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Old 08-09-2010, 08:05 PM   #15
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AK7EE here.
Love to operate HF portable. I can set up either a Buddie Pole or EndFDZ antenna in short order. I carry an extra 100 ah battery just for the radio and recharge with a solar panel. So far it's worked great. That set up has been used for last two field days.

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Old 08-15-2010, 07:45 PM   #16
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I would love to be a Ham, but due to a child-hood sickness I have a can't pass the test, but, then again the guy that run the class did not show us any thing that was on the test.....due you still have to have code......
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:11 PM   #17
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I would love to be a Ham, but due to a child-hood sickness I have a can't pass the test, but, then again the guy that run the class did not show us any thing that was on the test.....due you still have to have code......
Emmitt,
The code requirements was lifted a few years ago. Go to this web side Alabama Amateur Radio Clubs to find the closest Ham Radio Club. Go to a couple meeting and get to know some of the local hams, many will be more than happy to help you.

Getting Licensed Go this one to learn a bit about how to get a license.
There's practice exams that tell you answers on both QRZ http://www.qrz.com/and eham http://www.eham.com

ARRL also publishes books for all three license classifications with the questions, the answers, and explanations. There's a couple other books that might too.
Most likely any local club will have copies of the Q&A books.
Good luck and hope to meet you on the air someday.

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PS It's really not that hard.
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:57 PM   #18
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i'll think and it and talk with my wife again, she so sweet and supports me...
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:47 AM   #19
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I put up a hex beam on my house. For a simple light antenna it sure works good.
10 meters was open earlier in the week and I talked to guy in GA on 10 meters.
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:27 AM   #20
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Haven't propagated a signal since about '96

Been thinking about a 2 meter for the van since I'm on the road a lot.

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Old 11-20-2010, 09:56 PM   #21
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thank you for everything I'll try it again after the first of the year.....maybe this time.
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:56 AM   #22
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:56 AM   #23
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Haven't propagated a signal since about '96

Been thinking about a 2 meter for the van since I'm on the road a lot.

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If you are going to buy a rig I would recommend a hand held dual band unit. Make sure you get one that has extended receive for the weather channels so you can keep up with the weather while on the road.

I have a Yaesu FT-60 handheld with a mag mount antenna and a 12V power plug. That way I can easily remove the rig and antenna if I park somewhere where the resource re-allocators prowl.

I installed a FT-857 in my truck since I've been on the road a lot since I retired. It gives me HF capability as well as VHF/UHF and can also receive the weather channels. Now I use the FT-60 in my wife's Land Rover since drilling holes for antennas isn't an option (at least while she's looking).

Anyway, get on the air and enjoy. Check out the Denver Radio Club website W0TX.org for info on ham operation in the Denver metro area.

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If Death Valley doesn't get washed away look for me on 20 meters operating from Death Valley next month (Jan 2011).
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The Titan Missile Museum south of Tucson, AZ has a remarkable hf antenna. We stopped and I used that antenna with my radio. The pile up was something to behold.
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Checked in to the SATERN Net from Joplin Last week from the Salvation Army HQ with my trusty BuddiPole and IC7000.

It was the push we needed to get the rest of the week scheduled with HAMS coming down to help.

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