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Who are the HAMs out there?

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by Mr. Gadget, May 30, 2014.

  1. Mr. Gadget

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    I am 16 and a HAM radio operator. Curious to find out who the HAM members on the forum are.
    Callsign here is KK6BYZ.

    From the pockets of a 16 year old prepper.
     
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  3. landwire
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    Com geek here. Have both Amateur Extra and Grol.
     
  4. VinceRN

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    N7VER here. Somewhere on here is a similar thread with quite a lot HAMs admitting their addictions...


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  5. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    KD0VMJ. Do you guys carry a handheld 2M in your EDC? I have a cheap Baofeng uv-5r but I'm looking for something with better quality that I could incorporate in a ham radio to-go bag. My Maxpedition Fatty is overloaded!


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  8. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Hey fellow 0 lander!

    I carry a Yaesu VX-7 and VX-3 almost always in my Moab 10.
    Both with AA Battery packs and several reloads of Energizer Lithium AA's. They also both have supposedly high gain antennas compared to the stock dummy load style models.
    I also carry a speaker mike for one of them most of the time.

    I also have VX-5s and VX-150s that I can do the same with and I have 2 of each so I can always have at least one working or can hand one to someone else and be able to tell them how it works from experience.

    This has proven helpful many times.

    I also often carry a battery replacement pack that can plug into a lighter outlet and a small amplifier and mag mount larger antenna depending on my destination.

    I also carry a standard Mobile radio in an ammo can with battery and knocked down antenna a lot.

    Ham is just fun and so is the gear!
     
  9. kd7dvd
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    kd7dvd EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    having some trouble recalling my call sign today. Well, memory is the first thing to fail, followed by ... uh ... something else...
     
  10. Mr. Gadget

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    I have a baofeng uv 5r as well. I also have a baofeng uv 3r+ and baofeng bf888s


    From the pockets of a 16 year old prepper.
     
  11. Kilted1

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    Still thinking about it. I took a Technician class practice test the other day, completely cold and got 88%. I guess 30 years in telecomm and electronics has taught me something. :)

    Not really interested in HAM as a hobby, I have enough of those. But I can see how it could come in handy during an emergency.
     
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    I used to be KD5QHI but let it lapse. I might wabt to get it back

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    KD0JYO 5+ years
     
  16. jtcannonball

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    How hard is it to pass the test? I want to get into HAM bad.


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  17. EZDog

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    You can take the test online for free before going into a real test and you almost can not miss that way.
    You just learn and review the actual questions until you are passing the online tests every time and then take the test.

    It is not tough at all.
     
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    Well I'm going to go for it, if society stays the way it is now it will be a fun hobby; if it gets worse then it's a good survival tool. Either way I think it will be a great adventure learning about it.
     
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    I found a place that tests the second Friday of every month, I'm going to fill out the appropriate paperwork and study this week and go for the Technical and if I feel smart enough maybe the General as well. Maybe in a few weeks I'll have my own HAM call sign to chat with you guys.