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    Posted: February/09/2007 at 12:46am
Is anyone here a HAM radio operator?? I am AB4Y, currently in Iraq, but no QRV.
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I used to host these guys on Mastermason.com and they eventually got their own web domain. Check them out. They may have additional resources for you. Good Luck!

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Hello Brother,  I am KJ4P in Georgia.  Good Luck and May God Bless you.
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Hi . Chuck.
 
Thank you for your service. I am WØPS I live west of St. Louis in O'Fallon Mo.
I was first licensed in 1958 as KN8LVR. My XYL, both sons and one Daughter-in-law are hams.
 
I am a Past Master of Napoleon #256,  F&AM Napoleon Ohio and also a current Member of St. Charles #241, AF&AM St. Charles, MO.
 
Are you familar with the group caalled HIRAMS HAMS? It is a paper newsletter publshed on an Irregular basis as the editor has health problems. It is mailed from the Scottish Rite building in Toledo Ohio.
 
You might do a web search. If you send me your paper address and Masonic affiliation, I will send your membership in by email.
 
73 for now.
 
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Thanks for the information. I lived in Columbus OH for a year, and we had an informal organization of Hiram-Hams, and we even assembled our own degree team, whenever a ham operator took the degree work. We also had a testing team, so when ever a mason wanted to take a ham radio exam, we would test him.

 
We also set up the "Voice of Aladdin" amateur radio club at Aladdin Temple Shrine, and assisted in parades and public events. What a blast!
 
I am in the USA now for a short break, and I will be returning to Iraq in February.
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Hello
I am a new member of this forum, recently moved to Miami, FL. I am in search of a house in the miami area and any info with meeting time will be appereciated. Buy the way I am also HH2SJR.
 
 
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Although I am not very active, My callsign is VE6 MGB and another brother of my lodge is also a ham. We'll have to check out the gat hering.net
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Greetings!  I am a new member of this forum; my call is N3JV, and I have been a Ham for 50 years now. 
 
I'm a Past Master of Palatine Lodge #314 in Palatine, IL (1984) and a dual member of The Villages Lodge #394 in The Villages, FL.
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Welcome Brother Jim. You are not too far from my Father's house. He live in Brooksville.
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Hi WBr, Jim. I have a friend in Orlando, W4KNT that might to meet you. He is a Past Master of one of the lodges in Orlando.

I am a Past Master of Napoleon #256 Ohio, and dual member and Marshal of St. Charles #241 in St. Charles, MO.
 
Congrats on being a ham for 50 years. I just got my 50 year certificate from the QCWA. In fact, My picture is in the latest QCWA Magazine. See Chapter 19 info. My first call was KN8LVR. XYL, both harmonics and one Daughter-in-law are also hams.
 
Let us all know whre you are active on the air.
 
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Hi I am only a SWL will get round to doing my exam at some point. I also know the masonicgathering they have a net meeting most sunday / monday morning on eqso. As stonecutter says you can find more at http://masonicgathering.net/


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Originally posted by Dustoff-00 Dustoff-00 wrote:

Welcome Brother Jim. You are not too far from my Father's house. He live in Brooksville.


I drive through Brooksville periodically; there's a great Italian restaurant there called Papa Joe's if I recall the name correctly. 

By the way - in response to another brothers question, I am fairly active, operating mainly on 20M CW and occasionally PSK.
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Hello,

I am new to the forum, but my call is N4WVE.  I work mostly HF and am a lodge member in Lexington, VA.  My son, Erich, is currently stationed in Iraq with a FIST team.
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Hi Greg.
 
I'm Jay W0PS from O'Fallon, Mo. I am a member of St. Charles #241 in St. Charles, Mo. (just west of St. Louis) and am also a member and Past Master of Napoleon #256, Napoleon, Ohio (west of Toledo). Also a member of Alexander #241 OES, and Missouri #1 RAM.
I was first licensed in 1958.
 
I am a retired Public Safety Communictions Consultant.  My company was Spectrum Resources Inc. I see you work for the S.O.
 
I work HF and VHF and am the trustee of our Club 2 meter repeater.
There are a lot of Masonic Hams. There used to be a group called Hirams Hams but the fellow the published the newsletter has stopped due to health.
 
My direct email isw0ps@juno.com
 
73 for now.  Jay
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Hi Jay!

Great to read your post on the Masonic Forum.  I just joined the Lodge here in Lexington, VA and am just an entered apprentice.  I am no longer with the Sheriff's Office, but am now Clerk of the Juvenile Court for our county.  I have been a hame since the mid eighties and really enjoy it.  I am currently looking to buy a new (used) rig for hf or VHF/UHF.

I am very excited about my next step in the Masons.  My Grandfather was a 32nd degree and I always wanted to be a opart of it.  Write when you can!

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PS-  I tried your email address but it was returnedUnhappy  Did you post the right address?
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Hi Greg. I forgot to put a space in the right location my email is: W0PS@juno.com.
 
 
Glad to see you starting your way in Masonry, I am sure your Grandfatherwould be very proud to see you following in his footsteps. You will enjoy your masonic education.  Look for an Icom IC-735. I have one and have had very good luck with it.
 
Let me know how you progress in your next two degrees.
 
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Originally posted by greghemmings greghemmings wrote:

Hi Jay!

Great to read your post on the Masonic Forum.  I just joined the Lodge here in Lexington, VA and am just an entered apprentice.  I am no longer with the Sheriff's Office, but am now Clerk of the Juvenile Court for our county.  I have been a hame since the mid eighties and really enjoy it.  I am currently looking to buy a new (used) rig for hf or VHF/UHF.

I am very excited about my next step in the Masons.  My Grandfather was a 32nd degree and I always wanted to be a opart of it.  Write when you can!

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Seems like quite a few Brothers from FL here who are Hams.
 
Allow me to add myself to the list.
 
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I was a HAM operator during the 90's but gave it up a long time ago. CW was the favourite for me and I reached speeds of about 25-30wpm on a straight key and more with an iambic.
 
My callsign was/is G0PNM and I loved working the CW on 20m and 40m as well as the odd SSB on 2m
 
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Greetings. My call is N3TU and I've been a ham since 1992. I am active on all the bands. Thank you for your service to this country and God Bless.
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I'm not a HAM but have been an active CB user since 1973. Call sign of KXJ5129, which expired many years ago.
 
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I'm studying for my tech exam now...Any advice any of you can give I'd be greatful.Geekhttp://https://www.facebook.com/phillip.c.wardlaw contact me on facebook if you like.
 
I posted this on another forum you are on but decided to post it here as well in case it would help someone else.
 
It really depends on how much about electronics and radio theory. To be honest, I have not looked at a technician class book in quite some time. What you need to know is about the rules and laws as well as basic radio theory. If you get a book that has a copy of the question pool, the exam is taken from that. The questions are word for word out of that pool. http://www.eham.net/exams/ is a good resource to take a practice test. http://www.qrz.com/hamtest/ is another site that does the same thing. Take a test and see what areas you need to work on and concentrate on them. Then take the practice test again and see what areas you need to improve. The current Tech class pool is 394 questions.
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Originally posted by pictureman38821 pictureman38821 wrote:

I'm studying for my tech exam now...Any advice any of you can give I'd be greatful.Geekhttp://https://www.facebook.com/phillip.c.wardlaw contact me on facebook if you like.
 
I posted this on another forum you are on but decided to post it here as well in case it would help someone else.
 
It really depends on how much about electronics and radio theory. To be honest, I have not looked at a technician class book in quite some time. What you need to know is about the rules and laws as well as basic radio theory. If you get a book that has a copy of the question pool, the exam is taken from that. The questions are word for word out of that pool. http://www.eham.net/exams/ is a good resource to take a practice test. http://www.qrz.com/hamtest/ is another site that does the same thing. Take a test and see what areas you need to work on and concentrate on them. Then take the practice test again and see what areas you need to improve. The current Tech class pool is 394 questions.
 
And don't stop at Technician! The fun keeps on coming into the General and Extra classes - I stayed a Tech for 18 years and on V/UHF repeaters, and eventually got bored with them, but when I passed General, a whole new world of Amateur Radio opened up for me.
 
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There are many good study books available that have questions from the question pool.  I would suggest using the study guides from the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).  Similar study guides are available from the Gordon West group.  Good luck!!!
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I did not realize this thread was here when I posted my thread. Sorry!

Anyway...

NØIU here in Wentzville, MO (Western edge of the metro St. Louis area). I would tell you about my amateur radio interests, but its all pretty much all there on my QRZ bio (http://www.qrz.com/db/N0IU) and my personal website (http://webpages.charter.net/n0iu-scott/)

I am not much into EchoLink, but I also try to check into the Masonic gathering on Sunday evenings.




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I am an Extra Class in northern Alabama. AD4SB. I am active on most all the bands, mostly voice and HF digital.
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Well, I did it. Newly licensed HAM. Still getting my feet wet at the moment with a Baofeng BF-F9V2+ radio.

Researching a few options to get into 6m bands.  Yaesu FT-857D is looking rather good at the moment. Although a little pricey ... it gives me room to grow a few years.

Also looking at Icom IC-5100A for some digital work D-Star is really interesting.

Who knows.....just having fun.
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Congratulations! Welcome to the world of Amateur Radio. It has been a nearly lifelong hobby for me as I have been licensed continuously since the age of 14. You may want to consider posting your callsign on this part of the forum.
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So the next big question ---- which radio to get

Icom ID-5100A
Yaesu FT-857D

The Yaesu for growth is my first choice, although I like the D-Star option.  Decisions, decisions......
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Both those radios are made by reputable companies who have supplied equipment to amateurs for many years. Compare the features and prices and then decide. 73, Bill, WA3CWA
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Thanks Brother Bill. I guess it comes down to having a radio to grow as my license grows, or sticking with 2m,70cm plus a D-Star.  Although the 5100A has some nice options, I think I'm going with the FT-857D. Way more growth....

I guess I can buy something later to mess with the D-Star (or Fusion) side later. 73, Paul.
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