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How many Hams?

Postby moose53 » August 29th, 2010, 4:42 pm

out of curiosity, how many of our members have amateur radio licenses? Not just in the US, anywhere at all...
Please respond with your callsign etc....

Mine is KC2QDZ, I operate on HF, and VHF bands....

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Re: How many Hams?

Postby Francis Marion » August 29th, 2010, 10:25 pm

I'm AC7BA. Travels and apartment living have limited my air time but I really love HF.
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Re: How many Hams?

Postby Horst » August 30th, 2010, 9:30 am

DG9MBU. I used to do AMSAT Oscars, but that was obviously 20 years ago. Then some home build 10GHz stuff. Since then not active at all as the equipment is in storage. An old Collins KWM1 and a KWM2 wait to get activated. Some old 2m and 70cm Icom equipment. Homebuild 23cm and the mentioned 10GHz. The FM broadband version including a home grown dish worked fine, the SSB 10 GHz I never finished, all the components worked but never fully assembled them.
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Re: How many Hams?

Postby m151dave » August 30th, 2010, 4:23 pm

Been a HAM about 8 years now - KC0NZN :D
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Re: How many Hams?

Postby mrdibbles » August 30th, 2010, 7:31 pm

I ate so much ham when I was living as a single dude in San Diego that today I can't stand to have even a single slice of it in my house. I ate ham sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a decade. Hell I loved ham so much I once rubbed it in my hair. Incredible how times change.
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Re: How many Hams?

Postby moose53 » August 30th, 2010, 10:58 pm

mrdibbles wrote:I ate so much ham when I was living as a single dude in San Diego that today I can't stand to have even a single slice of it in my house. I ate ham sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a decade. Hell I loved ham so much I once rubbed it in my hair. Incredible how times change.


okaaayy..... well, glad to hear you don't want to devour us .... I ate a lot of Burger King when I was single....


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Re: How many Hams?

Postby SV2IPW » September 2nd, 2010, 3:15 pm

I'm SV2IPW from Greece , Radio amateur since 2003.
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Re: How many Hams?

Postby Crusader_22 » September 2nd, 2010, 6:47 pm

I have been thinking of getting my license for years, but just never seem to get it done. My brother (a fellow MUTT owner) has been one for years, (KB7LMT).

One of these days....

I even have a Kenwood TS440 with an antenna tuner sitting here waiting for me to get off my butt.

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Re: How many Hams?

Postby Bill, Idaho » September 2nd, 2010, 7:41 pm

When I got about halfway into my Comm-model Gama Goat restoration, I decided I better get a license and use some of the radios I bought. I have had my Tech license for about 4 years now.
Funny thing about the ham radio thing---the more I learn, the less I know.
Just today I found a 75 foot tower with some type of HUGE antenna on it. Free. BUT, it has to torn down and gone within a week ( the house sold). If you are near Caldwell, Idaho, and want a free monster tower with antenna, and all the guy-wires, etc,............it has to be gone by about the 8th. And you have to remove it.
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Re: How many Hams?

Postby Fil Bonica » September 6th, 2010, 9:40 pm

I have had my license since 1961 I operate two meter FM in the Mutt with an old GE programable 6 watt portable with a 24/12 converter.
The rest of my free cash is tied up in Mutts or parts.

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Re: How many Hams?

Postby Donald Roberts » September 22nd, 2010, 12:58 pm

Had mine for decades.

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Re: How many Hams?

Postby nucusn » December 17th, 2010, 12:08 am

Well, I've had my M151 for little over a year, and still have lots of under side work to do.....plus some external body work. I' got my license in 1957 and have had it since.....operate mainly on 2m these days. Over the years have had literaly tons of military surplus radio/radar/etc equipment. Wish I had had a place to keep it as I moved across the country, I'd be rich today!!!!

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Re: How many Hams?

Postby raymond » December 17th, 2010, 12:35 am

I had ham for dinner, does that count :?: :roll: :lol:
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Re: How many Hams?

Postby m151dave » December 17th, 2010, 8:51 am

I got my license by taking the practice tests at this site every day. KC0NZN

http://www.qrz.com/testing.html

I would take the test first thing when I came in to work, again during lunch and once more at night. The thing to remember is the test you take on line here is exactly the same as the real test. The questions can not change, just the order they come in. The answers are the same way. Pretty soon, it all started making sense. I ended up going elsewhere on line to look things up which made more things make sense. Test scores began to improve, dramatically. If you do not like to read the book cover to cover (mine was in the crapper as reading material), this is a great way to learn what you need to know.

These sites are also out there, with the same purpose:
http://aa9pw.com/radio/
http://www.hamuniverse.com/code.html
http://www.w8mhb.com/exam/

Each one does it a little different, so one of these might better fit your learning profile.
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Re: How many Hams?

Postby rccoke » December 22nd, 2010, 4:36 pm

Use ham radio for event communications, weather watcher (skywarn NWS), overhead team communications Wisc DNR (department of numerous restrictions, aka Wi dept nat. resources), emergency gov. for county and state, and military radio. KC9DLU since novice tech license approved ( no dot/dash needed)
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