Anyone here?????????

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by martho, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. martho

    martho

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    Ok,
    So I have learned no one here
    1. Contests
    2. Chases DX
    3. participated in field day

    I have learned that some people
    1. Play on the birds
    2. Used to play on 10m when it was in better shape.
    3. Operate mobile

    My next question:

    If you do not wish to provide your call, I understand as I wouldnt want everyone to know my exact address. However, I would like to see what type of license classes we have here.

    I have been an extra since 2001, an advanced since 1996, licensed in 1995.

    You????
     
  2. R. Emmelman

    R. Emmelman Tired Member

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    WI9NDY - Extra
    First licensed Novice April 1978 (WD9CYI)
    Upgraded to Technician July 1978
    Upgraded General February 1979
    Changed call 2004 (WI9NDY)
    Upgraded Extra 2005

    Operate local VHF/UHF
    HF mostly Air Force MARS (AFA1CY)
    Try to participate December 10 Meter Contest

    Station:

    Icom IC718 MARS modified
    Versa-tuner III
    75' Longwire
    Sure 444 Microphone
    KAM Multimode TNC with custom developed interface/packet/RTTY program
    Homebrew PC sound card interface
    Homebrew PC/Rig interface with custom developed interface program

    VHF - Yaesu FT2600M mobile
    VHF/UHF Alinco DJ596 MK-II
    Homebrew PC/VHF Interface with custom developed interface/packet/RTTY program

    10-Meter mobile - Radio Shack HTX-10

    Oh, and yes I do have a stright key.

    Rich WI9NDY / AFA1CY
    in INDY
     

  3. lomfs24

    lomfs24

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    W7DOA

    Tech license since 05/02/05
    Originally on 5/2 I got my tech license as KE7DTO then on 6/3 I changed callsigns to W7DOA with help from the vanity callsign system.

    Right now the rigs I have are a Kenwood TM-D700A mobile. A Kenwood TH-D7A. Those are my two primary radios. I have a Yeasu VX-5R that has been kind of retired. I have a Yeasu 8500, 2400 and a 2500. The 2500 is mounted in a vehicle that has a blown motor at the moment so it doesn't get used a whole lot.
     
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    lomfs24

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    I also forgot to mention that there will be VE testing here in December. I am going to shoot for my general license in December. I would like to get an HF rig but I have looked at them and it seems that they start at about $1000. And I am having a bit of a hard time choking down that kind of money for a rig. I guess when the time comes I will watch eBay and come up with an older rig for less money.

    I saw some on HRO that are like $15,000. That's some serious hobby money there.
     
  5. burfurd

    burfurd

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    K4WQK Extra

    1st licensed in 1958 or '59 as KN4WQK and upgraded through the years to Extra around 1990 plus or minus a few. Presently inactive.

    burfurd
     
  6. R. Emmelman

    R. Emmelman Tired Member

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    Icom IC-718 100 watt all bands $589.95
    Keep an eye out these have rebates off and on. I got my IC-718 for $499.00

    [​IMG]
     
  7. martho

    martho

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    I would suggest an IC 746. The radio has a great receiver, and has many fantastic options. Memory keyer, twin pass band tuning, auto tuner, and 100 watts on 6m AND 2m.

    The are about $650 - $700 in the used market and are hands down the best radio in that price class.
     
  8. KB4IFS

    KB4IFS MOLON LABE

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    Licensed since 1983. Extra Class

    SSB
    CW
    RTTY
    AMTOR
    Packet
    DX
    Russian Birds
    MM Atlantic & Med.
    MARS
    VHF, 6M, 2M, 10M
    KG4 Cuba
    Pentagon
    32st Naval Base Club Station, San Diego CA
    W1AW

    Presently Inactive
     
  9. king catfish

    king catfish squirrelwhacker

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    KB3HKB general; ham since 2000 or 2001, don't remember.

    I currently have only a Yaesu FT-817 backpacker with a tiny portable paddle CW key and a Kenwood HF rig (I forget the model number and don't want to go upstairs to my desk to look at the radio). I use a 10m/20m homemade dipole in my attic for HF. I'm not on very much anymore, but when I am I mostly just listen. I don't have a power source for the Kenwood, so it's not hooked up (just haven't gotten around to it yet, I'm really busy the last couple of years).

    I used to run mobile but don't have a rig in my car anymore. I hope to have one soon.

    I have been to a couple of field days and did some public service when I was a member of the local club, but, again, I've been busy.
     
  10. Yaezu

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    General N4C.. ham since 1981

    2 element, 5 band Quad at 70'
    FT-857
    1.5 KW Ameritron AMP and AT
    TM-271A W/ 5 element Beam
    G26;f
     
  11. VOB

    VOB HeyManNiceShot

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    , extra
    i do more shooting than hamming these days
     
  12. R. Emmelman

    R. Emmelman Tired Member

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    That's easy...

    Handheld on the left hip!

    Glock on the right hip!

    Rich WI9NDY :)
     
  13. martho

    martho

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    2 element, 5 band Quad at 70'
    FT-857
    1.5 KW Ameritron AMP and AT
    TM-271A W/ 5 element Beam


    How does the 857 do with adjacent strong signals on CW?

    I am curious as the 706 is horrible in this area, even with a 500hz filter.

    Quads are fantastic antennas.

    Which Ameritron? AL1500 AL1200?

    I run a Drake L7, which is about 1200w on 160 - 10 including WARC.
     
  14. uhlawpup

    uhlawpup l'Italia s'è desta

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    First licensed as a Novice in December, 1964

    General upgrade March, 1965

    Advanced upgrade 1982.

    Extra upgrade 1986, or thereabouts.

    Also hold British Full amateur license and US 2nd Class Radiotelegraph with Radar endorsement, neither of which I use very much.

    Monitor 2 meters from my office.
     
  15. Yaezu

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    My Ft-857 does very good. I Run the AL 1200 and my Bird says 1.1Kw PEP. To answer your question about being an active Ham and glocker...Well look at my user name for GT. YAEZU;z
     
  16. R. Emmelman

    R. Emmelman Tired Member

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    Is the radiotelegraph license still being issued? I heard that it is no longer required for shipboard operators.

    Rich WI9NDY / AFA1CY
     
  17. uhlawpup

    uhlawpup l'Italia s'è desta

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    I don't think it's requried anymore, but they keep renewing it for me every 5 years. It was a real pain in the sitdown to get, and I hope if they do away with it, they'll do like they did with my General Radiotelephone Certificate and make it lifetime.

    I look at it just like I look at my British license. It's more of an achievment than anything else.


    The funny story is about the radar endorsement. I got it on my General Radiotelephone, and it carried over to the 2T, but the way I got it is funny.

    I had no intention of taking the test, and worked real hard studying for General Radiotelephone exam. I finished the test early, and asked the FCC examiner if I could go ahead and take the radar test just to see what it was like. She said, "Sure!" And the irony is that I made a better score on the radar exam than I did on the radiotelephone test.

    That was around 20 years ago, and I've still never set eyes on a radar set. Go figure...
     
  18. R. Emmelman

    R. Emmelman Tired Member

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    Are you from Britain? If not how did you get a British license?

    Rich
     
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    Reciprocal licensing agreements...Brits can get a US call here if they want...I think they do have to test though.



    1) Operation in the US by Foreign Amateurs


    Foreign Amateurs who wish to operate in the US may do so if the country of which they are a citizen and amateur licensee has entered into a bilateral or multilateral reciprocal operating agreement with the US. Such agreements can include a reciprocal licensing agreement, CEPT license, or IARP permit. No additional permit is required -- simply bring your original license, issued by your home country when you visit the US; and be sure to identify your station while operating by the US call district identifier (e.g., followed by your non-US call sign.W3/G1ABC).

    If your country of Citizenship and Amateur Licensing is not named in the lists of countries that have such agreements with the US, then no operating agreement is in effect between the US and that country--and operation is not possible in the US based on your home license. Should you wish to seek such an agreement between your home country and the US for the future, you may want to contact your national Amateur Radio society to request that they contact the responsible government official to request such an agreement with the US.

    Operation in the US by any person is possible if you seek a US amateur license. Any person, other than a representative of a foreign government, can do so. Once a person is prepared to take the US license examinations, licensing is possible in as little as a few days to a week. A US mailing address is required for application purposes. Information about US licensing is available elsewhere on the Web site. If a US license is held, no other reciprocal operating authority may be used.


    2) Operation Outside the US by FCC Licensed Amateurs

    FCC-licensed amateur operation outside the US by US citizens is possible in certain areas in one or more ways:

    CEPT

    European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) radio-amateur license -- allows US Amateurs to travel to and operate from most European countries without obtaining an additional licensee or permit. For a US citizens to operate an amateur station in a CEPT country, certain requirements of the CEPT European Radio Committee (ERC) must be met for participation by non-CEPT Administrations (the US is a Non-CEPT administration who has obtained permission to allow its licensees the privilege of operation from CEPT countries). Under the CEPT Agreement, to activate operating authority, a traveler would have to carry credentials in English, French and German that the person, if a US citizen, and if a Commission-authorized amateur operator, is entitled to certain amateur station operating privileges in the specific countries that have implemented the CEPT Agreement. Under the CEPT agreement, US Amateurs need to bring three things when traveling to a participating CEPT country: 1) Bring their original US license; 2) Bring proof of US citizenship (generally in the form of a Passport); and 3) Bring a copy of the FCC's Public Notice (this notice contains its information in three languages, English, French and German) which details what US Amateurs need to consider, and bring with them, when traveling to a CEPT country. [Note: While FCC does not state that your original hardcopy license is a document you must carry in CEPT areas, the actual CEPT agreement the US agreed to indicates that US Amateurs will possess such a document; so be sure to bring your FCC-issued original hardcopy license document when you travel and operate in CEPT areas].

    Classes of license/operation. For US amateurs, there are two classes of CEPT. Class 1 requires knowledge of the international Morse code and carries all operating privileges (Technician (with the 5 WPM code) , General, Advanced or Extra class US licensees qualify for Class 1). For foreign amateurs, Class 1 is equivalent to our current Amateur Extra Class. Class 2 does not require knowledge of telegraphy and carries all operating privileges above 30 MHz. It is, therefore, equivalent to our current (codeless) Technician Class operator license. There is no equivalent Class description for the US Novice license, therefore the US Novice license is not eligible.
    See also:

    CEPT Information for US Amateurs
    List of CEPT Countries and Prefixes
    FCC Public Notice: Amateur Service Operation in CEPT Countries (Adobe PDF File)
    IARP

    International Amateur Radio Permit --- For operation in certain countries of the Americas -- allows US amateurs to operate without seeking a special license or permit to enter and operate from that country other than the IARP. For a US citizen to operate an amateur station in a CITEL country, an IARP is necessary. According to the CITEL agreement, the IARP may be issued by a member-society of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)--for the US, the IARU member society is the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). The permit describes its authority in four different languages. The ARRL offers this service to US citizens for their use when they travel to CITEL countries. The ARRL provides this service on a non-discriminatory basis, at no expense to the United States Government. An IARP application is available here (Adobe PDF file).

    Classes of license/operation. For US Amateurs, there are two classes of IARPs. Class 1 requires knowledge of the international Morse code and carries all operating privileges (Technician Plus, General, Advanced or Extra class US licensees qualify for Class 1). For foreign amateurs, Class 1 is equivalent to our current Amateur Extra Class. Class 2 does not require knowledge of telegraphy and carries all operating privileges above 30 MHz. It is, therefore, equivalent to our current (codeless) Technician Class operator license. There is no equivalent Class description for the US Novice license, therefore the US Novice license is not eligible.

    Participating IARP Countries: Amateurs can find a list of the countries which accept an IARP at http://www.citel.oas.org/iarp.asp. They are: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, El Salvador, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

    See also:

    IARP Application for US amateurs (Adobe PDF file)
     
  20. greenlead

    greenlead

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    I'm a Technician class operator. I mostly operate 2M FM.