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Old 02-12-12, 02:26 PM
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Cool Any Radio Nerds in here?

Just checkin if there are any Hambones on the forum.
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Old 02-13-12, 07:30 AM
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AA4DO. I refuse to participate anymore since morse was banished.
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Old 02-13-12, 09:37 AM
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It's far from banished. It's just not required anymore. FWIW, I only operate CW.
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Old 02-13-12, 09:59 AM
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KS1G here (du!). Hoping time (to prepare) & the weather cooperates so I can operate bicycle mobile in the Virginia QSO Party next month. Mostly SSB & digital modes here (but if I operated more CW, my CW would improve and I'd operate more CW). I also run APRS/FM from my commuter bike sometimes (now using a VX8 & bluetooth headset) and from road bike on a local century ride (SAG comms support). Some pix here (BMHA Yahoo Group album area): https://groups.yahoo.com/group/BMHA/p...87468/pic/list
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Old 02-13-12, 10:15 AM
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I am on the win system of repeaters quite a bit.
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Old 02-13-12, 10:18 AM
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Hello from NM1E and my XYL KB1STX
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KD5NVO - I'm looking at upgrading to a APRS HT to take with me on rides.
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Old 02-18-12, 09:40 AM
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I don't have an HF radio, but I occasionally buy airtime on WBCQ , Monticello Maine , and rant on air about bicycles, trolleys and trains.

WBCQ has moved their number one transmitter to 7490 kHz . (used to be 7415)

I have a Drake SW8 receiver which has both USB and LSB, AM, and synchronous detection. But it has a power supply problem. I need a 9 volt power supply that puts out 1 amp.
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Old 02-25-12, 09:35 PM
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Another ham here, despite my callsign I am in Phoenix.
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Old 02-27-12, 05:09 AM
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Old 03-08-12, 12:59 PM
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N3RHV here, General Class and president of the Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club, here in Okeechobee, Florida. I used to haul my HT around on my recumbent trike quite a bit, but have not worked out how to place it on my Bacchetta Strada Recumbent just yet. Would be nice to chat during the commute to and from work on the bike, but not sure what would be necessary, probably a headset with a mic and one earphone, push to talk on the handlebar and a remoted antenna for the HT....whew! Even sounds like too darn much work just typing it here....

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Old 03-09-12, 11:28 PM
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Well this is cool!
I'm thinkin' we should all get on the WIN system sometime and have a "Bicycle Net".

HOW NERDY CAN YOU GET? Bicycles AND HAM radio... any takers?
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Originally Posted by PapaToad View Post
HOW NERDY CAN YOU GET? Bicycles AND HAM radio... any takers?
Easy, add in a recumbent bike to the mix!

I can say that cause not only do I ride a recumbent, but I'm a HAM also, (currently listening to someone ratchetjaw on 20M on an ICOM 706....)

One of these days I might rig an HT into my bag on my bike and a remote antenna.

Semper Fi & 73's
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Old 03-11-12, 08:17 PM
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KA5GEX. Haven't been active for a few years. Back in the day, I worked a lot of CW. Still have all of the radios, HF, VHF, UHF. 73 es gud dx!
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Old 03-13-12, 09:53 PM
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KD6EVH However, I am in P.R. China so all I use here is a 2m/440 handheld.
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KI4VUP. Not very active due to other obligations. Used to run 2M on my recumbent bike but no longer, I stick with HF in the shack.

White and nerdy.
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VE7NGR. CW, SSB, and digital modes on HF with an Elecraft K2 (also mobile with an IC-7000 and a screwdriver). FM, DSTAR, and a bit of packet on VHF/UHF.
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I'm a radio nerd, but I'm no longer a ham. I tried the hammy thing in the 90s, but I soon found out the hard way that the "good ol' boys club" looked down on female hams who had technical knowledge. I noticed that the only women on 2 meters were the ones talking to their husbands to and from work. There were no female radio nerds.

After suffering two slashed tires, one broken driver's side window, and one cut coax on a $50 dual-band mobile antenna, I sent my General Class license back to the FCC and told them to cancel it. I earned that license back in the days when you had to know 13 wpm CW too.

Oh, another thing that was done to me was someone changing my email address to "d y k e@gay.com" on qrz.com's callsign database. Never mind that I'm straight. In their narrow minds, any woman who dared to explore the technical side of scanners and ham radio was a lesbian.

I still enjoy scanners though. No risk of vandalism to my vehicle from that hobby since there is no license required to operate a scanner, and your full name and address is not public record like it is with amateur radio.

Hopefully things are better nowadays, but I'm not willing to find out the hard way again.
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Originally Posted by freighttraininguphill View Post
I'm a radio nerd, but I'm no longer a ham. I tried the hammy thing in the 90s, but I soon found out the hard way that the "good ol' boys club" looked down on female hams who had technical knowledge. I noticed that the only women on 2 meters were the ones talking to their husbands to and from work. There were no female radio nerds.

After suffering two slashed tires, one broken driver's side window, and one cut coax on a $50 dual-band mobile antenna, I sent my General Class license back to the FCC and told them to cancel it. I earned that license back in the days when you had to know 13 wpm CW too.

Oh, another thing that was done to me was someone changing my email address to "d y k e@gay.com" on qrz.com's callsign database. Never mind that I'm straight. In their narrow minds, any woman who dared to explore the technical side of scanners and ham radio was a lesbian.

I still enjoy scanners though. No risk of vandalism to my vehicle from that hobby since there is no license required to operate a scanner, and your full name and address is not public record like it is with amateur radio.

Hopefully things are better nowadays, but I'm not willing to find out the hard way again.
??? what ???

I know I never got active because of the treatment of "no-coders;" but, what you are describing is over the top.

The really sad part is that I have no trouble believing it.
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Originally Posted by freighttraininguphill View Post
I'm a radio nerd, but I'm no longer a ham. I tried the hammy thing in the 90s, but I soon found out the hard way that the "good ol' boys club" looked down on female hams who had technical knowledge. I noticed that the only women on 2 meters were the ones talking to their husbands to and from work. There were no female radio nerds.

After suffering two slashed tires, one broken driver's side window, and one cut coax on a $50 dual-band mobile antenna, I sent my General Class license back to the FCC and told them to cancel it. I earned that license back in the days when you had to know 13 wpm CW too.

Oh, another thing that was done to me was someone changing my email address to "d y k e@gay.com" on qrz.com's callsign database. Never mind that I'm straight. In their narrow minds, any woman who dared to explore the technical side of scanners and ham radio was a lesbian.

I still enjoy scanners though. No risk of vandalism to my vehicle from that hobby since there is no license required to operate a scanner, and your full name and address is not public record like it is with amateur radio.

Hopefully things are better nowadays, but I'm not willing to find out the hard way again.
They've obviously never met my wife! She was the one that drug me kicking and screaming, (but I don't need another expensive hobby!) into get my no code tech license.

The local OF's, (Oscar Foxtrots) were more than welcoming to her when she got started, if fact, she's got some long time friends from that.

That type of behaviour would not be tolerated real well around here at all.

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??? what ???

I know I never got active because of the treatment of "no-coders;" but, what you are describing is over the top.

The really sad part is that I have no trouble believing it.
What's messed up is that I wasn't the only one who ended up with a vandalized vehicle. Two older male hams who weren't particularly well-liked by some of the younger crowd ended up with vandalized vehicles too. One had all four tires slashed, the other had two tires slashed. One or both of them ended up with broken windows also.

Both of these hams were rather mean to me when I was a ham, but I would never dream of doing such a thing to anyone. Stooping to their level or below is not going to accomplish anything but a fine and/or jail sentence.
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They've obviously never met my wife! She was the one that drug me kicking and screaming, (but I don't need another expensive hobby!) into get my no code tech license.

The local OF's, (Oscar Foxtrots) were more than welcoming to her when she got started, if fact, she's got some long time friends from that.

That type of behaviour would not be tolerated real well around here at all.

Semper Fi
When I was a ham, I met a very friendly ham from Indiana. He told me that the behavior I described in my OP would never be tolerated in Indiana either.

I got started as a Technician class, then moved up to Tech Plus, then to General. I was studying for Advanced when things got out of hand and I said F-it!
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