The Manly Art of Amateur (Ham) Radio


The Manly Art of Amateur (Ham) Radio

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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.


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:

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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Pale Horse replied to Pale Horse's discussion General Election 2016 in the group The Great Debate
"Have you heard about Corrine Brown? She of course is up for reelection. And, she is in trouble with the law for using a non profit as a slush fund for her campaign. Her GOP opponent is pretty solid. Things are finally starting to look up."
17 minutes ago
Shane replied to Milo Morris's discussion Gay Republicans in the group Out to Build Bridges
"While factually true, it fails to contribute to the conversation in any way."
2 hours ago
Carl Monster replied to Mongoose's discussion Am I Normal Male Brain?
"What is normal? I LOVE multitasking. The more I can do at once, the better. Work, eat, phone, drive, shave, poop. I've tried mixing all of them simultaneously."
3 hours ago
David R. added a discussion to the group Christian Men


I saw a young man today wearing a tee shirt that was a bit confusing -- until I figured it out.  His tee shirt had this on the front:MESSIAHWRESTLINGI finally figured it out: He goes to Messiah College and is on their wrestling team.  (It sounded like it was Messiah-wrestling, which reminded me of Satan!)  ;)See More
3 hours ago
Dominic replied to Milo Morris's discussion Gay Republicans in the group Out to Build Bridges
"There absolutely is diversity in every community about its voting habits and political thought. LGBT is no different despite the stereotype. Overall it's clear LGBT voters, more than the general population, prefer left-wing candidates. In…"
3 hours ago
Dominic joined Ian Wilson's group

Out to Build Bridges

This is a LGBTQ+ group.  All men are encouraged to join, including straight men.However, unlike the already established AoM group "Gay and Bisexual Men", this group is wide open, no privacy settings enabled.  The overall purpose of the group is to encourage conversations between the straight and non-straight communities.  This already happens in AoM, but it is scattered.  And it can't happen in the private "Gay and Bisexual Men" group.Debate is expected, but this is for building up bridges not…See More
3 hours ago
Shane replied to Pale Horse's discussion General Election 2016 in the group The Great Debate
"With any luck, Ryan will be out. I hear Nehlen is giving him a run, but it's difficult in a state where they open revolted for the right to have illegal aliens milk their cows."
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Pale Horse replied to Pale Horse's discussion General Election 2016 in the group The Great Debate
"Good. He must spurn the establishment kiss of death, as he has been doing. Paul Ryan is probably suicidal."
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