• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
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KJ7IQJ

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Joined
Aug 25, 2019
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Location
Oregon
I'm new, naive, and having fun. Nice to meet y'all.

Not sure what I want to do yet but the first step, getting licensed, is behind me. Have a Yaesu FT-65R, managed to unlock it and program a few local repeaters into it. Time will tell if I have it right.

Planning on going to my first club meeting in a few weeks.
 

K4EET

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Feb 18, 2015
Messages
772
Location
Severn, Maryland, USA
Hey Ron, congratulations on getting your ham license and welcome to the wonderful world of Amateur Radio! One of the first things that you may want to do is to log into Callsign Database by QRZ Ham Radio and "claim" your callsign. You can customize the record and even add a biography so others who look you up can learn a little about you. Go to the QRZ website and enter K4EET and go to my "Biography" tab and you will see what I mean. Don't hesitate to ask any of us questions. No question is a "stupid" question! We all asked them ourselves! LOL! Again, Welcome to the hobby Ron and I'm sure you will have a lot of fun. There is so much to choose from you will never run out of things to do...

Cheers and 73, Dave K4EET
 

spongella

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Feb 21, 2014
Messages
520
Location
Western NJ
Welcome to ham radio. Joining a club is a great idea, especially if it is an active club. My club, the Delaware Valley Radio Association, W2ZQ, is an active club and even has it's own club station. Couldn't ask for more. Enjoy ham radio, it is a lifelong hobby.
 
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