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salad_man
Posts: 357
Joined: Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:28 pm
Call Sign: KJ6GQS
Location: Rancho Cuamonga, So Cal

Re: New Ham!

#21

Post by salad_man » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:03 am

Thanks for all the input, hopefully I can make it down there on saturday to chat more, and then pick up some goodies down there.
93 4Runner, Land Crusier rear coils, BJ spacers up front, 33x12.50 bfg m/t, rear e-locker, armor
Call sign: KJ6GQS

"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads."
- Doc, Back to the Future

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DennisDawg
Posts: 240
Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:36 pm
Call Sign: K6DOB
Location: Placentia, CA

Re: New Ham!

#22

Post by DennisDawg » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:36 am

I’ll just chime in to say that I have the FT-7900, and it works fine for me. However, I use it just to talk, and do not have a laptop and all that in my truck. I can see why folks do, but I try to keep it simple. It also keeps costs in line in a hobby, off road and the outdoors, where things invariably get broken and ensures I do not pout too long around the campfire when that occurs. Most of the money spent on the hobby (or hobbies) on the whole is in gear for the truck or for me, that has a direct impact on survivability, repair or comfort.

To monitor more than one frequency, I just program them into a Bank and then scan just that Bank. For most trips so far with multiple rigs we make a sort of communication plan, that lists repeaters and simplex frequencies for the trip, those go into a Bank and done. All that is far easier with the software, rather than via the radio itself. It works well enough.

I assign Banks geographically then, and use the naming convention of sorts to indicate what each memory holds, and is if is 144 or 430. Thus far the 2-meter is far more used when out and about than the other side.

Most of our club has only CB, though we are encouraging them to make the switch, so we have to use that as well.

So, anyway, I very much like my FT-7900.
Local Repeaters On Which You Might Find Me (K6DOB):
  • Big Bear K6BB 147.330+ PL: 131.8 - Keller Peak KE6TZG: 146.385+ PL: 146.2 - Sierra Peak KD6DDM 146.610- PL: 103.5

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salad_man
Posts: 357
Joined: Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:28 pm
Call Sign: KJ6GQS
Location: Rancho Cuamonga, So Cal

Re: New Ham!

#23

Post by salad_man » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:38 pm

Got my call sign KJ6GQS
93 4Runner, Land Crusier rear coils, BJ spacers up front, 33x12.50 bfg m/t, rear e-locker, armor
Call sign: KJ6GQS

"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads."
- Doc, Back to the Future

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DennisDawg
Posts: 240
Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:36 pm
Call Sign: K6DOB
Location: Placentia, CA

Re: New Ham!

#24

Post by DennisDawg » Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:40 pm

salad_man wrote:Got my call sign KJ6GQS
Like GQ . . . .sssssss. <G>

Congrats!!!
Local Repeaters On Which You Might Find Me (K6DOB):
  • Big Bear K6BB 147.330+ PL: 131.8 - Keller Peak KE6TZG: 146.385+ PL: 146.2 - Sierra Peak KD6DDM 146.610- PL: 103.5

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salad_man
Posts: 357
Joined: Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:28 pm
Call Sign: KJ6GQS
Location: Rancho Cuamonga, So Cal

Re: New Ham!

#25

Post by salad_man » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:42 pm

ha ha, thanks
93 4Runner, Land Crusier rear coils, BJ spacers up front, 33x12.50 bfg m/t, rear e-locker, armor
Call sign: KJ6GQS

"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads."
- Doc, Back to the Future

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