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post #16 of 692 Old 11-10-2011, 09:39 AM
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Who all had to learn Morse Code for their Ham license? It drove me craaaaazzzzzzeeeeee trying to learn it...lol.

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Who all had to learn Morse Code for their Ham license? It drove me craaaaazzzzzzeeeeee trying to learn it...lol.
just think, you did all that work and its not needed to get a license now.
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just think, you did all that work and its not needed to get a license now.
Maybe someday it'll come in handy. 30 years later.....it still hasn't...lol.
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Who all had to learn Morse Code for their Ham license? It drove me craaaaazzzzzzeeeeee trying to learn it...lol.
I did and struggled too. I haven't had a CW QSO in 7-8 years though so I'm not so sure how much I still remember lol.

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Oh man when I read about Morris code.... That was a pucker factor! LOL

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Maybe someday it'll come in handy. 30 years later.....it still hasn't...lol.
the only time it gets really used if field day. luckily we have a couple of old timers(LOL) in the club that use it like its nothing. maybe one day i will sit down and learn it but its not going to be any time soon. LOL.
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I have a question, during disasters NO CELL PHONE EVER WORKS! well if I have a ham in my jeep and my dad has one at his house with a gen hooked up, wouldn't we be able to communicate?

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I have a question, during disasters NO CELL PHONE EVER WORKS! well if I have a ham in my jeep and my dad has one at his house with a gen hooked up, wouldn't we be able to communicate?

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depending on the distance between the two of you and the gear your using then yes, yes you could. if there is a repeater between the two of you that has a battery or genny back up that would make it even easier.
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I know a lot more Jeepers/4 wheelers are going to HAM in NorCal since it is the preferred way to talk on the Rubicon trail. The trail has 2 repeaters you can hit. One at Spider lake. The other reapeater is the Elderado 805 which is located in Placerville. The Spider Lake Repeater is linked to the Eldorado 805 and Tahoe 805. The Tahoe 805 is located in the Tahoe basin area.
I agree. I do know a lot of people near the Rubi/Fordyce who run one. I am trying to convince more JK people here in Nor Cal to get their ticket. I want to get the crew I normally wheel with around those who have 2m to show them the difference.
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I did and struggled too. I haven't had a CW QSO in 7-8 years though so I'm not so sure how much I still remember lol.
My handheld has the CW tester on it so when I get bored I use it. It is a nice little refresher course of how rusty I am at it
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I have a question, during disasters NO CELL PHONE EVER WORKS! well if I have a ham in my jeep and my dad has one at his house with a gen hooked up, wouldn't we be able to communicate?

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When San Diego lost power in September I was able to do just what you are asking, but the other person needs to know where to connect to when that scenario happens so you are on the same page.
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I have a question, during disasters NO CELL PHONE EVER WORKS! well if I have a ham in my jeep and my dad has one at his house with a gen hooked up, wouldn't we be able to communicate?

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Well, you would have a ham spoiling in your jeep if it wasnt on ice, and his would be going bad too since he had no power

Alot depends on how far apart you guys are. There are repeaters in the area around Mt Pleasant, so chances are, you could hit him on a 2m rig, which are pretty cheap to boot. There is a 6m repeater in Saltilllo, 22miles away from you. If you both had general licenses, you could talk on HF bands, which tend to travel further, without a repeater. Here is a link to repeaters in your area http://qsl.fm/rz.php?myzip=75455

Being where you are, and the tornado activity you see down there, you may look into RACES, and ARES(?), both emergency ham radio services, volunteer based. If weather spotting floats your boat, you can get in on that too.

Ok Ive rambled enough. Just dinking around, I am hearing people talk in Denver, from here, which is 50 miles away or so. They are hitting a repeater, that seems to be linked with the one here in town. I havent tried to see if I can hit the local repeater yet with my handheld though.
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Oh man when I read about Morris code.... That was a pucker factor! LOL
If you think the Morris code was tough, wait until you try to learn the Morse code.

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If you think the Morris code was tough, wait until you try to learn the Morse code.
Ha, thats funny right there
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