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irish guy
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From: Kerry Ireland
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posted 09-20-2010 12:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for irish guy   Click Here to Email irish guy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was wondering if there are any 'Ham Radio' operators among us? I have often thought of studying for the license and now I hear that they have dropped the Morse code module I will.

stsmithva
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From: Centreville, VA, USA
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posted 09-20-2010 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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irish guy
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posted 09-20-2010 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for irish guy   Click Here to Email irish guy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Verrrrry funny.

stsmithva
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posted 09-20-2010 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Heh heh heh. I'll admit I needed this website to do it, and now I'll translate it back using the same website:
GOODLUCKWITHTHAT.BYTHEWAY,MYWIFEANDIWENTTOKERRY FOROURHONEYMOON.WELOVEDTHEDINGLEPENINSULA

Steve Procter
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From: Leeds, Yorkshire, UK
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posted 09-20-2010 03:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Procter   Click Here to Email Steve Procter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How did my ECG readings get up there!!!!

tegwilym
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From: Renton, WA USA
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posted 09-20-2010 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
KA7VIK here. Been licensed since 1986.

CW is great, I used that about 95% of the time when using the HF bands.

Haven't done much with the hobby in years, but just have to build an antenna and I'm back up.

73 de KA7VIK

ejectr
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From: Brimfield, MA
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posted 09-20-2010 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it true the W's look down on the K's?

MarylandSpace
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posted 09-20-2010 08:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dr. Owen Garriott (W5LFL) is probably the most recognized ham radio operator among the astronauts. Many astronauts study for and receive their Technican Level Ham License and operate on the International Space Station as do many of the International Astronauts.

Our good friend Robert Pearlman has been licensed as a ham radio operator.

I was fortunate to study, pass the test, and upgrade to General Class ham privileges.

73 to you and the missus,

Garry
W3GTL

JPSastro
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From: Tucson, Arizona
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posted 09-20-2010 09:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JPSastro   Click Here to Email JPSastro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Licensed since 1972.

Got my original call back through the vanity program.

Was involved early on with AMSAT.

John - WB9JVM
Tucson, AZ

lunarrv15
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From: Cincinnati, Ohio, Hamilton
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posted 09-21-2010 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought of becoming a ham during the 80's. Operated on Single Side Band on the Citizen Band level, then above the CB channels for the DXing. Shoe boxes full of QSL cards - that's what I did all day back then.

Steve Procter
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posted 09-21-2010 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Procter   Click Here to Email Steve Procter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In a past life I used to be a keen Short Wave Listener (DX-er) on both the amateur and broadcast bands with about 150 countries verfied for BC stations and who knows how many for the hams.

Used to edit the 'QSL News' section for the British DX Club magazine 'Communication' for over 10 years.

Often thought of getting a licence and mentioned this to one of the teachers at Hannah's school who is a local amateur and runs the school radio club (Silcoates School in Wakefield call MX0SSW)who took me on a tour of the shack and was quite keen on me getting my ticket.

This post has made me start to think again...

music_space
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posted 09-21-2010 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
VE2 EWR here. Haven't "modulated" in years (decades!) now. I substituted the pleasure I was getting from it with computer science and the Internet.

I don't have any gear left, but one of these days I'll go to a VE2 still active and talk to the Station.

73 to all.

saturn1b
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From: Westcliffe, CO
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posted 09-22-2010 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for saturn1b   Click Here to Email saturn1b     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Studying for the test right now, hope to incorporate it into the learning center of the museum when we open and talk with the Space Station. Anything to get the public, especially the kids, interested in space.

MarylandSpace
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posted 09-22-2010 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found the Gordon West Book and CD most helpful in passing the Technician Class and General Class Exams. Truly helpful.

Another great resource is the QRZ.com website which will provide free practice tests.

Obtaining a license is very doable now.

Tim Collins
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From: Harrisburg, PA
Registered: Mar 2007

posted 09-22-2010 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tim Collins   Click Here to Email Tim Collins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got my first ticket (novice) in 1965 at age of 12. In 8th grade used my ham skills to win the Jr. High Science Fair with my "Satellite Tracking Station" - the early satellites on 136 MHz. Great hobby, though unfortunately interest has waned among young folks - hard to compete with the Internet and cell phones! WA3KYD

Mr Meek
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From: Chattanooga, TN
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posted 10-12-2010 09:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr Meek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been slacking in my cS reading lately.

I'm a licensed ham operator as well, KF4UGI. Growing up in Huntsville, with all the engineers, Field Day was always a blast. I'm a lowly Tech, but working all the HF bands on Field Day was always a lot of fun. Never sat for my code test, though.

Robert, I had no idea you had your ticket, too.

irish guy
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From: Kerry Ireland
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posted 10-26-2010 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for irish guy   Click Here to Email irish guy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wonderful to hear from all of you and thanks it great to hear from all of you.

I hope it wont be to long before we hook up. Stsmithva and anyone here, you have a place to stay when ever you decide to visit this part of the world again. All the best.

irish guy
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From: Kerry Ireland
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posted 11-26-2010 12:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for irish guy   Click Here to Email irish guy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Compliments of Col Wheelock onboard the ISS:

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