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Title: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: administrator on July 15, 2012, 06:22:44 PM
It might be interesting to know which forum users are hams. I'll start the ball rolling...I'm G6FCI, but currently inactive :(

If you're licensed, please add a comment to this thread to let us know your callsign.

Note...this board isn't just limited to licensed hams. If you would like to join in the discussons here, please feel free to do so.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Silversword on July 15, 2012, 06:49:23 PM
Hi,

From the Pacific Ocean island of Maui is using ham radio with weather.  My call is KH6HHG.  Currently active on HF and VHF/UHF.  Using APRS for tracking while weather spotting.

CUL es 73,

--Stan Y.
  KH6HHG
  Maui, Hawaii
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: NorCal Dan on July 15, 2012, 07:58:37 PM
KJ6RGX here.  Current project is figuring out how to wire up a Yamaha CM500 headset/boom mic to my HF radio, a Kenwood TS440SAT.  I have not done any projects that link my weather station to my radio's.  I do echolink, my node number is 628947.  I use IRLP for Skywarn check-ins in Sacramento as I am unable to hit the repeater from my QTH on 2m.  I'm fairly new to the hobby but so far my main interest is digital modes, JT65HF and PSK31 are where I spend most of my time.  This winter I will be learning morse code.   73  de KJ6RGX
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: jbrooks987 on July 15, 2012, 08:00:43 PM
From northwest Kansas, K0JJV.  I'm not very active these days except for occasional checkins to the local ham club's weekly 2-mtr net.  Turned the weather spotting over to the younger generation of hams in the area.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: n7xrd on July 15, 2012, 09:08:15 PM
 :D  Guess my sign in says it all!!   Enjoy building equipment more than talking!!Currently active on VHF/UHF tower under construction so I can get back on the HF bands,enjoy most of the digital stuff out there!! Echolink node 43619 direct and home brew repeater node is 6613!
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Stevec4 on July 15, 2012, 09:11:13 PM
Not licensed but use the HF radio frequently for work. How can I find out what freq's you guys are on to say hello some time.

Steve
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Geoffb on July 16, 2012, 01:40:32 AM
Hi Chris and all, I used to be G3VTF in the 60's and worked 160mt's and HF around Preston and Blackburn and M/M when I was at work, with Ken Heap (Dec) G3NCZ. These days I am VK3GCB although inactive at the moment. Maybe I will try and get this island on the air and give you guy's some IOTA stuff to work at in due course.  :lol: This tower right next door I could put to good use  :D but I dunno if the government would appreciate it  :lol:
Chris just for info I cannot seem to post in this forum from my Motorola tablet running ice cream sandwich, I dont know if that is a known issue with you ?
Cheers
Geoff
Title: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Jean-Robert on July 16, 2012, 02:08:08 AM
Hi guys, here VE2BYW since 1961 !!

73's

Jean-Robert
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: jwt873 on July 16, 2012, 02:23:16 PM
VE4CY in Woodlands, Manitoba

I was licensed in 1974 and took some time off from 1990 to 2003 when I moved from a house to an apartment.  I bought another house in the country with lots of antenna room and wound up getting back into radio around 2005.  I've been active ever since...  (I even managed to make it out to Dayton this year :) )


Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: EricVic on July 16, 2012, 04:24:40 PM
I was N4SSI but I let my license lapse. Mainly did 2 m and 70 cm, didn't do much hf
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: rford on July 16, 2012, 07:52:56 PM
Hello...Ronnie W4RJF...work HF every opportunity I get  :D
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: smokie on July 16, 2012, 08:14:51 PM
G6AFA but been inactive for years
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: mikeym on July 16, 2012, 10:06:55 PM
WA3YML here from Northeastern Pennsylvania USA. Licensed since 1969, but not very active in recent years. Just a little 2 mtrs work. Used to be active with DX and satellite operations, but not in a lot of years, but I do keep the license renewed. I though I would be me active in retirement  but that hasn't happened.

Cheers

 :D

MikeyM
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: jgillett on July 17, 2012, 05:03:45 AM
W7JKG here. Mostly 2m/70cm on the county and Skywarn emergency nets. Have had a few chats with Stan in HI on EchoLink.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: sv2esb on July 17, 2012, 11:05:22 AM
hi,

here SV2ESB active on HF and VHF/UHF, APRS and echolink.

73  Panos
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: ADM on July 17, 2012, 11:26:09 AM
WX4BCW here. Same as some of the others - mainly 2m/70cm
Skywarn emergency nets.
Involved with EasyPal and FLDigi

Barrow County Skywarn Coordinator
TriCounty Amateur Radio Club Skywarn Coordinator

Al...
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: ve3gsi on July 17, 2012, 01:56:16 PM
Hi Chris and fellow Hams,
Here is VE3GSI and I'm QRV in Read Ontario Canada.  Licensed back in '67 and been active on HF/VHF most of those years except when work got in the way of my radio activities, now retired.   Mostly a contester, CW and RTTY modes only, but have been laying low since we moved to the country side. Three towers laying on the ground and possibly will get at least one of them back up this year, in the meantime wire antennas on 80 through 15 meters. Enjoy rag chewing on CW and when I get the chance, some mobile CW from the car.   It is an exciting time being a Ham these days with the perfect marriage between the rigs, computer and Internet. Goes without saying, I enjoy being a weather watcher.
73, will QSL via bureau.
Eric.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: stantomj on July 17, 2012, 07:16:17 PM
Hello All,
N3OUC here and  first licenced in the mid 70's as WA3HHU. Spent a decade on 160mtrs ragchewing on 1850 but lately have not been very active. I keep wishing to change that but work and kids in college have kind of put the kabosh on that. My brother lives in Australia so we do a lot of Echolink with him and sometimes we can hook up on 20.

Take Care,
DE Mike
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: sm6kiw on July 17, 2012, 08:33:16 PM
Hello all.
Here is SM6KIW, Bo from Sweden.
QRV on hf, only with a dipole a few meters above the ground. My wife have a opinion about my antennas..
Two weeks ago she was on vacation in Finland an when she returned home there was a 3 el yagi for 6 meters on the roof  :D

In the good old days a had a tower with 4 x 16 el on 144 and 8 x 21 el on 432 and 1k out.. now I just built a QRP MKARS80 transceiver for 80 meters.

73 de Bo
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: n4dwk on July 18, 2012, 12:09:55 AM
Hello
Name is Dave I live in Central Virginia. 
I'm active on any band that has DX I need. I got my DXCC all through Logbook of the World. 
Sometimes I can be found on 160m ragchewing. I have a small suburban lot but I've managed to pack a lot of antennas in it.
It's been a fun hobby.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: n4gd on July 18, 2012, 11:26:11 AM
Hi All,

N4GD here. Active in most all bands here in FL. Between Amateur Radio and Inline skating my days are busy.

73 de Dee, N4GD
SM, WCF
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: crowdedhouse on July 21, 2012, 10:45:13 AM
EI2JC here.....to be honest I haven't been active for a few years...6m was my favourite band...must dust down the 756pro2
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Brian A on July 31, 2012, 10:23:29 PM
K3KO in Henderson, NC   Currently WMR200A + solar.
DXing is main interest in CW, RTTY and SSB.  Mostly HF but managed 6M DXCC.
This is my third weather station.  First one was all HB sensors and HB logging program on a Radio Shack Color Computer.  The second an AAG one wire octopus.
Wireless is much nicer than wired.

Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: evets-md on August 01, 2012, 10:33:17 PM
Hello All......great ham radio representation. Call is K3WKM, licensed since 1958, active on HF and local VHF repeater.

Elecraft K3 and OCF Windom do it for me...

73

Steve
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: ActonAstro on August 04, 2012, 06:54:32 PM
KJ6IIW in Acton, CA.  Mostly 2m/70cm
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: windgust on August 05, 2012, 01:27:02 AM
Hello all fellow Hams

From the Great State of New Hampshire

K1DED

Active on all HF bands including 60 Meters
Modes: CW (my Favorite), SSB, Digital, SSTV, Digital SSTV, PDK, THROB, Olivia
2m 440 220

I own 2 Repeaters

 442.000 + 100 PL Located in Londonderry, NH also linked to 147.490 Simplex
 446.475 - 88.5 PL Located in Center Barnstead NH
EchoLink Look for K1DED-R

Dan (K1DED)
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: charmed on August 06, 2012, 12:25:11 PM
Hi all.  Rick VE1GN,  I'm not active right now but may be again in the future, who knows :-)  I was very active as a dxer and contester cw only.  When I first started out I worked at VAR Saint John Coast Guard Radio but then moved over to the air traffic side of things.  Talking to planes all day l didn't feel much like being on a mike for my hobby so cw only for me.  We also did the wx observing and briefing and I can't seem to get that part out of my blood.  I had a 6 element beam for 40 through 10 meters up 80 feet, Icom 756 and a legal limit amp.  Oh yeah, and some friends who liked climbing towers :-)  I sure didn't, my knees start knocking at about 5 feet.

cheers
rick
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: livestrong on August 08, 2012, 01:15:07 PM
WB2OQQ FN30 Massapequa NY.  Licensed since 1964-  AMSAT member and active with our amateur satellites, QRZ page for more detail.

73 WB2OQQ
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: wslangerak on August 08, 2012, 01:20:32 PM
Currently inactive, but hey you never know....
It's PE1NAC.

73's
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Kilo-India on August 30, 2012, 12:43:05 PM
Live from Studio 1 Bravo at The Garrison, this is N2KI! 

Hello all!

Catch you on the air!

Anthony
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: EA5ZF on September 18, 2012, 04:38:24 PM
Hello, i'm EA5ZF, Xavi in Spain
At this time only active in VHF and UHF, HF only used in RX, main EME antennas are down, now only small yagis os verticals.
73
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: G4HDU on September 19, 2012, 01:42:19 PM
Hi folks

This is G4HDU - Barry, located just north of Liverpool UK. Mainly operating 2m/70 cm and 40M HF.

73
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: K4KMG on September 26, 2012, 04:33:50 PM
Hello. K4KMG located in N Charleston SC and Vero Beach FL. (6 months in each) HF using my Omni 7

k4kmgweather.com (http://k4kmgweather.com)

73
Tom
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: M6SOE on September 29, 2012, 04:04:59 PM
Hi I'm Paul, live in Hertfordshire, currently active as M6SOE (since 2010 although ex bleep B2 Radio Tele Op and B2 Signaller, been messing about with radios since 1980'ish
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Scalphunter on September 30, 2012, 05:17:10 AM
Kl7IFP here running old RTTY gear. Model 28 ASR and KSR. Been around hambands since late 60"s

John
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: K3JAE on October 03, 2012, 10:06:24 AM
K3JAE,

QTH: Carroll County, TN.

Just moved from PA. Over the road truck driver and only have 2m, 70cm and 6m FM capabilities while mobile.

Work HF/UHF/VHF when at home QTH. Preferred bands: 20m (voice and PSK), 6m, occasional 40m.

Currently working only mobile and HT until can get tower raised and antennas placed at new home.

73's
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Jean-Robert on October 03, 2012, 11:53:45 AM
Hi

Here is VE2BYW in Qubec Canada.

Best 73's
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: weatheroz on October 14, 2012, 11:48:12 PM
G'day guys, I finally took the steps to become an Amateur Radio Operator around 18 months ago.

The story is that I first got interested when I was around 16 years old back in the old CB days, and discovered a neighbour who was a Ham. Back in those days there was the morse code requirements to get a licence, and I never had the interest in learning morse, so never got any further than the interest.

A couple of years back I heard that the morse requirement was dropped, which then got me interested enough to go out and get my Foundation licence. Within the next 12 months I upgraded to my Advanced Licence (full call), so now I am VK4BLP.


As you know, I'm down in the South East corner of Queensland, which on a map is just north of the most easterly point of Australia.

Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Nick29 on October 15, 2012, 10:42:28 AM
Hi all - my call is G6NHK, but I've been inactive for at least 10 years because of work pressures etc.  When I was active, I was heavily involved with packet radio, and I ran packet nodes on 70cms, 2m and 4m from my home in N Cambridgeshire.

However, I'm back on the air again now, and guess what ?  I've just discovered APRS, which shows the GPS position of stations, and also allows for the transmission of weather information !
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: weatheroz on October 15, 2012, 01:52:20 PM
However, I'm back on the air again now, and guess what ?  I've just discovered APRS, which shows the GPS position of stations, and also allows for the transmission of weather information !

Yes, APRS is a bit of fun, check out aprs.fi and look up my call vk4blp-9 and you can see where I am when I'm driving around.

Still gotta lot of things to play with... currently vk4blp-5 is my weather on APRS.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: dafuser on October 27, 2012, 12:49:25 AM
My call is NA5AA and my QTH is in Granbury Texas. I'm active all most bands except for 160 and 6 meters and enjoy all the various digital modes like  JT65, PSK31, RTTY, SSTV, and D-Star.

I have my own ICOM D-Star 440 repeater (W5HCT), as well a DV-Dongle, DVAP, IC-9100, 92AD and ID-31. I also have a Flex 3000 that I use exclusively for JT65, PSK, RTTY, SSTV. My antennas are a GAP Titan-DX vertical and a inverted V wire antenna up about 40 feet.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: kljw on December 12, 2012, 10:17:52 AM
Hi
i am MM0KTC (IO85KT) based in Scotland.

Keith
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: ai9t on December 17, 2012, 07:00:09 PM
Hi

I'm Steve AI9T. I'm fairly active on the radio. I enjoy chasing DX and RTTY contesting. My web site is www.ai9t.com. Take a look at it if you like.

73
Steve AI9T
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Devil on December 19, 2012, 09:33:20 AM
I was GM3GUC and ZC4BN, active in late 1940s/early 1950s, nothing since then.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: LA5NNA on December 22, 2012, 07:59:58 PM
La5nna here, from jo38ma , qrv from 160m-23cm... but curently my antennas are down :( to mutch weather at the cost in the winter time.

73
Eivind
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Mr Plow on December 29, 2012, 06:50:49 PM
I'm a "Boil in the Bag" M6 M6ICY

Inactive, due to the feeling that Ham is a bit dead.  Loved my 10w, even getting from SE England to Montenegro! on HF, but sold my gear, my PC/"Toy" room has no outside wall so cabling has always been a problem in this house too :(
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: dafuser on December 29, 2012, 07:04:30 PM
I'm a "Boil in the Bag" M6 M6ICY

Inactive, due to the feeling that Ham is a bit dead.  Loved my 10w, even getting from SE England to Montenegro! on HF, but sold my gear, my PC/"Toy" room has no outside wall so cabling has always been a problem in this house too :(
Ham radio is far from dead. There are many new hams coming on the air all the time. There are new modes of operation like D-STAR which allows you to talk around the world on a HT or if there are no D-Star repeaters in your area, you can get a DV-Dongle  or DVAP which can connect across the internet to other repeaters or Reflectors.

There is a live D-STAR broadcast on the internet right now at http://w5kub.com which is explaining all the different features of D-Star operations.

There are digital modes like JT65, or JT9 which allow you to make contacts around the world with 1 watt or even less depending on band conditions.  There are other digital modes like PSK, RTTY, and many others.  Computers can also play a big part in ham radio with Software Developed Radios (SDR) which control the actual radio hardware on systems like the Flex radios. Computers can do your logging, DX spotting, and more.  The ham radio hobby is alive and growing, the reports of ham radios death are greatly exaggerated.

Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: weatheroz on December 30, 2012, 02:11:08 AM
I'm a "Boil in the Bag" M6 M6ICY

Inactive, due to the feeling that Ham is a bit dead. 

It's not dead yet!

It sure isn't as thriving as it once used to be, but there's still quite a few of us around.

There's plenty to choose from, as there's more than just HF to play with, but VHF/UHF and microwave, and even as just mentioned D-Star.

For a bit of fun, I've just set up my own irlp node (6857) just yesterday.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Mr Plow on January 02, 2013, 06:55:28 PM
Amateur Radio is and probably always will be very big in the States, probably in Aus too.

But here in the UK, specifically Kent, it really is very quiet.  20m & 40m were quite busy just over on the continent, but 2m and 70cm are as dead as DoDo's.  And those you do hear on 2m seem matey and it feels very Cliquey.

It's not the fault of Ham or the Operators, more of probably my choices of places to live !

Just my opinion of how things feel here in SE England. Not a statement of fact.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: niko on January 02, 2013, 07:22:49 PM
Boil in the bag?

_ . _
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Mr Plow on January 03, 2013, 05:16:14 PM
Boil in the bag?

_ . _

It's a term we use for Train Drivers that come off the street and pass out in about a year, rather than the 7 or so it used to take.
I refer to my Ham Licence as a "boil in the bag" because you pass it so very quickly.  Sometimes a few weeks, sometimes in a weekend!
M6 is a Foundation Licence, 10 watts etc.
Loved Radio for years, just a shame it went quiet around here.

Might have another delve another time :)
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: niko on January 03, 2013, 06:54:40 PM
Thanks, I was only familiar with the term relating to kippers  :D

Here we have the ham cram (http://n5fdl.com/hamcram/), a class/exam combination designed to get anyone, regardless of knowledge, a ham license in one day. It's based on memorization rather than learning. 
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Butch in Colorado on January 03, 2013, 07:00:23 PM
De KA0WWT.

I have been licensed since 1986...dang that has been a while. I have been radio-inactive for the past few years as I got burned out on contesting and then life got in the way. All my antennas are now down and I have taken up metal detecting as a hobby. That tends to be somewhat funner to me now. My radio bug has been silenced and may rise again some day. But not in the near future.

Metal detecting is a fun hobby, you find a good deal of trash but you find some cool treasure too!! 
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Mr Plow on January 07, 2013, 04:34:55 PM
De KA0WWT.

I have been licensed since 1986...dang that has been a while. I have been radio-inactive for the past few years as I got burned out on contesting and then life got in the way. All my antennas are now down and I have taken up metal detecting as a hobby. That tends to be somewhat funner to me now. My radio bug has been silenced and may rise again some day. But not in the near future.

Metal detecting is a fun hobby, you find a good deal of trash but you find some cool treasure too!!

Oooh what have you found, always fancied a bit of metal detecting.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Butch in Colorado on January 07, 2013, 10:54:37 PM
Mostly newer coins as my wife (KB0LNA) and I coinshoot primarily. We both have found our share of gold and silver rings and we have made trips to Virginia looking for Civil War relics. I have found a good number of bullets and buttons on those trips but nothing of more significance.

We both would love to detect the U.K. some day. We may as there are folks that sell trips just for detecting.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: jerryg on January 14, 2013, 02:06:12 AM
K5SOI here, got my license back in 1958 when code was sent on a tape machine and the test was hand written, no multi choice and in front of a fcc examiner. Still active on 440 and hf.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: rke1421 on February 03, 2013, 05:09:10 PM
Hello,

Call here is K4BS and I have been a Ham since 1992. I chase DX and some casual contests. Lately, I have been working DSTAR and HF portable.

73,

Kevin
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: StuartR on February 12, 2013, 05:03:15 PM
G6IMT here! Licenced back in 1982 (as a "B") but put the hobby to one side once I met my wife to be, got married had kids etc. Got back into the hobby 26 years later after being made redundant and suddenly having some spare time on my hands! Now a semi-retired IT Consultant (which sounds grander than it is!) and playing with radio, weather, photography & my telecaster guitar (badly!). The wife says I have too many expensive hobbies and she's probably right :). Do I buy some Davis kit, a new SLR or a new HF rig......easy decision as I can't afford any of them at the moment  :lol:
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Bill - K6IH on February 17, 2013, 09:12:51 AM
Howdy,
I have been licensed since 1959 as a teenager as K3PRF, then W6MQZ, and now K6IH. I mostly operate QRP HF with an Elecraft KX3 or a Yaesu FT-817ND from San Antonio, Tx most of the year, and in San Diego, Ca in the summer. I have a couple of Davis Vantage View wx stations.

73,
--Bill - K6IH -

Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: zl3gp on March 05, 2013, 09:02:48 PM
ZL3GP here. I am at the moment inactive because our house got badly damaged in the earthquakes here in Christchurch. Hopefully we will have a house in the next six months or so.
When active I normally use the digital modes.
Cheers
Philip - ZL3GP
Christchurch
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: NorCal Dan on March 06, 2013, 03:39:56 PM
ZL3GP here. I am at the moment inactive because our house got badly damaged in the earthquakes here in Christchurch. Hopefully we will have a house in the next six months or so.
When active I normally use the digital modes.
Cheers
Philip - ZL3GP
Christchurch

Would be nice to work you on JT65 or the new JT9.  I've been trying to get New Zealand for a couple months now...
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: N8MNI on March 10, 2013, 05:35:13 PM
N8MNI here in London, Ohio

http://n8mni.com
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: g8dhe on March 24, 2013, 08:27:41 PM
Hi All, Don't check in here that often as the software just seems to run and run!
Not very active just at the present, more likely to find me mobile in the Campervan (come the better weather ;-) ) or watching for High Altitude Balloons (HAB on http://spacenear.us/tracker/ )
Main weather displays is at http://weather.g8dhe.net/wdl/

Geoff - Worthing, West Sussex, England.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: StrmChsr on March 30, 2013, 01:36:58 AM
Hello all,
It's been a few years since I checked in here, thought I'd say Hi. N9UKEs been the call for twenty years now and have enjoyed every minute. Just resetting up my weather station so I can help my fellow Sky Warn, CERT and ARES/RACES members have and bit more real time info to work with.

73 Kris
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: dafuser on March 30, 2013, 03:10:29 AM
Would be nice to work you on JT65 or the new JT9.  I've been trying to get New Zealand for a couple months now...
JT65 is my favorite mode, it's about all I ever work anymore except for JT9. I think I work 90% JT65 and 10% JT9.

I wish the JT9 software would be a little more user friendly like JT65. Hopefully as JT9 matures, the software will get better.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: NorCal Dan on March 30, 2013, 10:21:53 PM
JT65 is my favorite mode, it's about all I ever work anymore except for JT9. I think I work 90% JT65 and 10% JT9.

I wish the JT9 software would be a little more user friendly like JT65. Hopefully as JT9 matures, the software will get better.

Same here.  The RV is too small for doing radio voice comms so I stick with digital stuff.  I have been working with the the new FreeDV digital voice program.  Like JT9 it's fairly new and the software is still maturing.  The latest JT9 has some great new features and the same with FreeDV.  Do you use eQSL/AG?  I'm trying to qualify for some certificates ;)
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: dafuser on March 30, 2013, 11:21:22 PM
Yes, I do eQSL/AG as well as LOTW. I can do 10 meters thru 80 meters and I see a lot of California stations on most days, so we can probably make a few QSO's on different bands
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: meadowlark on April 02, 2013, 01:50:10 PM
W0PSK, currently active 10 through 160 meters off a vertical antenna mounted on a chain link fence post 4 foot off the ground.  Working primarily digital PSK and JT65.   And I occasionally work phone just to make sure the microphone still works.
73, Don
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Weather Display on April 03, 2013, 09:52:49 PM
long time no hear meadowlark  :wink:
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: NorCal Dan on April 06, 2013, 01:34:36 AM
W0PSK, currently active 10 through 160 meters off a vertical antenna mounted on a chain link fence post 4 foot off the ground.  Working primarily digital PSK and JT65.   And I occasionally work phone just to make sure the microphone still works.
73, Don

Hi Don, I'll be looking for you on JT65 now that I'm in Kansas  :D
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: meadowlark on April 07, 2013, 12:48:31 AM
long time no hear meadowlark  :wink:


Well Brian, after spending 7 years (since 2005) keeping the Oregon Scientific running, it finally gave up the ghost with a wind reading only - snagged me a Vantage Vue at a discounted price and now I have more time to read other items in the forum instead of searching for OS fixes :lol:  And then I decided to move WD, data etc., to another computer and got that accomplished without having a copy of the original serial number, thanks to a good Wiki on how to transfer everything over.

Week long and pretty much error free, except this afternoon I keyed up a 2 meter xmitter and some RF must have gotten into something and about an hour later the station showed a 53mph gale wind - something wrong there as that just didn't happen.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: meadowlark on April 07, 2013, 12:51:46 AM
Hi Don, I'll be looking for you on JT65 now that I'm in Kansas  :D

Very good Dan, hopefully my signal on the vertical won't top over you - I can get into Ottawa (K0ASK) - he runs JT65 in the QRP mode.  I've been running on 160 last couple of nights trying to help out a fella in New Jersey get his WAS.  Anyway, we'll catch up with you.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: kev on April 13, 2013, 08:41:44 AM
Kevin ZL3JS here, mainly on HF with a little digi modes thrown in. Don't get to much time these days but normally manage to turn the gear on most Sundays......... Having said that you watch something come along and upset that.
73
Kevin
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Greg_M on May 03, 2013, 09:47:38 PM
W9WD

Mostly a listener and a fiddler of equipment

Back in the CB days of the 70s I was KAAA 8324 The Flyin Saucer
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: G4MHJ on June 28, 2013, 08:32:36 PM
Waiting to put up a 40m windom so I can get back on the air after many years of inactivity.  Hope to have contacts with my brother G4AYO instead of emails and Skype!
73
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: MartinHazel on July 04, 2013, 11:30:44 AM
Hi all M0ZIF here, from Sunny Lancaster UK, I am currently running a Kenwood TS2000X into a Heatherlite Explorer Linear and using a Hustler 7-BTV (soon to become a bit bigger with 12m. 60m and 160m mods) I also have a transvertor for 4m feeding a Halo loop (Currently) and on VHF I have a 3 ele on 6m, 7 ele on 2m 56ele on 70cm and 55 ele on 23cm. So just because I have no yard space doesn't mean I don't get out :)

73 for now

Martin
M0ZIF
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: niko on July 04, 2013, 01:33:52 PM
Welcome  :D  Nice set up :thumbright:
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: administrator on July 04, 2013, 05:55:11 PM
Hi Martin. It's sunny in Blackpool too :) I think you may be the closest forum member to me...unless anyone knows differently?
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: niko on July 04, 2013, 07:34:43 PM
embayweather would be the next closest I think.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: bengtdg on July 09, 2013, 06:11:44 AM
LA7MSA here... Been licensed since 2010 i think:)
Mostly active on VHF/UHF, have some antenna challenges at home... But aim to be active on HF:)

73's

Bengt
http://selevaret.casadelsele.com
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: G4PGO on July 24, 2013, 03:04:11 PM
Hi Chris, long time no speak or hear, like you I have been QRT for a while (15 years), but I now on a catch learning curve, setting up APRS and WD, I am not sure which is the most infuriating hi hi.....what happened to the old simple AX25...looks like there has been a competition to create the most difficult app's to use.

Anyhow nice to see you are still about (if not on AR)

73 Dave (G4PGO) Ex Sysop GB7LDX and LIV Nodes
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: administrator on July 31, 2013, 09:52:37 PM
Hi Dave. Nice to hear from you again. You'll find lots of WD and APRS experts in the forum if you're having problems.

I must admit to not having kept up with AX25 over the intervening years. I guess it's still going strong. I hope to get back on AR eventually but it will probably be a while before I get the chance to do that.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Weather Display on August 04, 2013, 10:41:03 PM
happy birthday Chris...
 :occasion6:

before the day ends for you in a few hours time..I thought I better put a happy birthday wish out there on the forum
since I have not seen any others
thanks for running the forum for another year!

(my birthday was yesterday...have not seen any birthday wish from anyone on the WD forum..oh well...I get the message...)
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: jmcmurry on August 04, 2013, 10:48:54 PM
Well a belated Happy Birthday to you both.  I normally just look at unread messages and seldom see the birthdays on the main forum page.

Sorry.  - Jim
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: jbrooks987 on August 04, 2013, 11:53:43 PM
I agree!!!  A belated happy birthday to both of you!   :oops:
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Weather Display on August 05, 2013, 02:44:32 AM
thanks guys :)
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: woobag on August 05, 2013, 03:00:36 PM
G4JFK here, although I'm not very active these days, if at all. Used to work most bands but really enjoyed VHF DX.

Could be tempted back into action,

Simon
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Brianuk on August 22, 2013, 09:14:27 PM
Hi

G1YFU  Essex UK. 
Not active for some time. Mostly computers and the web these days.
Though may go back on VHF if anyone still there.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: theSummit on August 27, 2013, 12:55:01 AM
aloha all...WH6EAO here. ham for a yr now, currently working on my general license and hope to have it by the end of Sept. programs involved with is Healthcomm, Skywarn and the VOIP Skywarn/Hurricane Net and other agencies where emcomm is needed. other modes used; Echolink, IRLP, Fldigi (MT63), VHF/UHF, HF (10m/monitoring) and APRS.

maybe i'll catch some of you on the air in the future.

73 & wishing all good weather.

mahalo,
Odell for theSummit - WH6EAO
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: kljw on October 11, 2013, 08:21:29 AM
Hi
I am MM0KTC, QTH is approx. 10km south of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Jim on October 20, 2013, 04:40:55 PM
Hi,
Jim and Barb here, N0FTC and N0FVH. Licensed for along time in Colorado, California, and now New Mexico.  Unfortunately HOA rules and regs haven't allowed much but mobile 2 meters for sometime.  My first weather station in Como, CO was on packet for a long time until Brian and WD came along around 1990.  The Como station still going (Southparkwx.com) and operates unattended for 8 months at a time.  Albuquerquewx.com has been operating for five years now and operates the other 4 months unattended! (wish I hadn't said that cause they'll probably go down now #-o)
73, Jim
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: NorCal Dan on October 21, 2013, 02:37:49 AM
I have the same problem with an HOA at my condo.  I was able to put a 10m dipole in the attic and I use an MFJ-1788 MagLoop for 15m thru 40m.  The loop doesn't require any ground or counterpoise and, while height is always a plus for any antenna, I get by with mine at just 10' when at the condo and 18' when in the RV.

Yea, knock on wood ;)  Plus Brian is away this week...
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: jloflin on October 26, 2013, 04:49:20 PM
Randy, N5JRL from El Paso, Texas. You can find me on http://aprs.fi as DW7210.

73
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: NM5SD on November 15, 2013, 04:06:31 PM
Checking in from Silver City, NM...Billy the Kid grew up here.  His mom's still here.   8O
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: tbnilen on November 20, 2013, 05:49:44 PM
Hi Chris

I'm OZ2AEZ , from the Island of Zealand, Denmark, close to the City Roskilde, I'm inactive (since 92  :wink:)

Cheers
Tommy
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: JETSATX on December 23, 2013, 01:45:13 AM
John Taylor - KE5HAM
Weather Display and Weather Display Live
Davis VP2 system
http://www.jacksoncountywx.com
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: m0bob on June 06, 2015, 09:27:35 PM
Hi there,

My name is Bob and my call sign is M0BOB. I live in Romford, Essex and my locator is JO01CO. I have a Davis Vantage Vue weather station.

Weather is all new to me, but hopefully I will learn more as time goes by.

73,

Bob.
M0BOB.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: wc4r on July 15, 2015, 08:54:27 PM
Hams, SKYWARN, and weather are a natural connection.
Had my license since 1973 and WD data running since 1998.
73 de WC4R   www.wc4r.com
Weather site: www.qsl.net/wc4r/wx
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: niko on July 15, 2015, 09:01:31 PM
Welcome!

Does http://www.wc4r.com/ require a login or something?
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: csonni on July 28, 2015, 11:54:27 PM
From Goose Bay, Labrador- VO2 KDS.  Will be hanging a G5RV in just a week or so and should have my Kenwood 430S up and running.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: W6SDM on August 17, 2015, 06:51:09 AM
Greetings from Arizona's Sonoran desert.  I live in a rural area 20 miles southwest of Maricopa, AZ.  I operate and I-Gate/Digi, W6SDM-2.  I have an Argent ADS-WS1 on order and will be setting up a weather station in the next couple of weeks.  I will be sending the data out on APRS.

Steve
W6SDM

Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: W3DRM on August 28, 2015, 05:21:48 AM
Hello to all from northern Nevada - Minden to be specific, in the heart of the Carson Valley. Semi-active on local VHF/UHF repeaters and HF - 10/20/40/75M.

Have used VWS for 10 years now but am currently in the process of preparing to switch to WD. Just tired of all the intermittent problems I'm having with VWS plus the limitations of that software. Have had WD & WDL for many years but never implemented it. Now is the time! Will probably have lots of questions as I go through the install and setup process.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: niko on August 28, 2015, 12:51:21 PM
Welcome!
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Cypret on August 29, 2015, 01:46:28 AM
Greetings from the middle part of the North American continent, Paducah, KY to be exact.  K5UMR here.  I put up an Acurite 5-in-1 wx stn a few weeks ago.  I try to stay involved with things but I'm easily distracted so I end up disappearing for periods of time when I'm chasing other interests.

73,
Orville
K5UMR
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: desertrhat on September 07, 2015, 07:48:00 PM
Greetings from Carson City, Nevada.
Tony , KB7NV
Running an old Davis Wizard III  with Weather Display 10.37.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: n2hng on September 14, 2015, 08:08:30 PM
Hi guys!
This is IK2HNG, aka N2HNG, from northern Italy (Bergamo JN45tp)
Here running a ws2300 compatible station.
Best 73!

Andy
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: vighl on November 10, 2015, 11:26:31 AM
Hello!
My name is Lajos, QTH Paks, Hungary.
I'm amateur astronomer, radioamateur, HA3UF
RIG: Drake TR-7, ant: 14AVQ.
Mni 73 es DX!
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: KJ6MTJ on November 27, 2015, 01:23:28 PM
Alabama Transplant here. KJ6MTJ, General Class. Name here is John, located in Elmore, AL. I pretty much stick to 2 meter operations. Base station is only a Yaesu FT-2900 75 watt 2 meter mobile rig mounted to my Powerwerx power supply. I am a Skywarn Net Controller as well as a weather enthusiast. I storm spot utilizing Radarscope and can be tracked via the same program. Also run Gibson Ridge 3 for when I'm not mobile. I do have a Realistic HTX-100 10 meter side band 25 watt transceiver with a basic T configuration of my dipole on the fence so that the neighbors don't see it. I will be eventually getting into HF, just bought a house so got the dust settle and funds to recover before I invest on that costly end of the hobby or what appears to be a way of life.

Host a Oregon Scientific WMR100 on Weather Underground (KALMORE6) and CWOP (EW8117) with Weather Display and love that program. Great way for me monitor trends and historical wx data from my station.

73's
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: sv1aaw on December 21, 2015, 10:27:52 PM
John
QTH: Athens GR
Locator: KM18UA
http://www.metar.gr/ws/kopaida
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: k7jkm on December 30, 2015, 06:41:15 AM
K7JKM here in the state of Oregon.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Nimbus7 on January 07, 2016, 01:58:50 PM
KD0NPT  Colorado
Bill

Astro/Weather website:

www.kd0npt-astro.net
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: drizzle on January 29, 2016, 01:24:45 AM
Hi - G6FCI and to everyone else Im located in the UK, Merseyside and it appears Im not too far from G6FCI (will you be at the Norbreck on the 10th April.)

A long time ago at a different QTH I was G0GDB on Cw but my interest died away with the 807 plus I was only drawn to top band & 80 at present Ive no Txs
-
I now monitor APTs using a turnstile and the R2ZX using wxtoimg and being a member of the GEO Ive had printed several of my images.
-
Ive always had an interest in wx and 12 months ago I obtained a Davis Vantage Vue but no website and when the novelty of my recent retirement comes to and end I make take it more serious.

73s


Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: CT1ETE on February 16, 2016, 10:06:16 AM
Hello fellow hams,

Here is CT1ETE, Paulo.
I live in Guimares (IN51UK) and I am active at Wiunderground (IMINHOGU2), CWOP (AT147) and I am building my own weather page at http://cibermundos.net/weather28

I still have some problems with my Davis VP2 (abnormal values of baro once in a while) and comm faillure (as my console is at the limit of range). Trying to figure out what might be the problem.

Best 73
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: kg5fqt on February 21, 2016, 06:19:42 PM
KG5FQT in Paulina, La. Station ID for Wunderground is KLAPAULI1 . Licensed as Extra.  I was running CW5600 for CWOP, but currently having issues getting my data to it. I run a APRS station that my Davis Vantage Pro2 uploads to. On the APRS map I can see my weather info. But when I go to my CWOP page, I dont see it. Wundeground in getting the info.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: teal on June 06, 2016, 09:27:46 AM
 Hi guys, I'm not licensed but I have just got back into CB's after about 30+ years, the skip is very good at the moment, & I have been talking to people all over the place, Corsica, Sweden, Inland, North/south, Germany, Lyon, Spain, etc. all on the normal 40 channels (no side band) my call sign is FB6611.

73s
  teal.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: rhansme on July 25, 2016, 05:24:36 PM
Hello from K7FU on the North Oregon Coast. Love WX Display and have an Ultimeter 2100 station here. 73
Very Active on CW all bands, but mostly 40 cw.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: kg4ooz on August 04, 2016, 03:05:57 PM
Hello everyone from Leitchfield, KY, calls callsign is KG4OOZ. Been a ham so several years but just now getting back into it. Hope to put in a APRS radio for my weather station.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: ka9ees on August 27, 2016, 12:55:30 AM
Ed KA9EES
Fithian IL USA

Active on 2m, 70cm (Dstar), 80-10m.

73!
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: WB3CVN on September 29, 2016, 11:53:16 AM
The user name says it all! APRS WX from home and near my favorite sailing spot.   This software is brilliant and flexible for these purposes.  Nice work!


(https://icons.wxug.com/data/wximagenew/l/Lynn/11-thumb.jpg)   (https://icons.wxug.com/data/wximagenew/l/Lynn/9-thumb.jpg)






Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: ion on December 26, 2016, 07:10:30 PM
N8QVQ QNI QRU K


http://n8qvq.info
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: gdumbleton on February 03, 2017, 06:55:36 PM
I have written an article for a ham magazine and am doing some fine tuning on it.  The article is showing amateur radio and weather as a dual type hobby.

I was wondering if anyone can tell me if they have used their weather station to help amateur radio  and how and if your weather station hobby is integrated with your ham hobby.

Any help on this would be appreciated.

Gary

VE3NYF
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: teal on February 03, 2017, 07:58:05 PM
  Hi, I display  this (http://www.hamqsl.com/solar101vhfpic.php) at the bottom of my webpage, & it can be got from here (http://www.hamqsl.com/solar.html). I'm not an amateur just a keen CB'er.

  teal.
26FB6611
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: n7xrd on February 04, 2017, 09:02:40 PM
I have our ARES/RACES banner at the bottom of my site and we used my weather from the EOC last time we were activated do to a weather System.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Yukon Don on March 22, 2017, 03:45:05 AM
Hello to the Group. My name is Don and I am located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, near the City of Harrisonburg.
My Amateur Radio Call Sign is WX4C. The phonetics I use are WX4CAST. It seems Amateur Radio and Weather observation
go well togeather.

73 to all. Yukon Don WX4C
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Dunnock on April 10, 2017, 02:13:12 PM
I'm Chris, G3SQU. Moderately active on HF CW in Newcastle upon Tyne. Currently trying to get all my PC applications working under Linux (Ubuntu 16.0LTS right now) and the weather station is pretty well the last one. Maybe Raspberry Pi is the best route, but I've yet to decide about which way to go with microcomputers/controllers!
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: kmahler on April 13, 2017, 12:17:02 PM
Greetings...

KO4JY here, I have also operated as PJ6/KO4JY and still hold the call ZF1KM from the time I lived in Cayman.  Located in Southeast Virginia, USA.

I'm active on VHF/UHF/HF 80-6m and random others when experimenting.

73 de KO4JY
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: AaronCarvosso on May 30, 2017, 12:07:09 PM
hy your all over around tips very usable trust me this tips is different  thanks for : sharing this, :o
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Dujon on October 26, 2017, 01:59:33 AM
Well, how have I missed this little group for so long?

I'm John, VK2BZB. My original call was VK2VPG, a novice licence, in the late '70s (1979, I think). I upgraded to a full-call (unlimited) licence a couple of years later. In the intervening years I have held VK2FG, VK2IUI and then back to my original unlimited call-sign I now use.

In the early years I worked HF frequencies, the majority of that on ICW. Later, when I could afford it, I bought rigs for 2-metres and 70 Cm and spent most of my time on those bands. On 2-metres, apart from local chit-chat on repeaters, I concentrated on 2 M SSB. My rig at that time was a Kenwood TS711A (30W PEP on SSB) with a homebrewed amplifier to lift the signal to 100W) and a pre-amp, also homebrewed, with about 30db of gain and an S/N ratio of less than 1.5db. The aerial system was a pair of horizontally polarised 13-element yagis stacked vertically at about 1.5 wavelengths mounted at about 15 metres above ground level and excited via a hybrid 600 ohm/52 ohm feedline. With that setup I held briefly (for <5-minutes) the record for the longest distance Australian contact on that band. At least I can claim the first recorded contact on 2-metres which was from VK2 to VK6. Oh, such fame!  :roll:

Since those halcyon days the pressure of work and periods of impecunity led to me not renewing my call - hence the later ones. Now, I'm virtually inactive on all bands although I still have the Kenwood 711A and a Kenwood 820 along with my 70 Cm rig, an Icom (something or other) which is capable of 75W output. My aerials? I'm too embarrassed to say. :(

de VK2BZB SK



Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: csonni on October 26, 2017, 07:47:12 AM
Carl here. Been VO2KDS since moving to Labrador, Canada in 1997. Started off as VE2KDS in New Brunswick after getting more interested in radio shortly free marrying into a family with a long history in Ham radio. Was stictly VHF until my father-in-law passed on his Kenwood TS-430. Worked a good number of stations in the last year or so, softly Europe and some in South America. He then gave me his Yaesu 757GX this summer and Ive not yet worked any stations.My antenna setup is a G5RV 25 feet up facing NW and SE.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: teal on October 27, 2017, 10:54:48 AM
  Hi, passed my UK foundation licence this week, my call sign is M6PKH .


  teal
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Philg7bzd on December 17, 2017, 12:31:51 PM
Username gives it away.... Phil G7BZD, ex-south Birmingham, UK, Shirley. Now 11+ years located on the Isle of Wight.
Not far from The Needles, which when its blowing seem to get some good wind speeds recorded.
Have a slightly defunct WM-918 slowly failing, but now being replaced by a WMR-300, with 2 sets of sensors.

Not so active this year, re-discovered soldering kits and going walking with my cameras.
Hope to get the shack warmed up soon. FT1000mp mk5 and a couple of other bits of kit.

Phil - G7BZD
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: AB4GR on December 28, 2017, 10:39:16 PM
Just registered on the site. Have always had an interest in weather, as well as ham radio. Licensed since 1972. Awaiting a WS-2902 Ambient weather station, and hopefully will figure out how to get the date to APRS. Still learning in that regard.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: Tom_OH on June 14, 2018, 07:16:01 PM
I used to use CB back in the 1970s and 80s, then pretty much dropped the hobby and just about a month ago got my "Technician" license. I'm mostly on the 2m and 70cm bands (if I listen, it is on repeater WC8VOA which also has an Echolink hookup). Maybe I'll add HF after getting my "General" license so I can use SSB on more bands.

N8AAA - Tom
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: jaltman on August 19, 2018, 07:29:03 PM
Greetings to all.  Ambient 2902A 7 miles south of Blue Ridge, Georgia.

73 de W4UCK
Jim
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: teal on August 20, 2018, 12:59:38 AM
I passed my intermediate licence in July 2018 so my call sign is now 2E0PKH, hopping to get a full licence by the end of the year.

  teal.
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: niko on August 20, 2018, 01:42:46 AM
Congratulations  :D

"2E0"  8O Whatever happened to traditional "G" calls?
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: teal on August 20, 2018, 08:44:32 AM
  They run out, full licence holders now have M, I think that M is better & quicker to say than 2E, my details can  be found here (https://www.qrz.com/db/M6PKH)

  teal. 
Title: Re: CQ CQ CQ - Who's out there?
Post by: niko on August 20, 2018, 01:50:47 PM
I had a G8 and a G4 but it was a long time ago. G8's were quite new, based on the letters there would have been about a thousand when I got mine.
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Post by: teal on August 20, 2018, 09:52:39 PM
 Do you still use the radio ?.
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Post by: niko on August 20, 2018, 11:00:18 PM
No, but I do have a license just in case the bug ever bites again  :)
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Post by: jaltman on August 20, 2018, 11:03:03 PM
Never let the license lapse.

73
de w4uck
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Post by: teal on August 20, 2018, 11:58:01 PM
No, but I do have a license just in case the bug ever bites again  :)
Not sure if you can use a UK licence in the US, if you have a UK licence it has to be updated every 5 years. I take it that you used to live over here in the UK then?.

  teal.
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Post by: niko on August 21, 2018, 01:49:34 AM
I have a regular US license, renewable each 10 years.
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Post by: teal on August 21, 2018, 07:28:21 AM
  Hi, hopping to take my full licence in October this year, they have now just started to make it harder to pass, so I have been told, so if I get it now I will be happy. For he sake of about 40.00 it's worth a try, got nothing to lose.

  teal.
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Post by: niko on August 21, 2018, 03:00:37 PM
Go for it :thumbright:
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Post by: teal on August 21, 2018, 05:21:48 PM
  Nothing to lose.

  teal.
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Post by: Fcfrey on October 01, 2018, 09:10:33 PM
Hello from Central Pennsylvania. N3EBZ here. Im not very radio active at the moment but now that Im retired hopefully things will change. Im working on getting my Weather site online, but that hasnt happened yet either.
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Post by: tcichowicz on November 03, 2018, 01:27:38 PM
Hey ;

    KM4VIG - General class

   WeatherFlow PWS.
   
    Exclusively - Digital DMR & D-Star only.
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Post by: teal on November 03, 2018, 04:08:06 PM
  Hi there not sure if you have just passed or not but congratulations if you have, I see that this your fist post, welcome to the forum.

 teal.