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Re: Amateur / Ham Radio
Posted by: NM5K
Date: February 22, 2013 10:53AM
Yep. My handle here is my call. Been at it since the 70's, and was a hard core SWL before
I probably use it more when I'm camping up at my dirtpatch, than I do at home these days.
Also used to like to run mobile a lot, but haven't had the guts to drill any holes in my newest
car.. It's a Yota with thin metal..
At the dirtpatch last fall..

And a closeup of what's on my stone bench. I normally don't use the tuner much,
but I had to rebuild my antennas this last trip. The varmints ate up all my coax that
I had with the old antenna. I only put up 80m dipole legs this last trip, and I slapped
the tuner on it to use 40m for a while that afternoon. I'll add 40m legs later on.
I normally have 80 and 40 dipole legs in parallel, fed with a single run of coax.
The yeller thang is my trusty handheld GPS.

Re: Amateur / Ham Radio
Posted by: KR8AM
Date: March 23, 2013 08:04AM
Yep, KR8AM...Southern WV been at the hobby since the early 80's spend most of my radio time on psk.

Re: Amateur / Ham Radio
Posted by: J-ROB
Date: April 10, 2013 09:12PM
N5KAT Williamsburg, VA

Re: Amateur / Ham Radio
Posted by: jbr13
Date: April 29, 2013 03:14PM
N3YUG in Maryland



Re: Amateur / Ham Radio
Posted by: TJPHILLY2
Date: May 20, 2013 12:17AM
Hello....Tim here, WU3U in Philadelpha. Ham since 1983. Novice call was KA2RVJ, also held N8LXR for many years. 73 and HH to all.

Re: Amateur / Ham Radio
Posted by: GeorgeinSC
Date: July 22, 2013 10:15AM
I spent 20 years in the U S Navy as a Radioman. First two ships I served in we used International Morse Code (CW) for our longer range communications. Most of my time in the Navy was on Submarines and even though I attended a number of schools on electronics I never enjoyed the electronics portion of my job. (Proficiency with CW was a requirement when I was in the Submarine Force.) Too many hours spent working on faulty equipment I guess. Since I did not enjoy the electronics portion of Radio I never obtained my Amateur License.

What's required in getting a license?N/T
Posted by: vlad
Date: August 19, 2013 01:13PM

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Re: What's required in getting a license?
Posted by: NM5K
Date: September 08, 2013 06:31PM
Will depend on the country, but in the U.S. you just take a test covering rules, radio theory, etc
How hard will depend on the license. They do not require the morse code tests anymore, so
that makes it a good bit easier. Google "ARRL" for more info.

Re: Amateur / Ham Radio
Posted by: redly846
Date: October 24, 2013 07:36PM

AT PRO / 8.5 x11 DD & 4.5" sniper coil with coil covers
Garett Pro Pin Pointer
Garett digging tool
Vmax 4 pin pointer

Bounty Hunter Gold Seires
Eagle Eye Pinpointer

Happy Hunting Ya'll :-)

Previous Calls !!!:clapping:
Posted by: Richard@BackwoodsDetectors
Date: October 25, 2013 09:55PM
KB4ZJY, N4QZJ, KM4RS, 73 Richard nw4p

Re: Amateur / Ham Radio
Posted by: frankj3
Date: December 23, 2013 11:13PM
Have not fired up the unit in years. In fact, it's all in the closet covered to keep dust out. Didn't have my ham license, but had the old "CB" license that used to be required.

The last unit I ran was a 300 watt Siltronix 1011D with a set of Astro Beams. The owner's manual said in the front pages something like, "don't cut this particular wire, nor solder this value capacitor in line, etc., etc., etc., or you will convert this 10 meter radio to an 11 meter radio." Of course, I followed the detailed instructions and made a lot of connections all around the world.

I tried getting my operator's permit but just couldn't get the Morse Code down. Then after I lost interest, they dropped that requirement. Maybe one day I will get back in.....legally this time.

Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, Bounty Hunter Legacy 3500, Garrett Pro Pointer

Happy Day Veterans!!

Re: Amateur / Ham Radio
Posted by: dougj7
Date: January 01, 2014 09:25PM

CTX 3030, T2se, Nokta FORS CoRe
Ulster County, NY

Re: Amateur / Ham Radio
Posted by: Tye
Date: January 15, 2014 09:20PM
WA6 P K Jose

Mostly forty meters from early 70's daytime west coast war zone and night time was all over the place.....including Pitcairn Island...had many qso's with Tom case you know the history...



Re: Amateur / Ham Radio
Posted by: DeepIron
Date: March 22, 2014 09:44PM

Alberta Canada!

Good luck if i remember my morse code, but my Garrett ATX is a Canadian its always going "eh eh eh"


:garrett: Garrett AT Pro, :garrett: Garrett ATX Deepseeker, :garrett: Garrett Propointer
Searching for Pallasites, Mesosiderites, Fine Silicated Octahedrites and Gold if i can get it !

Re: Amateur / Ham Radio
Posted by: zeekeys
Date: May 20, 2014 08:41AM
Novice KN8GTB in 1956.
Ran traffic/phone patches from ham stations in Marines (60-64). W6YDK, KG4AM, KG4BM, W4PFC.
Tnx and 73.....Z

F44 Standard,7" coils
Inactive reserve: F70 Standard, 6.5" coils
Garrett pro pointer
Headphones: (2) UR29, (2) KTXPro 1, SprotaPro
Metal detecting is like life, an adventure in playfulness with pleasant surprises.

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