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Iím totally new to amateur radio but I just earned the General ticket by passing Elements 1-3. Looking forward to getting a radio and getting on the air. Hope the 20 meter Glock net gets off the ground.
Congrats on the new ticket and ;F
Now quit buying Glocks and get a rig!
The 20 meter GlockNet didn't go so well mainly due to conditions. We may try again on 40 some time.
I have been an amateur since 1977 and am active on HF as well as VHF/UHF in the Indy area. Most of my HF activity centers around Air Force MARS operations.
My station, I have changed it a little with the addition of a Versituner III
Top to bottom, left to right:
Sure microphone, Yes! That IS a straight key, The ever present Cup-O-Coffee (Evista, a Lilly drug of course).
Icom IC-718, MFJ antenna match.
Radio Shack 8-channel scanner (with local repeaters), KAM multimode, Motorola VHF (commercial frequencies) Radio Shack HTX-10 10-meter (SSB & FM), Back-up battery monitor (showing voltage). Below picture: 12V back-up battery and charger.
This is being housed in a retired stereo cabinet. My desk with computer is to the left and I have interface between the PC and HF/VHF equipment.
75' Long wire antenna (frosty morning)
73 de WI9NDY
Rich in INDY
Welcome to Amateur Radio! With that General ticket you will really be able to jump in with both feet. I have been hamming for about 15 years and have been an Extra Class for about 13 of them, and have just had a great time. There are so many things to do that if one discipline wears thin, you can just jump to another. I have been mainly a DXer and a QRPer some of the time, up until 3 years ago when I got tired of the antics of some in the pile-ups, and have since become mainly a QRPer. I has all been a blast.
I have to disagree with Salvo though..... keep buying Glocks AND get a rig!
Originally posted by salvo
Now quit buying Glocks and get a rig! Okay, I've now got a radio. Now I need an antenna. Will build/put up a W5GI mystery antenna as soon as supplies come in. I've been learning by just listening the past two days using a makeshift vertical.
what kinda radio did ya get?
Congrats & welcome to the frustrating world of amateur radio.
Believe me.. you will have a ball & learn about stuff you never dreamed existed.
So lash up an antenna & lets hear from ya!!
73 de FN64
Originally posted by martho
what kinda radio did ya get? ICOM 746PRO.
The 746 is a really good radio.
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