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Re: VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)

George Roden
 

Very sad news indeed. Had no idea he was ill. Prayers for his family. He will be missed. 


Re: VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)

harvey morse
 


My condolences to Paul’s family. There wasn’t anything he didn’t know about scanners. I’m so sorry to hear this. RIP and thank you for all you have done for this group. 

Harvey E. Morse - BAI, CII, CMI
K1DJG

Sent from my cellphone. Please excuse typos or voice dictation errors. 

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On Jan 1, 2020, at 2:23 AM, David Page via Groups.Io <davidp124@...> wrote:

Rest In Peace Paul.  Thanks for all your help throughout the years☹️☹️
On Dec 31, 2019, at 17:25, Don <kb5kwv@...> wrote:

May he rest in Piece, he was a good man.

That sucks.  He is the reason I bought so many of their scanners. I hope they bring on some one to try and fill his shoes.



On 12/31/2019 4:00 PM, Joe M. wrote:
We have been discussing this on the scanner email list,
but it was suggested it should be posted here as well...

------------------------

I just received word that Paul Opitz (UPMan) passed away Saturday from his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

That is all the news I have at this time.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Joe M.










Re: show your mobile antenna array

RFI-EMI-GUY
 

"the PA amplifier is to let people know their vehicle needs service when their turn signals are not working."

You can sell them Blinker Fluid. January is "change your blinker fluid month"


Re: VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)

David Page
 

Rest In Peace Paul. Thanks for all your help throughout the years☹️☹️

On Dec 31, 2019, at 17:25, Don <kb5kwv@...> wrote:

May he rest in Piece, he was a good man.

That sucks. He is the reason I bought so many of their scanners. I hope they bring on some one to try and fill his shoes.



On 12/31/2019 4:00 PM, Joe M. wrote:
We have been discussing this on the scanner email list,
but it was suggested it should be posted here as well...

------------------------

I just received word that Paul Opitz (UPMan) passed away Saturday from his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

That is all the news I have at this time.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Joe M.



Re: VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)

Steve Wilson
 

Thanks, Joe, for posting this news. Very sad news indeed. Although I haven't been as active as I have in the past, I felt that Paul was:

  • Knowledgeable
  • Friendly
  • Approachable
  • Willing to listen to feedback
Rest in peace!

Steve  K6WW


Re: VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)

Fred Geipel <a4man4mbz@...>
 

R.I.P. Paul!! You will be Greatly Missed!! Prayers to the family and the scanner world

On Dec 31, 2019, at 2:01 PM, Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:

We have been discussing this on the scanner email list,
but it was suggested it should be posted here as well...

------------------------

I just received word that Paul Opitz (UPMan) passed away Saturday from his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

That is all the news I have at this time.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Joe M.



Re: VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)

ssimpkin@...
 

Some links related to Paul's passing:
https://forums.radioreference.com/threads/paul-opitz-passes-away-at-age-59-after-his-battle-with-cancer.399238/

https://forums.radioreference.com/threads/bittersweet-goodbye.399251/

Paul documented his battle with cancer on his blog. I only wish I would have some of his dignity and humor if I had to go through what he went through. 
http://massivelyuninformed.me/


Re: show your mobile antenna array

Michael WA7SKG
 

A headache rack also makes a good antenna mounting solution on a pickup.

Michael WA7SKG

ja moran via Groups.Io wrote on 12/31/19 3:16 PM:

here is the antenna array on my Ford F-150   To avoid drilling holes in the cab roof,  I created a platform or rail behind the cab that I punched 3/4 holes for each of the NMO mounts.    all the wires go over to the passenger side and go under the truck where the wires loop incase the truck bed needs to be raised for service, then enter the truck.  I put some tape over the wires where they enter below the rear passenger side back door.
I also ran an 10 gauge wire from the battery to a master switch then to a fuse block where every radio or accessory (dash cam, backup cam, front camera, PA amplifier,  radar detector  and several radios)
the PA amplifier is to let people know their vehicle needs service when their turn signals are not working.
JOHN


Re: VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)

Fernando Lecaros
 

Dear Friends. What a sad news to start the Year. I accompany his relatives in the tremendous pain they must be feeling. Rest in peace. 73 from CE2DJA


Re: show your mobile antenna array

azpowells
 

Yep.. LOL

On 12/31/2019 8:24 PM, Rick Bates, NK7I wrote:

Apparently, that's how I learn the best... repeat as needed until behavior changes... LOL.

Rick NK7I


On 12/31/2019 7:22 PM, Joe M. wrote:
We learn more from our mistakes than anything else.

Joe M.

On 12/31/2019 9:48 PM, Rick Bates, NK7I wrote:
If there is any wisdom to this; it comes from bad experiences and choices..

HNY,
Rick

On 12/31/2019 5:25 PM, Donald Lambert via Groups.Io wrote:
Rick NK7I;

Sage advice.

don/k0kuz

ZUT




Re: show your mobile antenna array

azpowells
 

If we fail to learn from them then these are truly just mistakes . :-(

On 12/31/2019 8:22 PM, Joe M. wrote:
We learn more from our mistakes than anything else.

Joe M.

On 12/31/2019 9:48 PM, Rick Bates, NK7I wrote:
If there is any wisdom to this; it comes from bad experiences and choices..

HNY,
Rick

On 12/31/2019 5:25 PM, Donald Lambert via Groups.Io wrote:
Rick NK7I;

Sage advice.

don/k0kuz

ZUT




Re: show your mobile antenna array

Rick NK7I
 

Apparently, that's how I learn the best... repeat as needed until behavior changes... LOL.

Rick NK7I


On 12/31/2019 7:22 PM, Joe M. wrote:
We learn more from our mistakes than anything else.

Joe M.

On 12/31/2019 9:48 PM, Rick Bates, NK7I wrote:
If there is any wisdom to this; it comes from bad experiences and choices..

HNY,
Rick

On 12/31/2019 5:25 PM, Donald Lambert via Groups.Io wrote:
Rick NK7I;

Sage advice.

don/k0kuz

ZUT




Re: show your mobile antenna array

Joe M.
 

We learn more from our mistakes than anything else.

Joe M.

On 12/31/2019 9:48 PM, Rick Bates, NK7I wrote:
If there is any wisdom to this; it comes from bad experiences and choices..

HNY,
Rick

On 12/31/2019 5:25 PM, Donald Lambert via Groups.Io wrote:
Rick NK7I;

Sage advice.

don/k0kuz

ZUT


Re: VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)

don robinson
 

I like that shop...got my 245 and 246t there....might have met UPman, but didn't know him. He gave good info, but never wasted words.

On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 05:41:21 PM PST, Don Safer <dlsafer@...> wrote:



I got to hang out with him for maybe an hour when I worked at Ham Radio Outlet in Oakland. He was there for the day to introduce Uniden's scanners to our customers. He seemed like a very nice guy. I enjoyed being with him.
 
Don
KC6IPO
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---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Ed Alberque via Groups.Io" <ealberque@...>
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)
Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2020 00:04:46 +0000 (UTC)

Very sad.  His help over the years was invaluable...may he RIP


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey Hendrickson <jhendrickson@...>
To: main <main@uniden.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Dec 31, 2019 06:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)


Thank you for posting this though sad. Jeff H.
 

On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 5:01 PM Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:
We have been discussing this on the scanner email list,
but it was suggested it should be posted here as well...

------------------------

I just received word that Paul Opitz (UPMan) passed away Saturday from
his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

That is all the news I have at this time.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Joe M.


Re: show your mobile antenna array

azpowells
 

Amen. LOL . Repetition of a mistake when learned is in fact knowledge.

 Wayne

On 12/31/2019 7:48 PM, Rick Bates, NK7I wrote:

If there is any wisdom to this; it comes from bad experiences and choices..

HNY,
Rick

On 12/31/2019 5:25 PM, Donald Lambert via Groups.Io wrote:
Rick NK7I;

Sage advice.

don/k0kuz

ZUT

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...One key player has not been swayed by all this wireless-friendly research: the insurance industry. In our reporting for this story, we found not a single insurance company that would sell a product-liability policy that covered mobile phone radiation. “Why would we want to do that?” one executive asked with a chuckle before pointing to more than two dozen lawsuits outstanding against wireless companies, demanding a total of $1.9bn in damages...

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On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 4:06:56 PM PST, Rick Bates, NK7I <rick.nk7i@...> wrote:


You want to be sure to fuse AT the battery (both positive and negative leads), THEN power the switch etc.  I use 50A self-resetting circuit breakers.  This protects the line used to power your gear, not the radios (use the appropriate fuse AT each radio).

You want to use both leads for maximum noise reduction (the battery is a huge capacitor) and lower IR^2 losses (not returning through the vehicle body).  However in a new vehicle, which may measure alternator load, you want the negative at the chassis ground point so it can be included in the load analysis of the vehicle computer.

You want BOTH leads protected from accidents; if the positive was shorted or consider what could happen if the vehicle ground lead disconnected; all the current (of the starter for example) would pass through your radios; definitely a 'not good' situation.

(You also want a larger extinguisher, if you're ever planning on putting out more than a cigarette or small campfire; they go quickly and change it at least annually, the road vibration packs the powder down hard making it ineffective.)

73,
Rick NK7I
North Idaho


On 12/31/2019 3:16 PM, ja moran via Groups.Io wrote:
here is the antenna array on my Ford F-150   To avoid drilling holes in the cab roof,  I created a platform or rail behind the cab that I punched 3/4 holes for each of the NMO mounts.    all the wires go over to the passenger side and go under the truck where the wires loop incase the truck bed needs to be raised for service, then enter the truck.  I put some tape over the wires where they enter below the rear passenger side back door.

I also ran an 10 gauge wire from the battery to a master switch then to a fuse block where every radio or accessory (dash cam, backup cam, front camera, PA amplifier,  radar detector  and several radios)

the PA amplifier is to let people know their vehicle needs service when their turn signals are not working.

JOHN


Re: VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)

azpowells
 

 So very sad. Thanks Joe for the info. Paul will for sure be highly missed. RIP and God Speed Paul & Family.


 Wayne

On 12/31/2019 3:00 PM, Joe M. wrote:
We have been discussing this on the scanner email list,
but it was suggested it should be posted here as well...

------------------------

I just received word that Paul Opitz (UPMan) passed away Saturday from his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

That is all the news I have at this time.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Joe M.




Re: show your mobile antenna array

Rick NK7I
 

If there is any wisdom to this; it comes from bad experiences and choices..

HNY,
Rick

On 12/31/2019 5:25 PM, Donald Lambert via Groups.Io wrote:
Rick NK7I;

Sage advice.

don/k0kuz

ZUT

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Thought for a long time: Snipped from article found in this link below:
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/14/mobile-phones-cancer-inconvenient-truths
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...One key player has not been swayed by all this wireless-friendly research: the insurance industry. In our reporting for this story, we found not a single insurance company that would sell a product-liability policy that covered mobile phone radiation. “Why would we want to do that?” one executive asked with a chuckle before pointing to more than two dozen lawsuits outstanding against wireless companies, demanding a total of $1.9bn in damages...

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Any and all communications herein are the sole property of the email sender and originator. Any electronic intercept of this communication constitutes a violation of 50 U.S.C. § 1861(b)(2) of The Patriot Act. The use of this information in informal or formal proceedings, charges, investigations or indictments is strictly prohibited and rendered null and void if obtained without a warrant."
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On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 4:06:56 PM PST, Rick Bates, NK7I <rick.nk7i@...> wrote:


You want to be sure to fuse AT the battery (both positive and negative leads), THEN power the switch etc.  I use 50A self-resetting circuit breakers.  This protects the line used to power your gear, not the radios (use the appropriate fuse AT each radio).

You want to use both leads for maximum noise reduction (the battery is a huge capacitor) and lower IR^2 losses (not returning through the vehicle body).  However in a new vehicle, which may measure alternator load, you want the negative at the chassis ground point so it can be included in the load analysis of the vehicle computer.

You want BOTH leads protected from accidents; if the positive was shorted or consider what could happen if the vehicle ground lead disconnected; all the current (of the starter for example) would pass through your radios; definitely a 'not good' situation.

(You also want a larger extinguisher, if you're ever planning on putting out more than a cigarette or small campfire; they go quickly and change it at least annually, the road vibration packs the powder down hard making it ineffective.)

73,
Rick NK7I
North Idaho


On 12/31/2019 3:16 PM, ja moran via Groups.Io wrote:
here is the antenna array on my Ford F-150   To avoid drilling holes in the cab roof,  I created a platform or rail behind the cab that I punched 3/4 holes for each of the NMO mounts.    all the wires go over to the passenger side and go under the truck where the wires loop incase the truck bed needs to be raised for service, then enter the truck.  I put some tape over the wires where they enter below the rear passenger side back door.

I also ran an 10 gauge wire from the battery to a master switch then to a fuse block where every radio or accessory (dash cam, backup cam, front camera, PA amplifier,  radar detector  and several radios)

the PA amplifier is to let people know their vehicle needs service when their turn signals are not working.

JOHN


Re: VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)

Maggie O'Connor
 

Oh no.... I did not know he was sick... but I felt like I knew him.. Joe – sorry for your loss.. Agree with the others – may he rest in peace.. He will be missed.
 

From: Don Safer
Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 7:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)
 

I got to hang out with him for maybe an hour when I worked at Ham Radio Outlet in Oakland. He was there for the day to introduce Uniden's scanners to our customers. He seemed like a very nice guy. I enjoyed being with him.
 
Don
KC6IPO
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---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Ed Alberque via Groups.Io" <ealberque@...>
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)
Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2020 00:04:46 +0000 (UTC)

Very sad.  His help over the years was invaluable...may he RIP


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey Hendrickson <jhendrickson@...>
To: main <main@uniden.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Dec 31, 2019 06:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)


Thank you for posting this though sad. Jeff H.
 
 
On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 5:01 PM Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:
We have been discussing this on the scanner email list,
but it was suggested it should be posted here as well...

------------------------

I just received word that Paul Opitz (UPMan) passed away Saturday from
his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

That is all the news I have at this time.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Joe M.


Re: show your mobile antenna array

Donald Lambert <banjodhl@...>
 

Rick NK7I;

Sage advice.

don/k0kuz

ZUT

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Thought for a long time: Snipped from article found in this link below:
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/14/mobile-phones-cancer-inconvenient-truths
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...One key player has not been swayed by all this wireless-friendly research: the insurance industry. In our reporting for this story, we found not a single insurance company that would sell a product-liability policy that covered mobile phone radiation. “Why would we want to do that?” one executive asked with a chuckle before pointing to more than two dozen lawsuits outstanding against wireless companies, demanding a total of $1.9bn in damages...

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On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 4:06:56 PM PST, Rick Bates, NK7I <rick.nk7i@...> wrote:


You want to be sure to fuse AT the battery (both positive and negative leads), THEN power the switch etc.  I use 50A self-resetting circuit breakers.  This protects the line used to power your gear, not the radios (use the appropriate fuse AT each radio).

You want to use both leads for maximum noise reduction (the battery is a huge capacitor) and lower IR^2 losses (not returning through the vehicle body).  However in a new vehicle, which may measure alternator load, you want the negative at the chassis ground point so it can be included in the load analysis of the vehicle computer.

You want BOTH leads protected from accidents; if the positive was shorted or consider what could happen if the vehicle ground lead disconnected; all the current (of the starter for example) would pass through your radios; definitely a 'not good' situation.

(You also want a larger extinguisher, if you're ever planning on putting out more than a cigarette or small campfire; they go quickly and change it at least annually, the road vibration packs the powder down hard making it ineffective.)

73,
Rick NK7I
North Idaho


On 12/31/2019 3:16 PM, ja moran via Groups.Io wrote:
here is the antenna array on my Ford F-150   To avoid drilling holes in the cab roof,  I created a platform or rail behind the cab that I punched 3/4 holes for each of the NMO mounts.    all the wires go over to the passenger side and go under the truck where the wires loop incase the truck bed needs to be raised for service, then enter the truck.  I put some tape over the wires where they enter below the rear passenger side back door.

I also ran an 10 gauge wire from the battery to a master switch then to a fuse block where every radio or accessory (dash cam, backup cam, front camera, PA amplifier,  radar detector  and several radios)

the PA amplifier is to let people know their vehicle needs service when their turn signals are not working.

JOHN


Re: VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)

Don Safer
 


I got to hang out with him for maybe an hour when I worked at Ham Radio Outlet in Oakland. He was there for the day to introduce Uniden's scanners to our customers. He seemed like a very nice guy. I enjoyed being with him.
 
Don
KC6IPO
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---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Ed Alberque via Groups.Io" <ealberque@...>
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)
Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2020 00:04:46 +0000 (UTC)

Very sad.  His help over the years was invaluable...may he RIP


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey Hendrickson <jhendrickson@...>
To: main <main@uniden.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Dec 31, 2019 06:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] VERY SAD news about Paul Opitz (UPMan)


Thank you for posting this though sad. Jeff H.
 

On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 5:01 PM Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:
We have been discussing this on the scanner email list,
but it was suggested it should be posted here as well...

------------------------

I just received word that Paul Opitz (UPMan) passed away Saturday from
his long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

That is all the news I have at this time.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Joe M.