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General Discussion / Re: Frequency Help Needed
« Last post by jon-km4eon on December 08, 2017, 09:43:36 AM »
Congrats KN4IFQ  (I have made changes to profile - notice your logon name has changed)
The local freqs we often monitor are the 145.490 and 146.940 - Tuesdays at 7PM is the ragchew on the 490. Thurs 7:45PM is the ARES Net on 940.  The simplex freqs are monitored while traveling but often very quiet. Also, the SARNETFL.com freqs make a good state wide while traveling.
Have you received you HT yet?
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General Discussion / Re: Topics for monthly meetings
« Last post by steve-kn4ifq on December 07, 2017, 03:15:25 PM »
How about compiling a few printed handouts for new hams?  Just suggestions.  Such as:

1.  What handheld radios have worked well in the experience of the club?
2.  Same for mobile radios and base stations.
3.  All local repeater frequencies and repeaters within reach all on one page plus non-repeater freqs that are popular.

These are big stumbling blocks for me as a new ham.  Perhaps this information would benefit other new hams who know nothing about what to buy much less what freq to talk on.

Thanks,  Steve
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General Discussion / Re: Frequency Help Needed
« Last post by steve-kn4ifq on December 07, 2017, 03:07:11 PM »
Hi Jon.  I did what you asked and filled out the application page.  Didn't know I was supposed to do that, thank you.

I am aware of the frequencies on the home page.  I wondered if there was a frequency or frequencies commonly used/monitored to meet other hams or to have in your radio while traveling?  There must be frequencies that are commonly used besides local repeaters?

By the way, I just got a call from the AARL VEC in Connecticut and she told me my call sign.  That was very nice of her.  I now have a General License KN4IFQ.

Thanks,

Steve
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General Discussion / Re: Frequency Help Needed
« Last post by jon-km4eon on December 07, 2017, 07:00:20 AM »
Hi, Steve, Good to see you on here. On the HOME PAGE there are two lists of freqs. One is the locals that we often use (CARS FREQ) and the other a list of area NETS. Something you may also want to program into the HT are the local fire/police freqs. Ron-hgy is really good at programming  :)
If you will, take a minuste and complete the application, 2nd box on the left side of the home page.
Welcome!
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General Discussion / Frequency Help Needed
« Last post by steve-kn4ifq on December 04, 2017, 09:32:15 PM »
I have passed my General exam.  Thanks to Richard and the others that took the time to make my exam possible.

Now I have one HT coming and will order my Base radio soon.  I have downloaded CHIRP and have started learning how to use it.

My novice question is what frequencies should I program into my radios?  I think they should include popular radio to radio talk and of course the repeaters I can reach in the Lake City area.  My guess is, this is quite a few frequencies.

Many novices must ask this question.  Is there a list to be found someplace?

Thanks,  Steve
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General Discussion / Re: Topics for monthly meetings
« Last post by ron-kd4vjf on November 27, 2017, 07:23:41 PM »
Oh heck Yea!
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General Discussion / Topics for monthly meetings
« Last post by jon-km4eon on November 27, 2017, 02:59:29 PM »
Start listing topics you would like to see presented at future meetings. Anything to do with ham radio. Like what is the difference between fldigi and fusion digital? or Now that I have a license, what do I do with it?

Keep listing and we will start compiling a list and finding presenters!  Lets have some fun!!

Get active, get on the air!
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Time to break out the tin foil hats
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I did not read all details, but if we are simulating an EMP event, prolly no modern radios will work. Guess it really will be a blackout!

On the positive side, if Ron does not get those antennas in his head removed before the event, he might get a real charge out of it!
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Well that doesn't make a lot of sense.  Schedule a black out drill on the very same day that Thugs R Us is planning massive riots across the USA.  I think Trump has a little more swamp draining to do yet.
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