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Old 06-28-2014, 11:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any hams on here?

Ham radio operators of course. I've always been fascinated by ham radio I studied to get my license a few years ago but there wasn't any places to take the official test that I could find. Today though I found out that a family friend is a ham and I got to sit in on a field day. There was solar activity so we could bounce rf waves off the atmosphere to reach almost anywhere in the world!! My friend was running off of 5 watts on a solar panel to test his emergency equipment and we could reach everywhere from California to Texas to Florida and New England parts of Canada and even a few ships out in the ocean!!!!
It was a ton of fun! He's going to find a testing location so I should be getting my license soon!

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Old 06-29-2014, 10:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I entertained the idea since the no code class came out, but never went any further than reading the book from radio shack.
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The no morse code class is the license I'll be getting. I'm working on learning it slowly and I'll try to move up to the next class quickly so I can get the extra bands.
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Whats to learn? Isnt just some basic electrical questions and some call signs?
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No morse code. I've already been passing the practice tests for a while I'm just trying to learn morse code because you need to know it to get certain licenses.
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Who needs a license. My grandfather has one and doesn't have a license. Well he doesn't anymore since the house burnt down but he did! And would probably be still using it today if it hadn't got destroyed.
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I'd rather pay the $10 bucks to get tested and licensed than get fined by the FCC.
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The idea intrigues me but I know nothing about it. I did, however, have lots of fun on a CB.

Hmm, I should get another CB...
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I'm a HAM and a CB'er

I have more fun on CB... and hardly ever get active on Ham..

I mostly run SSB mode on CB..

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