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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2015, 07:10 PM
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Posted By stoke
Ok WARPED champions, I'm at the office doing a...

Ok WARPED champions, I'm at the office doing a few shots of the tequila I won at the noob rally last year (got a few bottles) and finally got a chance to log in. The thread has taken a strange turn...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2015, 04:41 PM
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Posted By stoke
3X, got it- I think I saw him talking about that...

3X, got it- I think I saw him talking about that in one other thread too. Ok it's on. Hard to find pink ones in that size, surprisingly.
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,615
Posted By stoke
Very handy info, thank you. I was wondering about...

Very handy info, thank you. I was wondering about the practical differences between an analyzer and an SWR/Power meter, as I just picked one of those up. Seems like many VHF/UHF antennas come tuned...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2015, 03:30 PM
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Posted By stoke
No problem, as long as you make it "engineer...

No problem, as long as you make it "engineer speak", she'll get it just fine! All jokes aside, she's really looking forward to hanging out with you guys again.



This is hilarious, the plaid...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 02-24-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 116,560
Posted By stoke
Espi: yeah it sucked me in way faster than I...

Espi: yeah it sucked me in way faster than I expected, I'm studying for my general right now! Looking forward to checking out your gear & having a QSO as well, KK6RWM.

(sorry for the multiple...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 02-24-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 116,560
Posted By stoke
Cool. Good to know, thanks for posting it up.

Cool. Good to know, thanks for posting it up.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 02-24-2015, 08:37 PM
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Views: 116,560
Posted By stoke
Yeah that makes sense. We've got that programmed...

Yeah that makes sense. We've got that programmed into our radios already, easy enough. I've got the band plans on my phone too in case we need to hop around a bit. Jeepinbanditrider and I have found...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 02-24-2015, 01:29 PM
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Posted By stoke
Haven't checked in for awhile, Joel, again, thank...

Haven't checked in for awhile, Joel, again, thank you for all your hard work organizing what has become a major west coast adv event, maybe the biggest? You provide an invaluable service to the adv...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 01:21 PM
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Posted By stoke
Well...I was going to have some snarky comment,...

Well...I was going to have some snarky comment, but I looked down at my shirt today and yep, it's a pink flannel checked shirt :rofl Of course. I am thinking of picking one up for Shunka, 3XL,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 01:16 PM
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Posted By stoke
Yes booze and I have had a long and torrid...

Yes booze and I have had a long and torrid relationship. :lol3 Good to hear "Champagne", aka, jeepbandit and you are making it up. Never heard so many hiccups before, this could be his new nickname....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-23-2015, 10:39 PM
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Posted By stoke
Having 4th cider currently. Smith & Forge. Great...

Having 4th cider currently. Smith & Forge. Great stuff.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-20-2015, 02:59 AM
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Views: 24,417
Posted By stoke
You guys. I just got back from the bar. Pretty...

You guys. I just got back from the bar. Pretty sure they were watering down the drinks; had crown presses/gin and tonics total of 6 and have an ok buzz but not yet running around in pink flannel with...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,615
Posted By stoke
Fascinating stuff, thanks for the knowledge. I...

Fascinating stuff, thanks for the knowledge. I thought I was just getting into ham for comms with a few riding buddies out in the desert, but now the hobby is pulling me in.

This weekend stopped...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-15-2015, 05:46 PM
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Posted By stoke
Thanks for checking in on that, honestly. Dunno...

Thanks for checking in on that, honestly. Dunno if it's getting popular or not these days (I got into it in the UK where it's more common), but nice to see some companies get behind it. If nothing...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-13-2015, 12:59 PM
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Posted By stoke
"broga" pants!? dying over here, that's a thing...

"broga" pants!? dying over here, that's a thing now?! like the lulu lemons you see pretty much 100% of women rolling around in during the day? (it's sd, no one works, just walks around outside in...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,615
Posted By stoke
I love learning this stuff. Interesting regarding...

I love learning this stuff. Interesting regarding 70cm vs 2M outdoors and the various benefits.

What type of wavelength are guys like firefighters and the like using when in buildings? I'm...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2015, 12:27 PM
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Views: 24,417
Posted By stoke
yeah man, where you camping down here? would be...

yeah man, where you camping down here? would be fun to stop by or something, but totally get it if it's a private affair.

yeah, this thread may have blew out a few folks, if you read the thing...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2015, 11:51 AM
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Views: 24,417
Posted By stoke
dude the 90's called, they want their video back!...

dude the 90's called, they want their video back!

as much as I would like to re-enact 50 shades of gray with you at warped, not into the whole bdsm scene...but certainly looks like you've given...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,615
Posted By stoke
Thanks again guys for the well wishes on the...

Thanks again guys for the well wishes on the license, I am going to go ahead and get my general (american middle license) soon as well. I really enjoy the theory behind it all and find the different...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2015, 09:58 AM
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Views: 24,417
Posted By stoke
you guys, you guys, :lol3 I believe all this...

you guys, you guys, :lol3 I believe all this thread has done for us in the last week is confirm that we need to get Shunka a pink flannel, or flannel pattern shirt. I'll start looking...

Any word...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,615
Posted By stoke
Thanks guys, nice to have that tech license out...

Thanks guys, nice to have that tech license out of the way! (FZcruzer, get on shooby about taking his exam!)

I actually picked up a book for the General test, figured I was in study mode already,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 23,438
Posted By stoke
"Frisco" jeans. I rest my case. :lol3

"Frisco" jeans. I rest my case. :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-07-2015, 03:38 PM
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Views: 24,417
Posted By stoke
:rofl:rofl:rofl:lol3:lol3:lol3

:rofl:rofl:rofl:lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,615
Posted By stoke
Took the test this morning, got two wrong out of...

Took the test this morning, got two wrong out of 35. It's pretty easy. There were three folks that had the outdated questions and failed, whatever study app or book they had was the last version,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 23,438
Posted By stoke
Figured you guys played dress up from time to...

Figured you guys played dress up from time to time. Stuff can get old after awhile.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2015, 09:55 PM
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Views: 24,417
Posted By stoke
You guys are dicks, montibank posted yesterday...

You guys are dicks, montibank posted yesterday and no responses?! There's got to be room, right? I figure this thread has already scared off most fence sitters!

...on another note, it's 8:50 pm...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,615
Posted By stoke
I would recommend this book: ...

I would recommend this book:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1625950136/ref=od_aui_detailpages02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

And this site:

http://www.arrl.org/home

I just finished the book and am...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 02-05-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 116,560
Posted By stoke
That's the ticket right there! See you on the...

That's the ticket right there! See you on the porch! Arguably in my opinion one of the most beautiful places you can find to enjoy a beverage, once you really take it all in.
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,615
Posted By stoke
I see a lot of CB antennas on off road vehicles...

I see a lot of CB antennas on off road vehicles here, but the one time I did go off road in my SUV with jeepbandit's club, they were all using GMRS to stay in touch. Although I did use a mag mount...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,615
Posted By stoke
All of this is starting to make sense, a lot to...

All of this is starting to make sense, a lot to learn for sure. Aren't there some antennas that have a unit in the bottom that makes them electrically longer as well, thus reducing the need for a big...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-05-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 24,417
Posted By stoke
Thinking the Big Mama Sausage might have to...

Thinking the Big Mama Sausage might have to transfer this year based on the "boot" comments :lol3 (seriously Shunka, that thing has not degraded at ALL, wtf?!)
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 02-05-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 116,560
Posted By stoke
Looking forward to checking out their handywork...

Looking forward to checking out their handywork on your bike at the rally, let's track each other down, I'm in one of the tent cabins with Shooby, probably the one that Joel hung a heart over the...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 02-05-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 116,560
Posted By stoke
We've all been there, :lol3:freaky:clap. Good to...

We've all been there, :lol3:freaky:clap. Good to know there will plenty of company at the bar this season!
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 02-04-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 116,560
Posted By stoke
Pretty awesome all the way around. Seat Concepts...

Pretty awesome all the way around. Seat Concepts is a great Southern California company and it's really cool of them to allow a transfer to someone else from the noob rally-I'm pretty sure that seat...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,615
Posted By stoke
Forgive the noob question, but what acts as the...

Forgive the noob question, but what acts as the ground plane if you mount an antenna to your bike? I know on cars the roof is the electrical "mirror" that serves that function, but what does it on a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 24,417
Posted By stoke
Guys. The beard was shaved off today. On a...

Guys.

The beard was shaved off today. On a whim when I was driving around for work I stopped by one of those ultra hipster straight razor places where they do it traditional style. Quite the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 24,417
Posted By stoke
Just an arm hair then?

Just an arm hair then?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-02-2015, 05:39 PM
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Views: 24,417
Posted By stoke
Threadkiller

Shooby's tent killed the thread :lol3
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,615
Posted By stoke
That test sounds gnarly. Just out of curiosity,...

That test sounds gnarly. Just out of curiosity, what is a radio telephone? Using a patch through a repeater? We used to do this in the 90's through our work trucks (commercial radios for a tree...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,615
Posted By stoke
Agree with the spot locator EPIRB thoughts, but...

Agree with the spot locator EPIRB thoughts, but it is nice to be able to use ham radio as a useful tool for longer distance simplex communication when "off the grid" riding vs just rag chewing during...
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