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Nov 28th 2011, 16:17

kk4fok

Joined: Nov 22nd 2011, 13:31
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I am new to ham. I am taking my test this evening for tech. apprehensive but ready to get my licences and then start looking for a good beginner radio any thoughts would be appreciated
Nov 29th 2011, 05:13

WA7RBC

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Welcome to the great world of amateur radio. My first suggestion is to find a mentor (if you don't already have one). The hobby is broad in terms of the different things you can do and the technology required. A mentor can help direct your effort to make the journey more enjoyable.

As for your first radio, do you have an idea of what bands or modes you would like to operate? That's a good place to start.

Best of luck and 73, Ron.
Dec 12th 2011, 14:44

kk4fok

Joined: Nov 22nd 2011, 13:31
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well I am now a official ham I received my callsign KK4FOK now registered with the FCC. I am now saving up to get a mobile ham I am looking at a FT-7900. My mentor suggested this to start and from there I will continue to grow. Looking forward to my first ham and conversation .
Dec 16th 2011, 03:55

WA7RBC

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Congratulations Lyndon and good luck with your new hobby and radio. Hope to hear you on the air sometime! 73, Ron.
Jan 18th 2012, 12:41

DXhunter

Joined: Jan 17th 2012, 16:05
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New member from the uk, hi to all radio hams in the US & Canada. Graham M6GSJ
Mar 15th 2012, 16:28

WF2S

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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The choices of rigs and antenas are mind boggling. Visit some local hams and see what they are using.. New and shiny does not mean better. Your wallet is a big factor as is your real estate.. The antenna is the most important factor. I use both USA gear (Ten Tec) and Icom. Start slowly and if you buy used, insist on the opprtunity to try before you buy or a return.. I offer to let prospective buyers come to my shack and operate any rig I wish to sell. That way everyone ends up happy..

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