HAM Radio Call Sign Check-In Thread

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TRED LYT

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Congrats. What do you have for equipment? Look at Echolink and download it on a computer or phone. Go thru process of setting it up which sounds confusing but not so much. If you have problems there is a boot camp article on how to do it. Once you get it up and running you can join the NET on Fridays and we can help with just about anything. Let me know if I can help in any way Brent KJ7BHN
I will give this a whirl. I have both a hand held as well as a unit mounted in my rig. I bought both from HRO. Yaesu is the brand. Apparently I have good equipment, but it seems complicated to me. I’ll definitely try to find you guys. Sounds like fun!
 

Brentc17

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I will give this a whirl. I have both a hand held as well as a unit mounted in my rig. I bought both from HRO. Yaesu is the brand. Apparently I have good equipment, but it seems complicated to me. I’ll definitely try to find you guys. Sounds like fun!
Try talking to a local club and see if somebody would help. I did that and learned more from an Elmer in ten minutes then I did from reading books for hours. I also have Yaesu so I might be able to help. I have an FTM400 in my Earthcruiser and a FX70 Handheld.
 

ru108

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I will give this a whirl. I have both a hand held as well as a unit mounted in my rig. I bought both from HRO. Yaesu is the brand. Apparently I have good equipment, but it seems complicated to me. I’ll definitely try to find you guys. Sounds like fun!
You'll really enjoy the Yaesu's. They look intimidating at first, but are cake after you get the hang of them. Especially the FTM-400.
 
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Magic Mike

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Try talking to a local club and see if somebody would help. I did that and learned more from an Elmer in ten minutes then I did from reading books for hours. I also have Yaesu so I might be able to help. I have an FTM400 in my Earthcruiser and a FX70 Handheld.
Check you tube as well, there are some really good tutorials on there. Look for a guy from the UK, he’s kinda dry but his info is great!
 

Sarge368

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KG7ECC John from Gig Harbor Washington. I have a Yaesu VX-7R handheld for hiking and and FT-8800 mounted in my Jeep. I use them a bit but not nearly enough. I haven't convinced the guys I go wheeling with to get on them yet even though they put CBs to shame. I don't have an HF rig yet but am hoping to have one by the end of this year. Attached is a picture of the FT-8800 after a dusty trip over Naches Pass Trail.
 

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Brentc17

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New member here. Name is Bill, N2WMF. I have a Yaesu 857D in my Jeep and I’m able to operate on all bands from 80m-70cm. I’m wondering why more Overlanders don’t use HF mobile. On Long Island beaches we have very poor LÓS communications. We usually use 20-25 watts on 40 meters and have great coverage.
I am looking at that radio for exact purpose. What antenna are you using? Make sure to attend the Friday Night NET's. The information is under the Rally Points and also a sticky on its own thread. Welcome to OB! Brent KJ7BHN
 

Magic Mike

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KN6AET - Todd checking in from San Jose, CA. Just got my license last week. Still need a radio. Considering the Kenwood 710G or the Yaesu FTM 400 since I am interested in APRS. I , too, am a bit overwhelmed with figuring out how to get started.
Hey Todd Congratulations on ur license. My wife and I (KM6YKV) got our Licenses about three months ago. We purchased the FTM-400’s and are very happy with them.

Still trying to figure them out but it has been fun and there are a ton of videos on YouTube University.

Check the Rally Point events for our Overland Bound Ham meetup. The wife and I get on there with other members, it’s a great place to learn and meet other OB members!
 

Brentc17

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KN6AET - Todd checking in from San Jose, CA. Just got my license last week. Still need a radio. Considering the Kenwood 710G or the Yaesu FTM 400 since I am interested in APRS. I , too, am a bit overwhelmed with figuring out how to get started.
Welcome, both radios are awesome. See you on the Friday night NET Brent KJ7BHN