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Offline dlmarti

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Re: HAM Radio
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2007, 09:51:38 PM »
W0SNJ, I don't do much HF work, just when someone needs help on a contest.
I love the weak signal work VHF+, 1.2G sideband is awesome.
Mostly its 2m, and 6m SSB.

2m SSB is probably my favorite, the antenna is small and the range is still good, although I probably have more 6m equipment.

I really need CW to be more competitive in the VHF contests, I just never seem to get around to it.

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Re: HAM Radio
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2007, 09:56:24 PM »
W0SNJ, I don't do much HF work, just when someone needs help on a contest.
I love the weak signal work VHF+, 1.2G sideband is awesome.
Mostly its 2m, and 6m SSB.

2m SSB is probably my favorite, the antenna is small and the range is still good, although I probably have more 6m equipment.

I really need CW to be more competitive in the VHF contests, I just never seem to get around to it.

I love 2 and 6 meter SSB!!!  I had a little MFJ-9406 for 6m a few years back and it was a blast!  Never know what 6 meters will do!!!

I was the only tech with my group back at field day 1999, so they had me man the 2m SSB station.  That was a riot!  I've always wanted to get a 2 meter ssb rig after that but never got around to saving for one.  I've never operated anything higher than 70cm FM.  1.2 ssb sounds cool!

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Re: HAM Radio
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2007, 10:00:14 PM »
1.2G is dead silent, none of the noise you normally have on the bands.
Our station is just a few miles north of Trenton, NJ, and we can make contacts from Virginia to just below Maine.
Its the sound of the band, that you just fall in love with.

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Re: HAM Radio
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2007, 09:50:00 AM »
Here is an article for you HAM radio buffs.
http://www.boingboing.net/2007/04/21/hams_restore_histori.html

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