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Old 10-14-2022, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Between Heaven And Hell.
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I got my General license (between Technician and Extra) when Morse code was still required. If you want to go digital, try DRM (digital mobile radio).

I haven't been active recently. My problem is I'm not much of a conversationalist, but I'm really interested in the technology.
That's exactly where I stand with ham radio, and it's what has put me off bothering with getting a license, and any equipment.



I've been interested for about forty years, but when I see any videos about ham, I just can't relate to wasting time calling out, just to swap call-signs, and to ask if I can be heard.


I did buy a book on it though.
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Old 10-17-2022, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Extra Class ham here, been licensed since 2009 made around 30,000 or so contacts. It's a fun hobby. I enjoy talking to people from other countries, on ships, on mountain tops. Even talked to an astronaut on the International Space Station. Really fun to see what contacts I can make with a few watts and a wire antenna.
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Old 11-10-2022, 09:26 PM
 
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Tech class checking in, as others have mentioned- Rag chews aren’t really my thing. I find the history of technology development interesting and calibration of equipment to be the real challenge.
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Old Today, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Also not a chatty guy, but love tech. Got my technician license so I could use APRS.
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