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Amateur (Ham) Radio BS and Callsign Thread!

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by The Traveler, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Sep 5, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    scotch10

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    yup... just looking here. Already opened it up. It's been done by one of my techs at some point. I love my nerds. :plane:
    Many thanks for the feedback, and help
     
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  2. Sep 5, 2019 at 3:15 PM
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    Gunshot-6A West Coast Randy

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    Hey! We "nerds" make the world go round! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Sep 5, 2019 at 5:10 PM
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    Please pull the plastic film off your screen. It’s killing me :annoyed:
     
  4. Sep 5, 2019 at 5:16 PM
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    Here I thought I was the only one who felt that way.
     
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  5. Sep 5, 2019 at 5:22 PM
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    Gunshot-6A West Coast Randy

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  6. Sep 5, 2019 at 5:48 PM
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    Like grandma's couch

    51baqUmaaTL._AC_SY400_.jpg
     
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  7. Sep 5, 2019 at 5:48 PM
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    Gunshot-6A

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    Work better than scotch guard in...certain instances
     
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  8. Sep 5, 2019 at 6:52 PM
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    llibrm

    llibrm OH NOOOOOO!

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    I like your call. N7TRD here
     
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  9. Sep 6, 2019 at 6:51 AM
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    ICON8 Lift -285s. upTOPoverland rack.
    I have an Icom 5100a and am very happy with it. It has airband support...see page 2-4 of the manual: https://www.icomamerica.com/en/downloads/DownloadDocument.aspx?Document=671

    Programming is pretty straight forward...of course the current rigs have so many options it is all menu stuff...true Dual Band, excellent clarity. Full install write up in my build thread.
    Mounted the Head on the overhead. The body is behind the passenger seat in the whiskey bottle holder along with a separate power supply etc.
     
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  10. Sep 6, 2019 at 6:59 AM
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    Just figured out how to name memory channels on my FT8900. Feel the power!

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Sep 6, 2019 at 9:37 AM
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    Icom makes a decent radio. I’m a dealer for them too since the Fire Dept use them on their crash rigs. Just didn’t like always having to have a diff programming cable, and software. I like the ease of chirp to carbon copy our freq layouts. Can the 5100 use chirp?
     
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  12. Sep 6, 2019 at 10:36 AM
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    answered my own Q. No it doesn't. Trying to avoid yet another set of cables and programming softwares on my laptop. Drives me nuts Between work and play radio programming we need 4 different laptops, with various versions of windows, and serial, parallel, usb to serial...blah blah blah. Wish companies would settle on a single platform. That's why I love Chirp. :: hopping off soapbox::
     
  13. Sep 6, 2019 at 11:02 AM
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    Hello All,

    Am interested on becoming a HAM radio technician, any books, Android app you all recommend?

    I looked on Amazon and there are a few books, which on you all recommend for a slow learner newbie

    Thanks.
     
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  14. Sep 6, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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    Some more practice exams from the ARRL (American Radio Relay League) http://arrlexamreview.appspot.com/
    A general ARRL page for education and training http://www.arrl.org/licensing-education-training

    Some books:
    https://www.amazon.com/The-ARRL-Radio-License-Manual/dp/1625950136
    https://www.amazon.com/Ham-Radio-Dummies-Ward-Silver/dp/1118592115
    I have never looked at the for dummies book although I enjoy the work of Ward Silver. I have the ARRL Radio License manual. It is good for exploring all the aspects of radio and explains more practical stuff of how ham radio is used.... it isn't so much a tech license training guide though.

    If you have a local ham club, you may be able to get information about local testing dates and locations. Some clubs have "Elmers" that volunteer to help new hams or hams in training.

    Matt
     
  16. Sep 6, 2019 at 3:47 PM
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    Ok. I have the same exact rig in my shack so I program mostly there and clone with the SD card. Having used low end software for years I lost track of what I dislike about them and just use them as is. I’ve actually gotten pretty quick programming on the rig.
     
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  17. Sep 8, 2019 at 5:45 PM
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    Getting a supplies list to put a vhf rig at the house. What's everyone running? Was considering RG8/U to a jpole at the peak of the house. Would be looking at no more than 35' of coax.
     
  18. Sep 8, 2019 at 6:05 PM
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    I ran 25' of RFC400 (Shireen inc trademarked LMR-400) to a Comet GP-1 in the attic of my two story house. I ran that in prep for a nicer radio than what I have now and I get great signal.
     
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  19. Sep 8, 2019 at 6:10 PM
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  20. Sep 8, 2019 at 6:11 PM
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    Nice setup and sweet diagram!
     
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