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Discussion in 'Knives, Tactical Gear, and Survival' started by J-gunner, May 16, 2019.

  1. J-gunner

    J-gunner Member

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    I was going to post this in Off Topic, but I think it's appropriate for the survival section.

    Anybody here into amateur radio? I stick to the VHF/UHF bands, no HF yet, but thinking about going for General soon.

    If you're a HAM, sound off!
     


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  2. Tcruse

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    There seem to be a fair number of 2m repeaters that are under utilized and supported by clubs.
     
  3. no2gates

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    I've had my ham radio license for just over 20 years now. Most of the time I'm on VHF on the morning commute, but do go on HF from time to time. Some voice, but mostly PSK-31.

    N5ACK
     
  4. J-gunner

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    I've mostly been listening to local Fusion digipeaters on 440. Doesn't seem like there's a lot of activity for such a densely populated area.

    73! KM6WDI
     
  5. no2gates

    no2gates Well-Known

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    There's a lot of people who don't have digital radios yet (like me!).
    There's some activity on 2 meter analog repeaters, but probably a little less than that on digital.
     
  6. J-gunner

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    Yeah I probably should listen to the analog repeaters more. Any particular stations you stick to?
     
  7. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Ham over for over 50 years. Not so much involved now but would like to pick it up again. HF and VHF most likely. Enjoyed it when I was active. CQ - n5esj.
     
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  8. avvidclif

    avvidclif RFTW 2010

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    Been a ham for 40+ years. Club trustee. Been in ham repair for 39 yrs. What is your question? If survivalist (IMHO) go away.
     
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  9. J-gunner

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    No question in particular. Go away?
     
  10. Ranger60

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    I am a somewhat active HAM. Just got into the Yaesu Fusion radios, fun. On HF, lately mostly FT8. Also a bit involved in ARES, but only for checking in, verifying the radios we have in the hospitals are functional. Also a VE and in the Travis/Williamson county area we probably test 20+ per month. And yes, some that test are into it as survivalists, but I do not care. They may get more interested in being part of the hobby after they are licensed.
     


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