A Ham Radio Sub-Forum?

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Re: A Ham Radio Sub-Forum?

Postby Nano » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:35 am

I have had my Amateur Radio License since 1959. Currently have the Advanced class. If you value anonymity then don't list your call letters. Type your call letters in Google and see what comes up. I think you will be surprised how much stuff is there. Your address and location can be accessed. No problem at all if that doesn't bother you.
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Re: A Ham Radio Sub-Forum?

Postby carlson1 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:34 am

Nano wrote:...If you value anonymity then don't list your call letters. Type your call letters in Google and see what comes up. I think you will be surprised how much stuff is there. Your address and location can be accessed. No problem at all if that doesn't bother you.



I just did this with someone who posted their call letters. You are right and that is wicked!
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Re: A Ham Radio Sub-Forum?

Postby mojo84 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:51 am

I learned long ago, there is very little anonymity when it comes to the interwebs and when government licensing is involved. It is scary how much info is available on us, especially those that use the same usernames on multiple forums and sites.

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Re: A Ham Radio Sub-Forum?

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:42 am

I discussed the proposal for a Ham Radio sub-forum with the Moderators and the consensus is that it would not be a good idea to create a sub-forum for something totally unrelated to guns, self-defense, etc. The concern is that it will lead to requests for other sub-forums such as motorcycles, RV's, prepping, etc. I think they were worried I'd be asking for a Corvette sub-forum too!

I think the Moderators' concerns are valid and it would be hard to refuse any future non-gun sub-forum requests if we create one for Ham Radio.

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Re: A Ham Radio Sub-Forum?

Postby joe817 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:10 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:I discussed the proposal for a Ham Radio sub-forum with the Moderators and the consensus is that it would not be a good idea to create a sub-forum for something totally unrelated to guns, self-defense, etc. The concern is that it will lead to requests for other sub-forums such as motorcycles, RV's, prepping, etc. I think they were worried I'd be asking for a Corvette sub-forum too!

I think the Moderators' concerns are valid and it would be hard to refuse any future non-gun sub-forum requests if we create one for Ham Radio.

Chas.


Point well taken, and in thinking the proposal through, I have to agree with you and the Moderators. It would set a bad precedent. But I thank you for even considering it. :cheers2:
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Re: A Ham Radio Sub-Forum?

Postby ghostrider » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:31 pm

so, can any of the current HAMs recommend a Texas-centric HAM forum in lieu of a sub-forum here?
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Re: A Ham Radio Sub-Forum?

Postby ghostrider » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:51 pm

BTW for anyone in the area the Austin (HAM) Summerfest is on this weekend:

http://austinsummerfest.org/
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Re: A Ham Radio Sub-Forum?

Postby The Annoyed Man » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:31 am

carlson1 wrote:I just bought a hand held HAM radio to put in my travel/get home bag in case of emergencys. I know I can talk on it (unless there is an emergency), but I can listen to it and so now I am intrigued and would like to learn more about this. I understand to get a license there is a test involved? How much money (not counting equipment) does it take to get started and can someone give me a few of the benefits for having a license?

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koiseptember wrote:I just bought a hand held HAM radio to put in my travel/get home bag in case of emergency. I know I can talk on it (unless there is an emergency), but I can listen to it and so now I am intrigued and would like to learn more about this. I understand to get a license there is a test involved? How much money (not counting equipment) does it take to get started and can someone give me a few of the benefits for having a license?
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Re: A Ham Radio Sub-Forum?

Postby Abraham » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:15 pm

The word "ham" just makes me hungry.

Please find a non-delicious-food word in place of, well, you know...

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Re: A Ham Radio Sub-Forum?

Postby WildBill » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:43 pm

carlson1 wrote:
Nano wrote:...If you value anonymity then don't list your call letters. Type your call letters in Google and see what comes up. I think you will be surprised how much stuff is there. Your address and location can be accessed. No problem at all if that doesn't bother you.



I just did this with someone who posted their call letters. You are right and that is wicked!

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