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SCCX Hams - Please check in here!
« on: May 20, 2012, 06:09:09 AM »
I know you are out there...please post here so we can have a nice little database of who the hams are and when they received their "ticket."

I'll start.

Callsign:  KD6DCI

License date:  October, 1992

Current radio set-up:  Kenwood TM-742A, tri-band radio running 2M/70cm/220mhz with detachable faceplate, and a Comet tri-band antenna. 

Member in good stand with Palomar Amatuer Radio Club (PARC) and the East County Repeater Association (ECRA).
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Re: SCCX Hams - Please check in here!
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2012, 02:14:31 PM »
Callsign: KG6OAZ

License Date: Amateur Extra Class since they dropped the code requirement and my deaf as a post ears weren't a factor!

Radios: Truck Yaesu FT-8800R dual band and a Kenwood TH-F6A, home - Yaesu FT-897D and FT-2900R, Kenwood TH-F6A, and an old Yaesu FT-757GXII.

Antennas: The house has a 2M/440 on one end of the house and a 220/2M/440 on the other with an off-center feed Windom for the HF. 25 KW UPS backs everything up. (yeah, twenty five kilowatt hours). There's a discone for the scanner.  On the truck I have SSB-7 and NR73B and some other antennas too.

Use to belong to the local RACES chapter until the chairperson when all stalker on me and creeped me out. Member of K6AFN's 220 repeater club.

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Re: SCCX Hams - Please check in here!
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2012, 02:49:44 AM »
Callsign:  K9AMI (ami = friend in French)

License date:  2 years ago as of Friday (5/18/2010)

Current radio set-up:  Kenwood TM-V71A, running 2M/70cm with detachable faceplate, and either a Comet SSB-1NMO or a Diamond NR770HNMO antenna depending on what sort of trip I'm doing.  

Also do APRS, my truck is K9AMI-9, using an Argent Tracker2 + Garmin Nuvi 350 connected to my Kenwood.  Would like to do a dedicated radio for APRS at some point, but then I'd need another antenna. :-P

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Re: SCCX Hams - Please check in here!
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2012, 01:25:40 AM »
Callsign: KF6BRF

License Date: 1994ish Technician (can't remember exact date of initial), upgraded to General 6/3/12

Current Radio Setup: Home - Alinco DR-140TQ 2m. Truck - Yaesu FT-7900R/E 2m/70cm to a Diamond K412S mount, with a Yaesu FT-50R handheld 2m/70cm. Planned home upgrade to either Icom 706MkIIG or Yaesu FT-857 All Mode.

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Re: SCCX Hams - Please check in here!
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2012, 05:04:35 AM »
Callsign:  KJ6SRM

License date:  November, 2011

Current radio set-up:  Yaesu FT-60R

I am pretty new to the HAM scene and undecided on where to go from here.
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Re: SCCX Hams - Please check in here!
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2012, 01:58:09 PM »

Callsign:  KJ6YPO

License date:  July 5 2012 (Tech and Gen)

Current radio set-up:  Still looking, learning and shopping.

I am open to suggestions:  My interests are wheeling (2M), sailing (SSB?) and emergency.  Should I buy an All band unit, or seperate HF  and dual band.
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Re: SCCX Hams - Please check in here!
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2012, 08:14:21 PM »
Callsign:  KJ6YPO

License date:  July 5 2012 (Tech and Gen)

Current radio set-up:  Still looking, learning and shopping.

I am open to suggestions:  My interests are wheeling (2M), sailing (SSB?) and emergency.  Should I buy an All band unit, or seperate HF  and dual band.

Awesome!  Did you take both exams the same day?  I've heard of people taking all three and passing.  I need to take the crash course and Tech exam.
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Re: SCCX Hams - Please check in here!
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2012, 08:46:44 PM »
Callsign:  KJ6YPO

License date:  July 5 2012 (Tech and Gen)

Current radio set-up:  Still looking, learning and shopping.

I am open to suggestions:  My interests are wheeling (2M), sailing (SSB?) and emergency.  Should I buy an All band unit, or seperate HF  and dual band.

Congrats Randy!!!!  Awesome!

For wheeling get a dual band 2m/440 unit from any of the manufacturers.  Kenwood, Yeasu, Icom are all good brands.  Woixsun is a new company on the market.  Don't forget to get a good antenna too.  Diamond and Comet make great antennas.
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Re: SCCX Hams - Please check in here!
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2012, 08:48:20 PM »
Awesome!  Did you take both exams the same day?  I've heard of people taking all three and passing.  I need to take the crash course and Tech exam.

No excuses Max!  :)
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Re: SCCX Hams - Please check in here!
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2012, 12:32:38 PM »
Thanks guys!
 I studied my a** off and took both on the same day for $5 in Escondido with EARS (every last Saturday of the month Max!).  Great group of guys and gals.
Thanks for the tips John, when I get a radio we'll "talk".
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Re: SCCX Hams - Please check in here!
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2012, 09:11:57 PM »
Callsign:  KJ6YPO

License date:  July 5 2012 (Tech and Gen)

Current radio set-up:  Still looking, learning and shopping.

I am open to suggestions:  My interests are wheeling (2M), sailing (SSB?) and emergency.  Should I buy an All band unit, or seperate HF  and dual band.

Or both?

A all band unit is expensive - figure $900 by the time you get it and an option or two. A dual band unit about 1/3rd that cost. I have a portable all band unit at home and a dual bander in the truck. I was fearful to put an all bander in the truck as my insurance policy specifically denies amateur radio without an additional rider (GIECO).
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Re: SCCX Hams - Please check in here!
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2012, 11:12:09 PM »
I love garage sales!
Saw this little Kenwood TM-241A 2meter for $60.  I ended up also buying his 500 watt pwr. supply and a field strength meter, then he through in a brand new cushcraft A3 HF 10 15 20 band antenna. All for 100 bucks, total.  So I gotta go HF now!  Looking at the TS-480 or IC-746.  If it's not tires and lifts, it's tuners and antennas
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2012, 10:47:47 AM »
I love garage sales!
Saw this little Kenwood TM-241A 2meter for $60.  I ended up also buying his 500 watt pwr. supply and a field strength meter, then he through in a brand new cushcraft A3 HF 10 15 20 band antenna. All for 100 bucks, total.  So I gotta go HF now!  Looking at the TS-480 or IC-746.  If it's not tires and lifts, it's tuners and antennas

That is a killer deal Randy.  SCORE!
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2012, 10:31:52 PM »
Power supply works great, radio needs a new memory batt, $12. on line.  Made my first contact today, he showed me to se my ctcss.  I will be going to the Fallbrook ham club meeting next month.  Love these guys!         
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« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2012, 08:41:08 AM »
Power supply works great, radio needs a new memory batt, $12. on line.  Made my first contact today, he showed me to se my ctcss.  I will be going to the Fallbrook ham club meeting next month.  Love these guys!         

Totally cool...way to go Randy.  :)
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