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Re: HF Ham Radio recommendation
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: Re: HF Ham Radio recommendation
From: Kevin Kidd <kkbroadcastengineering@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:03:51 -0500
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There are a number of club licenses (there are 2 or 3 here in our little county) and there may still be people that hold several calls.  Many years ago, the FCC issued separate calls for separate control points or station locations.  A local ham had stations at his business, home and river cabin and had 3 different calls depending on where he was operating.  I think the FCC stopped issuing multiple calls in the late 70's or early 80's but I don't know if the duplicate calls remained active.

Then again, the FCC accidentally changed my call to a 2x2 when I upgraded to Advanced back in the early 90's.  I finally forced them to change it back but the FCC database still showed that 2x2 call as an active "alias" to my real call up until just 4 or 5 years ago.  The 2x2 call no longer has a db record so still hasn't been reissued.

Kevin C. Kidd, CSRE/AMD
Lawrenceburg, TN
AM Ground Systems Company  -  WD4RAT
kkidd@kkbc.com  --  866-22-RADIO -- 866-227-2346

On Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 11:12 PM, dave allen <crtech-mail@reyware.us> wrote:
wonder how they're counting... i see 810,942 active ham licenses in today's fcc database.

dave allen

On 7/30/2017 8:10 PM, Dave Land wrote:
You can still find a good used HF radio for $400 or so. It will be at least 10 yrs old and good enough to get ya on the air. 
There are plenty of new young hams on the air today! Latest FCC License Counts are almost 750,000!!! 

Have you priced a new car lately? 
73, Dave

On Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 7:28 PM, John Stortz <ka4flx@gmail.com> wrote:
Yikes! With prices like that, it's no wonder there are fewer & fewer young hams...

A guy gave me my first rig as incentive to get the license. That was in 1980, but the 50W Harvey Wells Transmitter was made in 1948, I think. VFO was very sensitive to vibration & my ham stuff was on the opposite side of our son's bedroom. As a baby, he would rock himself to sleep. As he grew a bit, he would rock the entire crib, which would hit the wall. When that happened, my CW sounded like "DA-DI-BOING-DIT  DA-BOING-DI-DAH...."

Memories to chuckle about, now, but frustrating at the time. I think it's in my attic, but no plans of ever lighting up those tubes again.

John S.

*Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
*~Oscar Ameringer~

On Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 4:59 PM, Dave Land <dave@klvv.com> wrote:
What's your budget for one? If it's a limited budget I'd look at one of these:
These are going for $1250 now. 
They also have a new model coming out soon which is a little nicer, the 7610.
No price yet that I've heard about.

If you have a higher budget then one of these is the way to go:

I have a Flex 6300 if you'd like to discuss those. It's been replaced by the new 6400 that costs $500 less! and has better specs. You can find a used 6300 for well under $2000 right now which is a super bargain! A new 6400 is $2000. 
73, Dave KD5FX

On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 3:15 PM, Terry Cowan <tcowan@knlr.com> wrote:
Hams on the list that operate HF....

What is your recommendation for a new "rig"?


Terry Cowan


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