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"My Other Hobby is Ham Radio"

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Hamguy, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. Hamguy

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    I'm looking forward to another "new trick for this old dog." I got into ham radio a few years back and now I'm going to finally "fly" my own aircraft. I'm lovin' retirement, in spite of the "growing old" part. Take a look at my website for the whole story. Thanks to all for being here– and for your patience!

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  2. mikekilroy1074

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    Very nice!
    73, AC8V

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  3. Illina

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    Hello up north, west central Indiana here. I grew up on the east coast of Viriginia and listened to WOWO in the '60's. It would make the bounce that far at night. Hope you enjoy your newest hobby.
     
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    Howdy from Texas. I am an RC airplane pilot, dji Phantom fc40, and now my new P3S. Just upgraded the firmware about 30 minutes ago... I'm also a HAM as well... W5PDR.
     
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    KK5KGK

    Although I've never done anything with it. Literally nothing. I have a radio and one of my producers wanted us all to take the class and the test and I figured why not?

    It was a great learning experience. Can it bleed over into this hobby somehow? Was just wondering that the other day.
     
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  6. revnja

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    Seems like the two hobbies intersect quite often. Being licensed helps with nuances like FPV transmission frequencies, antenna building/theory and of course all of the electrical knowledge carries over. I know I have applied a lot of my amateur radio knowledge to this hobby.
     
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  7. Jussaguy

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    Sweet! Good to know. Thanks.
     
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    Got my General ticket back in 1995. Had a great station at one time in the late '90's/early 2000's, but have been QRT (off the air) for many years now. Living in a small apartment now, makes it difficult to build even a modest station.
     
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    N1URQ here.
     
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    Okay, this is 'tongue in cheek' but possible. Ham freqs reach much farther that the UAS channels. But a drone kits but use ham freqs for the controls and fly from Albuquerque to Katmandu.
     
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  11. Jussaguy

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    LOL! I am working on it. N1. I knew there must be use.
     
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  12. brianrmartin

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    Hello from Houston TX. Myself and my son are hams. N5KIE and N5BRI. My son actually is going to the regional science fair here in Houston with a portable repeater on a UAS system. Won first at school and second at district. Google Kie Martin Motorola and N5BRI.
     
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  13. Hamguy

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    Hello, KK– A drone might be helpful in installing and inspecting antennas.
     
  14. PEEFA

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    mw0mwv here! In South Wales uk. We shall have to set up a sked on HF or dstar


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  15. Sparks

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    Congrats on getting into flying. I'm also into ham radio. I spent a little over 30 years up in Alaska as KL7RS then retired in 2008 to Arizona where I'm now W7CK. Both are fun hobbies.....
     
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