How Did You Radio Today?

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  1. AD7SK

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    How did I radio today?

    I made Extra class about an hour and a half ago.
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  2. K4NWD

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  3. K4NWD

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    I "radioed" today by opening up the TS-670S I got recently in anticipation of buying the FM module and the GC-10 for receiver coverage from 500KHz to 30MHz for the unit, only to discover it already had both! I hadn't even powered it up since getting it from Japan, so this was a pleasant surprise! Powered it up and everything works great! Win!
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  4. AD7SK

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    Thank you! It only took me 40 years longer than I intended.
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  5. AD7SK

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    Thanks to everyone who "liked" my elevation to Amateur Extra. Still lots to learn, but it was always on my 'bucket list' to become a ham and I am rather satisfied with the decision to finally get it done.
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  6. KI4POT

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    @KJ7ZII Good job!

    I didn't "like" the original because I'm just now seeing it and it felt like copying others, but I agree with the sentiment. :)

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  7. KI4POT

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    As for radio'ing yesterday, I putzed around with DStar on my D74. I didn't buy it for that capability (bought it for APRS, GPS, and SSB/CW receive) and I'm generally not interested in repeater-based ops, but I was tuning through the local repeaters, including the local DStar one when I heard a net or multi-op QSO including folks who were in other states. While I knew that was a capability, hearing it in person had more of an impact. So, I started digging into things and learning how reflectors and such work. I listened in on a DC Capital Region net that had participants from as far away as Minnesota.

    I don't think it's going to be quite the obsession as portable 6mFM, but it could be fun to play with once in a while.

  8. PU2OZT

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    Well done, never too late, ever!! :) took me that time too... until I found radio-amateur (i.e. CW) would be the hobby I'd like.

    Sipping coffee while thinkering about near-missed opportunities, but the classic «Hey! with your so~so hearing, you wouldn't be into radio, mind you?» always prevails :( albeit I sure fancied SWL like many among us.

    - awaiting for two radio related «stuff» to be delivered and how gonna install them.

    - filling in QSL cards.

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  9. HA2ZB

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    Never mind! It took me 40 years after passing the exam to apply for a callsign and start ham radio on my own. As said above - never too late! Have fun!
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  10. K4NWD

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    I took and passed the Novice test in 1966, everything but the code. :( Struggled with trying to learn Morse for two years, still failed. Gave up. Fast forward to 2018. I didn't know the code requirement had been dropped until a coworker got his General. I hit the books and took both the Technician and General tests 4 Jan 2019, passed both, but missed passing Extra by one question :mad:. Went back in March and passed Extra. A more than 50 year dream fulfilled. Now one more step for me....learn Morse and use it!
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