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Terminal Proceed
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Post by Terminal Proceed » Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:09 am

I passed the element 2 exam this morning - yay - now i'm waiting to be listed in the uls. I guess it should be this week sometime. Then I'll be able to use this confusing looking radio which a friend of mine gave to me - it's a yaesu ft-847.

kevin

Terminal Proceed
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Post by Terminal Proceed » Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:55 am

My call sign came up today in the ULS - it is KC2PDE.


Kevin

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Post by Aa3rt » Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:49 pm

Congratulations Kevin, welcome aboard!!! 73, de AA3RT
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Terminal Proceed
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Post by Terminal Proceed » Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:49 am

Call sign was changed yesterday to N2GCT.

jmp883
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Post by jmp883 » Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:06 pm

Just passed my Tech exam this afternoon....... :-D
Joe P, KC2PJL

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Amateur radio....the only REAL radio left in the world.
Emergency Services Dispatcher

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Post by Aa3rt » Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:41 pm

Congrats Joe! Be sure to let us know when you get your call sign! 73!
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Buff-3

Hello

Post by Buff-3 » Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:19 pm

Good Morning the name here is Bob and this is my first post.

I currently hold a No code Tech license. my radio is a Alinco DR-610
the nice thing about this radio is that I can monitor the railroad as well as work the local repeaters on 2m and 440 I usually hang out on the radio club of Tacoma repeater 147.28 pl 103.5 My Call is N7WGZ

Later
Bob

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Post by jmp883 » Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:41 pm

Callsign finally posted last night:

KC2PJL

Currently operating with a Yaesu FT-60 handheld and a Yaesu FT-7800 mobile rig in my truck.

It's funny, I've been an emergency services dispatcher for 16 years and I've never had a problem keying up the mic. I made my first contact this morning with a friend of mine and was nervous like I was the very first time I ever keyed up a microphone 16 years ago! :-D
Joe P, KC2PJL

Charter Member of the Red Knights International Motorcycle Club, NJ Chapter 15
Amateur radio....the only REAL radio left in the world.
Emergency Services Dispatcher

Mercer&Somerset

Post by Mercer&Somerset » Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:20 pm

Just noticed this thread for the first time. I'm N2WNY (born in Jersey, West of New York; currently live Within New York). Ham (code tech) since 13, but railfan since 2 months (first Christmas--of course there was a train under the tree with my name on it). Dad's a railfan, both parents are hams, so my fate was sealed at an early age :-D

I totally agree with the observation that ham/railfans are just about the nicest people you'll ever meet. Both very strong communities committed to helping each other out and encouraging people to join the hobby. It's amazing how much it helps in job interviews when you have "amateur radio" and "railroads" listed as interests on your resume.

danco

Post by danco » Wed May 03, 2006 6:23 pm

New Ham here, too. KE7HLR

I'm a long-time railfan, who just upgraded my Radio Shack scanner to a VX-170 radio, and decided I might as well go for it and get my Amateur ticket...

I've already installed an FT-8800 in my 4Runner, and put a Comet GP-3 VHF/UHF antenna up on the house (which right now is just hooked up to the HT). I've started learning The Code (with G4FON's software) and am planning on taking my Code and General test later this summer or fall.

Then comes stringing up a dipole and a "big rig" base radio...

Just what i need, another hobby!

73,
Dan KE7HLR

clifford1
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Post by clifford1 » Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:35 pm

Hello - Chris C. here N3PVZ Reading PA

keeper1616
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Post by keeper1616 » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:31 am

I passed my tech no-code Saturday morning - after meaning to take the test for a good 7-8 years, I finally got around to taking it and being legal... I'll let you all know when I show up in uls.

Edit: I got it this morning - kc2rlp
~~~Cyrus~~~

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Post by jmp883 » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:37 pm

Just to keep this thread alive...

I upgraded to General back in March, 2007. I also upgraded the station equipment.

Went from a Yaesu FT-7800 2m/70cm rig in my truck to a Kenwood TM-V708. I LOVE this radio! For now the FT-7800 from my truck has joined the other FT-7800 already in my home station. I'm thinking about selling both my FT-7800's to buy a TM-V708 for the home station. For portable work I use a Yaesu FT-60R HT, a nice rugged little radio.

For HF I have an Icom IC-756 (pre Pro-series) running through a Comet HF multi-band mobile antenna. The Comet antenna is temporary until I can find a permanent HF antenna setup. My property is treeless and too small for even a single-band dipole, inverted vee, or sloper.
Joe P, KC2PJL

Charter Member of the Red Knights International Motorcycle Club, NJ Chapter 15
Amateur radio....the only REAL radio left in the world.
Emergency Services Dispatcher

Conrail Tweety

Post by Conrail Tweety » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:53 am

N8VH

Yaesu FT-100, ATAS-100

73, Dennis

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Post by Wisconsin Railfan » Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:03 pm

Newbie - KD8GNN - Gen Class

-Icom vx1

soon to have the Icon-718
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