Started by Hoofer, January 10, 2021, 04:04:47 AM
Quote from: Trisha007 on January 18, 2021, 10:38:09 AMWell, I'm going where few women have gone before I guess. It will be awhile before I even begin to know a tiny sample of all you guys do, but I won't get discouraged. I have blue tooth ear plugs, so you think I'll be able to hook them up with the radio? I have to get used to the abbreviations, that's something that will help in reading all the stuff. The q signals I have time to learn as I just want to listen first. Hoofer very interesting info on the explanation of the sun high and low and how it affects the charge up or diminishing of the signal. I'd love to watch a video of how exactly that stuff works. The visual would help me. So, too, we are in condition 2 for AMCON-AMRRON. That was interesting. I have an office and my PC is in here. I can hear it humming now. Will that affect anything with the radio? I also had DISH and it is on my roof, but it is disconnected now. Will that affect my radio? I saw where you unplug your radio if you are going out? Did I understand that correctly. Is that to protect it from like a surge or a storm? I never thought about protections for the radio equipment. Although I do have surge protectors on my electronics. Is that information just for a base radio? I know I have too many questions, so I'll get back to studying.
QuoteWhatever radio you settle on - probably be several, matching them up with decent antennas, equals performance.http://arrowantennas.com/osj/j-pole.html
Quote from: Solar on January 23, 2021, 12:42:54 AMHoofer, keep an eye on this number, (Read 543 times) I have a feeling this thread may become one of the top ten read threads in the following year and on...
Quote from: Hoofer on January 25, 2021, 10:05:11 AMyeah, whatever. My interest is in the practical side of communications. Whether its done by CB, GMRS, HAM - but I would like to encourage EVERYONE to get a General Class Amateur Radio License! You'll learn a lot, have a lot of fun while talking (or doing morse code, or another digital mode) all over America, and possibly all the way around the world. I have over 5000 contacts, all DX (outside the USA). It's pretty neat when you call "CQ CQ CQ - callsign" and someone from Italy answers (in English), you talk a bit, and then someone from another foreign-like region (California or New York)... LOLI'm not an EXPERT, by any means. This is a HOBBY for me. A very fun hobby, and for those who are getting near or have retired - looking for something to keep your mind SHARP - HAM radio naturally challenges the brain in many ways, like playing a piano! I've never, ever, met an elderly HAM who didn't retain all his mental faculties, and not enjoy meeting other HAMs, or possibly doing a contest. Better than TV, which is a waste of time.
Quote from: dickfoster on January 16, 2021, 02:55:38 AMI haven't heard the words ham radio in years. I was really into it back in the day and was even in charge of a MARS station for awhile. Of course there was a code requirement back then but I'd already learned that as a boy scout as did many.
Quote from: Skull on February 16, 2021, 10:52:23 AMBless my soul, just noticed this older thread. When I was stationed North of SF, at Hamilton AFB (now kaput) in 65'-66' I used to go up to the MARS station and since I still had a good ticket - K3RSS - I was allowed to play with the Collins S line, barefoot usually. Since there was log-periodic antenna on a 100' tower had no problem with contacts. There was also a Ham ticket for the location - K6FCT - "Friendly California Transcendentalist" so I called it.No longer any urge to get back into it, but 'those were the days'.