• 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.

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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/

Thanks for your help.
 

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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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