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re: Does anyone still use ham radios? - ChuckM
[quote]You think they'd have the time or resources to RDF HAM operators during a no shite SHTF situation?[/quote] That can and do RDF, quite routinely. They'll fine terrible operators, but it usually takes a good bit of bad operating before they get busy. ...


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re: Does anyone still use ham radios? - ChuckM
[quote]Kafka[/quote] I just meant that you can't build a CW transmitter for Iridium from an old TV set. Old school hams built transmitters from just about anything....


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re: Does anyone still use ham radios? - ChuckM
[quote]TigerTatorTots[/quote] Believe me, knowing what to do and passing the tests are two different things. Knowing comes from doing, so once you're licensed, you'll learn continually. I've been at it for 30 years, since I was 13. I still learn. Passing the test is another. If anyone has ...


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re: Does anyone still use ham radios? - ChuckM
[quote]OleWarSkuleAlum[/quote] Probably one of the most asked questions. Nothing really, if you're determined enough to do it without a license. However most that would choose to operate without a license would probably not be smart enough to do the things that most other hams would recognize a...


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re: Does anyone still use ham radios? - ChuckM
[quote]SATCOM[/quote] It does in some aspects, but I think that both are equally unreliable at times. The hobby as a whole is of course more than HF communications. Hams have VHF and UHF frequencies into the microwaves. For instance, as a ham, I can pick certain channels in the 2.4GHz wifi ...


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re: Does anyone still use ham radios? - ChuckM
[quote]shutterspeed[/quote] There are all kinds of uses, the most obvious is just for fun. All aspects somehow involve a radio. There are different radios that perform different functions, so there are different uses. Examples would be just talking with each other, like a chat room. Closely...


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re: Does anyone still use ham radios? - ChuckM
[quote]Does all this come in the book?[/quote] Yeah, here's some books from the ARRL to check out. The Beginners book tells about it, but the License Manual is all you really need to pass the first test. Total of 3 tests to get all the way to the top, each one gives you more privileges. [lin...


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re: Does anyone still use ham radios? - ChuckM
[quote]move or fluctuate in strength[/quote] Yes, time of day and frequency that you transmit on. Higher HF frequencies will go farther during the day and die at night. Lower frequencies will be absorbed during the day, yet travel farther at night. The HF frequencies given to hams vary, fr...


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re: Does anyone still use ham radios? - ChuckM
[img]http://www.frankswebspace.org.uk/ScienceAndMaths/physics/physicsGCE/images/ionosphereLayerReflection.gif[/img] Bounces off the ionosphere, comes back down on the other side of the earth. ...


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re: Does anyone still use ham radios? - ChuckM
[quote]What if I want to talk to people on the other side of the world? [/quote] That whole set up in the last message, using IRLP, Echolink, or any of the linking systems (which uses the internet to link repeaters that a VHF/UHF walkie talkie uses), or you move on to what some consider "true ham...


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re: Does anyone still use ham radios? - ChuckM
[quote]How expensive [/quote] $10 for the book $15 for th test $30 to buy a VHF/UHF walkie talkie [link=(http://www.amazon.com/Baofeng-UV5RA-136-174-Dual-Band-Transceiver/dp/B009MAKWC0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1408895785&sr=1-1&keywords=baofeng)]LINK[/link] Of course it goes up f...


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re: Does anyone still use ham radios? - ChuckM
[quote]What exactly IS a HAM radio?[/quote] Its a hobby centered around radio. It can be people that work in emergencies to get messages into and out of disasters (Katrina, earthquakes, etc). It can be people who just enjoy talking to each other over the radio (like the internet). It can be co...


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re: Does anyone still use ham radios? - ChuckM
Yes, we do. ...


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re: Turning my powered PA speakers into wireless - ChuckM
How about something like this? Was looking for the same thing, got me to searching: [link=(http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F8Z492/)]LINK[/link]...


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re: LSU Football Season Ticket Roll Call - ChuckM
4@ SE sideline (left of old visitors section), 17 yrd line, row 20. Paid a shite ton. ETA: Section 305...


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re: Flaky Cox BB connection - ChuckM
Check your MTU setting: [link=(http://www.dslreports.com/faq/5793)]LINK[/link] Follow the directions on this page, see if it helps. ...


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re: SEC Network on U-Verse - ChuckM
[quote]I've had them for 4 years and it's like heaven compared to dealing with cox and att[/quote] I have to agree. I've had them since I could, 80Mb up and down internet, whole home DVR, CST and SEC channel, fast channel change. Can't say I know what channels are in HD and what ones aren't, bu...


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re: SEC Network on U-Verse - ChuckM
[quote]In Lafayette.[/quote] Are you in the city? If not Cox or Satellite, why in the world would you have Uverse over LUS? ...


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re: Was WCW Sabotaged? - ChuckM
[quote]this gif [/quote] That shite was funny though. :lol: :lol: :lol:...


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re: Was WCW Sabotaged? - ChuckM
Snip of Russo while at WWF: [link=(http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/446809-jim-cornette-talks-triple-h-and-more)]LINK[/link] [quote]So, Russo pretty much had a cup of coffee in the WWF, where he had a few good ideas and took credit for everything else. He then followed that up by bankrupting th...


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