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    Senior Member John Wilke's Avatar
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    Any ham radio/SWL/Scanner people here?

    Just curious anybody else here a ham radio operator, like to listen to shortwave radio, or police scanner??

    John Wilke K9RZZ
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    Decrepit Member Scooper's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilke
    Just curious anybody else here a ham radio operator, like to listen to shortwave radio, or police scanner??

    John Wilke K9RZZ
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    Yep. My interest is mostly QRP HF CW.

    Stan K4DRD, San Francisco
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    That darn Yankee TexasGuy's Avatar
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    I have a friend in Georgia who frequents a forum where a member posts the scanner. This friend then copies the post and pastes it to me.
    Every once in awhile he explains to me what some of the codes mean. Otherwise it's just jibberish to me.
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
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    Curmudgeon Wil Davis's Avatar
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    Yep - only CW (Morse Code), no SSB or phone - mostly contesting and operating mobile from car, but got back into cycling this year - not much time for radio…

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    QRP CW on HF once I get my K2 built.

    I have a couple of VX-150s I use to listen to the main police dispatch freq for this area, it's entertaining to listen to them talk about their jobs lol!

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    I still listen to the scanner on occasion but mainly have gotten away from radio. Seems like once the internet and cellphones became widespread, the appeal of amateur radio was lost for me. Maybe i will pick it up again some day.

    Don't own a single rig but for my lowly ol' scanner. I guess cycling takes all of my fun money.

    N0LWA (no way to make a zero with a slash through it. )

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    Yes, 2meter sideband, Yaesu FT-726R, 2 Stacked 13 Ele. @ 65', 100 watt amp. Not as active as I used to be. Love SW and AM DX. Was messing with Eckolink a while back. Oh ya KB0YVL,73

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    Thanks for the link to that thread, Ranger. Looks like there are quite a few of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilke
    Just curious anybody else here a ham radio operator, like to listen to shortwave radio, or police scanner??

    John Wilke K9RZZ
    Milwaukee
    Hi John
    Ohhh how I miss Amateur Electronics Supply

    HF CW is where you will find me



    73's K9RZZ de VK2ICJ SK ..

    Chris

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    The only equipment I have is a Yaesu VX-7R.

    Up until now, I used it for Scout outings. My troop tends to get spread out on hikes and bike rides and it's useful to keep in touch!

    I just joined the Police Department's Communication Specialist Volunteers here in town, so I'm looking forward to my first disaster drill tomorrow.

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    Licensed since 1982 but unable to operate due to current antenna restrictions.

    Still listen to scanner and quite a bit of SWL via various online radios. Neat stuff.

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    John, KA8PFA/6
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    Oh yeah, quite a few poking around here. I play on all bands now and again 160 through 432, most recently DXing the MW BCB and some LW looking for NDB's. 2 1/2 more weeks of disability (hit by car in August), then it's back to work and the radio gets a vacation. Until then, it's CQ DX !

    Equip: R1000, TS830s, FT221R, R71a, FT767gx, FT736R, FL2100b, building 2 x 4cx250b on 2ssb! Beams on the roof, tree's tied together with wire!

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