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Old 06-21-2010, 10:16 AM   #1
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Are there any ham radio people out there in fiberglass camper land? I'm A new ham, just recieved my GENERAL ticket, two weeks ago, [ ] after a life long interest in ham radio. AL, KA2BVD
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:09 AM   #2
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I have the same interest. Grats on your General Ticket. Maybe I should get off my butt and do something about it.
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:18 PM   #3
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Congratulations.

KC9CIL here.

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Old 06-21-2010, 05:06 PM   #4
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Not a HAM guy, although I'd love to try it out someday.

But I saw this stuff at a used store in my home town that seems to be radio related, maybe you guys know what this stuff is.

Eico 320 Signal Generator
Eico 147A Signal Tracer
Heathkit CT-1 Capacitester

Maybe these things mean nothing to you guys, but they seem like something that involves radios. Just thought I'd post and see what you though. Cheers!
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:23 PM   #5
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There was a thread on this topic a while back - maybe a year or year and a half ago. Tried to search but no luck. Quite a few chimed in at the time.

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Old 06-21-2010, 05:31 PM   #6
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KC0UKR here.
Easy Dog.

Congrats on getting your ticket.

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Old 06-21-2010, 06:59 PM   #7
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There was a thread on this topic a while back - maybe a year or year and a half ago. Tried to search but no luck. Quite a few chimed in at the time.

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You mean this one? Ham? a really short and sweet topic
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:27 AM   #8
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You mean this one? Ham? a really short and sweet topic
Yup, that's it Donna. Thanks.

Looks like there should be quite a few antenna adorned eggs in our midst.

OK, all you hams. What kind of station do you run in your egg? Let's see some pictures of mobile antenna farms.

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Old 06-22-2010, 11:19 AM   #9
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My husband is KC8HUX and I am KD8HZU. Congrats on your accomplishment.
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:32 PM   #10
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I have been a general class licensed ham radio operator for over 30 years and run a mobile HF radio and dual band fm setup in my truck. I have a simple antenna mount on the back bumper of my trailer but use it mostly for receiving. I also have a glass mount dual band antenna on my front side window of the trailer. There just isn't enough metal in the trailer to give a good counterpoise to the antenna for transmitting on HF. What I do when I want to run the HF radio in the trailer is use a 20 foot coax jumper cable to hook up my antenna on the truck. Just have to remember to disconnect it before I leave in the truck. Mike WB6VGL
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:09 PM   #11
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KI4HEE here. My Scamp is my emergency bug-out and Field Day radio shack. In fact, if you look up my callsign on QRZ.com you'll see this...



See ya all on the radio...
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:22 PM   #12
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Not a HAM guy, although I'd love to try it out someday.

But I saw this stuff at a used store in my home town that seems to be radio related, maybe you guys know what this stuff is.

Eico 320 Signal Generator
Eico 147A Signal Tracer
Heathkit CT-1 Capacitester

Maybe these things mean nothing to you guys, but they seem like something that involves radios. Just thought I'd post and see what you though. Cheers!
Yes they do belong in the world of radios...all are test equiptment used to troubleshoot and repair radio gear. "Old-school" hams would know how to put them 'em to use, but the younger "appliance operators" might not.

And now-a-days, the newer radios are often too sophisticated for all but the most technical astute propellerheads to work on.

Learning how to be a ham is easier than ever and the world of ham radio is even more exotic and exciting than ever before...today, using a handheld ham radio you can talk to ham-licensed astronauts on the International Space Station as it passes overhead, send & recieve emails via radio without the internet, or operate a remote radio station anywhere in the world using a laptop and internet connection.
Get started by taking practice tests at websites like QRZ.com. If you're in Canada, here's an Online Ham Radio Study Guide.

If you wish to search for more information on the internet, here's a page from appliance pros which has literally hundreds of online starting points on more than just amateur radio.

Best thing is to seek out a local ham radio club and pay them a visit at one of their meetings, I'm sure they will fall all over each other to help you get started.

I can't stress enough... it's a GREAT hobby.
'73 ConwayBob KI4HEE
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:06 PM   #13
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KD0BUK here. Been licensed for a couple of years now due to being a Reserve for the county Sheriff's Office. Have a radio and power supply but no antenna yet!
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:00 AM   #14
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I don't know exactly how it happened, but I'm coming up on 42 years as a ham! Got my first ticket at 14: WN5WJZ, upgraded to Tech when the two-year Novice license ran out and was WA5WJZ through General and Advanced. In 1997 upgraded to Extra and changed my callsign.

Camping and ham radio go great together! There's nothing better than being out in the "wild" (OK, maybe as wild as a state or provincial park) while exploring the "ether". It doesn't hurt that the noise level is usually lower, too!

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