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Posted: 2/6/2002 1:02:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2002 1:06:41 PM EDT by Garand_Shooter]
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 1:24:38 PM EDT
W8MSD in WV, not a lot of time to be on the air, when time is available prefer SW listening. I run a Yeasu FT-100D at the QTH with a Hustler 5BTV verticle and a double bazooka for 80 meters. I was given a 60 foot Rohn tower with a tribander and rotor, but I have to take it down and disassemble. In the process of building a HF 500 watt amp kit. Let's try a sked someday..
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 1:29:57 PM EDT
N2VAY here in Western NY. Mostly 2 meter and 440 band. Bryan
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 1:33:29 PM EDT
AB0IO, Niwot, CO. Sold my Yaesu FT1000 MkV and Yaesu 1KW amp to buy gun stuff. ;-) Currently off the air. When I do get to operate I like 10 and 15 meter DXing, phone and CW.
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 2:38:15 PM EDT
Marvl: You sold your radio gear to buy guns, I am trying sell my Bushy and componants to buy more radios! Got to let go of a great carbine when I find a buyer..
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 2:57:22 PM EDT
KE6JGZ, no code tech. Rarely use it since cell phones got reasonable and don't know anyone here in AZ to talk to.
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 3:12:30 PM EDT
KB8SVJ here used to be involved in packet until it died due to the internet. Bob B
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 7:03:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 7:57:28 AM EDT
KB9M** ...omitted cuz I don't need the whole world having my address.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 7:58:31 AM EDT
KG4RFD Hey GS How ya been? I'm a tech right now & I don't have a radio yet but I hope to have my general & a radio within a couple months! BTW I'm in FL now. [b][red][i]Libertas an Mortis![/b][/red][/i]
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 8:20:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2002 8:23:29 AM EDT by gus]
KA3Q** General Class here (I agree with QuietShootr). Haven't been on much lately. Sold all my HF gear years ago after the late `80's sunspot cycle ended. I did get a mobile phone QSL from South Africa on 10M back then, but nowadays I mostly use digital UHF switched propagation (cell phone).
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 8:27:34 AM EDT
NN9NN, Extra in Northern Wisconsin. Mostly on 2, 10, 17 and 40---all phone---for that matter--- the only code I ever listen to anymore is when I key up the local repeater.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 8:28:07 AM EDT
KB1*** here, 13WPM General. Always HATED CW. I turn the radio on once every 6 months or so and listen. Haven't made a contact since November 1999. I found a lot of extremely rude people that I didn't want to talk to. Keep the set-up for survival/emergency reasons only.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 8:29:25 AM EDT
N3OLX in Western PA here. I haven't touched a radio since 95. Mostly 10 meter and 2 meter. I gotta fire up the radios one of these days.....
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 8:39:10 AM EDT
KD7JCB here, I use 2m HT's mostly.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 2:29:47 PM EDT
KC8J** Tech No-Code, but dabbling in studying for my General. Had a HT I sold to buy a Colt Commander, so I'm off the air right now. Kind of busy too, with work and everything. I would like to get into HF and CW sometime, once all my other hobbies let me. 73s
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 3:54:38 PM EDT
I was really into it back in the early 1990's. Got My advanced ticket, made contacts all over the planet. Sold My Yaesu FT890/AT to buy a pre-ban Bushmaster during the Clinton crime bill mess. Got burned out, sold everything and bought more guns( my first hobby) I have a few 10meter mobiles, thinking about buying another 2M/440 mobile someday. I spend alot less time on the road these days, so I'm not real active.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 4:07:20 PM EDT
N8ILG here. When I re-do my tower in the spring, I'm going to put up a six meter yagi and do some exploring on a "new" band.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 4:17:04 PM EDT
AAR4USA here (station license), ran the eastern gateway in Atlanta (FORSCOM) for a couple years. Don't get on anymore but I think a 5K generator, a dipole and a cheap RT setup would be just the ticket for a SHTF situation.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 4:25:47 PM EDT
Hello Radio! Extra class here in little ol' Rhode Island. Been hamming it up since I was 11 (that was 1968). Almost 100% of my activity is now on the satellites. For some reason, it seems like a lot of technical types are into firearms.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 6:29:31 PM EDT
N5SVD No code tech. If anyone is interested check out a program called iLink. It will let you connect to several 2M and 440 repeaters worldwide. The software is free, you must be a licensed amateur to use it. http://www.aacnet.net/
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 6:37:26 PM EDT
AC4** I really, really, do need to put up my antenna. I have been away from HF for way too long! And, I have been away from this board for way too long...
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 6:46:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 6:49:40 PM EDT
I talk on my radios (vhf only) almost as much as I type on here. Gump out
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 7:23:24 PM EDT
[b]For some reason, it seems like a lot of technical types are into firearms.[/b] Between the hams, gear-heads, engineering weenies and musicians, you've probably got at least 75 percent of the gun enthusiasts covered! (Of course, that's the [i]active[/i] gun enthusiasts — the larger set of all gun owners is probably a lot more diverse). My guess is that it's a spatial acuity thing. People who are good at visualizing and manipulating physical objects tend to be more comfortable working with loud, powerful things (FALs, Fender Twin Reverbs, blown Hemis or KW linears). Anti-gun types, on the other hand, tend to be afraid of things they don't understand (which generally includes much of the physical world). If the world parted along pro- and anti-gun lines, I doubt there'd be many mechanics or technicians to keep things running on the antis' side. (Myself, I'm an "Old-school" Advanced ticket holder — WB5PPV)
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 6:17:29 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/8/2002 12:12:41 PM EDT
I've been a ham since age 12 in 1961. Amateur Extra class K7**. Recently moved and have not set up my gear at the new QTH. Love CW. Used to be a serious DXer, but got kind of bored with it all. Went from 99% interest in radio and 1% in guns to 99% guns and 1% radio. 73 Watch-Six
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 4:12:16 PM EDT
Just a lowly no code tech.KD5MLS Mostly vhf 2m 73'S all
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 6:34:04 PM EDT
Will be in a couple of months, just need to get my code up, I did buy a FT-817 and almost all the toys. Been meaning to do this since 1968
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