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Getting Set Up

Started by Brother Joseph. Last reply by Brother Joseph Mar 15. 7 Replies

HF in a basement Apartment

Started by Jordan Jesse McGilvray. Last reply by James P. Yarrow Dec 8, 2015. 5 Replies

thinking of getting licensed...

Started by r. benz. Last reply by Terrance R May 28, 2015. 10 Replies

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Comment by Stephen Clay McGehee on April 22, 2016 at 9:36am

Good morning, Randy.

I recently picked up a 40' tower from the manufacturer, Aluma-Tower, in Vero Beach, FL. That has got to be the friendliest, most helpful group of folks I can recall every doing business with. Just based on that, I would highly recommend them.

I am still working on building the rebar structure for the concrete base, so it's not up yet. The mail purpose of the tower will be to hold up the center feed of a folded dipole antenna. I'll probably also put a 2m Ringo Ranger on the top, but I'm not big into VHF. I mostly like NVIS on HF.

I previously used trees to support the antenna, but I had them removed to make way for planting fruit trees. Looking forward to getting back on the radio.

Stephen
KN4AM

Comment by Ray Henderson on March 1, 2016 at 11:56pm

Congrats on the Extra and on your new call!  73 de Ray WA3PRR

Comment by Timothy S. Nicely on February 24, 2016 at 1:52pm

I just submitted to have a sequential call sign after my recent upgrade to extra. It took about 2 days--AC8VQ

Comment by James P. Yarrow on February 2, 2016 at 4:02pm

congrats on your Extra, it is a real accomplishment and feels great.

Comment by Andrew Spiehler on January 12, 2016 at 2:34pm

The Extra kicked my tail, Tech and General were a breeze. Only studied for the Tech, hadn't planned to take the other two.

Comment by James P. Yarrow on January 11, 2016 at 6:10pm

I felt pretty nervous about my extra, and only missed 1 question. I bet you'll do fine, too.

Comment by Ray Henderson on January 11, 2016 at 2:50pm

No worries, Randy. The Extra was about the same difficulty level as the General. If I can pass it, anyone can. :-)   Good luck!  73 de WA3PRR

Comment by George Foelsch on November 21, 2015 at 11:11pm

If anyone is interested in custom QSL cards let me know. Here is one I made for my dad

Comment by Ray Henderson on August 4, 2015 at 5:03am

KG5FYM congrats on the new license! Best way to find an Elmer is to find a local radio club. Two places to look:

https://www.qrz.com/clubs

http://www.arrl.org/find-a-club

Good luck and 73!   de Ray WA3PRR

Comment by James "Tyler" Morris on August 3, 2015 at 11:03pm

I'm a recently licensed and in the Houston, TX area looking for an Elmer. Anyone in the area or know of a friend who might want to help a young Amateur? My call sign is KG5FYM.

 

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Dave H replied to Dave H's discussion New job, induction dress code
"Thanks for the response an induction over here (I'm from Northern Ireland by the way) is like they bring you in and go over the job, the rules and policy's like health and safety and that sort of thing. The job itself is picking orders in…"
4 minutes ago
Jack Bauer replied to Dave H's discussion New job, induction dress code
"Not sure exactly what an "induction" is. I wouldn't wear a suit to a warehouse job, though.  Dressing to impress is fine, but not if it's going to get in the way of you doing the job.  Is it a manual labor job, or an…"
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Dave H posted a discussion

New job, induction dress code

Hello gents,As the title suggests I have been invite to a new job induction. When I say new job induction I mean I am not quite sure weather I have fully got the job, that is why I am in a bit of a pickle. I recently became unemployed through no fault of my own, I left my old job as a shop assistant to try the hospitality industry, and I did not like it one bit, the hours were horrible, the management poor, and in general I had a really poor experience. So I applied for a few other role through…See More
42 minutes ago
Wild Man replied to Mongoose's discussion Question on Shoulders/Shirt Fit in the group Exercise
"you can get work shirts tailored. I've actually looked on youtube and it's easy if you know someone who sews. or you can take one to the local tailor n see how much they charge. How much work/lifting are you doing for your shoulders?"
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Sir replied to john sorrentino's discussion what to post on my website?
"An article on punctuation, mechanics of writing, and packing punch into writing wouldn't be amiss, since that's a big part of what you're going for. For being manly, you can survey civilizations' ideas (see Manhood in the…"
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Shane replied to Mongoose's discussion Question on Shoulders/Shirt Fit in the group Exercise
"Your shoulder width is set by bone structure."
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zeke degraw replied to john sorrentino's discussion what to post on my website?
"I think that's a really good idea and the website looks clean. What ideas do you have right now. Try and just do a brain dump on paper and get every idea out. Good, bad, ugly, and then just start narrowing down what you want to write…"
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Mongoose replied to Mongoose's discussion Question on Shoulders/Shirt Fit in the group Exercise
"I alter them myself. The problem is that you cannot alter a shirt's shoulders. I usually am able to find shirts which fit, and have a great wardrobe. It's just an issue for work shirts or other shirts which do not have an athletic fit."
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