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by mdubtx
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:09 pm
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Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
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Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

Thank yous all around!
RoyGBiv wrote: I've got beacoup $$ invested in Yaesu digital rig, but still prefer my Pofung HT for everything except when I'm on RACES weather watch.

:lol:
RoyGBiv, I got my Tarrant County RACES card last month. Time to get a mobile rig to get in there with. The Yaesu digital mobiles have really been calling me. But, too many of them. LOL The FTM-100DR will do. But, the 400 has the looks. And then, there's the 991A that needs to come live at my house...

And oh, I'll be "needing" the 857D.

And, then... And, then... LOL
by mdubtx
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:02 pm
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Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
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Views: 32793

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

Well, I am now as over-licensed as I can get. Passed a level 4 test tonight to upgrade to Amateur Extra. :smile:

And, I'm still running with only a Chinese HT and mag mount antenna. :???:
by mdubtx
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:07 pm
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Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
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Views: 32793

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

TexasJohnBoy wrote:Pass my tech exam today with 100% correct; I was surprised!
Tried to go General at the same time and missed that one by four questions. Not surprised that about that at all since I hadn't looked at question 1 on the general pool...

Now I wait!
Congrats TexasJohnBoy!

To those looking at testing for their Technician license, I see a trend that is in line with where I was as well. If you pass, be sure to take the VE [Volunteer Examiner] up on testing for the General while you are there! Seems like most everyone comes out within just a few correct answers of passing the General as well. It doesn't cost you a second fee and, you never know. (My attempt at Extra after passing the General... Not so much. "rlol" We had a good laugh. Thought I was going to owe him a new red marker.)
by mdubtx
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:40 pm
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Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 203
Views: 32793

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

Congratulations!
by mdubtx
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:47 pm
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Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 203
Views: 32793

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

Got the same radio myself. Already looking into a little better mobile setup. Repeaters around the house have been quiet but was able to get my first conversation going this morning on a busier repeater.

Should have my vanity callsign approved any day now.
by mdubtx
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 203
Views: 32793

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

Flightmare wrote:Just got back from taking my tech test. 33 out of 35 right. Now to play the waiting game.
Congrats!

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