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 Randy on April 22, 2016 at 8:53am

You fellas up to anything good? 

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 Randy on March 1, 2016 at 11:20pm

New vanity call sign is W7RAO

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 Randy on February 24, 2016 at 12:36pm

I submitted an application to obtain a vanity call sign. It was a little confusing for me, so I thought I would post this link to help anybody else who wants to take this step.

Comment by Randy on February 2, 2016 at 4:40pm

Thanks, James. Now to get a radio, lol. 

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 Randy on February 2, 2016 at 3:54pm

Before turning it in, I thought I might have to do it a second time. Passed with 42/50. KE0EUV will soon say Extra class.

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.


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