Hello HAM radio users

Hello, my name is Oscar from North California. I am on my third section of my first course to get a Technician License.

I already bought four baofeng bf-f8hp radios that I am planning to use when camping, fishing and other outdoors activities in which having a communication device could be VERY useful. I am sure that we share the same feeling about this devices.

its always fun to communicate with random people around the world, isn’t? I might not talk to my neighbor but still fun :smiley:

I will let you known ASAP I get my Tech license— I am already thinking into install an Attic antenna to hook my BAOFengs radio just to communicate to my closets repeater and from there to the world! YAY>

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Welcome @carito !! You’re getting into a great hobby and also an important public service. Good luck studying, and be sure to take the practice test!

Also if you have an iPhone, search for American Radio Club on the App Store and download it! Use the same login as the website, then you will be able to watch the videos from your phone too and take quizzes / practice tests.

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congratz and welcome, I’m new to this and I’m having a blast… lots of good stuff to learn. 73, KO4ZSE

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What a great recomendation! I just installed the app on my iPhone! thank you very much. Yes, I am happy to be part of the ARC HAM Radio family. I am doing another training related to tech on the side, so I am not advancing much but with the app I can move on by listening while driving. So far I am in section 6 and scoring above 8 and 10s, so looks like if I keep pushing I will make it.

James, Thank you !

Carito

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I dont have yet my license, but I will try to get a hold of you as soon as I get mine! :smiley:

Howdy, ya’ll! Still studying for the Technician’s license (should be taking the exam on 11 June). I’m a retired Marine Gunnery Sgt, and also a retired full-time Professional Firefighter/EMT. Now, I’m just plain retired!

I currently have a President Richard 10-meter, which I plan to set up as a base station, until I find/can afford something better. I’m working on building an outdoor tilt antenna system using a ProComm PT99 with ground plane. I’m sure I’ll be asking alot of questions as I go. :slight_smile:

Glad to be aboard!
Ed

Camden, SC

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Welcome to the club!! Feel free to ask questions and we hope to see some photos soon!!

James in Atlanta, GA

Will do, James, and thanks!

Ed
Camden, SC

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Ed, Congratulation on your retirement, I’m also a retied Gunny and retired from the USDA, now just plain retired. Taking my extra test today - welcome to the hobby, great folks and so much to learn…
Semper Fi

73, KO4ZSE - High Springs Florida

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Glad to hear it, Gunny! How’d you do on your Extra exam? I spent the day today, putting together the beginnings of my base station. Still gotta dig/build/over-engineer my folding antenna, lol. Can’t xmit on Ham yet, but I can work my CB in the meantime! :wink:

Semper Fi, Brother!

Ed

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Not too much to show yet… but here’s a pic of what I have so far.


Next, I have to finish over-engineering the fold-down antenna system for the ProComm Proton PT99, and get it erected. :wink:

Ed

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Is the Bearcat a scanner or a 2-way rig?

Hi Jim,

It’s a 2-way rig… a 980SSB. (CB+SSB). The one on the left is the President “Richard” 10 meter. I did add (after the pic was taken), an old Bearcat BC760XLT scanner.

Ed

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I’m getting ready today to re-do my shack a bit, once I get it done - will post some pics

73

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Guys! I just had my exam a few minutes ago and I passed 31/35 :slight_smile: yaaahoooooo!! :smiley:

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Congratulations!!

73, KO4ZSE

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Welcome to the hobby!

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Congratulations @carito !! Great work!!

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Hello Everyone!

My name is Mia and I live in the mountains of Western NC. Living here is one of the reasons I want to get my license (mountains and cell phones aren’t necessarily compatible!)

I also want to be able to communicate in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. I’ve known other HAM radio users in the past and they all were very nice.

Also, I retired from NASA and I worked on the construction and launch of Space Station. I think it would be very cool to listen to their comm when they converse with radio users. Maybe one day I will actually be able to transmit to the astronauts.

So now it’s time to get serious about getting this license!

-Mia

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Mia, Welcome you’ll find everyone here is willing to help… I’m new to the hobby as well and I’m having a blast.

KO4ZSE
73

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