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by cheezit
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:25 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?

Flightmare wrote:I've been having fun listening to the repeaters near me. Bought a mobile rig earlier; Yaesu FT-8900R. Need to figure out an antenna setup that'll work with my truck and the garage. I couldn't use the factory radio antenna on the truck because it kept hitting the garage door when I'd pull in and out of the garage. This should be fun.
Breedlove stake pocket mount may be a good option.
by cheezit
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:45 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?

RoyGBiv wrote:
txyaloo wrote:
Baofeng has several waterproof HTs. They're ~$40.
I've only seen single banders (+FM) in a water resistant configuration. Nothing similar to the UV-5R. UHF+VHF+Display.
Got a link?

Yaesu vx7r is submersible as well.
by cheezit
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:58 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?

TexasJohnBoy wrote:I picked this up on Amazon, should be here Wednesday. The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual Spiral Bound https://www.amazon.com/dp/1625950470/

I'm going to go to an exam early next month, found here:
http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-rad ... am-session

I think a full month of study should get me there without letting it get stale. Shooting for an hour of study a day on average.
You will still need to take both of the other tests.
by cheezit
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:49 am
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Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
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Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

Dave tadlock on you tube also has some great builds that are easy and pretty cheep to make.
by cheezit
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:09 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?

There are also a number of easy to build 2m and 440 antennas that work well.
I use a home brew copper pipe 3dfl that works great. I also made a copper pipe loop that is just as good.
by cheezit
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 203
Views: 41242

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

http://aa9pw.com

I got more from here then most other places and it's free.

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