What kind of operator are you?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KD8UEI, Apr 20, 2017.

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  1. KD8UEI

    KD8UEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Are you mainly a contester? A ragchewer? A dxer casual or otherwise?

    I am a casual DX-er and net person. I like my QSOs short and sweet because I'm quite introverted and shy. However, I love to test the limits of propagation.
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  2. AF6LJ

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    Rag Chewer....
  3. K9STH

    K9STH Ham Member Staff Member QRZ Page

    Having been licensed for almost 58-years, the answer to that question is a definite yes!

    Over the years, I have tried a LOT of things except for SSTV and using a computer to make contacts.

    Today, whatever "tickles my fancy" when I get up. Might be chasing DX, might be rag chewing, might be weak signal operation on VHF or UHF, might be contesting (if there is a major contest brewing), might be ATV (on 70 cm), or it might be just SWLing!

    Glen, K9STH
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  4. W2AI

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    Appliance operator!!...LOL!!

    I'm sure some of us OTers recognize that term from yesteryear.
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017
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  5. W3ATV

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    Licensed since 1982, active on and off over the years, interests change and evolve. Right now I mainly chase DX on HF and 6 meters using SSB, CW, or JT65. I love digital modes because I can multi task in the shack and still keep a QSO going. I will ragchew with some of the locals on 10M SSB and 2M FM. In the past I was heavy into fast scan ATV on 70cm. I plan on doing digital ATV soon. Recently I discovered MSK144 and am playing with that on 6 meters. When something comes around that catches my interest I will pursue it for a bit until something else interests me. I guess you could say I have amateur radio A.D.D.
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  6. KQ0J

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    Little bit of everything. I like to chase HF DX ( all modes ), Chase grids on 6M, participate in DX and other contests ( I rarely submit a log though ) , I work a lot of digital JT65, JT9, a bit of MSK144 scatter, RTTY, and some others. I check into a HF net ( 75M , yes ! ) daily and some others on occasion. I ragchew on 2M FM simplex and repeaters with friends in the area from home and have a 2M FM rig in the pickup and usually carry an HT in the vehicle. I have an IRLP ( 70cm ) node ( IRLP node 8265 ) at my house and also use Echolink for checking into some nets and talking to friends that are not HF enabled. Little bit of a lot of things...
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  7. KY5U

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  8. KD2ACO

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    Ditto, with not nearly as much time to enjoy the hobby as I wish...
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  9. K7WFM

    K7WFM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Casual CW operator on HF.
    I like the challenge of making contacts at QRP levels which are usually short contacts.
  10. KF5RHI

    KF5RHI Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm more of a casual contester / DXer / Paper-chaser.

    I've played around a lot recently with JT65 and have done some SSTV in the past as well. I guess whatever tickles my fancy at the moment.

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