View Poll Results: What license level do you hold?
Extra 31 42.47%
Advanced - (No longer issued but valid) 4 5.48%
General 22 30.14%
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Old 03-01-2016, 08:08 AM   #1
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Since I passed the exam for Amateur Extra last night I was wondering how many HAMs are forum members and what frequencies you hang out on.

Do you take your rigs on the road?

I have a Yaesu FT-857D and use a Super Antenna http://newsuperantenna.com/ for quick stops and an Eagle One http://www.w8afx.com/ if we plan on staying a while.

I also try to carry a Baofeng BF-F8HP for "walking around"
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Old 03-01-2016, 08:18 AM   #2
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I take my radios with me when we go camping, operate on 75 and 40 meters.

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Old 03-01-2016, 11:38 AM   #3
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Congratulations on making Amateur Extra Herk. I also have an Eagle One I take when I take my HF along. I use a FT-450 with a LDG AT-200 pro tuner. I don't always take ham gear along as sometimes I go visit relatives and don't have time to get on the air. I am a VE in the NW Atlanta area and always enjoy it when someone successfully makes an upgrade. I stick mostly to the higher bands, 20M, 15M, 10M, some 17M. Enjoy the added frequency allocation, maybe sometime I might catch you on the air.
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Old 03-01-2016, 11:54 AM   #4
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kb4srn since 1986. Usually take along an HT when camping but that's about it. Congrats on the extra. I'm Advance and since they don't issue that class any more I decided to hold onto it.


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Old 03-01-2016, 12:01 PM   #5
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Curious, why do hams refer to the frequency they use as a wavelength and not just say the frequency? What frequency is 40 meters? 75 meters?
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:19 PM   #6
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I was a late bloomer and didn't get my tech license until I was 64yrs old. Got my General at 68 and am studying for Extra. I fell in love with jt65 and just discovered echo link. I was a Meatcutter for 35yrs and when I retired I hated it. I went back to work 3 times. It wasn't until I got my ham license that I enjoyed retirement. You're never too old to learn something new and with amature radio there is a lot of new to learn.
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:20 PM   #7
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When given in meters it spans a frequency spectrum. i.e 40 meters goes from 7.0MHz in the cw part of the band up to 7.3mhz in the ssb (single side band) portion of the band. The specific frequency can be anywhere in that bank. Not like CB where everything is channelized. Here is the band plan chart for the United States. http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Regul...ambands_bw.pdf
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:26 PM   #8
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I always take mine with me. I have a KX3/KXPA100 and use a Buddipole antenna. Have daily 80M traffic nets and use 20M and 40M for fun. We also use 2M HT ( simplex) around campground ( very limited cell service).
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:27 PM   #9
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When given in meters it spans a frequency spectrum. i.e 40 meters goes from 7.0MHz in the cw part of the band up to 7.3mhz in the ssb (single side band) portion of the band. The specific frequency can be anywhere in that bank. Not like CB where everything is channelized. Here is the band plan chart for the United States. http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Regul...ambands_bw.pdf
Ya, I get that. It's just a name like CB is a name for ALL of those channels. FM radio is a name for all of those channels. Maybe Hams should get fancy and give it a fancy name too. Like Ham 7, or Ham 5.
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:46 PM   #10
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CB (Citizens Band) is actually 11 meters. Evereddie, since you are interested in radio why don't you get a Technicians license manual, and study it and get a license and join us. There are nearly 800,000 licenses in existence in the US right now so join the crowd.
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