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2020-10-30 9:25:05 AM  
Nice headline but you've got a 2 in the wrong spot.  Numbers were reversed.
 
2020-10-30 9:30:22 AM  
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2020-10-30 9:50:50 AM  
I stopped at 9793
 
2020-10-30 10:05:31 AM  
I was taught in the 8th grade to use 22/7 as it is more accurate than 3.14 and easier to work with in most circumstances.
 
2020-10-30 10:12:17 AM  

Oztemprom: I was taught in the 8th grade to use 22/7 as it is more accurate than 3.14 and easier to work with in most circumstances.


Not really.

I memorized Pi as this:  3.14159265

That's accurate enough for pretty much any practical purpose.   And it doesn't make sense to use a value for Pi that's significantly more accurate than your measurement capabilities.
 
2020-10-30 10:15:14 AM  
I'll just stick with the fried haggis .

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2020-10-30 10:27:14 AM  

dittybopper: Oztemprom: I was taught in the 8th grade to use 22/7 as it is more accurate than 3.14 and easier to work with in most circumstances.

Not really.

I memorized Pi as this:  3.14159265

That's accurate enough for pretty much any practical purpose.   And it doesn't make sense to use a value for Pi that's significantly more accurate than your measurement capabilities.


Now you are just being pedantic.  Go operate a radio.

/will still just rough out the speed of light at 300000000 m/s
//I am sure you can correct me on that too
///3
 
2020-10-30 10:29:02 AM  

Evil Mackerel: I'll just stick with the fried haggis .

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I get the feeling you like things involving oatmeal.
I have you farkied as Goetta comments/9754201
 
2020-10-30 10:35:14 AM  
FTFA: "... mysterious items like the McDonald's Adult Cream Pie ..."

And I thought the election was giving me nightmares.
 
2020-10-30 10:45:14 AM  

Oztemprom: dittybopper: Oztemprom: I was taught in the 8th grade to use 22/7 as it is more accurate than 3.14 and easier to work with in most circumstances.

Not really.

I memorized Pi as this:  3.14159265

That's accurate enough for pretty much any practical purpose.   And it doesn't make sense to use a value for Pi that's significantly more accurate than your measurement capabilities.

Now you are just being pedantic.  Go operate a radio.

/will still just rough out the speed of light at 300000000 m/s
//I am sure you can correct me on that too
///3


Speeder.
 
2020-10-30 10:53:15 AM  

Schmerd1948: Speeder.


OK, that is funny.  ;)
 
2020-10-30 12:36:53 PM  

Oztemprom: I was taught in the 8th grade to use 22/7 as it is more accurate than 3.14 and easier to work with in most circumstances.



eh I just use 3 because the bible said it's ok and the resulting circles don't look too horrifically bad.

/actual-mathemagician, getting a kick
//licensed radio operator, also getting a kick
///I do find 22/7 oddly aesthetically pleasing, a prime and a product of 2 primes
 
2020-10-30 1:10:55 PM  

tintar: Oztemprom: I was taught in the 8th grade to use 22/7 as it is more accurate than 3.14 and easier to work with in most circumstances.


eh I just use 3 because the bible said it's ok and the resulting circles don't look too horrifically bad.

/actual-mathemagician, getting a kick
//licensed radio operator, also getting a kick
///I do find 22/7 oddly aesthetically pleasing, a prime and a product of 2 primes


Licensed amateur radio operator?

I keep the unofficial list of farkers with ham radio licenses, just in case we have another Fark QSO Party.
 
2020-10-30 1:25:10 PM  
And just so you know you're among friends, the desk I'm sitting at right now has, from left to right:

A switching power supply, Kenwood TS-700S 2 meter all mode, Yaesu FT-690RII 6 meter all mode, Yaesu FC-301 antenna tuner, Icom IC-735 HF transceiver, Heathkit HW-8 QRP transceiver, TenTec Scout HF transciever, a Xiegu G90 SDR HF transceiver, and a Yaesu FT-2980 2 Meter FM transceiver.   There is a size 24 marine deep cycle battery on the floor next to the desk, hooked to a smart charger, to provide emergency power.
 
2020-10-30 2:04:20 PM  

dittybopper: tintar: Oztemprom: I was taught in the 8th grade to use 22/7 as it is more accurate than 3.14 and easier to work with in most circumstances.


eh I just use 3 because the bible said it's ok and the resulting circles don't look too horrifically bad.

/actual-mathemagician, getting a kick
//licensed radio operator, also getting a kick
///I do find 22/7 oddly aesthetically pleasing, a prime and a product of 2 primes

Licensed amateur radio operator?

I keep the unofficial list of farkers with ham radio licenses, just in case we have another Fark QSO Party.


neat! EIP, if you like? I just feel weird about outright posting the callsign directly on fark, lol.

sad to say, I gave away all my serious desktop hardware to the local club after leaving the Oceanographic, it's been about 4 years since I did anything other than rtl-sdr plane-watching. current situation there is no way to set up a table much less a mast, but... I've been itching to find any excuse shopping around for whatever latest greatest inexpensive handheld (if you or anyone has any recommendations...)
 
2020-10-30 5:06:54 PM  

Oztemprom: will still just rough out the speed of light at 300000000 m/s
//I am sure you can correct me on that too
///3


c = ƒ•λ
 
2020-10-30 5:20:37 PM  
mmm 🥧
 
2020-10-30 7:03:35 PM  
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2020-10-30 9:02:56 PM  

tintar: dittybopper: tintar: Oztemprom: I was taught in the 8th grade to use 22/7 as it is more accurate than 3.14 and easier to work with in most circumstances.


eh I just use 3 because the bible said it's ok and the resulting circles don't look too horrifically bad.

/actual-mathemagician, getting a kick
//licensed radio operator, also getting a kick
///I do find 22/7 oddly aesthetically pleasing, a prime and a product of 2 primes

Licensed amateur radio operator?

I keep the unofficial list of farkers with ham radio licenses, just in case we have another Fark QSO Party.

neat! EIP, if you like? I just feel weird about outright posting the callsign directly on fark, lol.

sad to say, I gave away all my serious desktop hardware to the local club after leaving the Oceanographic, it's been about 4 years since I did anything other than rtl-sdr plane-watching. current situation there is no way to set up a table much less a mast, but... I've been itching to find any excuse shopping around for whatever latest greatest inexpensive handheld (if you or anyone has any recommendations...)


No posting calls, but I'm an Extra class.  I was a Morse interceptor in the Army, and got my license after I got out because I missed Morse.  That was 30 years ago.

Favorited you as a ham, so now you're green to me.

/Green eggs and ham.
 
2020-10-30 9:13:46 PM  

tintar: dittybopper: tintar: Oztemprom: I was taught in the 8th grade to use 22/7 as it is more accurate than 3.14 and easier to work with in most circumstances.


eh I just use 3 because the bible said it's ok and the resulting circles don't look too horrifically bad.

/actual-mathemagician, getting a kick
//licensed radio operator, also getting a kick
///I do find 22/7 oddly aesthetically pleasing, a prime and a product of 2 primes

Licensed amateur radio operator?

I keep the unofficial list of farkers with ham radio licenses, just in case we have another Fark QSO Party.

neat! EIP, if you like? I just feel weird about outright posting the callsign directly on fark, lol.

sad to say, I gave away all my serious desktop hardware to the local club after leaving the Oceanographic, it's been about 4 years since I did anything other than rtl-sdr plane-watching. current situation there is no way to set up a table much less a mast, but... I've been itching to find any excuse shopping around for whatever latest greatest inexpensive handheld (if you or anyone has any recommendations...)


I have one recommendation:  don't buy a Baofeng.  They are very inexpensive, but you get what you pay for.

How inexpensive are you talking?  Yaesu has a couple of sub-$100 handhelds.  I've heard the FT-4XR and FT-65R are both good.  I carry a Yaesu VX6R myself.  It's pricier at around $250 but you also get 220 MHz and and it's rugged and submersible so you don't have to worry about it getting wet.
 
2020-10-30 10:10:08 PM  

dittybopper: I have one recommendation:  don't buy a Baofeng.  They are very inexpensive, but you get what you pay for.

How inexpensive are you talking?  Yaesu has a couple of sub-$100 handhelds.  I've heard the FT-4XR and FT-65R are both good.  I carry a Yaesu VX6R myself.  It's pricier at around $250 but you also get 220 MHz and and it's rugged and submersible so you don't have to worry about it getting wet.


ah cool, thanks for that info. which is funny because yeah I was checking out BF 5R/82 variants earlier today. I'll look into Yaesu, then. luckily I still have a couple ladder-line J-poles and enough gasproof bits to connect them to nearly anything.

I only went for Tech because too lazy to study at the time, and probably for the best b/c too hungover the morning of the exam lol. have to renew in 2022, maybe I'll re-take for General.
 
2020-10-31 12:20:09 AM  
They probably taste good, but the pies in the article look horrible.
 
2020-10-31 8:34:44 AM  

tintar: dittybopper: I have one recommendation:  don't buy a Baofeng.  They are very inexpensive, but you get what you pay for.

How inexpensive are you talking?  Yaesu has a couple of sub-$100 handhelds.  I've heard the FT-4XR and FT-65R are both good.  I carry a Yaesu VX6R myself.  It's pricier at around $250 but you also get 220 MHz and and it's rugged and submersible so you don't have to worry about it getting wet.

ah cool, thanks for that info. which is funny because yeah I was checking out BF 5R/82 variants earlier today. I'll look into Yaesu, then. luckily I still have a couple ladder-line J-poles and enough gasproof bits to connect them to nearly anything.

I only went for Tech because too lazy to study at the time, and probably for the best b/c too hungover the morning of the exam lol. have to renew in 2022, maybe I'll re-take for General.


Do it.  Upgrade to at least General, because HF is where a lot of the magic happens.

For the last few years we've been at the bottom of the worst solar cycle for 200 years, but it's starting to come back.  I've actually been able to make contacts on the upper HF bands recently, and that's a big deal because I do a lot of my operating while driving to and from work. Using bands like 20 and 15 meters means my antennas are more efficient compared to 40 meters.   I can't wait until 10 meters starts opening up consistently.

I just pulled this TenTec Scout out of the car, replacing it with the Xiegu G90 now that I was able to update the firmware on the G90 (it's a "software defined radio"):

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The green thing with straps is a Yugoslavian Army "knee key" that I use as my "car key".  I don't strap it my leg though while I'm driving.  I rest my palm on the travel mug and tap it with my fingertips.

I have made a few voice HF contacts with it while driving, but generally I only do CW.

Best DX while driving?  New Zealand from upstate New York (north of Albany somewhere).

Like I said, HF is magic.
 
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