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Looks like we have a couple:

Rebelk5frk (AD5OU)
88Silverado (KR6C)
Judd (KG4DBX)
TK5 (KB4I)
Jasonkh2tg (KH2TG)

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hmm let's see.....

azblazor KC7YKP
SubYuman KC7NRY
69K5 KC5SBB
bee32 KF4RFL
Skigirl KG6JLI
70~K5 KF6TPG
laketex KC5TXO

to name a few more
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Hoover87 too, tho I haven't heard from him in some time. He was in England for over a year, but should be back in the states by now.
 

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Hi Skigirl!

I see you live local (sorta). Im in Lancaster, my in-laws live in Shadow Hills (Sunland Bl at 210 fwy), looks like your pretty close. I was born and raised in Granada Hills area.
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Chuck - I live in Sunland, about 8 blocks from the 210. Your in-laws probably live down the street from me.

So, you're a local! I drive past Lancaster up the 14 to ski Mtn High whenever there's snow.

You oughta drop by sometime - PM me!
 

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We'll give you till the 15th /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

From ARRL exam session search page

15-Aug-2003
Sponsor: PORTLAND ARC
Time: 6:30 PM (No walk-ins)
Contact: BRUCE R MCCAIN
(503)257-7320
Email: N7XB@ARRL.NET
VEC: ARRL/VEC
Location: LIBERTY NORTHWEST CENTER
600 NE HOLLADAY ST
PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY
PORTLAND, OR 97232

19-Sep-2003
Sponsor: PORTLAND ARC
Time: 6:30 PM (No walk-ins)
Contact: BRUCE R MCCAIN
(503)257-7320
Email: N7XB@ARRL.NET
VEC: ARRL/VEC
Location: LIBERTY NORTHWEST CENTER
600 NE HOLLADAY ST
PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY
PORTLAND, OR 97232
 

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sweet now i just need to study for it pass it and then save the money to buy the radio /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
 

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The Tech test is pretty easy. shouldn't take too long to get prepared.

Then if you pass there is always X-mas presents for the radio Most manufacturers have big discouts around the holidays til the end of the year anyway. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
 

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Kewel, this thread is getting busy. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

Skigirl, nice truck you got there. Like the sliders /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
Someday, I'll have mine setup. coming together slowly /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
 

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*start hijack*

Thanks Chuck!

BorregoK5 is coming over on Aug 9th to start fabbing a roll cage. You're welcome to come by and hang out.

*end of hijack*
 

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I recently got the testing material and I'll be ready for my Technician Class exam in a few weeks. After that, I'll need a good radio (probably go 2m). I know ICOM and Midland make some nice radios. I want a handheld. Any recommendations?
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Rebelk5frk can probably tell you want is good these days. I have a couple of Kenwood HT's and am very happy with them. Now days there seems to be too many bells and whistles. Let us know if you need help with the test material /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

73 Chuck
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It really depends on how much you want to spend. Also are you wanting a mobile radio or an HT? Picking a "good" radio is about as hard as picking a new car. They are all mostly equal quality wise... The features and price are about the only determining factors.

When you take your test, talk with the VE's and other ham's there. My brother-in-law just found a deal today from talking with one of the guys at the test session for a used Kenwood radio. The guy had not mentioned to anyone that he was selling it until someone asked about finding a radio.

Give me a price range you are looking for and I can point you to several good choices.
 

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First off - congrats on passing the Extra Class exam!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif The more I read, the more I want to start off with a General Class lic. I'm pretty sure I can do morse if I practice. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

As far as radios, I want to start out with an HT. I'm looking at something similar to an ICOM IC-T2H. HRO has them for around $130. After I get tired of no/low power (6w), I'll jump to a mobile (50w) similar to an ICOM IC-2100H (around $160). It sounds like I've already made up my mind with these choices. I sorta know what I'm looking for in a handheld, so that's why I've kinda settled on the ICOM, unless you know of similar radios in appearence and features that may cost a little less.
 

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Let us know if you need help with the test material

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Will do! Thanks!! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
 

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Sounds like you do have a pretty good idea of what you want.

Both the HT and mobile are good choices. The T2H is a heavy beast of an HT though, just so ya' know. Similar ones worth looking at and comparing prices would be the ADI AT-201HP, the Alinco DJ-196T, or the Yaesu VX-150. There are also very comparable mobiles to the 2100H. The closest would probably be the Yaesu FT-1500. I've heard a few more good things about the FT-1500 than I have the 2100H. ADI and Kenwood also have cheaper 2M mobiles for around $150 or so.

Another option if you like the idea of having a handheld is to buy it first and when you get tired of low power like you said , just get a small amplifier. The small 2M brick amplifiers normally are cheaper than a full blown mobile.

If you raise your budget and there is enough traffic in your area on 73cm you could get a dual band HT for about $200-250. The dual band radios are also a good choice if you ever want to play on the sattelites. I've talked via AO-27(often called the repeater in the sky) with my 5W dualband HT before.

Oh and if you think you might want to go for general right off the bat.... go for it. Just don't be like the guy I saw at the test session today. He took the tech exam and the code test. He made a 96 on the written and copied a perfect 5 minutes on the code. They tried to convince him to take the General written but refused. Silly dude...it wouldn't have cost him anything to take the additional test and he probably could have passed it. Some people. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
 
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