I've been inactive for almost 10 years. What has changed?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by VE7NOT, Jul 17, 2021.

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  1. KP4SX

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    hahaha!
     
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  2. K2IE

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    Sadly, too many do. Seen many times, "I am new to HAM". I have felt like replying, "I am new to BACON." But I restrain myself.

    73
     
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  3. NL7W

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    You've made me hungry. Where's my radio?
     
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  4. W4NNF

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    I don't know if you're talking about radio, or the world in general. And I don't know how long you've been a ham, but on the bands nothing is any different than it was 30 or 40 or 50 years ago. ;)
     
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  5. W4NNF

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    Does that irritate me? I must admit it does. BUT...

    It's something you get from newer/younger hams, and frankly I think it's wonderful people are still coming to our avocation and I don't give a fig if they call it "eggs over easy radio." :D
     
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  6. WB2WIK

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    I agree, but 50 years ago there was more AM so the crotchety ops took up more bandwidth.
     
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  7. KO4ESA

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    I was fascinated with the ham radios when I was younger. Dad always said it was a “men’s hobby “.
    Last year I decided to get a radio and get my license.
    I’m 55 years old.
    Technician license completed June 2020
    General license completed December 2020
    Extra license completed April 2021.
    Just acquired VE accreditation.
    I like EchoLink, and am still waiting on the solar cycle to improve.
    Enjoy the hobby.
    73
    KO4ESA
    WRJR757
     
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  8. WB2WIK

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    Honestly I'm not new to HAM or BACON, but was very new to ALLIGATOR and ate it for the very first time when visiting Florida last month.

    It's really good.
     
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  9. KO4ESA

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    The radios I ended up with are a few baofeng radios,kenwood thd74 and an ic705.
     
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  10. WB2WIK

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    How's the 705 working for you?

    I've "looked at it," but never used one.
     
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