ATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2559 posts, RR: 34 Posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1843 times:
I am studyin at the moment for my Technician License for my HAM and i was wondering if there are any HAM's out there in the a.net cyberspace. If you are, please give me your sign and local. Thanks!
(Future HAM, In memory of WM3V/Silent Key, my deceased uncle)
N400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1819 times:
I almost got my technician class license last year but I didn't have the money for new equipment. Oh well.
KB7DWE-- what repeater are you usually on?! Not the Boeing (K7NWS--145.33) one up on Tiger Mountain by any chance? I mostly listen to K7NWS. Listening now, in fact...its the discussion on solar activity (network-- with Oregon and E Washington I believe). KB7IPJ (Mel-- I think hes on the Peninsula) is the most familiar voice at the moment.
Nothing wrong with 2-meter! Doesn't go too far, but still...
ATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2559 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1808 times:
Thanks guys for the response. My dad keeps telling me there are alot of HAM's out there but i didn't realize id get this many just fromt his site alone. Anyways im from PIT and my dad is WJ3X (he;s never on hehe) If and when i get my license i'll post it. We used to have a repeater out of my house but that was back a while (probably 5 or 6 years when my dad actually got on) Anyways Thanks!
OH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1805 times:
got my license in February of 1994... and used it very little since It comes up for renewal in 2004... just send in a paper and it's good for another 10 years I'm only on 2 meters as well, but I can get others, I just need to learn how first
Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
B744 From New Zealand, joined Dec 1999, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1794 times:
Used to operate ZL3THR but no longer keep my station license active. Just 50MHz & above as I never could get motivated to learn morse!
Matt D - hard to explain really. When I was on, it was before cellular networks were on air here, so there was something cool about keeping in touch with friends when mobile. We even built our own telephone interconnect, which worked surprisingly well. Also went a bit further than the average ham & built a repeater on a hill. Learned a lot about antenna systems, radiation patterns, coverage etc. So, it was a good environment to learn a hell of a lot in a practical way (trial & error) without having to learn everything from books. My interest in ham radio lead to a career with a local electronics company and then to my own high tech companies.