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Amateur / Ham Radio
Posted by: Birdseed
Date: January 30, 2013 01:33PM
Hi

Any Hams out there



Peter - VK7PL
Legana Tasmania
Sovereign GT, Safari, SD-2000 and a ProPointer
2 Home built IBs

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Re: Amateur / Ham Radio
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: January 30, 2013 01:52PM
:thumbup: KB9SE



Bells and whistles are nice, but nothing will substitute for the basic understanding of the hobby.

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Re: Amateur / Ham Radio Once a year ,
Posted by: Ron J
Date: January 30, 2013 07:45PM
onboard the Nantucket Lightship at East Boston, We have a couple of Hammers on board for Lighthouse Weekend. They set up in the radio room with thier own equipment and fire away. This will be the third year coming up.

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Re: Amateur / Ham Radio
Posted by: Southwind
Date: January 31, 2013 04:05AM
KD0CWQ



The real treasure is in the hunt...

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Along the same lines / Police Scanning for me !!
Posted by: Elton
Date: January 31, 2013 09:30AM
I also collect "BIG BOY" restaurant items.



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Re: Amateur / Ham Radio Once a year ,
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: January 31, 2013 09:56AM
I think that would be a blast Ron. I used to participate in field day in my younger years, when we set up a radio station in an emergency environment and made contacts for 24 hours. That is usually late in June every year.



Bells and whistles are nice, but nothing will substitute for the basic understanding of the hobby.

:minelab: CTX 3030

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Re: Amateur / Ham Radio
Posted by: Birdseed
Date: January 31, 2013 04:43PM
G'day again from Tasmania (VK7)

Tnx for the feedback, seems to be a lot of Hams into detecting world wide. This may be the forum to connect us up.
I enjoy restoring older equipment, (when time allows) and not restricted to ham radio,
I have a small collection of morse code keys.
I recently restored 1969 Morris MiniMatic car. There are only about 5 auto-transmission Minis in Tasmania, so getting parts was a problem.
I also collect, cut and polish gemstones.
Also as an added interest to my detecting I enjoy restoring the odd bits of jewellery and rings I find..
Have a collection of cameras as well -----------

Now that I'm writing it down I suddenly realize I'm a hoarder !!!!!

Will post some photo's later if anyone is interested.



Peter - VK7PL
Legana Tasmania
Sovereign GT, Safari, SD-2000 and a ProPointer
2 Home built IBs

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Re: Amateur / Ham Radio, of course we would like some photo's!N/T
Posted by: Ron J
Date: January 31, 2013 06:13PM

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Big Boy! That chain is mostly down South?
Posted by: Ron J
Date: January 31, 2013 06:16PM
I may have seen them in New Jersey or PA.

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Re: Amateur / Ham Radio
Posted by: Willy_MN
Date: January 31, 2013 10:15PM
KD



Located in central MN :usaflag:

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:minelab: Explorer SE Pro, X-1 probe, 11" Pro coil, 8x6 SEF coil
:minelab: Excalibur II, 10" coil, home-built straight shaft, headphone mod, Diamond Head scoop
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Re: Amateur / Ham Radio
Posted by: newjak
Date: February 03, 2013 10:14AM
KE2YG

Re: Amateur / Ham Radio
Posted by: THingfool
Date: February 08, 2013 10:52AM
N9WBE not as active as I should be just like detecting, should get out more but then there is fishing too....lol

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Re: Amateur / Ham Radio Once a year ,
Posted by: Richard@BackwoodsDetectors
Date: February 15, 2013 08:06PM
NW4P "now working 4 peanuts" 73 Richard

Re: Amateur / Ham Radio
Posted by: Fishers Ghost
Date: February 20, 2013 12:04AM
I can recall back in the Dream time when Ham operators designed and built their own sets. antennae and test gear and talked about nothing but tx and rx and tx power and sig to noise ratios..
I recal a mate of mine who talked across Australia on UHF. That's UHF not HF,or VHF every night and world wide on good nights depending on atmospherics, even bounced sigs off the moon to get a bit more coverage.

His set was a work of art to look at and those big tx tubes could literally warm your heart when the blower was running.
When this rig was on line you could hold a fluoro in your hands and walk 50 or 80 mtrs into the paddock and the tube would still be lighted up. We were effectively talking Megawatts.I remember one night while talking to a bloke in Melbourne from Adelaide on the uhf my mate said to the bloke that he would like to try his little booster unit and could he give him a sig strength reading when he turns it on..sure no probs. On go the big tubes for a little warm up and then hit the tx button and the bloke power meter in Melb went hard off the clock. Was the rig legal:heh:... Is a White Pointer a vegetarian. AHHH the good old days.



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Re: Amateur / Ham Radio
Posted by: Wooden Nickel
Date: February 21, 2013 12:12PM
Good post Fisher's. Sounds like the story I heard of our local TV station engineer who worked 6 mtrs mobile several years ago before I was a ham. I guess he worked every TV in town at one time or another:rofl:. That is (was) my favorite band to work.

KB8MH (inactive) - West Virginia

Inactive mainly because I play bluegrass banjo, do woodworking, some metal detecting, listen to satellite radio, still work full-time, and have eight grand kids !!!

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