Ham Radio Operators?

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Re: Ham Radio Operators?

Postby richard-hind » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:44 am

Congrats Joe on passing the tests! I can see a field day/stargazing event in the near future :)
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Re: Ham Radio Operators?

Postby richard-hind » Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:06 am

I just found out about this if anyone is looking to get their Technician license quick. It will at least get you on the air and well on the way toward General Class:

Get Your Ham Radio License in 1 Day!

Date and Time of Event: Saturday, 02.28.2015 from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm., including exam which begins at 4:00 pm.


A one day study session/exam will be offered for the Technician Class Amateur Radio License.
Course fee is $30 (cash), which includes the $15 FCC exam fee.
All materials are provided and there is no preparation required.
This class is open to the public. Testing is available for all license classes at 4:00 pm.
Final details will be emailed to all registrants.
*NOTE: Morse code is no longer required for any class of Amateur Radio License in the United States.
Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited. Don't delay,register today!

American Red Cross, Greater Houston Area Chapter,
2700 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77098.

Contact Information:
If you would like to attend or need additional information
please email Jerry Irwin K5JEI at [email protected]
Elisha G. Colvin 832.824.1237; [email protected]
Risk Management Coordinator, Emergency Management, Texas Children's Hospital
2450 Holcombe 37G, Houston, Texas 77021
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Re: Ham Radio Operators?

Postby melanie-black » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:38 pm

I just joined HAS...

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Re: Ham Radio Operators?

Postby richard-hind » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:40 pm

Welcome Melanie! Looks like there are quite a few hams here :)


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Re: Ham Radio Operators?

Postby stephen-harris » Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:59 pm

I got my novice and built my heathkit when I was 11 or 12 years old wn5crw and later again ka5bub. Hit college and other priorities overrode the time for ham. I have a serious appreciation and respect for those that maintain it today.
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Re: Ham Radio Operators?

Postby robert-torrey » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:24 pm

The old ARRL magazines used to have numerous beginner level Ham equipment projects with schematics and parts lists. I learned my basic theory trying to figure out why my circuits wouldn't work properly. But you couldn't beat Heathkit for the broad range of kits, from crystal radios to transceivers, eventually even a personal computer. Probably helped create a future generation of electrical engineers, even if just by learning how to make a good solder joint. And then the hobbyists also lost Edmund Scientific and A.C. Gilbert, among others.
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Re: Ham Radio Operators?

Postby steve-fung » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:30 am

My first computer was a Heathkit H89, which I assembled with the help from my dad. It had a Z80 processor and ran CP/M. One of the reasons I went into EE as an undergrad. Brings back lots of memories...

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Re: Ham Radio Operators?

Postby buster-wilson » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:42 am

Ham radios and astronomy can work together. At least it really did about 25 years ago. I hope this is clear enough for you to be able to enlarge it to read better. The display in person wasn't much better than this pic on the front of the A-L newsletter. Standing and waiting for a while so improvement could be seen in the images helped. Hope you like it. *BW*

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