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Old 02-07-2005, 11:39 AM
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WA2FDU, n8qmd, leathermang, FineOlBenz, KD7INF, W6MTF, K8QKJ, TwitchKitty, and I'm certain that there are still more hiding in the closet. I suspect this represents a clue as to the personality type that enjoys the struggle of keeping these fine old automobiles on the road.
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Old 02-07-2005, 11:44 AM
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Go into the menu, and set PM AutoSave back on. You must have done a reset; the default setting is off.
I will check this.
If this is what it is...you are a Kenwood Genius.
I run a Yaesu FT-847 as a base rig
Old Kenwood TS-520 (tube finals!) chillin on the desk next to it.
Icom 207H was in the benz until dad's truck got it. Fits beautifuly in the ash tray spot
Now that Kenwood is in there.
Lots of handhelds kicking around.
You ever sport the low bands?
Its been ages since I listened to the wispy USB on 20m
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Old 02-07-2005, 11:50 AM
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WA2FDU, n8qmd, leathermang, FineOlBenz, KD7INF, W6MTF, K8QKJ, TwitchKitty, Angel (N8ITV) and I'm certain that there are still more hiding in the closet. I suspect this represents a clue as to the personality type that enjoys the struggle of keeping these fine old automobiles on the road.
added myself to the list =) long time since I keyed a radio while not wearing a military uniform...I seem to be the only guy in my unit who once had RF anything has a 'hobby'

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Old 02-07-2005, 11:53 AM
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I am probably the only 18 year old in the college parking structure barking out morse code on my horn when I get bored sitting in the car listening to the radio or eating dinner between classes!

Extra class at 16
Or was it 17...I forget lol...
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Old 02-07-2005, 12:37 PM
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AA9PW has a good site to practice the exams. You

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I am a future ham. I bought a TenTec radio and am planning an antenna system. It has been a while since I studied for licensing tests and will have to pretty much start over. I have been eyeballing local elmer lists but haven't called anyone yet.

can keep going over them until you know the correct answers. I think it's a whole lot eaiser than digging it out of the books.

Try his call with a .com

73 - kf4ovq
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Old 02-07-2005, 05:06 PM
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Practice Tests (The Actual Tests You Would Take) are available on-line at www.qrz.com

You can take them as often as you would like. It really helped me with my Extra, getting 48 out of 50 the night I took my test. My wife surprised me, along with some help from my friends, and got her ticket behind my back. One evening I was on our repeater and a station broke in. That station called me and at first I had no clue who I was talking with. Originally KC2MGS, now N2MGS. As luck would have it - MGS stands for 'Marilyn Got Stephen' - And did she ever......................

We have matching radios to keep the training simple - TH-78A's and TM-733A's. The house runs a TM-731A in Cross-Band mode 24/7 listening to our repeater. The HF Gear is a TS-440SAT

I did install a 'Glass Mount' Cell look alike on the SDL - I can live with the decreased performance - It's a pride thing.....

I am on 40M, 7.242, Sunday Mornings at 8:00 Eastern with some locals and distant friends that go back more than 25 years.

Our(small group of friends) Echolink Repeater is WW2N-R, Node Number 64224

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Old 02-10-2005, 10:51 PM
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Low Bands

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I will check this.
If this is what it is...you are a Kenwood Genius.
I run a Yaesu FT-847 as a base rig
Old Kenwood TS-520 (tube finals!) chillin on the desk next to it.
Icom 207H was in the benz until dad's truck got it. Fits beautifuly in the ash tray spot
Now that Kenwood is in there.
Lots of handhelds kicking around.
You ever sport the low bands?
Its been ages since I listened to the wispy USB on 20m
I'm on 7.272 most days at 12:30 Mountain for the Beehive Utah Net. I have to do it from the truck, I don't have the G5RV up at the new location.

The truck is a 1998 Ford Explorer, with a TM-D700A, and a FT-100 installed. HF antenna is a Hi-Q 5/80, controlled by a W4RT Antenna Boss.

MBZ Content: I am very much looking forward to HF from the 300CD, because of the reduced electrical noise from a Diesel engine. I will be installing the Hi-Q by way of a 2" receiver hitch. I just can't bring myself to start making holes in my coachwork.
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Old 02-10-2005, 10:55 PM
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Extra class at 16
Or was it 17...I forget lol...
www.qsl.net/kd7inf
Licensed in 1979 at age 23. Extra in 2000, at age 44. Radioactive the whole time.
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Old 02-10-2005, 11:54 PM
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Blower motor makes the noise in my machine...even on VHF (ick!)
Its probably due for brushes though anyway.

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Old 02-11-2005, 05:14 AM
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interesting reading...

all the forum members that are hams. i got a novice in '70 while in high school but never could make a contact. joined the navy and let my ticket expire.
got a codeless tech in 86 with my son; people were rude on 2M to him for being a newby, never got back into it. radios are sitting on a closet shelf somewhere.
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Old 02-11-2005, 08:26 AM
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Licensed in 1979 at age 23. Extra in 2000, at age 44. Radioactive the whole time.
Licensed in 1978 at age 17. General in 1980. Couldn't get to 30 wpm and missed advanced by one question. I guess I should have studied more than just the night before the exam.

I hear there is no code requirement anymore. Is that right?
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Old 01-28-2008, 11:14 AM
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MB Mobile Amateur Radio Operators

Quick question relating to amateur radio

Are you an amateur radio operator (ham radio) and do you operate mobile?

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Old 01-28-2008, 03:47 PM
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Yes and yes (only 2m FM in the MB).

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Old 01-28-2008, 04:27 PM
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Yes I do (KE7CEU)...2 meter as well in my 300D. I have a 45w Motorola Spectra mounted under the dash on the passenger side with a black 5/8-wave Larsen antenna mounted on the forward edge of the trunk lid (right in front of the center brake light). And no, it doesn't obscure enough of the brake light to be a safety issue.

The all-black antenna rig doesn't look all that bad on the back of the 124. It works very well and your eye is not immediately drawn to it.

The funny thing is, sometimes at certain frequencies the RF will interfere with the burned out bulb warning circuit and dimly light the indicator on the instrument panel.
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:51 PM
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Yes and no. The repeaters around me are filled with members of the "Grass Cutters Net". I used to run HF in my old Bronco II. I could make the car accelerate when I keyed up while it was in cruise...
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