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    I didn't give any thought to looking to see if there was an aux power outlet! I'm sure there was one somewhere. Just about everything comes with one nowadays.

    And cigarette lighter plug terminology shows our age, lol! My '86 F-350 sap hauler has a swing-down, from the bottom of the dash, ash tray in it! I gave a ride to a 30 year old coworker one day with it and I got a "whats that thing?!" from him when I took my sunglasses case out of it. Lol. And one day I was getting gas at a full service station with it and the kid pumping gas opened the fuel door, spun the cap off, looked at it for a while and said, "Wow, a metal gas cap". I just laughed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zucker Lager View Post
    Hey Steve
    I hook up my 2 meter rig in my car just using a "cigarette lighter plug" There is enough amperage there for even a higher power transmitter. Its an easy install on any truck then...............as long as they have a "cigarette lighter plug" or as they call them today "Aux Power Outlet"
    Jay KA9NKA

    I keep threatening to stick the 2 meter back in the car...

    Wonder if there's anybody out there? Is the link machine still active?


    Dennis N8NCQ (and yup - it's a great CW call. . )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiganiac View Post
    I keep threatening to stick the 2 meter back in the car...

    Wonder if there's anybody out there? Is the link machine still active?


    Dennis N8NCQ (and yup - it's a great CW call. . )
    Yes Dennis good CW call When KA9KA became a silent key years ago I tried to get that call but it didn't work out Would have liked to drop the " N " out of my call. Still KA9NKA does have a kind of rhythm. Echo Link? yes our Rhinelander WI repeater is, not sure about the others in the area like you I've been out of the link for a while. Jay
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTimPerkins View Post
    Cigarette lighter plug -- a rapidly disappearing term.

    The old John Deere 610 bulldozer we used to have at PMRC had two things on the dash (besides the key) as I recall: an ammeter and a cigarette plug. Some things used to be really important years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Father & Son View Post
    I think the cigarette lighter disappeared not long after the floor dimmer switch😂😂😂😂😂😂
    How about "3 on the tree"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTimPerkins View Post
    How about "3 on the tree"?

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    That's what the car I learned to drive on had, a 1961 Checker Superba

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    My '86 Ford has the dimmer switch on the floor too, lol! Yeah, it's old school.
    2014 Upgrades!: 24x40 sugarhouse & 30"x10' Lapierre welded pans, wood fired w/ forced draft, homemade hood & preheater
    400 taps- half on gravity 5/16, half on gravity 3/16
    Airablo R.O. machine - in the house basement!
    Ford F-350 4x4 sap gatherer
    An assortment of barrels, cage tanks & bulk tanks- with one operational for cooling/holding concentrate
    And a few puzzled neighbors...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zucker Lager View Post
    Yes Dennis good CW call When KA9KA became a silent key years ago I tried to get that call but it didn't work out Would have liked to drop the " N " out of my call. Still KA9NKA does have a kind of rhythm. Echo Link? yes our Rhinelander WI repeater is, not sure about the others in the area like you I've been out of the link for a while. Jay
    It would really be fun back in my proffesional days.....


    The figure 9 was shorthanded by a long dash and a dit... Figure 8 a long dash, 2 dit. 7 could be long dash 3 dit - but most guys didn't - they would use the conventional two dash three dit.....

    So if you use that shorthand the KA9 gets a pretty cool swing to it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucket Head View Post
    My '86 Ford has the dimmer switch on the floor too, lol! Yeah, it's old school.
    First car was a 51 Vauxhall (import from England) it was a really cheap junker ha ha
    How about "Fender Skirts" and "Curb Feelers".................they still have them don't they??? Jay
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