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Bagphone Woosies

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by TriModeMan, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. plane

    plane Guest

    "Real Estate Agent" <spamblockCaryRealtor@nc.rr.com> wrote in message news:<Cu5nb.23504$fl1.857829@twister.southeast.rr.com>...
    > "Some One" <
    > >
    > > Bag phones are the only things that will work at my cottage. With the
    > > modern phones I can receive the cell site but it can't receive me because
    > > the phone doesn't have enough power, I think my digital phone puts out

    > 2/10
    > > of a watt. The bag phone on the other hand puts out 3 watts and the cell
    > > site has no trouble receiving the bag phone.

    >
    > I hear stories like this every day! Hope they leave analog up and running
    > for a long time!
    >
    > My favorite home inspector has a cabin in the mountains, north of Ashville
    > NC. Nothing works up there except the bag phone on a 3db gain antenna.
    >
    > He kept going out to the truck to make calls, until I gave him a tip: Put
    > the mag mount antenna on the refrigerator and hook up a Radio Shack power
    > supply. He reports that it's working fine!
    >
    > -Paul-


    This is off subject, but are there any of the 150 mh imts mobile phone
    systems still in operation--I had one thru mid 80's ==range on these
    was very good--

    The transmitter would take up half the trunk of the car, and the
    lights on the car would dim when the transmitter keyed in(i belive
    they were at least 30 watts). if someone happended to touch the
    antenna while the unit was on, would get a little buzz from it. They
    could be rigged for great range however; the refegerator remark above
    reminded me of some of the tricks that could be used for a ground
    plane.



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  2. Larry W4CSC

    Larry W4CSC Guest

    The IMTS VHF band is dead around here, now. All the carriers have
    gone. Listen on a scanner to 152.06, 152.08, 152.12, 152.24, 152.36,
    152.42, 152.48, 152.54 Mhz in your area to see if you hear anyone
    talking. Those were the IMTS VHF freqs of the base stations. The
    cars transmitted 5 Mhz above each of these frequencies so you could
    have full duplex without a trunk full of cavity resonators to separate
    them, just like the little duplexer in your cellphones.

    VHF was great. A 30W mobile to Bell$outh from the big TV tower
    antenna gave you good coverage out 50-70 miles.



    On 27 Oct 2003 09:34:35 -0800, plane@usa.com (plane) wrote:

    >"Real Estate Agent" <spamblockCaryRealtor@nc.rr.com> wrote in message news:<Cu5nb.23504$fl1.857829@twister.southeast.rr.com>...
    >> "Some One" <
    >> >
    >> > Bag phones are the only things that will work at my cottage. With the
    >> > modern phones I can receive the cell site but it can't receive me because
    >> > the phone doesn't have enough power, I think my digital phone puts out

    >> 2/10
    >> > of a watt. The bag phone on the other hand puts out 3 watts and the cell
    >> > site has no trouble receiving the bag phone.

    >>
    >> I hear stories like this every day! Hope they leave analog up and running
    >> for a long time!
    >>
    >> My favorite home inspector has a cabin in the mountains, north of Ashville
    >> NC. Nothing works up there except the bag phone on a 3db gain antenna.
    >>
    >> He kept going out to the truck to make calls, until I gave him a tip: Put
    >> the mag mount antenna on the refrigerator and hook up a Radio Shack power
    >> supply. He reports that it's working fine!
    >>
    >> -Paul-

    >
    >This is off subject, but are there any of the 150 mh imts mobile phone
    >systems still in operation--I had one thru mid 80's ==range on these
    >was very good--
    >
    >The transmitter would take up half the trunk of the car, and the
    >lights on the car would dim when the transmitter keyed in(i belive
    >they were at least 30 watts). if someone happended to touch the
    >antenna while the unit was on, would get a little buzz from it. They
    >could be rigged for great range however; the refegerator remark above
    >reminded me of some of the tricks that could be used for a ground
    >plane.



    Larry W4CSC

    "Very funny, Scotty! Now, BEAM ME MY CLOTHES! KIRK OUT!"
  3. David S

    David S Guest

    On Mon, 27 Oct 2003 01:36:45 GMT, nospam@home.com (Larry W4CSC) chose to
    add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >Denny Gailbraith's mom, Blanche, was our operator. Pick up any phone
    >in town.....(click) "Number please"......."Blanche, my son is pretty
    >sick, can you get me Dr Yarington?"......"Sure! He's up in Niles at
    >Stoyell's farm. Let me connect you."....(click)....8 second
    >delay...(click)...."Hello, this is Doctor Yarington. What can I do
    >for you.".............


    When my father was a kid, his mother was an operator for one of the 2
    competing phone companies in town. One was Indiana Bell; I think the other
    was a predecessor of GTE. A call across the street was long distance if
    they had the other company.

    More than once, she leaned out the window to say, "Paul, run over to the
    church and tell the pastor he's got a long distance call at the rectory
    [parsonage, whatever]." She wasn't supposed to redirect it, even if she
    knew where he was (and wasn't).

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter <--minor updates 10/19/03
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "Five card stud, nothing wild, and the sky's the limit." - Capt. Jean-Luc
    Picard, the last line of ST:TNG
  4. Larry W4CSC

    Larry W4CSC Guest

    Reading this, I had a flashback of Lily Tomlin's obnoxious telephone
    operator character, Ernestine....(c;

    On Tue, 28 Oct 2003 03:57:28 GMT, David S <dwstreeter@att.net> wrote:

    >On Mon, 27 Oct 2003 01:36:45 GMT, nospam@home.com (Larry W4CSC) chose to
    >add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >>Denny Gailbraith's mom, Blanche, was our operator. Pick up any phone
    >>in town.....(click) "Number please"......."Blanche, my son is pretty
    >>sick, can you get me Dr Yarington?"......"Sure! He's up in Niles at
    >>Stoyell's farm. Let me connect you."....(click)....8 second
    >>delay...(click)...."Hello, this is Doctor Yarington. What can I do
    >>for you.".............

    >
    >When my father was a kid, his mother was an operator for one of the 2
    >competing phone companies in town. One was Indiana Bell; I think the other
    >was a predecessor of GTE. A call across the street was long distance if
    >they had the other company.
    >
    >More than once, she leaned out the window to say, "Paul, run over to the
    >church and tell the pastor he's got a long distance call at the rectory
    >[parsonage, whatever]." She wasn't supposed to redirect it, even if she
    >knew where he was (and wasn't).
    >
    >--
    >David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    >http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter <--minor updates 10/19/03
    >Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    >"Five card stud, nothing wild, and the sky's the limit." - Capt. Jean-Luc
    >Picard, the last line of ST:TNG
    >



    Larry W4CSC

    "Very funny, Scotty! Now, BEAM ME MY CLOTHES! KIRK OUT!"

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