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Old 10-11-2013, 12:01 AM   #99
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I bet that would work great for mountain tops.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:10 AM   #100
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I bet that would work great for mountain tops.
Surprisingly one of the most long distant contacts I made with it I was at the mouth of the John Day River in Oregon. The mouth is where it dumps into the Columbia River. Almost a mile from the Columbia and in the canyon.

It's a pretty good antanna.
Pluses -- Can be made resonant on all bands.
Portable
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Negatives -- Takes some fiddling to get tuned.
Must be retuned for each band.

It's kind of funny, some times I can get it tuned easily other times I have to fuss with it and fuss with it.

The other antenna I use is an Par Electronics ENDFedz mono band wire antennas.

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I like Oregon. It's a big state and has some beautiful spots. While I've lived with constant tremors and occasional big shakers, Oregon is due for a big one. I would certainly have a RV and keep it well stocked with food if I lived there. The number I heard was better than 2% chance of a 9.0 quake there every year which will cut off the coastal areas from the I5 corridor.

So ham radio and camping could be very important skill sets.
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I like Oregon. It's a big state and has some beautiful spots. While I've lived with constant tremors and occasional big shakers, Oregon is due for a big one. I would certainly have a RV and keep it well stocked with food if I lived there. The number I heard was better than 2% chance of a 9.0 quake there every year which will cut off the coastal areas from the I5 corridor.

So ham radio and camping could be very important skill sets.
I'm in Salem, on a hill, right off I-5. The biggest problem with a big shake will be the bridges. It's really hard to get anyplace without going over or under a bridge. My trailer is pretty much read to go at any time. However I expect that is the "big one" hits I'll be living in the trailer right where it sits.
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We had these banging sounds like a truck backed into the house all the time. I didn't realize right away these were earthquakes. I also noticed every Sunday between 8 and 11 PM there was a earthquake. A real shaker. Then I realized my washing machine was off balance. True story.
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We had these banging sounds like a truck backed into the house all the time. I didn't realize right away these were earthquakes. I also noticed every Sunday between 8 and 11 PM there was a earthquake. A real shaker. Then I realized my washing machine was off balance. True story.
Hahahaha. I thought my house was coming apart at the seams one day. It was coming from the garage. I opened the walk through door to the garage and it was immediately slammed shut. Tried again, same thing. Scared the crap out of me. I opened the main garage door and found the washing machine dancing around at the end of the hoses, halfway off the 8" high base it sat on. I had to weld a new bracket in for the drum.
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