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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. stevemis

    stevemis Member

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    I'd love to see an informal gathering, perhaps 80 meters?

    Anyone? :)
     
  2. kd7nqb

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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.
     
  3. .45Guy

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    Did they removed the Morse code requirement?
     
  4. Two Cold Soakers

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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.
     
  6. TexasRifleman

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    Congrats!
     
  7. taliv

    taliv Moderator Staff Member

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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
     
  8. Liberty.45ACP

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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 :)
     
  9. DB

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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.
     
  10. eolian

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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.
     
  11. stevemis

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    eolian, put that g5rv up and shoot me a PM... we can meet on 80m!

    Steve
     
  12. mausgun

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    N6LV

     
  13. jhallrv4

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    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!

    Jeff
     
  14. Owens

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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!
    73
     
  15. MarshallDodge

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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) ?
     
  16. Owens

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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
     
  17. MeanStreaker

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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.
     
  18. taliv

    taliv Moderator Staff Member

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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.
     
  19. MeanStreaker

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    That it is... and I just missed it!
     
  20. Specialized

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    Yep -- W9RCL. Look me up on the 2M sometime. If we're going to do an online, let me know!

    Specialized
     
  21. BBQJOE

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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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    WD9GET (extra), xyl is KA9MHO, son KC9GUU
     
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