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Anybody have a Ham radio in Cali??

Discussion in 'Communication (CB | GPS | HAM)' started by UseYourBlinker, May 28, 2001.

  1. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    My Father's handle is KF6JJU,and I am still in the process of getting mine..Just wondering if anybody out there in Blazer land had one?


    <font color=blue>My rig </font color=blue> <A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda>http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda</A>
     
  2. azblazor

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  3. SubYuman

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    Depends on what you're looking for... I used a Handheld with a dual band antenna in SubYuman I for years... worked really well and I could take it with me....
    And since it's a Blazer/Burb style, go with a long nasty antenna with LOTS of dB gain and it will act like a BIGGER setup. 2 watt radio with 12dB of gain on the antenna equals 1000 watt radio with no gain.
    WOrking with my old Yaesu FT-540 and a simple thru glass antenna from Radio shack, I could hit the black mountain repeater 25 miles away with only 1 watt on 70cm band and talk to San Diego from Yuma. $100 for the radio, $25 for the antenna back then.
    It is always better to have a better antenna and enough power, then run just enough power to get the job done.

    My $.02

    Another Good For Nothing No Coder!!

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  4. 69K5

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  5. bee32

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  6. UseYourBlinker

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    Well still have not gotten my license,and doesn't look like I'll be getting it any time soon..


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  7. Skigirl

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    Just got mine: KG6JLI. Passed 100%. Studying for it is a PITA, the test was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Now comes learning morse code. But first I'm starting the install on my mobile ham in my rig [​IMG]
     
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    Come on useyourblinker getting your nocode tech is easy.
    KF6TPG
     
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    I am in IL and looking into HAM. Looks like something that is worth having. i am going to go for the no code then think about the CW. Would be interesting to CW whille on the trail!!!
     
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    have mine
    KC5TXO

    But I dont ever use it anymore, although I think the plates look cool on my pickup.
     
  11. UseYourBlinker

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    Wow....this post is old /forums/images/icons/smile.gif ..
     
  12. Skigirl

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    Plates? What plates?
     
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    don't know about Cali but most states have special tags for Ham operators with thier call sign as the plate number. Also alot of states give these out either free or at a lower than normal registration fee to licensed hams. Check your DMV.
     
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    Thanks, I will /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    it was $2 extra every time i get new tags (not the sticker) but I think it's cool and at least I can remember my tag #!!! Even though I dont have a radio in the truck.
     
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    I had that same thought. I'd be the first time I could remember my tag #. I have a mobile in my rig, and tho it would also function on AC, I mounted it in my Tuffy console, so it's permanently in there now.
     
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    yeah but anone on the net can find your address ect. by looking up your call sign.
     
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    Hmmm, that can't be good! /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     

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