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Old 10-29-2009, 09:02 PM
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I was stopped today and saw a SUV with a huge antenna mount on the side of it with a "small" antenna on top of it. What exactly is this? What is it used for?

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Not a clue to what its for,,, but it shouldnt be long before that gets caught on someones bumber,and tears his rear bumper off
why would anyone would need to mount that small of an antenna like that,,
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Don't know what the hell that thing is, but he streetlight mounted on the top of the SUV is kind of cool.
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Thats what I want to know to...
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Guy is a ham radio or shortwave freak...
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Originally Posted by Afishinado View Post
Guy is a ham radio or shortwave freak...

Freak is the right word for sure. I am by the looks of that thing he invested a bunch of coin for something that looks like it could have been achieved a little easier.

I don't know. Hopefully I'm completely wrong and he is the dude that takes the pictures of the roads for Google earth or something.

;?
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He is the guy that will save your butt when all other comms are down.

He is a radio operator.
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The only way all other comms are coming down is by EMP -- and if that happens he, and his post-1970's vehicle will be dead in the water like all of the others.

But that streetlight he has mounted on top should still be shining.
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Originally Posted by welder View Post
He is the guy that will save your butt when all other comms are down.

He is a radio operator.

If we are in the army I would agree but other than that I dont know....
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It's a "frequency demodulation filter/analyzer - Type 3 ("FDF-3") - we used them when I was in the Navy on Guam.

Freqs from 45Mhz-90Mhz are "received" by the lower part of the "truncation pole" (bracketed to the bumper), and, then, routed up to the "filtering can" (the large diameter object) for "sampling".

"Bumps" (freq changes) between 60Mhz-72Mhz are then "transferred" through coiled micro-laminated "spring wires" to the upper part of the antennae, for "screen reveal" on the dash mounted "sig-gen" inside of the vehicle.

The "screen reveal" shows in "kilohertz/sec/sec" in a vertical rise signal (in "real time") to denote the "variance" of the decible level within the "root base" of the carrier wave modulation (this can range from 40-100Khz/volt/ampere). The "sine wave" portion of the signal is then broken down with an oscilloscope until a "nul/nil" is displayed within the "ring trim" part of the basic archived "sample" signal.

When the new "FIRMA" ("Full Insert Ring Module Amplification") is "confirmed", the resultant "framing" (closing-out of the signal) is coded in binary language for the processing of the tertiary format of the original "bumontic" lag time from the "source host".

Then, the "net binary totals" ("NBT's") are printed out on doppler-graphed monostatic paper to prevent atmospheric rejection (or "magnetic repatriation") of the parabolic inputs that were originally secluded from the transmission.

Not sure exactly WHAT the "process" was FOR - I only worked on them? ;?

The "lamp post" comes "on" at sunset and goes "off" at sunrise.

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Originally Posted by Bruce W View Post
It's a "frequency demodulation filter/analyzer - Type 3 ("FDF-3") - we used them when I was in the Navy on Guam.

Freqs from 45Mhz-90Mhz are "received" by the lower part of the "truncation pole" (bracketed to the bumper), and, then, routed up to the "filtering can" (the large diameter object) for "sampling".

"Bumps" (freq changes) between 60Mhz-72Mhz are then "transferred" through coiled micro-laminated "spring wires" to the upper part of the antennae, for "screen reveal" on the dash mounted "sig-gen" inside of the vehicle.

The "screen reveal" shows in "kilohertz/sec/sec" in a vertical rise signal (in "real time") to denote the "variance" of the decible level within the "root base" of the carrier wave modulation (this can range from 40-100Khz/volt/ampere). The "sine wave" portion of the signal is then broken down with an oscilloscope until a "nul/nil" is displayed within the "ring trim" part of the basic archived "sample" signal.

When the new "FIRMA" ("Full Insert Ring Module Amplification") is "confirmed", the resultant "framing" (closing-out of the signal) is coded in binary language for the processing of the tertiary format of the original "bumontic" lag time from the "source host".

Then, the "net binary totals" ("NBT's") are printed out on doppler-graphed monostatic paper to prevent atmospheric rejection (or "magnetic repatriation") of the parabolic inputs that were originally secluded from the transmission.

Not sure exactly WHAT the "process" was FOR - I only worked on them? ;?

The "lamp post" comes "on" at sunset and goes "off" at sunrise.

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Ok. Im even more confused now.

Seriously though. If these are used in the military then why would this guy need it?
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Originally Posted by mattmuttsmithx View Post
Ok. Im even more confused now.

Seriously though. If these are used in the military then why would this guy need it?
I WOULD tell you, but I'd have to kill myself!

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We used to see full size SUVs like Suburbans with serious radio equipment, blacked out windows, and government plates in New Mexico and Arizona. They were heavily armed escorts.
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Originally Posted by dave11 View Post
They were heavily armed escorts.
I'm not buying that.
Why would hookers with fat arms need advanced communications equipment?
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Originally Posted by Mr. Demeanor View Post
I'm not buying that.
Why would hookers with fat arms need advanced communications equipment?
Thats pretty good!

But in all reality this vehicle had civilian tags and had a child in it.
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Originally Posted by Bruce W View Post
I WOULD tell you, but I'd have to kill myself!

Regards,

Then dont do that....
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Originally Posted by Bruce W View Post
... The "lamp post" comes "on" at sunset and goes "off" at sunrise.

Regards,
Cool I thougt it was a fuzzy dice repeller. Obviously turned off!
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The MAN IN BLACK.........
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tornado chaser?
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Originally Posted by Kamper View Post
Cool I thougt it was a fuzzy dice repeller. Obviously turned off!

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