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  • Tnhawk

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    Not many hams only have one radio. Just like how many people on TGT only have one gun?
    I never thought I would have 9 radios when I started in Amateur Radio, but guns have been the same. For a year or so I was content with 100 watts and an inverted vee at 32 feet but couldn't reach all states until I added an amplifier. Hopefully after I relocate to TX I'll be able to have a better antenna.

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    W5LMP

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    Been a ham since 2009. Upgraded to general after almost 10 years of being a tech.
    Enjoy PSK 31 the most when bands are dead. Running a G5RV due to limited space.
    My place has too much concrete for radials. Rack case to heavy to be portable. Just to keep shack neat.


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    deemus

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    I read part of this thread back when it first started, but don't have time to plow through it right now.

    I have two questions:

    1. how much does it cost to get the license?

    2. how much does it cost to get a good rig setup including antenna?
     

    vmax

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    I read part of this thread back when it first started, but don't have time to plow through it right now.

    I have two questions:

    1. how much does it cost to get the license?

    2. how much does it cost to get a good rig setup including antenna?

    $35 for ten years
    3 levels of licensing in Ham radio
    Easiest to get is the Technician level
    That let's you talk on several bands

    next 2 levels let you talk on more bands..most HF


    You can start simple and use a handheld radio I'm the metroplex and talk to alot of people on the vast network or repeaters
    You can purchase a decent handheld transceiver for $150 or less

    You can also use a radio meant for a vehicle as a base radio to get started
    That set up would cost well unde $500
     

    vmax

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