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  1. In a related vein, I was /P on 20 meters this past spring running an FT-817 off of a GoalZero Sherpa pack, and wondering why net control on 14300 KHz. was buried down in the noise. For those not knowing, 14300 KHz. is the frequency for the maritime mobile net and its net control operators are running legal limit QRO into some large beams so they can work maritime mobiles running 20 watts into a wire tied the mast. Figuring the band was truly dead, as I went to shut down the station I first unplugged the Sherpa to hear net control coming in S9+. Worked him using 3 watts and a dipole off the internal pack in the '817. Plugged in the Sherpa again and watched the noise floor go up 9 s-units. When I got home, I plugged the Sherpa into an O'Scope to find quite a bit of AC hash on the output. Have since discovered the same with most cheap "wal-wart" power supplies.
  2. Hey, Greetings from your neighbor to the southeast.
  3. Missed it this year, but hopefully will make it back east for 2020.
  4. Issue #28 is out. https://oberonswest.wordpress.com/2018/07/29/28-is-here-zine-interzone-ticom-amwriting-cybertek-dystonaut-twlee-tlalclatlan/ Or locally here. issue28_28JUL2018_by_Ticom.pdf
  5. http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-886B if you want to buy new. Every hamfest I've been to has had a few handheld frequency counters for sale cheap.
  6. Issue #28 is released.

  7. I just retired out here. Curious if anyone else is out here in the wilderness...
  8. Those of you wishing to contribute to Dystonaut #8 please send your submission to me by July 16th. Thank you!
  9. The battery that came with it was deader than Marley, and not planning any imminent Christmas Visitations. It was also an original Bell System Battery, and remains in my phreak collection. By all accounts, the 45V batterys are hard to come by, and most techs modify their kick meters to run off a bunch of 9Vs in series.
  10. I'm working on a new issue. http://ticom-tech.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-cyberpunk-techncial-journal-issue.html
  11. I used mine as an actual phone. Was great for picking up crosstalk on phone lines, and hearing all the weird stuff that happens on the line when your phone is "hung up."
  12. I've been thinning out the Electronic Toy collection, and put a few things up on Ebay that some of you might be interested in. Among them are some pieces of vintage Bell System test equipment. http://www.ebay.com/sch/tomf_ct/m.html -Tom
  13. http://www.digivill.net/~ticom/Issue2.pdf
  14. http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/609182 Issue3.pdf
  15. 1/4 wave ground plane antennas work really well for their intended frequency of use, and they're cheap to build - just some wire and a connector. You can also improve the performance of a lot of antennas by putting a 1/4" ground plane under them. Those of you who remember the old G-Net web site from the l0pht, their colinear performance was greatly enhanced with a ground plane under it.