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Wanted / Tower sections or whole tower wanted
« Last post by ron-kn4eic on January 01, 2018, 12:25:09 PM »
Hey All...   I too am looking for tower sections or a tower. Involved in a couple of projects and need to get out over my trees before I am forced to cut them all down      lol

My email is    horsedentist@reagan.com
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For Sale / Re: 2 Meter Yagi & guy wire
« Last post by ron-kn4eic on January 01, 2018, 12:15:56 PM »
Is antenna still for sale?

Ron Haines KN4EIC
609-682-0054
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For Sale / 2 Meter Yagi & guy wire
« Last post by mike-km4btw on December 27, 2017, 11:04:35 AM »
2 meter, six element (bonded), direct fed antenna for sale. $50.00
100' lengths of 7 strand, 5/16" EHS guy wire. $20.00 each
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General Discussion / Re: Frequency Help Needed
« Last post by ron-kd4vjf on December 12, 2017, 04:00:27 AM »
If not for factory "Hard reset" We'd ALL be in deep water! LOL! glad to see your making such good progress.
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General Discussion / Re: Frequency Help Needed
« Last post by steve-kn4ifq on December 10, 2017, 12:46:50 PM »
I received my Kenwood TH-D72A and I'm going nuts trying to figure out how to work it.  Slowly, I am making progress.  I figured out how to use the software to enter frequencies, but can't enter negative offsets yet.  I can also scan, but can't make it stop scanning.  Thank goodness for the factory reset feature.  When I go wrong I just reset the radio.

Monday I get my base station which is a Yaesu FT-991A.  So there will be more mysteries to conquer.

Steve
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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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