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Old 06-05-2018, 9:31 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central Minnesota
Posts: 153

Welcome to the ham hobby! I got my ham license back in 2013, first thing I did was joined my local club. The club was more then open arms to me, which made it easy to get into the hobby. Depending on your radio if there is local repeaters, if you have been listening to how things operate in that area, when you get your call sign I would say your call sign and then "portable and monitoring" to let others know that you are out there. In Minnesota/North Dakota area where I am active on the repeaters, everyone is very friendly and open. Rule of thumb I always do I typically don't barge into mid conversations. Also I would strongly recommend checking into local nets, great way to get out there as well. If your area has a club, that's a great start to getting into the networking. Have fun with this great hobby. I have met so many fun people and friends.
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