Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Amateur Radio - by N2NHU Jim P. Ames

License & Other Info


License Class: Technician
Special License Code: Individual
County: Nassau
Latitude: 40.864775
Longitude: -73.625866
Telelphone Area Code: 516
Time Zone: Eastern
Effective Date: 2003-07-18
Expiration Date: 2011-07-23
Lookups: 224


eHam Member Profile

My home page is...
http://jimpames.blogspot.com

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Year born:
1965


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I am originally from...
Oklahoma


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Previous calls:


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My marital status is...
xyl


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XYL/Kids/Grandkids:
no harmonics


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I got interested in ham radio because...
Satellite - SSB - FM - AM - Packet - RTTY - ATV - Could another hobby possibly offer as much?
my other hobbies are at the very bottom of this page


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My favorite thing to do in ham radio is... Because?
Call CQ on 6 meters - you never know what you will get.


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My equipment consists of...
shack equipment
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Yaesu HF/6M/VHF/UHF all-mode 100W FT-847 computer-controlled (rs-232) on-screen database tuning

mirage 2M 160 W linear amp

RS-PRO 2050 Trunktracker scanner

RS-Pro 2030 scanner

Astron RM-60M 50A PS - base power

Astron 20A PS

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TELEVISION STATION

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P. C. Electronics TC70-10 Watt amateur television transceiver 434 MHz

JVC 3/4 inch UMATIC cr-8250u professional video tape recorder/player

buv-110 u-matic "s" broadcast portable recorder/player

Color (3-tube) NTSC professional television cameras with TV lenses courtesy RCA, JVC and Sony

JVC Character generator

SIMA VideoEditMaster+

RCA Video Date-Time Generator

Lighting by Smith-Victor

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ANTENNA SYSTEM

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HF antenna G5RV jr @ 20 ft.

2M horiz antenna cushcraft 2M 4-elem. 10 db gain

6M horiz Cushcraft 6M 5-element 10db gain

2M vert Cushcraft 2M 11 elem. 10 db gain

70 cm horiz K1FO 22 element 15.9 db gain amateur television

Sigma discone

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MOBILE RIG

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MY ADI HT connected to an on-glass antenna

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PORTABLE RIG

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ADI 2M 5w





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I am a member of the following ham radio clubs...
none


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I am most proud of the following accomplishments in ham radio...
I built my own NTSC UHF TV station based on personal research

Six months of my spare time research resulted in an affordable 10 watt UHF television station - Definitive 3/4 inch u-matic videotape recorder (circa 1976-80) broadcast reference



http://www.tvhandbook.com/History/History_timeline.htm


http://www.studio-systems.com/broadfeatures/MayJune1997/VTR/57.htm


http://www.hut.fi/~iisakkil/videoformats.html


http://www.labguysworld.com


http://informatics.buffalo.edu/faculty/ellison/Syllabi/519Complete/formats/video/videocass.html


http://www.ina.fr/archives/supports/index.en.html


http://www.hypernova.co.uk/total_rewind/betamax/B_main.htm


http://www.hypernova.co.uk/total_rewind/revolution/R_main.htm


http://ether.asu.edu/video/videofaq.html


http://www.grapevinecommunications.co.uk/buyersguide/Appendices/Technical/technical.htm


http://www.tpub.com/journalist/186.htm


http://web.1earth.net/~funkydud/page9.html


http://www.r-vcr.com/~television/TV/umatic.htm


http://www.r-vcr.com/~television/TV/betamax.htm


http://www.tech-notes.tv/Glossary/Glos%20files/u.htm


http://www.sel.sony.com/SEL/rmeg/mediatech/care/careAV.html


http://www.screensound.gov.au/glossary.nsf/Pages/Video+Tape?OpenDocument


http://www.itg.uiuc.edu/help/timecode/


http://umatic.palsite.com


http://ftp.arl.mil/~mike/tv/


http://www.screensound.gov.au/glossary.nsf/Pages/U-matic?OpenDocument


http://pages.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/~jungle/software/VideoRecorder.html


http://www.fact.co.uk/www.mites.org.uk/mites4a.htm


http://www.8thman.com/tech1u.htm


http://www.tlcdelivers.com/tlc/crs/bib2668.htm


http://www.sony.net/Fun/SH/1-15/h3.html


http://www.tvtechnology.com/features/Big-picture/f-fb-betacamRIP.shtml


http://www.novaonline.co.uk/guide/vidtapeformats1.html


http://216.239.51.100/search?q=cache:Z6edDO5X02IC:216.122.242.172/newsletters/2002/2002-03/lacken.ppt+u-matic&hl=en&ie=UTF-8


http://www.videocopycentre.com/history.htm


http://www.digitalcentury.com/encyclo/update/sony.html


http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/V/htmlV/videocassette/videocassette.htm


http://www.kodak.com/US/en/motion/students/handbook/glossary15.jhtml


http://www.users.bigpond.com/kaywand/wand/tech_docs/formats.htm


http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Contrib/WorldTV/oldpro.html





products for transitioning analog to digital


http://www.dv-studio.com/new_Apollo_Archiver_Pro.htm


facts about umatic


http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/mug/ctjul96/gsas.html


http://www.mastersonaudio.com/video/20021015.htm



automated broadcasting


http://www.digitaljukebox.com/




reference material for broadcast


http://www.studio-systems.com/gloss/MarApr2001/52.htm


production basics


http://www.amazing.com/dv/production-faq.html


video formats


http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/index.html



http://www.tvcameramen.com/equipment/video_formats.htm


broadcast engineering sites


http://www.lionlmb.org/bc_eng.html


broadcast references


http://www.lionlmb.org/quadpark.html


how video recording equates to vision


http://www.m2com.com/playbk6.html


choosing a vtr


http://www.unitedvisual.com/2tips/2tvcr101.asp


camera pinouts


http://www.brogers.addr.com/Web/10pinvideofaq.htm


video formats


http://www.don-barrett.com/formats.html


http://www.herts.ac.uk/ltdu/technology/what_are_the_various_video_formats.html


http://www.urbanfox.tv/articles/tape/t2manufacturers.htm


worldwide tv stds

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=u-matic+faq&hl=en&lr=lang_en&cr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&selm=9109091335.aa06206%40Ainur.EE.Surrey.Ac.UK&rnum=10


bvu history

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=bvu-110+sony+bvu-150&start=10&hl=en&lr=lang_en&cr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&scoring=d&selm=p267vCAokOOzEwj7%40redsquir.demon.co.uk&rnum=19


broadcast exchange

http://www.broadcastexchange.com/


suppliers

http://www.markertek.com/


sony history

http://www.sony.ca/sonyca/about_chronology.shtml


transition to digital


http://www.nvision1.com/Serv/RefLib/thebook.pdf





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The funniest thing that ever happened to me on the air was...
Calling for an OM at his home QTH up north on 2m ssb and getting my old friend KB2FUM mobile! What a hoot!


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The biggest pileup I ever heard or busted was...
6 meters - Victoria Island. 50W into a Cushcraft 5 element beam horizontal.


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I would like to try the following new things in ham radio in the next 10 years...
Satellite - HF


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When I'm not on the radio, you can normally find me...
thinking about radio