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Old 03-15-2016, 11:05 AM   #1
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Hello All,

I'm a newly licensed ham adding amateur radio to my list of hobbies. Other hobbies are travel, photography, geology (rocks), astronomy, electronics.... its a long list. First radio- Baofeng BF-F8HP. RV- Great West Van Sprinter- small on the inside but the front yard is the size of N.America.

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Old 03-15-2016, 02:46 PM   #2
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Stephan...

Welcome aboard!

Not many "Class B" rigs on here, (I guess that's what you'd call that?) so that makes it sort of special. I always thought one of those would be fun.

Anyway, jump in and join the fun, we actually like newbies on here.
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:15 PM   #3
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Shoot you can park under that and keep the rain off the roof!
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Old 03-15-2016, 08:14 PM   #4
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That's near my college, Rolla, MO.
Of course, I attended there before they built the chair.

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Old 03-15-2016, 08:46 PM   #5
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We have a class A but like the idea of a B because of it's mobility. We support a lot of events like runs and bike rides and a B would make a great mobile shack by providing for snacks and bio breaks. The A is too big to be practical for that use but there is no way my wife will be talked into downsizing.

Congrats on your new hobby. Like most hobbies, it's a big hole in which to dump money.
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Old 03-16-2016, 12:18 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. We really like our B for those long driving vacations (like RT66) since we average 21-22 mpg (5 cyl diesel). It's really easy to drive and handy as a base for events or a day at the beach. The outside shower is great for rinsing the sand off the dog. It even works good for hauling lumber (another hobby). Some day we will up-size for a little more head room and bed room.
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I see some dyslexia must have kicked in when I created my login name. It should be K4SHK (not K5...). Whats the best way to change that? Start a new a login?
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Congrats on the new Hobby/License. Looking at your list... What took so long?
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I see some dyslexia must have kicked in when I created my login name. It should be K4SHK (not K5...). Whats the best way to change that? Start a new a login?
I'll bet "Radio" can fix that for you. He is the moderator.

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I'll bet "Radio" can fix that for you. He is the moderator.

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I bet I can, and just did. Any issues logging in email me wmasseng(a)bellsouth.net

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