• jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    Anybody on here a licensed amateur radio operator? I've been listening in on my local 2 Meter band lately and am really considering getting licensed and picking up a radio.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Nope ... but I always thought it would be fun ... used to listen in on my old 1940s Philco tube radio
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  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    I've sent an email to the local club about it. Waiting to hear back. I think they test on the 2nd Monday each month. I've some studying to do first though.
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  • ThymThym
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    I've sent an email to the local club about it. Waiting to hear back. I think they test on the 2nd Monday each month. I've some studying to do first though.



    I'm forgetting who it was but there used to be someone on the site that was a ham operator. I've got marine VHF, and I've gone through many CB radios (some modified to get bigger power) I know several hams through work as well. Its a cool hobby if you want to build your own radios.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    Building radios? That sounds like crazy talk. Building an antenna is on the upper end of my pay grade.
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  • ThymThym
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    Building radios? That sounds like crazy talk. Building an antenna is on the upper end of my pay grade.



    you'll get there... eventually
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    this thread is an abomination. you can't give it the same title as a delicious pork product and not talk about said salty delicious meat.
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  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    HAM does not equal ham.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    HAM does not equal ham.



    it does if you're HUNGRY!
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  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    this thread is an abomination. you can't give it the same title as a delicious pork product and not talk about said salty delicious meat.


    yeah, this is what i was thinking.
    so here. this was on a slicing day.

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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    ahh, much better.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    and just to please both sides, niner niner delta big dog signing out.
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  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    10-4 new contact, niner niner delta big dog. 73s til next time. This concludes todays net. I now return this frequency to standard amateur operation.
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  • ThymThym
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    10-4 new contact, niner niner delta big dog. 73s til next time. This concludes todays net. I now return this frequency to standard amateur operation.



    ha
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  • C_BC_B
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    this thread is an abomination. you can't give it the same title as a delicious pork product and not talk about said salty delicious meat.


    ALL OF THIS!
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  • djsethalldjsethall
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    KF7BAR
  • ThymThym
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    there. see, i knew someone was a ham. DJ's been gone so long, i forgot who it was.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    djsethall said:

    KF7BAR



    Are you active? What band(s)/freqs/repeaters?
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  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    Microwaves are where it's at. That long wave shit is just too easy.
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • ThymThym
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    Microwaves are where it's at. That long wave shit is just too easy.



    easy in what way?
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Lakewood said:

    Microwaves are where it's at. That long wave shit is just too easy.



    easy in what way?


    it cooks the ham faster.
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  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    I've been studying. By studying, I mean taking practice tests repeatedly and trying to remember the correct answers. I think I have passed once out of 20 or so attempts.
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  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    I should get mine, now that they don't require a code test it's not so bad. It's just that taking about Star Trek isn't that much fun, even with distortion.
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • ThymThym
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    I've been studying. By studying, I mean taking practice tests repeatedly and trying to remember the correct answers. I think I have passed once out of 20 or so attempts.



    I should check out a practice test. Its been a long time.
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  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    Yeah, morse is gone. There are several IApps. I'm sure there are plenty for android as well.
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  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    Yeah, morse is gone. There are several IApps. I'm sure there are plenty for android as well.



    iApps for HAMs? I think you should fail the test for that alone. Real dweebs.... ehem, I mean HAMs do not have iPhones... (unless they are a toy secondary to their Motorola Androids, which are far superior in all but cosmetic ways).
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  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    Wrong you are. I heard a HAM talk about wanting an iPhone the other day.
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