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06-24-2019 02:27 PM
Wildrat My call is KI4ZZZ, but don't call, I'm sleeping.
06-24-2019 01:40 PM
johncanfield Welcome to ROF Barry!
06-24-2019 01:28 PM
Barry1 Congratulations from kc7mpm.
06-24-2019 10:00 AM
johncanfield
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I got to play a little at Field Day. I helped making contacts on 40m and learned a little about the local club here. They are a bunch a nice folks. Reminds me of everyone I've met from ROF.

When I got home I was motivated to get my 2 Baofeng radios programmed the same. I got CHiRP installed and figured out enough to clone and program the radios. I was able to get the repeater & its tone set to a channel in both radios. I see the nightmare it is to program those Baofeng manually...glad CHiRP is easy to use.

I've started studying for the general. I see it is a big upgrade over technician. Oh, BTW, KJ7HEY....that's my call.
It's not just the Baeofungsushis that are difficult and time consuming to program manually - it's all of the talkies to some extent.

Glad you had fun at FD, they are enjoyable and a great social activity. I made a few contacts from the home station, 20 meters was wall to wall with operators calling CQ. I even made a couple of contacts on 15 meters which nowadays is almost a dead band.

There's a plethora of paid and free study resources for the different ham license classes, I've had my Extra license for 20 years so I don't have any opinion on which study aid/system are best.
06-23-2019 02:42 PM
GoatHerder
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I got to play a little at Field Day. I helped making contacts on 40m and learned a little about the local club here. They are a bunch a nice folks. Reminds me of everyone I've met from ROF.


When I got home I was motivated to get my 2 Baofeng radios programmed the same. I got CHiRP installed and figured out enough to clone and program the radios. I was able to get the repeater & its tone set to a channel in both radios. I see the nightmare it is to program those Baofeng manually...glad CHiRP is easy to use.


I've started studying for the general. I see it is a big upgrade over technician. Oh, BTW, KJ7HEY....that's my call.
The online free program ,called Hamstudy.org was useful for my General, if you want to dig in get the Gorden West book and cds and ARRLs book for General. I have a one hour commute several days a week so the cds where helpful.
06-23-2019 11:47 AM
svtotem Great job! Those HTs have enough memory to put in any repeater you may reasonably use. Then it will be some time, if ever, that you need to make a change.

Just like Willie Mays, “Just say Hey!”.

Bill
W4WWB
06-23-2019 11:17 AM
Mouse I got to play a little at Field Day. I helped making contacts on 40m and learned a little about the local club here. They are a bunch a nice folks. Reminds me of everyone I've met from ROF.

When I got home I was motivated to get my 2 Baofeng radios programmed the same. I got CHiRP installed and figured out enough to clone and program the radios. I was able to get the repeater & its tone set to a channel in both radios. I see the nightmare it is to program those Baofeng manually...glad CHiRP is easy to use.

I've started studying for the general. I see it is a big upgrade over technician. Oh, BTW, KJ7HEY....that's my call.
06-20-2019 03:59 PM
svtotem John, my approach to retired life: “play radio in the morning and eat dessert first!”.
06-20-2019 03:00 PM
GoatHerder Maybe we need a Jeep net? Fusion could make this pretty easy
06-20-2019 09:46 AM
johncanfield Roger on being busy. I've been feeling pretty good in the last few weeks and have been busy getting caught up on projects that are months behind, then I'm too tired to play on the radio in the evenings.
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