Please help I don't know what I am doing wrong...a new ham radio operator!

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  1. tempnexus

    tempnexus City 17 Rep Intermediate User Premium Member

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    SO I bought a new radio and a honey baked ham...I went for the premium since I wanted the perfect reception and some sweet talking lady so I went the honey route. Anyhow, I plugged in the radio then I placed ham on it...I got a dual male headphone jack and I plugged one end into the ham and the other into the radio but I get no reception beyond normal stations! What am I doing wrong?!

    I appreciate any tips and advice on this matter, thank you!
     
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    wirelessandy It's a very exciting time Advanced User Premium Member

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    Adjust the tuna

    :coolfish:
     
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    analyzerman Learning to Drive General User

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    you need about 135 feet of wire wrapped around the ham
     
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    tempnexus City 17 Rep Intermediate User Premium Member

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    which gauge and what type of wire?

    Please be specific I am really series about this!
     
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    Up All Night Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

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    Alrighty, you're a joker but im going to be serous. You do know you need an antenna and it has to match the frequency range of the rig
    Also, you have to tune the swr to its lowest point...
    Preferably lower than say 1.6
    Power you need a wire gauge heavy enough to handle the current you'll be pulling.

    Buy some rye bread, swiss cheese & dill pickles to go with the ham.
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    wirelessandy It's a very exciting time Advanced User Premium Member

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    ohm my god
     
  7. tempnexus

    tempnexus City 17 Rep Intermediate User Premium Member

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    thanks for the best explanation for the new comers!

    Also, make the Earth work your 1/2 or 1/4 wave guide cut your antenna to the size of of either 1/2 (better) or 1/4 (worse) of the length of the wave you are looking up to receive or transmit and bury that other portion equal length into the ground.
    --- Double Post Merged, Dec 5, 2018, Original Post Date: Dec 5, 2018 ---
    love the pun!!!!!
     
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    Up All Night Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

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    So, what happened to the honey baked Ham?
    I hope you didn’t bury it.
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    CobawLT2010 Wubba Lubba Dub Dub! Advanced User Premium Member

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    Jeez guys... You can't tell he's being super cereal?
     
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  10. benzr

    benzr Been there done that !! Original V1 user !! Advanced User

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    Hahahahahaha.

    Now that sh!t is funny funny funny !!!

    The best yet !!!




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