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Old April 21, 2007, 11:29 PM   #76
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I'd love to see an informal gathering, perhaps 80 meters?

Anyone?
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Old April 22, 2007, 05:46 AM   #77
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Well as if my SN/ Callsign was not a giveaway I am a HAM and have been since I was 12.
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Old April 22, 2007, 02:45 PM   #78
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Did they removed the Morse code requirement?
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Old April 29, 2007, 02:07 AM   #79
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No more code link

Passed Tech. today.
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Old April 29, 2007, 03:20 AM   #80
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Me too since 1988. I haven't been very active in recent years though. I'm what they used to call a "Technician Plus," never got into HF.
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Old April 29, 2007, 11:49 AM   #81
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Old April 29, 2007, 12:42 PM   #82
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i'm definitely up for a ham get together. (it's why i started the tread)

somebody pick a freq and a time
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Old April 29, 2007, 01:47 PM   #83
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Tech here, though I passed the General written at the same time last December. Just haven't gone back to upgrade since I don't have an HF rig yet. Working on Extra
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Old May 18, 2007, 09:44 PM   #84
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Yep... I'm a General Class. Only have HF antenna for 10 meters right now. Have 2 meter rig too. I haven't been very active the last few years either.
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Old May 19, 2007, 08:44 AM   #85
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I have been licensed over 25 years i currently hold an advanced class but i havent been active for awhile either "well some 2 meter for skywarn". I have been thinking about throwing my G5RV back up for my set of Drake twins.
Since the sunspot cycle is starting to coming back, last time it was high i really liked to work the 10 meter repeaters down in the carib basin, I got a yaesu 901DM with 10 meter FM.
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Old May 19, 2007, 05:19 PM   #86
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eolian, put that g5rv up and shoot me a PM... we can meet on 80m!

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Old May 19, 2007, 05:45 PM   #87
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Old May 24, 2007, 10:06 PM   #88
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Unhappy

WB8YYG General class

Let it lapse, as I hadn't been on for years. When it got to be too much like CB way back when, I lost interest. BTW, N5RKE, an aspiring tech won't know what you said! I was devastated when I learned that there are no more Coast Guard Radiomen...and no more code, no more SOS's...ah, what's the point? I feel so obsolete!

All my cash is going into reloading equipment and components now, and I still NEED a good 1911, another nice revolver, a better spotting scope, maybe another nice revolver, maybe put together an AR15...I also really NEED a gun safe,

maybe ham has to continue to take a back seat!

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Old May 25, 2007, 01:17 PM   #89
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de N5QNS

Advanced class. Not too active in radio, but do keep a dual band going in the vehicle. Occasionally do a little HF. Most $ and effort goes into firearms. Hope to get grandsons interested in radio and firearms a few years down the road. Meet a lot of great people that way!
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Old May 31, 2007, 11:06 AM   #90
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I am thinking about getting into ham this fall. I used to install 2-way radio equipment and some ham gear but never got licensed.

Are there some good ham forums or websites that I can get some more info?

Correct me if I am wrong but ham uses wavelength(meters) and 2-way uses frequencies(Mhz) ?
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Old May 31, 2007, 11:34 AM   #91
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MarshallDodge,

There are a number of sources out there. One is arrl.org. Another is eham.net.
The first will answer a lot of your questions regarding licensing.

As to wavelength v frequencies, it is just a way that we express a range of frequencies. For example, the 2 meter band includes frequencies between 144.000 MHz and 148.000 MHz. When we say 2 meter, we are referring to the approximate wavelength of a signal on a given frequency. Mainly, it's just a lingo that most hams use.

Hope that helps and good luck. Hope to catch you on the airwaves for a QSO (conversation) one day. N5QNS
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Old June 11, 2007, 03:59 PM   #92
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I just passed my Tech on Saturday. I'm as confused as can be about what gear to get for my first rig, so I'm waiting to go to a local Field Day on June 23 to see what all is out there.

I'm more interested in long-distance contacts, so I hope to get the General very soon. Hence the confusion on what to start out with.
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Old June 11, 2007, 04:06 PM   #93
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mean streaker, dayton is home to one of the largest hamfests in teh country, so you're probably in luck there.


for those of you in TN, there's a very small hamfest on the western edge of putnam county this saturday. probably 50 minutes from nashville.
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Old June 11, 2007, 04:07 PM   #94
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That it is... and I just missed it!
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Old June 12, 2007, 12:08 PM   #95
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Yep -- W9RCL. Look me up on the 2M sometime. If we're going to do an online, let me know!

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Old June 12, 2007, 01:14 PM   #96
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I never got too far into it. I used to use 11 meters alot on the road.
I had an Rci 2950 and used to talk all over the place on 10m. Lots of fun.

Then I picked up an Rci 2995 I think it covers 10, 11, 12 meters, but haven't heard any skip anywhere for some time. I don't mess with it much anymore also because it's just gotten too much like the radio rambo hour, and no courtesy is left like the older days.
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Old June 12, 2007, 01:51 PM   #97
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Old June 12, 2007, 03:04 PM   #98
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Old January 20, 2011, 07:15 PM   #99
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if any of you gun nut/ham nuts are also space nuts, you can get a QSL card from a solar sail here http://nanosaild.engr.scu.edu/dashboard.htm
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall...11/11-009.html

speaking for AR lovers everywhere, i hope NASA is planning to offer a nano-satellite/compact solar sail boom launcher with a picatinny QD mount. though i would take one that mates to the grenade launcher cut-out in the M4 barrel.
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Old January 20, 2011, 07:15 PM   #100
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if any of you gun nut/ham nuts are also space nuts, you can get a QSL card from a solar sail here http://nanosaild.engr.scu.edu/dashboard.htm
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall...11/11-009.html

speaking for AR lovers everywhere, i hope NASA is planning to offer a nano-satellite/compact solar sail boom launcher with a picatinny QD mount. though i would take one that mates to the grenade launcher cut-out in the M4 barrel.
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