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Old 09-14-2017, 03:25 AM   #21
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Just curious how many ham (amateur) radio operators we have on this forum. If you're a ham, give a shout. I've been a ham for about 48 years--my call is WA6DDB and was GW5AXH for a couple of years. I think I was the only female ham (GW5) in Wales at the time.
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AE4OP here from Georgia.
New to the Forum, camping world and first time RV owner (Thor ACE) as of about 3 weeks ago.
Like a lot of people here, I'm entertaining the many ideas of how to mount ant's.

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Old 09-14-2017, 05:07 AM   #22
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Ken W7TS - Ham since 1958. Right now I'm not very active. My wife is Susan - W1LCO.
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Uhoh - I think I see interest in another hobby rising. Could this be the one that sticks?
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Old 09-15-2017, 04:36 AM   #24
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As you can see in my signature - KK6HKT Big Bear CA
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:33 AM   #25
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Just a lowly SWL'er. Give me a receiver and a bit of wire & I'm happy.
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:39 PM   #26
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:14 PM   #27
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I'm usually monitoring the Keller Peak Repeater in the am.
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:40 AM   #28
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Just a lowly SWL'er. Give me a receiver and a bit of wire & I'm happy.

There's nothing lowly about SWL'ing. It just another way of enjoying radio. Many hams including me got their start listening. If your interest doesn't lie there, there are a lot of interesting things to run across on the radio frequencies.

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If your interest doesn't lie there, there are a lot of interesting things to run across on the radio frequencies.



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Oh there's always something interesting on the airwaves, for the last couple decades preset #1 on the Drake has been assigned to 6925 kHz.
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:42 PM   #30
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Oh there's always something interesting on the airwaves, for the last couple decades preset #1 on the Drake has been assigned to 6925 kHz.
Aye Matey,

Trice days hence be "Talk like a pirate day"

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Old 09-19-2017, 11:00 AM   #31
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Quick update on my earlier post. My son,daughter,son's friend and I have started taking a Technician class to teach us how radio works and prepare us for the test. Just had our second class last night. 8 more weeks to go. Really glad I decided to do the class with my family instead of just going it all on my own.
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:40 AM   #32
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My wife and I took the Tech class in 1992 and enjoyed it. Over the next few years we continued upgrading to Tech+, General, Advanced, and Extra. Learning the code together worked well. Without each other's support advancement might not have happened for either of us.

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Old 09-20-2017, 02:37 AM   #33
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:41 PM   #34
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I'm usually monitoring the Keller Peak Repeater in the am.
Not on the air much anymore. I just have a FT-8800 set up at home and a FT-60 handheld I carry in the RV. I keep them mostly for an emergency situation, like if the big one hits! LOL
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:37 PM   #35
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Nothing set up in the RV yet, but we carry a couple of HTs for backup guidance once in a while. I also keep an old Realistic hand-held CB for monitoring traffic problems. Got it for $5 at a ham radio club auction a couple of years ago. It has an antenna about five feet long and works well from the driver's seat.
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Old 09-21-2017, 01:11 AM   #36
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Hi all
KG5RNH new operator have a ton to learn. only have a hand held unit to start Bao Feng UV 82 as our CERT and SAR Team requires HAM and has a part 90 license for CERT communication.
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:33 PM   #37
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I'm usually monitoring the Keller Peak Repeater in the am.
I brought my hand held in to work this morning, a lot of static but I am listening.

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Old 10-12-2017, 03:49 PM   #38
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If you have an FM HT, you should set the squelch so you don't hear any "static" while monitoring when no signal is present.

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Old 10-12-2017, 07:28 PM   #39
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That works fine for a strong signal but a weak signal, not so much.
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Yep.. KC3AZA

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