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Back to studying for my Ham License

Discussion in 'Announcements & Open Forum' started by 357magnum, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. 357magnum

    357magnum Well-Known Member

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    I use to find solace chatting on SSB , well that ship sailed yesterday ! I was reloading some ammo and had my radio on in the shack listening to DX on 38 LSB . It was mostly Georgia , and N & S Carolina . I made a few contacts and went back to my ammo , while listening I hear an Op " Wolverine " who said he "was " located in Alaska in the Bering Straights , looking @ Moscow . He had a thick Southern Accent ! I chuckled and went back to work . An op from the other end of my state was trying to get him . I told the op " Doesn't that thick accent give him away ? He ignored me . He finally made contact , I couldn't leave this alone ! I told him if he's in Ak , I'm in Ca and have a big bridge to sell you . He then after a few:censored::censored: said that I was a ham Op on 11 m and to get off his channel . I politely told him , Be careful Santa Clause can see/hear you in your mothers basement , shut off the radio and decided if I'm going to be accused of being a Ham Op , I better get back to studying . Sorry for the long post but I had to explain it . :LOL: 73 God Bless , Leo


     
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  2. TheRealPorkchop

    TheRealPorkchop Certified Sith Pimp

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    PM me your email address, I’ll send you an awesome study guide I paid for, for General class.
     
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  3. oldtymer

    oldtymer Member

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    Good for you get that ticket @357magnum
     
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  4. oldtymer

    oldtymer Member

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    "there is much to be learned"(y)
     
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  5. old goat 321

    old goat 321 Member

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    Hey 357. Get that ticket and keep us in the loop. I was thinking about getting mine as well. I bought the books last year and have taken tons of practice exams on hamtest
    Just havent pulled the trigger as of yet. There are only a few people on cb in my area. I was listening to them moan and complain about each other. No fun at all.
     
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    338_MtRushmore Well-Known Member

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    Agreed
     
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  8. hillbilly101

    hillbilly101 KE8GGC

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    Agreed. + 1 more from me.
     
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  9. Rwb

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    Was about to go for my ham license,but my bosss/ leader/wife said NO.so i am still n 38 lsb or up in those uhh forbidden channels.
    What caliber you reloading 357 magum?
    I need to reloaad my cleaned prepped cases in 204 ruger,22 hornet,22-250 n 45 colt.just slackin i guess
     
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  10. TheRealPorkchop

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    Why no?
     
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  11. 357magnum

    357magnum Well-Known Member

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    Rwb , most of my time now is spent on 38 and 357 mag , I can do 45 acp , 303 , 8mm and I'm waiting arrival of my 380 acp dies so I can keep my wife's new Sig P-238 laser sight mouse gun fueled .:LOL: How do you like that 204 Ruger ? I need a small cal rifle .
     
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  12. S&W357

    S&W357 Old Codger Member

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    I heard a guy in Oklahoma (606) strong, loud and ongoing on 38 LSB yesterday. I couldn't reach him. I did have a decent conversation to SE Mississippi (Nov 555) and a couple of short ones to Louisiana.

    Like "357magnum" and "Rwb" I'm usually reloading some ammo and listening to skip if it's rolling.

    357magnum...Hey Leo...it could have been a legit Southern Accent up there in Alaska. I know some folks in Anchorage and Homer that are from right here in North Carolina near me. Their accent sounds about like mine LOL. (y) I don't think they are on-the-air though and not on the Bering Straits. One of them might be as he is in MARSOC.
     
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  13. 357magnum

    357magnum Well-Known Member

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    Ralph , I thought the same but heard him earlier in a 3 way Qso w/ his friends in NC . I've only talked w' Ak 3x's and his signal told me a lot and audio ? lol Besides he sounded just like you !:ROFLMAO: But you never know but after all my years doing this .... I'm thinking not .
     
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  14. S&W357

    S&W357 Old Codger Member

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    Cool...sounding just like me (accent) is a compliment for that guy! :cool:
     
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  15. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    I had a cber get bent all out of shape when I finished my QSO I gave out my call letters out of habit. He told me to get off of the band. I told him I have been cber for over 50 years and just upgraded to more expensive equipment. I told him I was talking to him on my 30 year old Cobra 148 so chill out. He told me it was illegal for a ham bander to talk on 11 meters. I said you are woefully misinformed, My radio is pure stock and unmodified.
     

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