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Jun. 19th, 2005 04:38 pm
jgrafton: (tj csl terminal)
This has been a relatively unexciting weekend. I guess the main highlight is that I finally went out and purchased a radio, ending up with a Yaesu FT-60R. I charged it up overnight, and have been playing with it a bit today. I was able to pick up repeaters from Bluemont, VA, Greenbelt, MD, and Rockville, MD, though I didn't try transmitting myself - I doubt I would've been able to hit any of them, anyhow. I didn't find any other activity though, so I'm not sure if my location is crappy (kinda at the bottom of a few hills), there's too much interference, my radio can't pick up that much with its stock antenna, or if there just wasn't much activity this afternoon.

I guess we'll have to see.

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May. 12th, 2005 02:14 am
jgrafton: (tj csl diskwall)
So I've definitely spent far too long this evening looking at all sorts of ham stuff.

I feel kinda silly, as I've had my license since about the end of February, and I've only used it twice - during Carnival, for the Buggy sweepstakes. And so now that I have time (and have been reminded by the sheer amount of junk that's been sent to my house, mail-wise), I've been researching and looking at websites and such.

I'd like to get a radio, and I'm thinking that an HT would be the most logical, but there are quite a few options, and they would set me back a little bit... I haven't spent money on myself besides food in, well, a long time. It's just not something I do. So hm.

If you happen to be a ham who happens to have advice, I'm willing to entertain your commentary.

I think general goals for the summer include getting some sort of rig, using it, and studying code/etc so I can upgrade to a General license in the fall. I clearly have nothing better to do, anyway.

Other stuff. )

And now, as it's really late, and as I've been tired since I got home around 1600 today, I think I shall sleep.

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