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VA2GXB 10th October 2012 12:23 AM

Anyone an amateur/ham operator?
 
Mods, apologies if I've made this thread before (dementia at 24....:rolleyes:!)

Anyone else here an amateur?

Licensed in Ireland as EI6GXB, Canada as VA2GXB...

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DF96 10th October 2012 11:05 AM

G8HQP

There are plenty of others on here.

stellavox 10th October 2012 11:40 AM

K1ETU

Charles

tubelab.com 10th October 2012 12:29 PM

KB4LRE for about 30 years. I also design two way radios for a living.

You might be interested in these threads:

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/tubes...dayton+hamfest

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/tubes...dayton+hamfest

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/tubel...dayton+hamfest

SY 10th October 2012 12:32 PM

ex-WA3KHZ

Osvaldo de Banfield 10th October 2012 01:25 PM

LW1DSE actually active on packet, 145070 and fone 144560.

kevinahcc20 10th October 2012 01:55 PM

Gents...I was interested in ham as a teen (in the 60's) but never followed through. A question for you though - with the ability to Skype by voice or video to anyone with a PC/tablet/mobile what is left for the appeal of amateur radio? Emergency comms during disasters perhaps?

VA2GXB 10th October 2012 02:09 PM

Doing the above with no wires (Well...) and no TCP/UDP stack :). Video, perhaps not on HF...

Osvaldo de Banfield 10th October 2012 02:13 PM

The same as with the audio world: do own equipment. Can you make your own tablet? I strongly doubt. It is interesting to see how a simple 6DQ6 can make you speak to an other person perhaps only 100 meters distant.

bear 10th October 2012 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kevinahcc20 (Post 3196433)
Gents...I was interested in ham as a teen (in the 60's) but never followed through. A question for you though - with the ability to Skype by voice or video to anyone with a PC/tablet/mobile what is left for the appeal of amateur radio? Emergency comms during disasters perhaps?

Some people like VHF/UHF.

Some people like RACES (emergency stuff).

I'm into 75m AM. Boatanchor plate modulatedtechnology OR modern Class E or D transmitters with "software defined" receivers (as an adjunct to older receivers - take the IF out) stand alone, or SDR transcievers (all mode).

Mosfet linears, or glow in the dark big bottles, or Ruskie ceramic tubes...

Also, there is talking to people... and talking to people far away (DX).

The main thing is that radio is magic.

_-_-WBear2GCR :pawprint:


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