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Amatuer Radio
« on: May 16, 2009, 02:56:57 pm »
Does anyone else have their Ham Radio license. I've been licensed for 20 years now.

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Re: Amatuer Radio
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2009, 04:32:57 pm »
I worked with three Hams, including an Extra, at the Nevada Test Site that Elmered me into a Novice, KB7MBO, in the Ď80s, but didnít get any further. Thereís a hole in my brain that canít connect code to letters. ;D
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Re: Amatuer Radio
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2009, 04:47:25 pm »
They have almost completely eliminated code now. There are only 3 classes of license. Tech, General, and Extra. You only have to pass the code for General and Extra and it's only 5 wpm. I took my General back when you had to know code at 13 wpm and my father can carry on a conversation and copy code at crazy speeds. I only used code a couple times to make contacts. I wish I had practiced and become more proficient.

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Re: Amatuer Radio
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2009, 08:44:49 pm »
I got a No-Code license back in the late 90s but it expired years ago.  Is that still a class of these licenses?

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Re: Amatuer Radio
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2009, 10:29:19 pm »
Yes, the it's just called Technician class now though.


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Re: Amatuer Radio
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2009, 09:50:37 pm »
something ive looked into but never followed through

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Re: Amatuer Radio
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2009, 05:54:44 pm »
Does anyone else have their Ham Radio license. I've been licensed for 20 years now.

N9OHM ex.KB9CQW

Got any pics of yer radio and antenna? Because as you know this thread is useless without pics... :)
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Re: Amatuer Radio
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2009, 06:14:12 pm »
All I have out here is a 2m handheld and a 2m/440 mobile unit. I haven't been active since I moved to Texas.

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Re: Amatuer Radio
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2009, 06:18:17 pm »
Do they hand held models use repeaters?

You can still post pics of the hand held.
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Re: Amatuer Radio
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2009, 10:40:55 am »
Im not exactly into ham radios persay
but i do talk on a 10 meter everyday at work
its converted to 11 meter but im looking into having it converted to run on both

i had to opportunity to get my hands on an old siltronics base with a 40ft moonraker tunable with rotator but screwed up and didnt get it

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Re: Amatuer Radio
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2012, 12:57:31 pm »
If the SHTF does a liscense matter?
Militias, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves and include all men capable of bearing arms. [...] To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.--Senator Richard Henry Lee, 1788

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Re: Amatuer Radio
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2012, 11:08:48 pm »
For most people it's not having the license for a post-SHTF.  It's the skills learned while getting the license and the practicing of its use pre-SHTF.


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and my 2m/40cm yaesu FT-7900R in the truck
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For HF I have a Fan dipole that I made out of pvc pipe and solid core wire.  From 80 meters through 10 meters.
Also have a huge triband beam but no tower to put it on.
For repeaters I have a 2m/70cm mobile that I rigged with a soup can and coat hanger wire for radials.
Funny that it works so well. 

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Re: Amatuer Radio
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2012, 10:15:00 am »
I know nothing about how to do anything with Ham Radio but want to learn. I think November will be a time when we will need them or not. If needed, I would want to learn basics now and I know where one is in storage for several years. Would need help deciding if worth buying if I can convience old guy to sell.
I would like to start now to know at least some of the conversational language so I could talk with him about it. I know he has said something about single band and two band like maybe he has both in that pile.

If you can and will help me a private message is best way to contact me.

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