Ham Radio?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PGB, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    Anyone a ham radio operator here?

    I'm W4GPS!

    73,
     
  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    73's om

    WP2AAK
    Gale

    Not active, but still have license.. Loved ham radio.
     
  3. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    Well what do you know. Thats pretty cool Gale. We'll have to get on 17meters some day and chat!
     
  4. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  5. Not a ham but I have held a 1st Class FCC license and worked with SSB in the military and Microwave in AT&T.
     
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  6. shtarka1

    shtarka1

    Feb 1, 2008
    Boston
    kc1h....:smile:
     
  7. KE5RKE...................2-meter, but don't use it much.
     
  8. snowface

    snowface

    314
    Nov 18, 2007
    NJ
    Not a ham, but do listen to some bands. Interestng stuff. Past weekend had a special event from lighthouse in Germany.

    73's

    Alan
     
  9. gadgetguy11

    gadgetguy11

    Nov 16, 2005
    Kentucky
    Qrm

    wdrnzz
     
  10. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    I was KB8CIK but let it expire a long time ago. Both parents are licensed, or were. My dads is KI8F.
     
  11. FM Bob

    FM Bob

    369
    Sep 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    N2IHQ ... inactive.
     
  12. ArtScott

    ArtScott

    Jul 11, 2009
    WICHITA, KS
    I was never a ham radio operator but was at a friends house when the FCC should up to arrest his dad for transmitting music.......now this guy could not carry a tune if it were nailed in the bottom of a steel bucket wit the lid welded on.....nope that tune would escape......
    So when he went in front of the Judge,.............. the judge asked him exactly what he did and he recited the Star Spangled Banner and American the Beautiful just as he did for a guy in Germany the weekend i was there.....GAWD it was awful.....nope he did not try to sing it......the Judge tossed the case and told the agents they needed to take some music courses so that they would know what is and is not music............
     
  13. Former novice, never got my full license. My friend who started me on that has been one for over 50 years, has well over 300 countries on DX (not OUR DX!).
     
  14. Non practising.

    G7PKR
     
  15. Thorsten

    Thorsten Moderator Moderator

    Art, what a hilarious story! Thanks for sharing it. Serves those FCC agents right. Yes you're not supposed to transmit music, but that is supposed to apply to copyrighted recordings, not some guy reciting the Star Spangled Banner.

    73,
    AF6AM
     
  16. J Bruja

    J Bruja

    146
    Feb 11, 2009
    Florida, U.S.A.
    Hi OM;

    k0wal here. Favorite band is 20 meters particularly 14.300 (Maritime Mobile Svc Net., etc)

    73's

    John K
     
  17. SP77

    SP77

    Jun 4, 2007
    Rockville, MD
    Wow major thread bumpage. :smile:

    N3UCN here and have kept it current, but have never really been active. Back in the day I wanted to get on HF and had theory passed to Extra but botched my 5 WPM code exam and then let the CSCE expire. Now that the code requirements are gone I really should get my Extra class ticket and get on, except I have no time to operate anyways! In a year or so things will be better, just in time for the sunspot cycle to pick up. :smile:

    there was another thread on this: https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=211352
     
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  18. boyscout

    boyscout

    324
    Mar 19, 2009
    Toronto
    VE3LLL here. Nice to see so many responses, not nice to see so many with the word "inactive". Hope that's a solar cycle thing.

    Art Scott, if you can get contact information for those over-zealous FCC agents, probably many of us can provide call signs for people who SHOULD be arrested. Enforcement seems to be fading towards 0db these days.
     

  19. I was thinking the same thing. From 2005 to now - WHOMP!

    N4GVA here - licensed with the same call for 28 (yikes) years, Extra class, periodically active on HF, CW/RTTY/PSK - very active on APRS with an APRS station constantly on in the airplane. Ran HF mobile (SSB/CW/10-FM) 20 years ago for quite awhile. Ran HF aeronautical mobile on 20m/15/10 on PSK/RTTY/CW/SSTV quite a lot for several years until recently.
     
  20. Not me but hung around my dad who was a serious "ham".
    He was on his ham set about as often as I'm on my computer which is way to much!
    He had a wall filled with post cards from operators all over the world. They had some really cool themes on their cards.
    He kept up with his hobby right until he passed around ten years ago.
    They say that you can tell how long a person has been involved based on the call number. His was WA6JOL.
     
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