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Author Topic: What is a "birdie"  (Read 7854 times)
WB6DGN
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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2012, 12:55:38 AM »

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What is a "birdie"

1.  A two legged critter with wings and feathers instead of hair covering their bodies and having a beak instead of a mouth.  Often able to fly under their own power.  Frequently travel in "flocks" during which time those on the ground are advised to carry umbrellas.  OR

2.  A hand signal usually indicating intense disapproval of a person and/or their activities.  Frequently seen on the road, particularly during highly congested traffic conditions.
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K9MHZ
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« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2012, 05:23:28 AM »

I remember new solid state gear.....maybe mid 1980s or so, was FULL of birdies. That's one reason I get uneasy about new hams going for gear of that era to get started in the hobby.  Some will tout the greatness of particular models of that time frame, but for a few $hundred more, a new ham can get a great modern rig......they're much, much better radios today.

     
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N0SOY
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« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2012, 09:29:01 PM »

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What is a "birdie"

2.  A hand signal usually indicating intense disapproval of a person and/or their activities.  Frequently seen on the road, particularly during highly congested traffic conditions.

Oh that's what that means.  I thought it was have a nice day.   Grin Grin
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WB6DGN
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« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2012, 10:12:17 PM »

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Oh that's what that means.  I thought it was have a nice day.

I suppose it could mean that depending on the gender of the person "sending" it!

I like your callsign, Mr. "I don't know"  (No soy)  Do you get many comments on it?
Tom
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« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2012, 04:29:13 AM »

Hi David,
My key observation from what you posted was that the birdies appeared when you hooked up the antenna. It sounds like QRM getting into the radio. I have the same problem with both old and new rigs. But I know where mine comes from. 90% come from my computers and my network that links them. 10% come from outside sources.

Anything that uses electricity can in some way make noise in the radio spectrum. The problem is tracing down what device is making the noise, and then fixing it. Like another said, could be your stuff, could be a neighbor's stuff, power company stuff, cable TV stuff, a close by factory stuff, etc. The list is almost endless.

The first thing I would do since you are making a new installation, is use the "best" coax you can afford with as few as possible connectors between the antenna and the radio.

73,

Stan
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N0SOY
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« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2012, 06:43:07 PM »

It appears to be the wifi router. At least that is the main ones.  I turned off the router and they stopped. 

Thanks
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N0SOY
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« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2012, 06:44:12 PM »

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Oh that's what that means.  I thought it was have a nice day.

I suppose it could mean that depending on the gender of the person "sending" it!

I like your callsign, Mr. "I don't know"  (No soy)  Do you get many comments on it?
Tom

Good point

Yes, I get an occasional comment it is easy to remember. 
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« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2012, 04:52:02 AM »

Whoops!  Sorry.  Duplicated someone elses reply.
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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2013, 10:41:31 AM »

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Oh that's what that means.  I thought it was have a nice day.

I suppose it could mean that depending on the gender of the person "sending" it!

I like your callsign, Mr. "I don't know"  (No soy)  Do you get many comments on it?
Tom

Good point

Yes, I get an occasional comment it is easy to remember. 

"Yo no soy" means "I am not".  "I don't know" is "Yo no sé".  Been living in Miami too long...
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WB6DGN
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« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2013, 08:33:08 PM »

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"Yo no soy" means "I am not".  "I don't know" is "Yo no sé".  Been living in Miami too long...

And I guess I've been away from California too long!  Or...that's what you get when you learn the language in a Mexican restaurant!  Maybe a little of both?
Tom
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