I loo...
by mattltm
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: DIY Manpack
Replies: 37
Views: 22452

Re: DIY Manpack

I've sent you an email David.
by mattltm
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: DIY Manpack
Replies: 37
Views: 22452

Re: DIY Manpack

Great to see that my original post is still providing inspiration. Nice work!
by mattltm
Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Traill Friendly radios, new stuff 3/31/18, MFJ has You Kits
Replies: 94
Views: 20137

Re: Traill Friendly radios 8/3 added ant tuner stuff

It would be nice to see a new HF/2M/70cm portable set hit the market. The 817 is a good radio but it's getting a bit long in the tooth.
by mattltm
Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Hellooooooooo!
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Re: Hellooooooooo!

Well, looks like that woke a few up!

Nice to know I'm not the only one here :D
by mattltm
Mon May 11, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Hidehandler Mountain Hunter Elite Quiver Review
Replies: 9
Views: 1619

Re: Hidehandler Mountain Hunter Elite Quiver Review

That looks great. Very well made.

I prefer hip quivers, field style. Been looking at getting one of E W Bateman's but its a pain to order one from the UK!
by mattltm
Mon May 11, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Entry level recurve bow?
Replies: 10
Views: 1145

Re: Entry level recurve bow?

I was looking for a Sage for the wife but it was near on imposable to get hold of one at the time.

Went for the Stingray as an alternative in the end.
by mattltm
Mon May 11, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Archery Backstop
Replies: 6
Views: 1027

Re: Archery Backstop

Nice video. Seems to do the job well.

I have a layered foam boss, an 8' round straw boss and a bunch of backstop netting but nowhere to use them since we moved house :(
by mattltm
Mon May 11, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Hellooooooooo!
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Re: Hellooooooooo!

Just us 2 then?
by mattltm
Thu May 07, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Hellooooooooo!
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Hellooooooooo!

Any UK'ers still here?
by mattltm
Fri May 01, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: DIY Manpack
Replies: 37
Views: 22452

Re: DIY Manpack

The manpack revisited if anyone wants to see how it has evolved over the past 18 months...

http://www.m0lmk.co.uk/2015/05/01/ft-85 ... revisited/
by mattltm
Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: DIY Manpack
Replies: 37
Views: 22452

Re: DIY Manpack

I've seen them on ebay but wanted something a little more "custom".

Let us know how you get on with it. Looks very configurable.

Is it made from aluminium?
by mattltm
Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: YouKit as a basis for a commercial go-kit
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Re: YouKit as a basis for a commercial go-kit

Looks good but would be better if it had SSB too.

Thanks for sharing.
by mattltm
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: DIY Manpack
Replies: 37
Views: 22452

Re: DIY Manpack

Thanks.

It's been working very well and has saved my radio from plenty of knocks and bumps!

PM me your email addy and I'll send you the CAD plans and a bigger design image.
by mattltm
Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: What not to do in a power cut
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Re: What not to do in a power cut

Amazing.

I don't know about anyone else but we always flip most of the breakers off when there is a power cut. Only leave the lighting circuit on so we know when the power is back.
by mattltm
Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:05 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Is it REALLY possible to communicate the distances...
Replies: 14
Views: 1839

Re: Is it REALLY possible to communicate the distances...

It's not just a case of pushing out power on these bands. Line of Sight is the main limiting factor.
by mattltm
Mon May 19, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: COMM Patch
Replies: 182
Views: 39381

Re: COMM Patch

If this ever gets moving...

2 for me here over the pond.
by mattltm
Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Winlink
Replies: 8
Views: 2239

Re: Winlink

Yup. I use WINLINK.
by mattltm
Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: DIY Manpack
Replies: 37
Views: 22452

Re: DIY Manpack

It's just 2M. That's a tiny slice of the avaliable spectrum. Useful for local communication around 20 - 30 miles but not much else without relying on third party repeaters. IMHO You would be much better off saving and getting one of the "shack in a box" radios that will cover from 160M up to 70cm an...
by mattltm
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: AM/SSB CB legalised from mid-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1349

Re: AM/SSB CB legalised from mid-2014

It's good news for the 1000's of enthusiasts who already use SSB on 27Mhz but I don't think many of them will dial back the power to 12W! Still, it's a good step forwards for the hobby and another valuable tool in our communications box. Distance wise, you should be able to get a good bit further on...
by mattltm
Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: NAFFI Bar -Open
Replies: 995
Views: 41810

Re: NAFFI Bar -Open

No sign of the bad weather down here on the South East coast.

A bit windy earlier but nothing too bad.
by mattltm
Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Radio Hams
Replies: 8
Views: 1964

Re: Radio Hams

Doesn't look like they have echolink otherwise I would have given you a call. :|
by mattltm
Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Radio Hams
Replies: 8
Views: 1964

Re: Radio Hams

Good job.

What repeater are you listening to?

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