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Just passed my Amateur Radio license exam (tech level)

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:17 pm
by ChemicalRobot
Got a 35/35 score. :)

Now I'm looking for a good starter rig. Does anybody have any suggestions? I've been looking around at various reviews over at eham.net but it's so tough to decide.

Re: Just passed my Amateur Radio license exam (tech level)

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:05 pm
by Warder
Congrats on the Exam!


Re: Just passed my Amateur Radio license exam (tech level)

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:07 pm
by 10ringo10
A family member built the transmitters years ago,no bigger than a shoe box,for pirate stations,which had a to be well hidden,from the dti.
needs to be fan cooled and crystal phase lock looped.
This sets it to the band-freq you,ll be allowed to use when you have the licence in your town or city, welldone.

Re: Just passed my Amateur Radio license exam (tech level)

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:09 pm
by mech
congrats mate!

Re: Just passed my Amateur Radio license exam (tech level)

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:31 pm
by 10ringo10
so it will be jingles making time,and you,ll need advertising rates,we use to do raves in the 80,s.
night clubes , small companys,good places to start.

Re: Just passed my Amateur Radio license exam (tech level)

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:05 pm
by whizdumb
Congrats and welcome to the club.

Re: Just passed my Amateur Radio license exam (tech level)

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:30 pm
by aarpazthelockpicker
congrats! what is your budget because that will determine the type of rig that you can get. also are you looking for a HT or a mobile unit. if you get a mobile would you put it in your house or your car/truck


Martin,
-KD0NDO-

Re: Just passed my Amateur Radio license exam (tech level)

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:49 pm
by ChemicalRobot
Thanks for the comments guys :)

aarpazthelockpicker wrote:congrats! what is your budget because that will determine the type of rig that you can get. also are you looking for a HT or a mobile unit. if you get a mobile would you put it in your house or your car/truck


Martin,
-KD0NDO-


As a starting budget I'd like to keep it under $300 (incl. accessories) but I'd prefer less than $250. Right now I'm looking at HT units but eventually I do want to get a mobile rig for my car eventually, so if you have any suggestions on that I'd appreciate it too. Based on reviews and price, I've been looking at the Yaesu FT-60R. Is it a reasonably good starter unit?

Re: Just passed my Amateur Radio license exam (tech level)

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:00 pm
by aarpazthelockpicker
that is a good starter radio. when/if you get that get a small magnetic antenna for it so when you are mobile you can get some better range. they are only like 25 bucks.

Re: Just passed my Amateur Radio license exam (tech level)

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:14 pm
by ChemicalRobot
aarpazthelockpicker wrote:that is a good starter radio. when/if you get that get a small magnetic antenna for it so when you are mobile you can get some better range. they are only like 25 bucks.

Excellent. :) Could you link to the small magnetic antenna online somewhere?

Re: Just passed my Amateur Radio license exam (tech level)

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:21 pm
by 10ringo10
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This was the type of set up we used,but we made ours, manytimes.

Re: Just passed my Amateur Radio license exam (tech level)

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:24 pm
by aarpazthelockpicker
http://www.radioinc.com/oscmax/catalog/ ... cts_id=926

Make sure it has the right connector for the antenna on your radio you might need an adapter

Re: Just passed my Amateur Radio license exam (tech level)

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:38 am
by ChemicalRobot
Got my callsign today! KF7VFU :)

Re: Just passed my Amateur Radio license exam (tech level)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:22 pm
by orbitman
Congrats KF7VFU

I might suggest for a HT Wouxun KG-UV2D this rig is very nice, easy to program. You can program by hand or computer.Software is free.The cost is well under $150.00
I have one and love it. I also have the FT60 it is also a good HT, but harder to program by hand. lol it can also be done by computer. Just do some research on the type of unit you want, and what you will use it for, before you buy one.

Re: Just passed my Amateur Radio license exam (tech level)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:35 pm
by orbitman
Evan, KF7VFU

Also suggest you get involved with the Local Ham Radio Club, there are many good Elmers (volunteers) around that are willing to assist You. Also many different aspects of Ham Radio, You can get HOOKED real easy...lol I encourage you to continue on upgrading on you license, this gives you much more frequencies to operate on. Enjoy Your New Adventure !!!

73

KC8MIS

John