11-01-2011, 09:11 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Silicon Valley CA, Storm Lake IA
Originally Posted by BOOTY MONSTER
im just trying to get a good idea of what it would cost me to get a little taste of the pork butt band .
I don't want to scare you off of the Ham butt band, but you will be a fair portion into it once you get a tuner.
It will only be too easy for you to make your own 10-40m dipole for next to nothing. From there, a tech license will allow you to get what Hams call 'a real radio'. Which will have great filtering and adjacent freq rejection and cool, smooth RF output. It will spoil you.
After you do that for awhile, you will want to do more than just listening on 40, 20, and 17m. You will want to talk there.
And to think it all began when you bought your first ham tuner. You won't be the first, and maybe not the last. Besides, the idea of running 1,500 is as much a thrill as building your first hot rod too . . .
BASE: Kenwood TS-2000 w/Alpha Delta DX-CC, Diamond X50A, Sirio SY27-4, and IMAX 2000.
MOBILE: Galaxy DX99V w/RF Limited CR-577 mic, Sirio Z-180. Yaesu FT-8800R & Diamond NR-770.