Open Roads Radio forum for Ham, Amateur Radio and RV camping


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-27-2007, 01:17 PM   #1
KE5NWT
Member
 
KE5NWT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: SW Texas
Posts: 45
Default New member in Texas

Hi,
Just signed up today. I saw the post on QRZ.com. I'm 47 years old. I've been an RVer for over 20 years. I've been in amateur radio since this spring, and a general class since July. I've been around other radios for over twenty years through my career in law enforcement. Got my general ticket about 90 days after my technician, then into Texas state RACES/ARES and also I am a ARRL VE. The home HF radio is a Yaesu FT-77 with a SGC SG-103 mulitband folded dipole wire. The home 2M is a Yaesu 1802 with a Hustler 2M verticle at 65 feet. Mobile radios (dual bands) are Yaesu 7800. The interest in amateur radio began because I am one of the commanders in our County Emergency Management and we work closely with area hams.

Our Rv is a 2001 Holiday Rambler 30SKS fifth wheel and our tow vehicle is a 2001 F350 Super Duty Diesel dually. The truck has a dual band radio in it. I've been a longtime member of iRV2.com (a great family rv website) and I went ahead and posted about this site on their forum since many iRV2.com members are also hams. Since I still work full time, I am not a full time RVer. We live on a ranch in Uvalde County Texas.

Robert
KE5NWT
KE5NWT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2007, 01:29 PM   #2
Radio
Administrator
 
Radio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fayetteville, GA, USA
Posts: 2,921
Default

Welcome to the ORR.net!!
We could use a little law enforcement here as our frontier town is growing really fast!

Radio
Radio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2007, 03:17 PM   #3
aintgotnun
Admin. I guess..........
 
aintgotnun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Justin, Texas
Posts: 333
Default

Welcome from another Texan!
__________________
My name is Greg and I aintgotnun.

A radio that is.


End jihad
aintgotnun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2007, 07:58 PM   #4
N7OQ
Senior Member
 
N7OQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Yuba City, Ca
Posts: 302
Default

Hi Robert, welcome to the group, sounds like you have a nice setup.
73
__________________
73 de Bill, (N7OQ)
RV: 2006 Outback 23RS
USAF Retired, God Bless our Troops
Licensed in 1978 ex N7AFX, DA1VW, KK6GR
N7OQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2007, 08:46 PM   #5
TXiceman
Senior Member
 
TXiceman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Near Houston, TX
Posts: 553
Default

Another new Texas member here. About 30 miles NW of Houston. Still working fro a living.

The rig in my truck is an Icom 208H with a dual band Larsen antenna. Working on getting a mobile HF rig...maybe for Christmas if I am a good boy.

Call is KE5DFR and a General class studying fro the extra. Electricity and radio theory do not come easy for an old Mechanical Engineer.

Ken
__________________
KE5DFR
2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB, 2012 F350 Dually crew cab, 6.7L,
Mobile- Yaesu FT857D w/ Lil' Tarheel II antenna and Larsen dual bander, Turbo Tuner.
Base unit...Kenwood TS480HX, LDG AT200 Pro tuner, Eagle One Vertical and Windom 80 meter dipole.
Standard Schnauzer..her call is K9WOOF
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2007, 08:54 PM   #6
Radio
Administrator
 
Radio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fayetteville, GA, USA
Posts: 2,921
Default

And we welcome yet another Texan to the ORR.net

Pretty soon they're gonna want their own forum!
Radio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2007, 09:17 PM   #7
N7OQ
Senior Member
 
N7OQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Yuba City, Ca
Posts: 302
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Radio View Post
And we welcome yet another Texan to the ORR.net

Pretty soon they're gonna want their own forum!
Wow Texas is sure being represented here OK where are all you California Hams? I'm not a real true California Ham, I'm from Spokane, WA and got transplanted here due to the AF and the Wife is from here and doesn't want to leave.

Anyway welcome to the group Ken, I really like the state of Texas and can't wait until I can retire and spend some time traveling through Texas and you do need a lot of time to travel throughout Texas.

73
__________________
73 de Bill, (N7OQ)
RV: 2006 Outback 23RS
USAF Retired, God Bless our Troops
Licensed in 1978 ex N7AFX, DA1VW, KK6GR
N7OQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2007, 08:19 AM   #8
KE5NWT
Member
 
KE5NWT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: SW Texas
Posts: 45
Default

Hey Ken,
I recognize you from iRV2.com!
I'm Two Bit over there.

Robert, KE5NWT
KE5NWT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2007, 09:25 PM   #9
TXiceman
Senior Member
 
TXiceman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Near Houston, TX
Posts: 553
Default

Robert, we never have been able to hook on the air. I was barely able to be heard in west Texas the other night on the net.

Wow, when do we get our Texas Forum or at least a Okie -Texas forum.....

Ken
__________________
KE5DFR
2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB, 2012 F350 Dually crew cab, 6.7L,
Mobile- Yaesu FT857D w/ Lil' Tarheel II antenna and Larsen dual bander, Turbo Tuner.
Base unit...Kenwood TS480HX, LDG AT200 Pro tuner, Eagle One Vertical and Windom 80 meter dipole.
Standard Schnauzer..her call is K9WOOF
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2007, 08:10 AM   #10
Radio
Administrator
 
Radio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fayetteville, GA, USA
Posts: 2,921
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TXiceman View Post
Robert, we never have been able to hook on the air. I was barely able to be heard in west Texas the other night on the net.

Wow, when do we get our Texas Forum or at least a Okie -Texas forum.....

Ken
Be sure to post your net sched/freq in the Clubs and Nets forum

And when aintgotnun gets his General ticket, then I promise to make a Texas forum just for you guys!

Radio
Radio is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TQP, Texas QSO Party TXiceman Rag Chew 0 09-26-2008 08:29 PM
Moving to Texas w7wv Rag Chew 8 08-20-2008 08:26 AM
1-29-08 Red Flag Warning/ most of Texas KE5NWT Skywarn ACTIVE 11 02-01-2008 09:44 AM
Howdy from The Great Nation State of Texas aintgotnun CQ CQ CQ 5 11-27-2007 07:29 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.