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Amateur (Ham) Radio BS and Callsign Thread!

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

  1. Feb 13, 2021 at 9:27 AM
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    Sandman614

    Sandman614 Snarky TWSS elf, Travis #hotsavannahdotcom, LRGRNR

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    Sent a check, people still do that?
     
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  2. Feb 13, 2021 at 9:31 AM
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    joshuajayg

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    Yes. Old guys. What you should be surprised at is a guy born in the late '80s has checks on hand.
     
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  3. Feb 13, 2021 at 9:33 AM
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    Sandman614

    Sandman614 Snarky TWSS elf, Travis #hotsavannahdotcom, LRGRNR

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    :anonymous: I have some too
     
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  4. Feb 13, 2021 at 11:42 AM
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    BenMara

    BenMara That Asian RedNeck

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    Great News...

    Repeater? Or you Cross banding into the local System?
     
  5. Feb 13, 2021 at 11:45 AM
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    joshuajayg

    joshuajayg Well-Known Member

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    Not cross-banding. Same band, two radios, two antennas, 600khz split. Testing locally without accessing the repeater system they work fine. Once one radio is setup to access the repeater system, it starts a tx/rx cycle at about .5 to 1 hz.
     
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  6. Feb 13, 2021 at 11:45 AM
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    BenMara

    BenMara That Asian RedNeck

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    Late 80s if feel a lil old.
     
  7. Feb 13, 2021 at 12:32 PM
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    BillW

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    Watched First Man (Amazing movie btw) with the woman last night. There is a scene when Neil Armstrong is studying and shares with his wife and she responded with "That's interesting..." and they both started laughing. My woman turned to me and said "Hey that's kinda like when you share details about HAM radio". Little did she know I was about to explain why they used the frequencies that they did...

    monkey.jpg
     
  8. Feb 13, 2021 at 3:30 PM
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    BenMara

    BenMara That Asian RedNeck

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    Finally getting out on 80m 59 in DX portion to EA3JE
     
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  9. Feb 13, 2021 at 4:49 PM
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    Brazil 14.227
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  10. Feb 15, 2021 at 3:07 AM
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    Anyone looking to part with a Kenwood TH-D72? I want to get into working satellites.
     
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  11. Feb 18, 2021 at 11:50 AM
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    Gunshot-6A Not a Fed

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    I was born in the 90s and still have checks. Takes like 15 mins to find my book on the rare occasion I need one.

    Old apt complex used to only take paper check.
     
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  12. Feb 18, 2021 at 1:44 PM
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    Passed my General today! Time to start studying for the Extra!
     
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  13. Feb 18, 2021 at 1:46 PM
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    GarlicFarts

    GarlicFarts Bang Ding Ow

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    Bitchin'!

    Local radio club is doing a general class starting in April, I'll be taking that. Not really intending to use anything more powerful than a baofeng but :notsure: what else do I have to do? :rofl:
     
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  14. Feb 18, 2021 at 1:57 PM
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    So innocent :p
     
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  15. Feb 18, 2021 at 2:40 PM
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    vssman Rocket Engineer

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    Born in the 90’s?! JHC, I have clothes older than you!
     
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  16. Feb 18, 2021 at 2:40 PM
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    Gunshot-6A

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    So do I!
     
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  17. Feb 18, 2021 at 2:42 PM
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    GarlicFarts

    GarlicFarts Bang Ding Ow

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    hah!

    okay that was sort of a lie. I WOULD be interested in aprs units, only so I can broadcast my campsite for my wife to know where I’m kipped up should I be without a cell signal.

    but let’s be brutally honest. I am 27 and grew up in the age of the internet. Way back when, comms with australia heck even just a few hours away was a big deal. But now with Facebook and whatnot, that’s my generation. That’s what I grew up with, the honest truth of amateur radio is ultimately the best thing you can do is talk to someone farther away than the last. Which, if that’s your thing, cool. I have a baofeng and would only use aprs above and beyond the baofeng. So for me, meh. I like it, it’s cool, but not something I’m wanting to spend big money and effort in. Cool to learn but my application of it could easily be done with GMRS instead. :notsure:

    I am actually currently setting up a cb in the truck. Having a heck of a time with that, again - application is wheeling and road trips, that’s about it.
     
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  18. Feb 18, 2021 at 5:16 PM
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    BillW

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    I'm not much older than you, only 32. Funny enough the digital/internet modes don't interest me at all, my ultimate goal is a small QRP CW only rig.

    You should look at mobile unit with APRS. I do like that feature in my FT3D, especially because you can send text messages via APRS.
     
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  19. Feb 18, 2021 at 5:40 PM
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    joshuajayg

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    Internet linking doesn't interest me either. Some digital modes do. I turned 32 last week. There's a lot more to amateur radio than just talking to people. Although QSOs are the end goal, it is that path to get there that is the most enjoyable.

    My QCX mini should be here any day.
     
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  20. Feb 18, 2021 at 5:47 PM
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    GarlicFarts

    GarlicFarts Bang Ding Ow

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    I have no interest in cw. I’ll be completely honest about that too.

    Yeah looking at a few mobile rigs but same time not sure what it’s worth. Is it really worth it for the hardware and the “fun” of setting up a mobile setup (I’m having enough fun with CB let alone trying to mount a second radio somewhere in this truck!) hell I might even skip it entirely and just have my baofeng and that’s it. :notsure:

    I know there’s a lot more to it. And I’ll be brutally honest - and this is coming from someone with an amateur license (tech) and looking toward general and extra - really not interested in it, at least not enough to spend hours and thousands, I’ll phrase it that way.
     
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