Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by VE7NOT, Jul 17, 2021.
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.
You've made me hungry. Where's my radio?
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.
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."
I agree, but 50 years ago there was more AM so the crotchety ops took up more bandwidth.
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.
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.
The radios I ended up with are a few baofeng radios,kenwood thd74 and an ic705.
How's the 705 working for you?
I've "looked at it," but never used one.