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    Not to be a buzz killer, but what does this have to do with bmw’s?....
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    ham and politics

    I saw an article that the government is trying to shut down ham radio operators. I haven't been on the air for several years and have not kept up with issues of ham radio. Any remarks to this. I hope this is a proper post. If not delete it.

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    The "government" can stop Amateur Radio any time it wants. There was and probably still is some pressure to give up or share some of the higher frequencies to phone, internet, and other services. But this has been going on for years.
    Using these frequencies is still the best way to "keep" these frequencies.

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    Ham radio is frequently dismissed as a “they still have that” hobby. Maybe that is the reason someone felt they had to ask.... essentially, “why the thread”?

    Some reading here may help with understanding-

    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/9228945/ns...after-katrina/

    It’s now less complicated to obtain an Amateur Radio license. Pure communication in a time of need or just for fun. 0000 00
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    I went straight to General, but only have VHF/UHF capability right now. I’m teaching myself Morse code and will be picking up an Icom IC-7300 for HF. I’d like to stuff it in a Pelican case and bring it to rallies once they resume.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastman View Post
    I went straight to General, but only have VHF/UHF capability right now. I’m teaching myself Morse code and will be picking up an Icom IC-7300 for HF. I’d like to stuff it in a Pelican case and bring it to rallies once they resume.
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    All reports on the Icom 7300 have been fantastic. Pretty easy to throw a wire antenna up most anywhere there is a couple of trees.
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    K1ELG QTH Snoqualmie, WA 73s!

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    KM6SWL Dave Johnson Cville, Va Baofeng handheld
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    6 meters has been fun lately. I had a real nice contact with Newfoundland this morning. If you can get on 6 meters, 50.125 USB is a great place to monitor for activity.
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    Thought I would give this thread a “bump”. I have noticed a number of members with their call in their sig line.
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    new ham

    Just ran across this. I am a new Ham KD9RST , St, Jacob IL.

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    Welcome the the world of ham radio

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    Congratulations to those new to Amateur Radio.

    Try to ignore the old that will/may bitch at you for being a “no-coder”. Like a lot of hobbies/activities, there are some grumpy people stuck in the past.

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    de KF4BY

    Just discovered this thread even though I've been in the MOA for ears. Been a ham for about 55 years. In the past I operated MC Mobile with an ICOM IC-706MkIIG on the old R11RT. I don't have a pony in the garage at the moment but that's about to change.....

    Is there an HF net that meets on a regular basis? Will the "BMW Hams" have a meet and greet at the National in Great Falls this year?

    73, Stan
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