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LeonDeGamme

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I live in Long Beach and was interested to learn that there is a Ham radio station operating out of the Queen Mary ship a few miles from me. I have no idea how Ham radio works and was wondering if I could pick up the transmissions from my pro-82? I have no idea if its possible or how to do it if it is. Is there I frequency I am supposed to go to? Here is a link to their website. http://www.mpicomputers.com/ham/queen/

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LeonDeGamme

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anyone know how to receive transmissions from a ham radio station? do you have to know the frequency or do the other ham operators know how to look for it by the call sign?
 

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W6RO operates on the HF bands. I've worked it on 20 meters and have their QSL card. With the exception of a small sliver of the 10 meter band, your Pro-82 only receives in the VHF/UHF bands. You can monitor some ham activity such as the 2-meter band (144-148 mhz) and the 440 mhz ham band (440-450 mhz for FM activity). It's possible that W6RO may use those bands for short-range contacts, but most of their activity will be on the HF bands.

Check out www.arrl.org for infomration on ham radio and frequencies used. Try searching the 2-meter band, and I'm sure you will find some local 2-meter activity. Have fun.

Lee, K3GI
 
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