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Old 04-16-2018, 5:37 PM
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Popped up in the database a couple of hours ago and made my first contact. They were happy to hear from a rookie.

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Old 04-16-2018, 5:38 PM
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Congratulations!! Hope you have fun! Ham radio is a great hobby, I think youíll enjoy it.


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Old 04-16-2018, 5:41 PM
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Thanks.

I was heavily into CB in the mid- to late '70's. No one I knew back then in my CB club had a Ham ticket and no one ever talked about it.

There was a lot of illegal stuff going on in CB back then. This is my first entry back into radio and I knew I did NOT want to go back to CB.

I'm going to like this. My Kenwood TH-D74A shipped today.

How do I get that AR tag on my ID header?
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Old 04-16-2018, 7:00 PM
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There was a lot of illegal stuff going on in CB back then.
And not today?

Congrats. Get your General and open everything up. There's a ton of info online now but I found a local club that had a class.

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Thanks.

I was heavily into CB in the mid- to late '70's. No one I knew back then in my CB club had a Ham ticket and no one ever talked about it.

There was a lot of illegal stuff going on in CB back then. This is my first entry back into radio and I knew I did NOT want to go back to CB.

I'm going to like this. My Kenwood TH-D74A shipped today.

How do I get that AR tag on my ID header?


You have to go to your RR main profile (on the website, itís on the top bar.) Then once you click on it, it will have a space that you can type in your call sign.


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Old 04-16-2018, 7:17 PM
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Also, thatís a great radio your getting. Have fun!


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Congrats on your Tech!

Keep on going! It is a fun hobby.

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Michael,

Welcome to the ranks of Ham Radio. Congratulations on getting your Technician license. If you have any questions, there are a bunch of folks here at RR ready to provide answers. Do you have any gear yet? What are you interested in doing with Amateur Radio? It is a broad and very diverse area of communications. Here at RR, I would say we have pretty much all of the bases covered. Again, congrats on getting your ticket!

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Congratulations KD9KSO on getting you license sir, and making contact via your transceiver.
You're going to find a lot of enjoyment in your hobby of amateur radios.
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Congratulations welcome to the bands
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:49 AM
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Michael,

Welcome to the ranks of Ham Radio. Congratulations on getting your Technician license. If you have any questions, there are a bunch of folks here at RR ready to provide answers. Do you have any gear yet? What are you interested in doing with Amateur Radio? It is a broad and very diverse area of communications. Here at RR, I would say we have pretty much all of the bases covered. Again, congrats on getting your ticket!

73, Dave K4EET
Hi Dave.

I've always been interested in DX and have been into SW and scanning for decades now. After I get a suitable base antenna squared away I would like to try DX'ing, SATCOM, and building my own antennas. Along with talking to the locals here in my area.

Thanks for the welcome fellas.
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Congrats! On World Amateur Radio Day too!
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Old 04-20-2018, 6:13 AM
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Congratulations on getting your ham ticket, enjoy.
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Congrats Michael on your ham ticket, chasing the Hamsats are fun and will get you outdoors check out the website amsat.org they have a lot of info on this part of the hobby.....
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