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any THRers into ham radio?

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by taliv, Jan 3, 2006.

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  1. illini52

    illini52 Member

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    I'm a ham too. The tech test is really easy. All you have to do is memorize the answers to the test from the question pool to pass the tech test. All the rules and procedures are pretty straightforward so once you get the license, you can learn all you need. Besides, most of the questions are common sense anyways.
     
  2. tele mark

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    WI1W -- been inactive for years, though.
     
  3. Mainsail

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    Tech, with no desire to ever go after any other license. I have a mobile in the car and carry a HH while hiking.

    K7XFE

    (X Flight Engineer)
     
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  4. Nanook
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    I'm real close to membership in the Quarter Century Wireless club, in December it'll be 25 years since I got licensed.

    I'm an Amateur Extra now, and getting interested again after a bit of a hiatus. HF is my first love, I was a SWL for years before I got my ticket.

    There is a lot of crossover between the two hobbies. Or should I say, lifestyles?
     
  5. Guzzizzit

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    I've been a ham since i was 13.
     
  6. jengel

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    KC0HBR in NW Kansas. General Class.
     
  7. AJAX22

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    KE6FJG Technician Plus, but may be upgrading to general.
     
  8. JesseL

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    No HAM yet, just GMRS - WPXQ778
     
  9. kb2iaw

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    I have been radio active since 1959,took my first novice class ticket on board the USS charles j Badjer DD-657 . Now on low bands as well as vhf/uhf . Listen for my call on E.C.A.R.S.
    or the vhf / uhf hailing freq.
     
  10. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

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    People are actually using that mess?

    Where did you get a repeater?

    I have a GMRS license that is about to expire and have no intention of renewing it.

    Without a repeater it's useless IMO.
     
  11. shooting time

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    KO4ZB here extra class I like guns horses and ham radio also
     
  12. taliv

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    a bit of a tangent to remind everyone how intertwined are the long histories of radio

    and guns

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiram_Percy_Maxim

    short story: hiram p maxim, whose father, hiram s maxim invented the maxim machine gun, was not only the the founder of the ARRL and "father of amateur radio" but also the inventor of the maxim suppressor.
     
  13. LoneCoon

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    Oddly enough, My license expires this year. I'm selling my radio, as I haven't used it in about seven years or so.
     
  14. kwf2006

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    KB5WVK

    Advanced @ 13 2 m local only though.
     
  15. chink

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    Just got mine KI6JEH
     
  16. GerryM

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    Ham Radio

    Yep, KB0PJG about to go for General
     
  17. tenbase

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    hamming since '85, and I'm only 33 :)

    inactive most of that time however. run an aprs digi in the DC area.

    congrats to the new and newly upgraded hams in the thread!
     
  18. OSS

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    General class hammy here... since 1997!
     
  19. jmabbott888@aol.com

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    KI6GRQ is my call sign, got my tech licence end of 2006. I use a Yausu VX7R handheld on 2m, 6m, 440mhz & 220mhz.

    Not sure if it's common knowledge but the GMRS radios require a icence that is only good for 5 years & is $80 the ham licence is $14 & good for 10 yrs.
     
  20. .cheese.

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    you guys want to get on the air one of these days together? After May 25th, I should have a new rig to replace my current broken one. All I have as of the moment that works is a 2m HT.
     
  21. Derek Zeanah

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    /me needs to get his higher certs, and a HF tranciever.
     
  22. .cheese.

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    Derek - what are you now? I'm only General - I've been putting off the extra level exam until after I graduate school.
     
  23. Derek Zeanah

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    I've been too busy to look at the books.

    Well, that's not exactly true. I've been messing around with electronics as well, but haven't given much thought to more licenses. Prolly in the next 60 days though.
     
  24. tn-dave

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    my dad

    My father has had his ham license for about 50 years now. (wonder what the record is) I spent a lot of my childhood at hamfests and field days.

    I really need to get a license and carry on the tradition.
    Dad says there are a few hams still active here in East TN
     
  25. Molon Labe

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    I have my Technician's License. Am looking to get my General.
     
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