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Old 01-23-2010, 08:27 PM   #1
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Ham Radio Operators...Introduce yourself

Hi all,

I see some ham radio threads on here and just wanted to put one out here to meet some fellow hams. Also, what are your setups?

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Old 01-23-2010, 09:51 PM   #2
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Yaesu Ft-8800 to a Comet antenna in my YJ and Tahoe, ICOM IC-2820H for the base VHF/UHF work feeding a j-pole, ICOM 706 and ICOM FT-900 AT for the base HF work. Cushcraft MA5V HF vertical, Butternut HF9V HF vertical, and the Buddipole portable dipole for other HF work.

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Old 01-23-2010, 10:49 PM   #3
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Not an operator yet, but will eventually become one...for now, I drive while my buddy KD8ADH operates his handheld Yaesu ham on Dayton Skywarn's storm net when we're out storm chasing.
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:19 AM   #4
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Currently running a Yeasu VX6 HT and a Diamond mount with a Larson 2/70 antenna on the drivers side of the hood.
Plans are for the HT to be raplaced with a Yeasu 8800 on a Arizona Radio Mount in the Jeep.
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:59 AM   #5
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Yaesu FT-2800 into a modified Firestick.

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Old 01-25-2010, 11:45 AM   #7
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:40 PM   #8
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Yaesu FT-2800 with a stainless whip.

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Old 01-30-2010, 12:14 PM   #9
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:19 PM   #10
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Radio just died, in the market for a nice dual band ICOM mobile rig. Working towards my General Class next.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:58 PM   #11
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So excuse my ignorance but what are the benefits of HAM over CB?
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:12 PM   #12
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Iv looked at the Icom and the only drawback,
IMHO, is it requires two cables, as does Kenwood, for a remote install.
In my mind, I think IV got it figured out where Im mounting mine and it would be a PIA to run two cables.
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So excuse my ignorance but what are the benefits of HAM over CB?
Better quality, more options, longer range, more freedom. I would say nicer people but that all depends on where you are and what you're doing.

CB is short range, generally low quality, low price communication. It's good for around 1 to 5 miles in stock form and is illegal to modify but doesn't require a license.

Ham can literally talk around the world. The quality of a low end ham rig will equal or exceed the most expensive CB's.

CB runs in the 11 meter HF band, it's good for short range line of sight communications, or sporadic long range propagation which most CB transceivers aren't capable of.

Hams can use multiple bands for specific types of communication. UHF/VHF for line of sight upwards of 60 miles, or with repeaters which can go around the world. They can also use HF frequencies to bounce signals hundreds or thousands of miles radio to radio.
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:38 PM   #14
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A quick post since I am a licensed ham. Looking to re-install my Yaesu 7800 as soon as I figure out the logistics. Will post some pics when complete.

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Old 02-10-2010, 08:34 PM   #15
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:18 PM   #16
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The wife and I just started the study course for the entry level Technician license. having a lot of fun with competition between her and I. We started by meeting a local Ham in our area and will post the results win lose or draw.
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:02 AM   #17
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Good luck on the exams.
If it would help, there are several sites where you can do practice exams online.
Dont know if posting them is allowed but Google Ham exams and you will find them.
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Yaesu FT-857D with Tarheel screwdriver antenna in my 95 YJ.

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Old 08-25-2011, 09:51 AM   #22
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Yaesu FT-857D with VHF/UHF antenna only. HF in a Jeep? I am way too lazy to track down all that RF noise...lol.
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Yaesu FT-857D with VHF/UHF antenna only. HF in a Jeep? I am way too lazy to track down all that RF noise...lol.
I'm still trying to figure out how to install my dual band.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:55 PM   #24
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KDěLVY Travis out of Belle MO i have an Icom V8000
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:57 AM   #25
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de N5VFF also formerly YI9VFF.

Once the Jeep gets put back together, my spare TM-V71A will be going in. Same radio as I have in my truck.
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Old 08-27-2011, 12:51 PM   #26
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I'm still trying to figure out how to install my dual band.
Look at post #7. The radio body is bracketed to the right kick panel, it get power from the battery through a switch thats always hot. Remote speaker sits in the floor console in front of the shifter.

I've since moved the head attachment to the coin tray above the center console. Found an old "L" bracket, it lets me angle the head towards me for better visibility. Antenna uses a ball mount behind drivers door, with a quick disconnect. All visable pieces come out quickly, and are just as fast to go back in. Nobody can see the body unless they are looking hard, and then it looks like a black box with wires, not interesting to thieves.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:41 PM   #28
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:16 PM   #29
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I am interested in HAM and CB. Can anyone tell me the difference between the two. Why do you need a call sign for HAM and not one for CB?
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:24 PM   #30
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cb is basically local. not much to follow in rules, and not much area usually effected. ham can go clear around the world so lots of technical stuff,laws ,rules and regulation.

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