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Darklyte27 07-13-2009 6:18 AM

Official list of Amateur "HAM" Radio Operators and info
 
I was thinking we should have a list of HAM's.

List your call sign Class of license
General location
your radio equipment more than 1 if you want
antenna
If you are part of any clubs or Org's

Example for me would be
Vanity granted W6XXX General PM for callsign
Bay Point, CA
Yaesu VX-8R with Diamond SRH320A antenna yaesu 7900 for the car, neat little radio with scanning *wide receive* capabilities
2x Yaesu FT-7900 in both vehicles Diamond mag mount antenna
Yaesu 857D HF all band rig
For those who do not wish to post your call sign, you can list what radio gear you have etc, and if you want people to talk to just say PM for call sign.

I am a Technician Ham Operator! passed my test tonight 7/17/09

I am now a General as of 6/17/2011

Im in the process of studying for the last week or so and plan on taking the test this coming Friday.
I just placed an order for the new yaesu vx-8r and a diamond srh320a antenna since it has 22 reviews with a 4.9/5.0 score

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/4298


there are a few websites that you can take free practice tests on

Links to practice exams

http://www.eham.net/exams/
http://www.hamradiolicenseexam.com/study.jsp

Find a place to take an exam

http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-...e-exam-session


Just a few places and links to buy and look at Radio gear
http://www.gigaparts.com
http://hamradio.com/
http://www.universal-radio.com
http://aesham.com/
www.eham.net/
http://www.hamradiolicenseexam.com
http://www.hamcity.com

Ham radio magazine
https://www.arrl.org/join-arrl-renew-membership/

39$ a year gets you a membership and 1 yr subscription to ARRL magazine.

plus you also get a choice of a book for free.
Usually a study guide for General, Extra , or other book on ham radio stuff like antennas etc.

XJJack 07-13-2009 7:12 AM

KD6GKL Tech
Hawthorne, CA
10m, 6m, 2m, 440 many mobils and handhelds

emilio 07-13-2009 9:04 AM

KI6XXX General since last year

still only have a 2m HT, Yaesu VX-170. i can vouch for the Diamond 320A - i only use it on 2m, but it came with this radio, works great, and the person i got it from actually did the SWR testing themselves to decide what antenna to get. it is a bit long.

i usually check in to the Bay Area's 9am Talk Net on N6NFI/R - if you hear me on there, i go by emilio, too. i helped out at the PAARA-shoot, if anyone here went to that... gave the reloading demonstration.
- emilio

domokun 07-13-2009 1:37 PM

Extra (PM for Callsign)
South SF Bay Area, CA (CM97)
Yaesu VX-7R with Diamond SRH320A antenna.
Yaesu FT-8900R with Diamond CR-8900a antenna w/Comet CP-5M mount.
Icom IC-7000 + Heil PR-40 Microphone with Outbacker Outreach + Alpha Delta Outpost Tripod or 40m full wave delta loop + SGC-237 coupler.
SCCARA and USS Hornet ARC Member.

sorensen440 07-13-2009 1:38 PM

Technician (prefer not to post call sign out in the open but will Pm to anyone interested)

East bay
FT-60

DenverDuck 07-13-2009 6:02 PM

General
Irvine, CA

No radio right now.

ldivinag 07-14-2009 1:55 PM

KG6'er...
tech
fremont/hayward
yaesu vx-7r

Paltik.45acp 07-14-2009 2:10 PM

KF6XXX
Tech
San Diego, CA
10m, 2m, 440

GTKrockeTT 07-14-2009 5:10 PM

KJ6XXX
Technician
Rosemead
Yaesu FT-8800r

dirtfarmer 07-14-2009 5:23 PM

kg6*** General (wife say's too many radios)....3-kenwood d700..9-motorola ht's -5 mobils...kenwood ts 940ts hf..heathkit sb200 1kw amp...72' crankup tower going up soon... modesto,CA.

Canute 07-14-2009 5:52 PM

KI6xxx (PM)
Yaesu VX-7R.
Campbell/Saratoga.

Baja_Traveler 07-14-2009 6:05 PM

Don't know why all the secrecy, With a last name and city anyone can find the address, license class and date of issue of any ham operator - it's all on the web.

KI6IWX - General
Icom 91A/D
Yaesu FT8900 10m/6m/2m/440 go kit with TNC & battery/solar backup
Yaesu FT-857 HF/2m/440 mobile
HiQ - 80/4 mobile
Hi/Q 80/4 NVIS with cap hats/7' whips
Comet 2m/440 Base antenna
too many comet/diamond antennas to list

Founding member San Diego REMCOM

halifax 07-14-2009 6:09 PM

Note I'm not posting my city or last name either

KE6xxx
Tech
Kenwood 2m, 440

cactustactical 07-14-2009 9:53 PM

Hmmm.... I should get into this.

I was a 2600 in the Corps and can copy 30 GPM morse... Are most of you voice or morse?

..--.. -.-


Art
www.SecondAmendmentTaskForce.com
Former USMC RRT MARSOC

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DiscoBayJoe 07-14-2009 10:00 PM

K6JOE / General
Discovery Bay, CA

ICOM IC-7000 (Jeep) w/OutBacker Stealth Plus / Diamond SG-7500
YAESU - FT-8100R (Bench Radio) w/Larsen Mag Mount
ICOM IC-91AD (Portable)
High Sierra Frontier Antenna

AJAX22 07-15-2009 5:01 AM

KE6FJG/ Tec +
New York City

No radio where I'm at right now.

domokun 07-15-2009 2:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cactustactical (Post 2772585)
Hmmm.... I should get into this.

I was a 2600 in the Corps and can copy 30 GPM morse... Are most of you voice or morse?

..--.. -.-


Art
www.SecondAmendmentTaskForce.com
Former USMC RRT MARSOC

.

They dropped the CW requirement for licensing awhile back. I myself am a Phone operator, no CW yet.

Darklyte27 07-15-2009 2:21 PM

definitely a way to keep in touch outside of calguns just incase power goes out etc.

PS, welcome all NEW and OLD Ham operators, please share any tips to newbies like me and potential future hams.

matto 07-15-2009 4:12 PM

KF6BRC
Orange County
Several dual band handhelds (440, 2m, 6m)
Dual Band Mobile (440, 2m)

LOW2000 07-15-2009 8:54 PM

I have my General license (missed Extra by 2 questions, I didn't plan on taking it so I didn't study for it), but don't have, nor have I ever used a radio. :(

kris 07-15-2009 9:22 PM

KJ6xxx - Tech
Woodland Hills, Ca.
Ticket came in the mail last week, should get my hands on an FT-60 or vx-7 in the next few weeks.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Baja_Traveler (Post 2771309)
Don't know why all the secrecy, With a last name and city anyone can find the address, license class and date of issue of any ham operator - it's all on the web.

I believe the secrecy is due to the fact that many people here discuss the firearms they own. Would you post your address in your sigline here ?
As you know, the FCC database is on the web. Unless you have a P.O. box for your mailing address on file with the FCC you probably have your home address.

Home is where most people keep their guns...

Follow me ?


k.

Darklyte27 07-16-2009 7:13 AM

But the Govt already knows where you live, they can find you any time any where! :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by kris (Post 2778063)
KJ6xxx - Tech
Woodland Hills, Ca.
Ticket came in the mail last week, should get my hands on an FT-60 or vx-7 in the next few weeks.




I believe the secrecy is due to the fact that many people here discuss the firearms they own. Would you post your address in your sigline here ?
As you know, the FCC database is on the web. Unless you have a P.O. box for your mailing address on file with the FCC you probably have your home address.

Home is where most people keep their guns...

Follow me ?


k.


45user 07-16-2009 8:36 AM

KC6ZVZ
Old kenwood triband mobile & couple 220mhz rigs
people don't use 220's anymore...

sorensen440 07-16-2009 8:38 AM

But why make it easy for them to figure out who is who :p

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darklyte27 (Post 2779197)
But the Govt already knows where you live, they can find you any time any where! :D


Asphodel 07-16-2009 9:55 AM

My partner Elaine is WA6UBE.

She gets to be honourably retired, these days, after having been in charge of local public-safety commo capability for a major local agency for quite a few years. (and, oh, my, the stories she could......but must not, not even a little bit...... tell, after thirty years in public-safety commo.)

We're the ones who have the M37 set up as a commo vehicle, with an ex-MLQ-24 shelter set up with an extensive array of modern commo gear.

Have a look on our web-site www.tactical-link.com if you'd like.

In theory, at least, should 'the big quake' or some similar disaster occur, which disables the Ma Bell land-lines, the mountain-top repeaters, microwave dishes, etc., we're part of the local 'reserve commo'.

We're set up so that we can talk to the beat cop's hand-pack, or the fire captain's radio set on his rig, should he/she be unable to talk to dispatch, and pass the traffic to their dispatch, or to local, county, and state EOC. We're set up to talk to aircraft, and are linked with the Federal FEMA and SHARES programmes.

We did interoperability training with the Army Reserve commo people, but.......for any would-be terrs out there........we don't carry any active military crypto, so don't bother trying....we do carry commercial PGP, but thats really pretty useless in any real emergence scenario.

(fact is, if the 'big one' happens, some of our friends will be nice, and set up a perimeter around our rig.....so, no, we couldn't be taken over for the 'voz de atzlan','voz de la revolucion' or whatever.)

How can you help? In this day of 'no code techs', you can pass a simple test and get a ham licence......then become acquainted with RACES, the civil emergency commo group, or, at least, 'San Jose Prepared' group, and help to co-ordinate local rescue.

Now, ask yourself just how many people have set up the equivalent commo capacity, to be able to pass emergency traffic to state and Federal agencies should the 'big one' or other major disaster happen in the Santa Clara Valley.........aside from ham ops who can rig antennas and get out on ham freqs..... (my own guess is that, should there be a real disaster here, you'll be able to listen in on the ultimate 'Sino-American Fire Drill', or 'Charley Foxtrot'......but, yes, I'd really like to be mistaken about that)

Now, aren't you really grateful that 'the big one' won''t happen in our lifetimes?

(I could offer an opinion of the investors, developers, etc., who built high-rise buildings, which will have thousands upon thousands of occupants during business hours.......on alluvial fill ground, in a famous earthquake zone.......but, doubtless, no one would be interested in my opinion.....I just tend to avoid that area, myself)


cheers

Carla

jmlivingston 07-16-2009 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 45user (Post 2779499)
people don't use 220's anymore...

Why is that, anyways?


I'm KI6Z**, just picked up a VX-6r this morning, it's still getting its initial charge! Located in south OC.

John

MudCamper 07-16-2009 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Baja_Traveler (Post 2771309)
Don't know why all the secrecy, With a last name and city anyone can find the address, license class and date of issue of any ham operator - it's all on the web.

Didn't you just answer your own question?

And with just a call sign (and nothing else, which is usually the case here since most use aliases) you can find out a person's name and address.

http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsS...rchLicense.jsp

Darklyte27 07-17-2009 7:12 PM

Just passed my Tech test tonight, tried the General and failed haha of course I didnt plan on taking it or studied for it.

BigBamBoo 07-20-2009 4:28 PM

............

gibbygoo 07-23-2009 5:50 AM

KJ6AER General
Bakersfield, CA
Yeasu FT-7800R and FT-60R. Hope to have an HF mobile soon.
Member of Kern County-Central Valley Amateur Radio Club www.w6lie.org

762cavalier 07-23-2009 12:07 PM

KI6U**/Tech
Yaesu ft7800 dual band.

rkt88edmo 07-23-2009 12:32 PM

Are you all writing love letters to Diana Eng?

-rkt (who is just jealous because he is always too lazy to get his license)

domokun 07-23-2009 1:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rkt88edmo (Post 2814194)
Are you all writing love letters to Diana Eng?

-rkt (who is just jealous because he is always too lazy to get his license)

:eek: Woah there...

Darklyte27 07-23-2009 1:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rkt88edmo (Post 2814194)
Are you all writing love letters to Diana Eng?

-rkt (who is just jealous because he is always too lazy to get his license)

I was too lazy, then I went and got it after a week or two of studying.
i got 33/35..pretty good for my books!

Cnynrat 07-23-2009 1:39 PM

N6XXX, General
Kenwood TM-V71A in my 4x4
Yaesu VX7R HT

Often monitoring the Keller Peak repeater when I am out and about.

POLICESTATE 07-23-2009 1:42 PM

KD6xxx
Technician
Yaesu FT-60, Yaesu FT-8800 (Comet Antenna)
Typically monitor N6NFI and 154.905 (if I'm on the freeway ^^ )

jmlivingston 07-23-2009 3:08 PM

I've been monitoring the WIN System, Condor Connection, and CLARES - all of Santiago Peak repeaters.

Darklyte27 07-23-2009 3:54 PM

For you Socal guys, get echolink, echolink.org
So you can log onto our bay area repeater W6CX repeater www.mdarc.org
on 147.060 / PL 100Hz 224.780 / PL 77Hz 441.325 / PL 100Hz
through the internet with just a microphone and speakers.

im in the process of getting verified so I can also use echolink.

JDay 07-23-2009 8:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darklyte27 (Post 2762860)
Is now A Technician Ham Operator! passed my test tonight 7/17/09

You're not a HAM until you get a callsign issued. You can check here everyday to see if its been issued yet.

http://www.arrl.org/fcc/fcclook.php3
http://www.qrz.com/db/?cmd=1

JDay 07-23-2009 9:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmlivingston (Post 2780038)
Why is that, anyways?


I'm KI6Z**, just picked up a VX-6r this morning, it's still getting its initial charge! Located in south OC.

John

You should have got the new VX-8r. The VX-6r is easy to freeband mod though, you just have to remove one solder jumper from under the battery.

http://www.0xdecafbad.com/wp-content...2d8r_small.jpg


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