I'm going for a couple of weeks!

Posted by ENblock 
December 23, 2013 08:50PM
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I'm going to try and take advantage of the two
weeks I have off to study for upgrading my
Technician's Class Ham Radio Operator's
License to General Class! So I'll be a bit
scarce during the holidays!

Didn't want anybody to think I got ambushed,
Drygulched, or something! LOL!
December 23, 2013 08:56PM
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December 23, 2013 09:13PM
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I want it get into HAM radio. Give me a generic make and model type l can get to get my feet wet.

You can have my weapon when I am dead, careful though, the barrel's gonna be hot.
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December 23, 2013 09:15PM
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Have fun disconnecting.
Check in when you can and let us know how you are doing.

Personally, l do worry about you and yours there in Kali.

You can have my weapon when I am dead, careful though, the barrel's gonna be hot.
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January 06, 2014 01:45AM
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Well, I'm baaaaack!

I almost made it completely through the General Class Ham Radio
License study manual, about ¾ of the way through! I should
still be done by either the 17th of the 26th test dates this month
though! As a Technician Class Ham Radio License I'm limited to the
UHF and VHF (70cm, 2M, 6M); typically 50Mhz to 440Mhz!
The problem is the frequencies above 50Mhz are line of sight bands
with the acception of 6M at the dead of summer! To be able
to have voice communication over the horizon I'll have to have
access to the HF bands below 50Mhz which requires the
General Class Ham Radio Operator's License! Then I'll be
able to talk to anyone anywhere in the world because
the longer lave lengths of the HF bands bounce between
the ionosphere and the earth's surface all the way around
the world typically under a 100 watts of transmission power
even though General Class Ham Radio Licensed Operator
is allowed to go as high as 1500 watts!
January 13, 2014 08:26PM
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Nice ENblock!

Do they still have any requirements for morse code in any of the classes? I read a long while ago that it was being dropped but not sure if it had been? Then again, I wonder if it would be something still worth being proficient at?

Now I'm feeling like I should be getting myself in gear lol smileys with beer

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January 13, 2014 11:55PM
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Yea it was dropped a few years back! It would be good
to know, but too much effort with too little return for
for it to be worth learning at my age! LOL!
January 14, 2014 08:53AM
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good to have you back thumbs up

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January 18, 2014 12:03AM
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Past the test to upgrade my ham radio license
from Technician Class to General Class! Only
missed 2 questions out of 37! They let me take
the test to upgrade from General to Extra since
I already passed General, but I only got 19 out
of 50 questions! LOL!
January 18, 2014 07:04AM
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Past the test to upgrade my ham radio license
from Technician Class to General Class! Only
missed 2 questions out of 37! They let me take
the test to upgrade from General to Extra since
I already passed General, but I only got 19 out
of 50 questions! LOL!

really all that to talk on a damn radio

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January 18, 2014 08:50AM
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Well, Yea, but it's more than that! As a licensed
radio operator you have have priority use of the
various ham radio frequency bands with much
higher transmission power (1500W) latitude
over people with no license (<5W)! Unlicensed
people creating noise pollution in the amateur
radio bands with consumer products are responsible
to fix it on their end! If your amateur radio transmissions
that are within your licensed power and frequency
bands but are interfering with someone's unlicensed
electronic consumer products, it's their responsibility
to fix it on their end! Even though you have a much
higher latitude of transmission power as a licensed
ham radio operator, you're expected to always use
the minimum power necessary for your transmission
purposes!

The purpose of having licensed radio Operators
is to insure unnecessary and careless pollution
with noise and excessively wide band widths to
so the Ham Radio bands are not flooded with noise
and traffic preventing others access!

Also as a licensed radio operator you're allowed
to erected antenna towers as high as 200 feet
with out local municipal building and zoning
Departments claiming any jurisdiction over it!

That's some of the reasons!
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/18/2014 08:56AM by ENblock.
January 19, 2014 09:17AM
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got ja !

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