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Just got my technician license today!

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by Phobeaphobe, Jul 14, 2021.

  1. Phobeaphobe

    Phobeaphobe New Member

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    Hey all. I finally showed up in the ULS database today after a week of waiting. I am a newcomer to amateur radio, and interested in learning all the capabilities.



    When I was younger, I spent a lot of time in my grandfather's shack listening to him make contacts all over the world. I hope to continue on his legacy, but, it seems difficult to break into on a budget.
     

  2. ForestRunner98

    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    Congrats Mr Hammy!! I will get ticket one day.
     
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  3. Justme

    Justme Sr. Member

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    Congrats ;)
    Licensed since 44 years, started out with cheap stuff at first as well, to get my feet wet.
    No need to buy fancy stuff first, get a few cheap radio's experiment and later when finances get better you can always go for better transceivers and stuff.
     
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  4. hillbilly101

    hillbilly101 KE8GGC

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    Congrats!
     
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  5. NightThumper

    NightThumper Sr. Member

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    Congratulations on top of congratulations sir. I’m sure grandfather is smiling
     
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  6. 928bolo

    928bolo W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Congratulations!
     
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  7. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    congrats. remember a good radio is ok but junk isnt. ask members n some can tell you whats lower priced but works great.biggest key to any transmitter is antennas and coax
     
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    ShagNasty New Member

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    Congrats.
     
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  9. S&W357

    S&W357 $upporting Member N.C. WDX-556

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    Congratulations! Gramps would be proud!
     
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  10. The20poundhammer

    The20poundhammer Sr. Member

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    Congrats now study up get that general class and it will open up a ton of stuff for you and its not that harder than the tech.
     
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  11. Alan Blackmon

    Alan Blackmon Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations. AB7XX in Boise. Don't stop. Move on to the General. Meanwhile put up some antennas. Build a few. Quarterwave vertical for 2 meters 220 and 440 are pretty easy and there are lots of builds posted on Youtube. Maybe even go for a Moxon on 2 meters and the other bands. I have built both of these designs and did a 2 meter 4 element build from old TV antenna parts. Had a blast doing it. I can put my HT on the four element and hit a repeater out at 70 miles. Also if you get a HF radio you can listen in on some fun QSOs. Then one day you pass your exam and you will be ready to join in.
     
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