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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:05 pm 
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Interests: CB, HAM, and IP over HAM.
Equipment: Icom IC-706MkII, Wouxun KG-UV6X Dual Band, and a few mis. CB's.

got my Technician License will be upgrading to General next week.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:13 pm 
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Is this net up and running ota on a regular basis?


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I will update my info as warranted.

Section:
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Location:
    Lat: 43.2 Lon: -93.3
Interests:
    Amateur radio (Tech - KDØTCZ) - I plan to pursue code and upgrade my license to Extra over the next 2 years.
    NOAA weather radio for storm spotting.
    CB for mobile coms with unlicensed operators/4x4 club requirement.
    I'm beginning to get somewhat interested in police scanners as well.
Equipment owned:
    None at this time.
Wish List/Planned Purchases:
    Cobra 75 WX/ST and Yaesu FT-60R, both by Christmas.
    Upgrade cell phone to ruggedized smart phone in November with docking station in Jeep for weather radar on-the-go.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:52 am 
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Back to the quest...... Is there an active NET. I am an EXTRA. Is anyone interested in doing a Saturday morning net? 7.295 seems to be open quite a bit.


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Your Section: Northern New England (Maine, Androscoggin County)

Your latitude and longitude: Long : -70.26501 W (-70° 15' 54'' W) Lat : 44.07513 N (44° 4' 30'' N)
QTH locator : FN44UB

Your particular interest: HAM Radio, emcomm, long range, packet,ARES,
Your equipment situation: 2005 Jeep Liberty, RS HTX-242 mobile 2m with Homebrew Vertical Bazooka antenna,HR2510 10m mobile,UV5R+,UV3R,Echolink,GoPro3 cam,various weapons of Zombie Destruction.

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Section: Worcester County, MA

Location: FN42CF
Long: -71.773
Lat: 42.210

Interests: DX, RTTY, PSK, Backpack Portable, Mobile Voice, APRS
Equipment: IC-756 ProIII, IC-7000, FT-817, IC-280AD, VX-8DR, Dragons Breath.

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Section: Illinois
Latitude: 41.8
Longitude: 88.0
Interests: CB primarily and working towards HAM.
Equipment: I have CB's, need to get them up and running, 2 in vehicles, and 1 as Base. I also have a couple of Wouxun KG-UVD1P Dual Band handhelds (frs/gmrs/fm). I have been adding Ham equipt. as funds allow. I have a Yaesu FT757 w/power supply, though I need to add a few more things and find the time to get a license.

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Section: Southeast QLD, Australia
Latitude: 28.00 S
Longitude: 153.2 E
Interests: HAM, emergency communication.
Equipment: Yaesu FT-60R


Currently unlicensed as of 31/01/2013.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:05 pm 
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Read all the threads, have been interested in radio for awhile now but after reading this i may actually start getting into it. Lots a great info.


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richq wrote:
Read all the threads, have been interested in radio for awhile now but after reading this i may actually start getting into it. Lots a great info.


Welcome RIch. Start off with a scanner...use it as a monitoring tool...then, you really see the value of "over the air" communication, that doesn't rely on the entire electrical grid functioning, or satellites in outer space, that are at a constant threat of space rocks, space junk, and solar flares.

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I'm in the Worcester, MA area and I'm a cb radio only guy. Not a lot of interest in HAM radio.

I have a cb radio, VHF radio for the boat and the standard FRS/GMRS radios.


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Location: Between a rock and a hard place.
Lat & Long: 41° 54' 29'' N by 105° 36' 49'' W
Interests: Trout, traps, & triggers.
Equipment: Icom 707, Comet CHA250B, B-Squared 122" FTD and lots of QRP & VHF toys.

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Your section: West Texas

Your latitude and longitude: 31.8, -106.5

Your particular interest: Long Range and short range communication, ham operation, NOAA radio monitoring, Networking, still trying to learn morse code but I have trouble with new "languages" and that's with words I can pronounce to learn not just dits and dahs.

Your equipment situation:

I have a CB in the Truck, it is a 4 watt Uniden PC68LTW with 7 channel NOAA weather radio monitoring and PA.

For Ham I currently only have a Baofeng BF-F8 hand held and a tech license. I will be trying to go for my general soon, I will edit again once I have more radio and more license privlages.

I have multiple FRS/GMRS portable radios and base stations.

I also have 3 or four devices aside from the CB that are either dedicated or can tune into NOAA weather radio.

Also just wanted to add an update in here, the link originally posted for finding your section appears to no longer be valid? Either way here is the link I found it at.
http://www.arrl.org/sections

Latitude / Longitude Coordinate Converter:
http://www.latlong.net/ Just put in your street address and it will give you your lat-long, then just cut off the extra decimals so you aren't giving anyone the lat-long to the dead center of your house.

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Section New York
Lat Long 41.60,-74.02

Interest. Long Range Comms, Short range to Long range relay stations, emergency short range comms, TMR, FHSS, receiving.

Equipment. Yaseu FT897D(Battery Operated, Manpackable 160-10m, 2m, 1.25m and 70cm), ICOM T81A(HT, 2m, 70cm and 23cm), Kenwood TH-F6A(HT, great audio quality,6m, 2m, 1.25m, and 70cm), AR8200(hand reciever, PRO-197(digital, Digital trunking, analog mobile desktop scanner.

Planned Purchases -Icom T90A (6m, 2m, and 70cm HT), Yaseu VX8DR(quad band, built like a tank), Alinco DJ-G29T (2m and 33cm HT), Baofung UV-5R [x5] (Cheap 2m and 70cm HT, be good to hand off to people who didn't plan as well), Midland 75-822 CB, another receiver for a base station, Icom-7000 for a base station/mobile rig while I'm traveling. Maybe a 817 if I have some free funds. Instead of the IC7000, I might do a Icom 718/706/703, yaseu Ft-450 or Alinco DX-SR8 and a 2m/70cm mobile with cross-band. Basically, I'll be set up to transmit on any HAM band(or non-HAM in an emergency) and still monitor the 6m-70cm with receivers/scanners and other transceivers, and still have minimal capacities while traveling (I currently live about 15 hours from my bug in locations :ohdear: )


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Interests: UHF/VHF repeaters and long range HF. CB just because its there. Have: General Ticket. Want to get started with nets and DX
Equipment: Yaesu 857d (as Base station), FT-7900 (vehicle), VX-6r; Baofeng UV-5RA x2; LDG Z11 ProII auto tuner; Cobra 75WXST CB (vehicle); Uniden PRO510XL CB(base)
Wish List/Planned Purchases: Get my Ringo Ranger and HF antennas up!

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OOPS 3 years... :oops:

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Location FN 00

Equipment list - lot's of scanners for public service.
Kenwood TS 590S - for HF
Yaesu's - FT 8900R for mobiles
ADI 146 - for kicks n giggles

Too many antenna's to list....

Amplifiers to full legal limit....

Amateur Extra License since 2010

Short wave listener since 1972

Had a CB radio license and call sign in the early 70's and shut it off when it went to the Zombies in the 80's...


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Your latitude and longitude: +40.3, -79.9 In Allegheny County, PA

Your particular interest: Local Comms and APRS beacons. Licensed General class, W4CKR.

Your equipment situation: CB and Ham radios in two vehicles, several HTs. Currently all VHF/UHF ('cept the CB of course.) Working on upgrading to Extra and getting an HF rig.

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Your section: Colorado

Your latitude and longitude: 39.7, -105.1

Your particular interest: Long Range and short range station

Your equipment situation: UV-5R+ Baofeng

Is there any update on this? I know it will take a while, however i saw the post was from a few years ago?

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Longitude -94.645612 (94° 38' 44'' W)
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Having been licensed 33 years, accumulating a lot of equipment. HF, multi-band, multi-mode, APRS, Packet, PSK, ECHO-Link, some satelite, really big list of equipment.

Are there any HF, SSB or local NETS?

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Hi, Neptune here!

I live in St. Louis County... the ARES / RACES seems to have merged, and most of the communications is happening in the 140 MHZ range.

My interests are in CB radio and eventually HAM radio, at all frequency ranges.

I don't own equipment yet but am getting a mobile / handheld CB soon for my car. After that I'll look into a HAM license. There's an active club in the area, so getting ready / tested shouldn't be that hard.

38.7194° N, 90.4475° W

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Hello, Jeff here;
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Paramedic, Rescue tech, USAR medical specialist
Interests; hunting, fishing, camping, trapping, gardening, canning, freezing, drying foodstuffs

Lots of medical gear and experience, several firearms, tech level license, Yaesu Ft 857-D, Yaesu VX8DR


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This was a FANTASTIC summarization! It's EXACTLY what I've been looking for. This article is actually what urged me to finally make an account here. I've been checking in to the forum for about 8 years or so, but never 'dove' into another forum. Further, it's nudged me into poking around to get a the proper certification. I avoided HAM because I thought it too expensive to get up and running. I figured the hand helds didn't have enough reach to bother. My ignorance left me in the dark when it came to the power those handy lil devils had. So, opted for CB. But, if I can get properly certified, and snag a hand held that kicks out 50 miles (which I still find hard to believe) for reasonable prices, that's a game changer! Now the daunting task of being 'dumb' to the radio world and digging up dirt on what's good, and what is a waste of money. I started looking around last night...but...in the early stages of this new avenue, I'm way over my head. I'mma keep at it tho. Thanks again for the "HAM for Dummies" article. Super helpful!

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