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Old 04-01-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
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Any Ham radio operators in here?

I'm going down to take my test on Wednesday, April 4th. My pops already set me up with quite a few freebies, including a transceiver once I pass my test. While most of this stuff will be used at home, I'm looking to pick up at least an extra handheld for use in my truck while traveling and in my trailer while camping.

Just figured I'd see who's out there... Maybe see what kind of equipment you guys would recommend or if anybody had set up a radio in their trailer.

Kind of excited to post up my callsign once the FCC assigns one

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Old 04-02-2012, 05:52 AM   #2
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Not me, but my brother In law has been one since the tube days. VE5TRF is his call.


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Old 04-02-2012, 07:13 AM   #3
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Yep. Been licensed since 1986. I have a Ten Tec scout that I plan to take along this year. Planning on using a modified G5RV antenna. Good luck on the test.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:30 AM   #4
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Not me but we have a member who's not real active lately but used
to be here all the time.
Still drops in once in a while.

Suggest you PM him if you want to chat.
His user name here is Radio
Here's a copy of his signature lines.

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Old 04-02-2012, 09:31 AM   #5
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not a ham
but google "ab8az" and you can see how i "hammed" it up in a younger life
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:28 AM   #6
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:33 AM   #7
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:54 PM   #8
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:24 PM   #9
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K8RWG here. No HF on board, but 2 mtrs in the truck.

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Old 04-02-2012, 02:14 PM   #10
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N9XHI here. I'm not real active anymore, but have fun with it!

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