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Old 02-03-2016, 12:25 PM   #11
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You can check a repeater directory for your area and see what's out there that may help your decision if 2 meters is it than the rest may not be worth it. We are blessed with mountains where I am and have repeaters for pretty much every thing from 6M to 33CM and even DMR repeaters.
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Old 02-10-2016, 03:25 PM   #12
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I am scheduled for my technician test on Saturday. Wish me luck.
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Old 02-10-2016, 03:42 PM   #13
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Reading your posts, I judge that you're intelligent and diligent. You'll do well.

Since you're going to pass the Technician, you'll be offered the General test at no added cost. Take it; many do, and many get a pleasant surprise. Pass the General? Take the Extra. Nothing to lose, and something to gain.

If the examiners neglect to offer the next test, request it. You're entitled.

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Old 02-11-2016, 01:54 PM   #14
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Radio and antenna depend on class of license.. But frankly you need to drop in on HRO or AES or Dayton Ham Vention (Best) or Orlando HamCation) Also good. and play with a few dozen radios.

For VHFUHF, I use Diamond dual banders

For HF I use a long wire, Most use Screwdrivers.
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Old 02-13-2016, 08:09 PM   #15
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I passed the Technician test I missed 1 question. I'll take the General next month.
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Old 02-14-2016, 10:24 AM   #16
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I passed the Technician test I missed 1 question. I'll take the General next month.
Good job! Now you can think about a DC to day light radio!
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:06 PM   #17
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Good news! Celebrate with ham & eggs. Green, if you like green eggs & ham.
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:39 PM   #18
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Old 02-24-2016, 04:47 PM   #19
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My license was just posted on the FCC website. I'm KG5LTL. My 10 meter radio should be here in the next few days. I have a Baofeng uv5r for 2 meters for the road.
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Old 02-24-2016, 06:59 PM   #20
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SSB 10 meter? If you don't have one get a programing cable for the Baofeng their cheap!
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