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Ham Radio?

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

  1. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005
    Anyone a ham radio operator here?

    I'm W4GPS!

  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    73's om


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


    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


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


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


  9. gadgetguy11


    Nov 16, 2005

  10. 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

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


    Jul 11, 2009
    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.

  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.

  16. J Bruja

    J Bruja

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

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


    John K
  17. 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


    Mar 19, 2009
    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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