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Ham radio - I'm W8BBS
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I am studying for mine, but have yet to schedule a day to take the test. I have the cheap baofeng ht. If ya'll are near the mogollon rim in az, i'll be listening in on murs 3 and going through the various repeaters, listening off course. Also, one of the guys that I will be with, is a ham operator. woot woot
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#12
The buddi poles seem like a good option for mobile amateurs. A friend of mine that was at camp this weekend brought on for listening to his shortwave radio. http://www.buddipole.com/
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#13
I am a ham, but I don't publicize my call sign. It's just too easy to look up on google and use that as a starting point for a full blown investigation.

What shreds of privacy are left I find myself clinging dearly to.
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When I get my call sign, I won't let it be known to most, only over the radio or to people I know.
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#15
I didn't want to start up a new thread, I did a search and came up empty.

Is anyone out there still using CB (Citizens Band) Radio?
I have a unit that's been in storage for a looooong time, so long I don't know if I still have the spec sheets and cheat sheets on the mods that were done to it. I know it was capable of going far off into the single side band arena as well as basic CB band.
Not sure if I want to bother with it or not.

Really don't have much interest in acquiring a ham license.

TC, Mike R
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#16
I still use a cb. but my buddy and I are thinking real hard about going to ham. for a cleaner, longer range signal. cb's are good while traveling in a caravan. but when you need to reach out when you are in he sticks ham is better. highdesertranger
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#17
CB is good, I plan on keeping it in my comms plans. I plan on having a 3 part system; cb, hf and dual band uhf/vhf radios; mobile stations, base stations and ht radios. I currently am a dealer for inexpensive dual band ht radios and am looking to expand, one to support my family but also to serve.

I have a cb in my enclosed trailer with antenna, just no power source right now, as it's not hooked up to my truck. I do have an ht vhf/uhf handheld.

(10-22-2014, 09:33 AM)MikeRuth Wrote: I didn't want to start up a new thread, I did a search and came up empty.

Is anyone out there still using CB (Citizens Band) Radio?
I have a unit that's been in storage for a looooong time, so long I don't know if I still have the spec sheets and cheat sheets on the mods that were done to it. I know it was capable of going far off into the single side band arena as well as basic CB band.
Not sure if I want to bother with it or not.

Really don't have much interest in acquiring a ham license.

TC, Mike R
as the saying goes, "freedom is not free" do the work in order to maintain and improve upon the liberty that we have.
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#18
I have an older 40 channel CB and a pair of hand-held FRS/GMRS radios. I use the latter for hunting with my buddies. Though now our smartphones do that duty. Haven't used the CB since I left the military - it was of occasional help on long road trips. I will likely include it in my van project, just as an emergency-comm system.
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#19
K0RKK here, Tech only and only one radio an ICOM 2720. I got interested when the language on CB got so bad I couldn't stand to have the radio on. About that time the requirement for code went away and it was time to take the test. I have a collapsible mast and a j-pole antenna that I use while camping. I have been able to reach a fellow ham over 70 miles away when I get high enough in the mountains.
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#20
Royce, 

I'd like to see your antenna set-up.  I've never gotten beyond the 5/8 wavelength magnet roof mount.  And as all hams know (and a few cb'ers), it's 90% antenna.

Don't feel bad just being a tech.  I met techs who had tv stations and repeaters.  Lots of band width assigned for techs, an infinite amount actually.

I haven't been on the air in years.  I really need to get my station up.  



  
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