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  1. Bot-Man

    Flat Earthers

    I still suspect that flat earthers are just trolls looking for attention. Nobody can be that ignorant.
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    So did you ever get this solved?
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    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    I’m trying to figure that out as well. Your post was accurate. The splice needs to be in a junction box. I’m not familiar with the rules nationwide but I’m still willing to bet that it’s code everywhere.
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    I heard back from him. He said his best diagnostic is either a bad connection on one of the cables or one of the cables was pinched while installing. He would check the wattage on reflection to verify this. His advice is to pull new cables. He explained that mobiles usually output 30-40 watts and can come through even with a bad cable. A handheld only puts out about 4 watts which would explain why they aren’t able to get through. He said you could call him for assistance if needed.
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    The systems that were added to the car, are they part of the communications system or unrelated equipment and just causing interference? I ask because normally a high SWR (lower is better) is usually more detrimental to transmission than reception. Now I’m not electrical either and my knowledge comes strictly from playing with HAM radios. I reached out to a friend who installs, programs and services communications equipment in emergency vehicles. I gave him your problem and asked for his two best diagnostic guesses. Probably won’t get an answer till tomorrow.
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    Just curious, what kind of transmitter are you setting up?
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    VSWR and impedance matching techniques by Ain Rehman. Not sure if there is a better one but I have this one on the shelf from when I first got started in HAM radio. Had to google it for the author. Comes up first page on google books.
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    I’d buy a ticket on SpaceX’s next trip to space. Akwooly gave me an idea...I’d buy three tickets.
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    Ski Season is Around the Corner!

    You mean this one? Lol
  10. Bot-Man

    Ski Season is Around the Corner!

    We went to Breckinridge in Colorado last year for the first time. I liked it but I think Keystone is still my favorite.
  11. I found it quite titillating
  12. Only 6-7 more months to go 😕
  13. Bot-Man

    It's Friday!!!!

    Mine too! ✋
  14. Bot-Man

    Movie thread

    We watched The Quiet Place and Annihilation last night. Quiet Place was pretty good. Annihilation was a bit strange and left some obvious questions unanswered. I would recommend the first but not the latter.