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Unread postAuthor: irisher » Fri May 22, 2009 11:00 pm

I have noticed a few antenna launching cannons around the site and wondered how many people were into Ham.I'm KDOCLT
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Fri May 22, 2009 11:17 pm

irisher wrote:I have noticed a few antenna launching cannons around the site and wondered how many people were into Ham.I'm KDOCLT


I grew up in a ham family. I was more interested in the tech end than the chatting so never went for a license. Been on a few bunny hunts, built DF gear etc, but refrained from TX. My brother is N7VIB, mom KA7SUG, dad.. i'd have to look it up along with 2 nephews. I have worked in broadcast in both AM, FM, and UHF television as well as maintaining a Motorola trunked radio site and paging system so I have had lots of theory and hands on. Duplexers, circulators, tuned cavities, waveguides, and phased antennas are no problem.

I grew up at the birth of the PC and took that route instead. I attend swap meets and some field days. I am planning on attending a week long field day in Eastern Oregon up the Columbia River in July. I'll be bringing an antenna launcher to the event.

My XYL can't stand the static or the time, money, etc, commitment so I haven't pursued it. I get the itch once in a while to look into 2 meter and 220 and possibly packet. Family life and foster kids have taken over.

In the Cayman Islands I hung out with ZF1DJ and had fun on the field days. Nice guy. If you ever get in touch with John, tell him hi for me.
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Unread postAuthor: maverik94 » Fri May 22, 2009 11:26 pm

My dad did HAM as a teen, he still has all his old QSL cards from around the world. During the vietnam war he says he remembered hearing a Viet Cong propaganda operator :D he doesn't have his liscense anymore, but he still has his equipment. His shortwave reciever and transmiter. He recently found his old 80 meter antenna. He used morse code and still has his old more code tapper thing.... Do you do voice or morse irisher? By the way, I thought about getting a ham liscence for a while, but never got around to it...so who knows.
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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Sat May 23, 2009 1:45 am

Yeah my dad was a ham when he was young. I used a ham here and there in the boy scouts but never went for it myself. I always had TONS of fun using CB's with my buddies and driving around town like we had a reason.
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Sat May 23, 2009 5:58 am

im confused...ham?
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Unread postAuthor: dewey-1 » Sat May 23, 2009 6:11 am

Also knwn as amateur radio.

Look here;

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


In years past I worked at a Heathkit Retail store in the Service departent.
I serviced all their different products.

Ham equipment like models:
HW-16
SB-101, SB-102, SB-220, SB-303

I am surpised that I remember those model numbers
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Unread postAuthor: irisher » Sat May 23, 2009 4:52 pm

At Maverick:I Mainly do voice but I have tinkered with Morse.I also am not at all surprised about hearing the Vietcong,I personally have heard Russia multiple times.
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Unread postAuthor: covey12 » Sat May 23, 2009 8:48 pm

Carlman wrote:im confused...ham?


there basically like a walkie talkie that goes world wide and you can talk to anyone who has a running radio, theres more to it than that but you get the basics, there as big anymore since cell phones and push to talk, not sure how big they are in Australia either
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Sat May 23, 2009 9:45 pm

I've always been interested but have never really known how to get started- anyone got any tips?
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Unread postAuthor: Larda » Sat May 23, 2009 9:46 pm

I am also into HAM, i am also more interested in the tech part than the chatting.

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Unread postAuthor: irisher » Sat May 23, 2009 10:06 pm

http://www.qrz.com/xtest2.html

This a link to the practice test,if you pass this then you should have no problems on the real test.
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