Discussion in 'Youth Forum' started by N3CA, Apr 14, 2006.
Who is making the annual trek to the Dayton Hamvention this May? I know I'll be there!
I seem to have a lack of money available to go. Maybe when I'm older. I've got my share of projects going on now, though. Four wheeler has parts in the mail, weather paging system needs work, and I'm getting a bunch of dirt bikes in May. I can't wait to get my severe weather paging system, that is on 440 MHz, up and going.
For the $720 it would cost me (minimum) to make the great pilgrimage to Dayton, I'd rather buy radio stuff. Someday, I'll go, but not now.
Hello, I'm Ray, 16 of Illinois.
I will be attending this year; look for me at the HamSexy booth on Saturday.
I will be on 446.495, PL67.0, Running P25/DES-XL, however my radio is set to RX signals on Analog as well. Give me a shout-out on frequency if you wanna meet up somewhere; it would be interesting to meet a ham or 2 my age as well.
When is that thing, anyway?
Also, on another topic, of alternative energy-
I got my waste oil burner (converted home fuel oil burner) working! Took a ton of thinking, and hours of pondering about certain parts of it, and how to build them, but I fired it up on totally free, used motor oil. The burner is close to being able to handle vegetable oil. I'm not "green," I'm cheap. Though, I would like a VW Jetta diesel, to be able to run on homemade biodiesel, since I could never see myself paying $2.50 or more per gallon of fuel. Or a diesel truck, ie Chevy 2500 diesel, or, as I once saw, a 1500 diesel. Sorry, I'm just so excited I finally got the burner working!
Maybe I'll just bum off of all the rich hams going to Mecca to bow down to the Yaesu god.
"We're on a mission from God."
You know, I'll be home from Taiwan by then... I am seriously considering going.. I gave it a miss last year, but I might take a chance this year - if anything to get in on Doug's Astro Saber raffle
The Hamsexy booth should be fun this year, I really regretted missing it last year.
Bryan....did he (Doug) state what model AS it was? (i.e I/II/III)
Yeah it should be fun, I'll probably be at the booth for a good amount of time Saturday. It's my first Dayton as well, so it should be fun.
He didn't mention it - but hey... P25 is P25
I sold my old Astro Saber to buy my motorcycle a couple of years ago, and I'd love to get Astro-capable again.... Winning one is better than buying one, that's for sure
But I know that the AS is VHF, while all of the HS and Batlabs comms this year are going to be Astro UHF on 70cm.... so it'll be useless if you want to join in on the digital ham fun.... but still, VHF astro is nice, and they make great railroad radios too.