Texas Hams

brainiac

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Mar 7, 2008
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Parker County
I noticed on another thread in this section (electronics) that there are a few hams here. I have a relatively new Technician license but am really enjoying it so far. I got my license to use off-road and for some emergency nets, so my only radio at present is a 2m Yaesu FT-2800M in my truck:
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but I'm going to put up an antenna, buy another radio, and start a small shack in my home office.

Who else here is an operator?

73,
Lee
KE5VTE
 

andre3k

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Aug 8, 2008
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Houston
KC5DGR here.

Got my license in in 1993 when I was 12.

Have a 2 meter rig in the truck but hardly ever turn it on anymore. I really need to upgrade and get into HF. VHF has run its course with me.
 

brainiac

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Mar 7, 2008
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Parker County

Charlie

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Mar 19, 2008
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Been licensed since 1977. n5esj Very glad I got into that hobby. Has allowed me to make friends with a lot of good people and helped me many times over. It also make you feel good when you can help someone else.
 

dieselmech

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Nov 8, 2008
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dfw
been around it all my life.. I need to renew my call and fill out that 610 for a change of address.
KF6RHT

also anyone that comes accross this thread and has intrest check out AA9PW web site just use google to find it.
He has done a great job with practice exams and current laws.
 

ldcarson

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Sep 21, 2008
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Brasilia, Brazil
I've been around for awhile, but mostly overseas the last 15 years. have kept the licences renewed, but have heard they have had some changes. When I was in I was a Tech Plus (5wpm), but I heard that went away, and I noticed on last update, my licenses showed just tech, so I need to take teh general, advance and extra tests at some point. hard to do from overseas location though...

OH: Kd4KHX (Formerly KD4GZO)
 

lonewolf23c

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Oct 2, 2008
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Idaho
What amateur license is recommended? I just plan on being an operator, I don't really plan on building anything so I wouldn't think I would need the technician class license. I however really don't want to have to take a Morse Code test either. What licenses are out there that don't require me going back to school for electronics to be able to get a amateur radio license without the Morse Code test?
 

Owens

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Mar 5, 2008
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Levelland
Unless I'm wrong (possible), there are now only 3 levels of license available. Technician, General and Extra. No code is required now. A sad thing in my opinion. Code is still used by some and is a mode that will punch through interference and noise. The extra class is the most technically demanding license. A good source of info is arrl.org.

Each class has some amount of electronics with a smattering of rules/regs, procedures, practices, etc. From tech to extra, each gets a little tougher. In the extra class it gets into satellite communication modes. Took that test once and didn't fare too well. May try again sometime. Currently I hold a now extinct license, the advanced class.

73 (best regards)
Owens / N5QNS
 

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