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Old 12-10-2012, 2:28 PM
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Default Got my call sign!

My call showed up today. KK4NES
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Old 12-10-2012, 2:40 PM
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My call showed up today. KK4NES
Congratulations!! Welcome to the international brotherhood of amateur radio. Now GOTA (Get On the Air).
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Old 12-10-2012, 4:13 PM
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Cool! Now you can have more fun with radios.
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Congrads on getting your ticket
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I am hoping my radio gets here before class tonight, it's out for delivery via ups now. They are going over repeaters and some other stuff tonight. I want to bring mine to get some hands on time programming and get help if need be.
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Old 12-10-2012, 5:54 PM
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Just curious as to what radio did you get?
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Old 12-10-2012, 6:20 PM
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Congratulations!!! Welcome!! I hope your radio does come too!! They can help you program it then you will be up and running!!
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Old 12-10-2012, 6:41 PM
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We are in class now. Leave it to ups to be slow today.. My radio hasn't arrived yet. My wife is home so it will be there once I get out of class. I will play with it a bit when I get home.
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We are in class now. Leave it to ups to be slow today.. My radio hasn't arrived yet. My wife is home so it will be there once I get out of class. I will play with it a bit when I get home.
Congrats!!! What radio did you get?
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Kenwood TH-d72A
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Old 12-11-2012, 1:00 PM
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Congrats on your call sign! The TH-D72A is a nice HT rig for APRS
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Thanks, I am liking my 72A but I have to send it back as soon as I can get a hold of the place I got it from. My Menu and A/B buttons don't work. I talked to Kenwood and they said to send it back. I bought it through theantennafarm.com which is not an authorized Kenwood dealer.
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Well hopefully they will, but it should be covered under warranty, and in worst case repairing these things isn't so awfully expensive.
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Congrats...I still remember my first call (WN4UYY) and contact, boy have things changed. HT's are great but as soon as you can go to a ham fest and get a base set up. A used mobile, a power supply, and an antenna...should be around $300 to $400. HT's are great but NOTHING beats the talking power (range) of a base station. You could build your own antenna and save more $.
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It is so good to come here and consistently see someone has gotten their license. Amateur radio, thank God, is alive and well!
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Congrats.
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Congratulations on getting your license. Get on the air and have fun!
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I did play a bit today. Even though some of my buttons aren't working I could get on the air so I talked some with one of the guys who helped with my class. I also played with EcoLink a bit today as well. I heard back from theantennafarm.com a little while ago. They asked if I wanted to exchange it so I assume they are going to give me instructions and get it swapped out for me. I think I am going to get a SMA to BNC-F adapter and a Diamond RH205 antenna to go with it.
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Good for you I didn't go on the air the first day!! But now I can't get off I'm going to resume studying for general and one day get a base for HF,!!
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