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ORIGINAL BIOGRAPHY

I have been interested in Amateur radio for a long time. My cousin had a HF mobile in his car that took up the entire passenger side. When he told me that he could talk around the world with that radio, I was bitten. That was over 40 years ago. To me, Morse Code was the unobtainable goal that stood in my way of getting a Novice ticket.

Fast forward 40+ years, and the Morse Code requirement was removed and I saw a listing on ARRL that the Barrow County GA ARC was holding a testing session on my off weekend. I started studying again, and took the test. Missed one question, and that bummed me out, but oh well!

I have to mitigate my desire for new equipment with the need to make sure all the bills get paid, so I will settle for my Yaesu VX-8DR and the mobile setup that I have right now.

Soon to be purchased when funds allow will be a dual bander for the car with more power than the HT, and an decent dual or tri band antenna (Now the Kenwood TM-D710A is installed professionally by Sound Sensations in Marietta, GA.  And let's not forget the help from the guys at HRO in Atlanta.)

Now I am through with purchases for my new hobby.  I know that I will be wanting to go HF at sometime, but I have enough equipment at this point in time to get me started.

November 24, 2017

​Station Upgraded Today!

Station Equipment
HF Equipment ICOM IC-7300 Black Friday Special
  ICOM IC-7100 2m/70cm/HF/6m DSTAR
       
2m/70 cm TYT MD-9800 Quad band Yaesu copy
  ICOM ID-5100A Dual Band DSTAR mobile
  Connect Systems CS-800D Dual Band DMR mobile
       
Portables TYT MD-2017 Dual Band DMR portable
  TYT MD-390 UHF DMR portable
  Yaesu VX-8DR Dual Band Analog portable  APRS
  Baofeng GT-3TP Dual Band Analog portable
  Baofeng UV-5R Dual Band Analog portable
  Motorola XPR3500 VHF MotoTRBO
  Motorola XPR7550e UHF MotoTRBO
       
       
Marine Cobra HH450  
       
Aviation Yaesu FTA-550  
       
HF Antenna Radiowavz G5RV  
       
2m/70cm Antenna Diamond X30A  
       

 

 

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