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JERRYGR
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3/10/08 3:02 P

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Oh yes..that is fun to..some just specialize in that only..the whole 9 yards..really decked out systems...and especially for emergency situations and so on and for any occasion..

I speak to many who have a HF system in their cars...on 80 Meter I have spoken to Mobiles from CA,NV,AZ,WY,CO,OR,WA,HI and other places...running about 100 or more watts from their car rigs...I use 2 Meter and 440 MHz mobiles when I am on the road...I use several Repeaters(about 300 or so in Oregon) 2/440/220/10/6/ Meters...2 is the most popular...

One repeater in Salem has a foot print from Longivew Wa to SO Oregon and to Bend...I use that one allot a home and they have a autopatch for pone connections and if there is no power they use battery backup(all of them)and some just use solar power...one Repeater in Eugene is part and linked to 20 other repeaters..that system connects all the way down to Northern CA..that is a cool one and fun...one chain called The Evergreen Intertie is lined to 30 repeaters...that goes through all of WA,OR,ID,CA an MT...they have MANY nets..The Astronomy Net..is really cool...and uses all 30...It originates from Seattle...anyway...they are great for emergencies and so on..I can hit quite a few systems here on 5 Watts..

Some times I use Simplex frequencies(no repeaters)from point A to B...the fcc assigns frequencies for each like Simplex or Repeaters..some require a tone to access them...We also use the concdierate operators band plan-agreement...that what frequency is used for what on ALL HAM Bands...any questions I can awnser...no problem...Thank you...DE KE7GGV..Jerry 73..to all...I hoped I was a help..

take care all...



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3/10/08 1:14 P

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Thanks for the interesting info. I always wondered about the differences between the 2. I didn't realize you could have it in your car too.

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Water is very important for us. We may, and I do, require more than the 8 glasses a day. The link goes to a water calculator I use to see what I need for my current weight. Mt requirement has dropped 9 ounces due to weight loss. Yipee!
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JERRYGR
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3/10/08 7:57 A

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Oh yes...my main listing and BIO and links to Ham Radio stuff is

www.qrz.com/callsign/ke7ggv

Thanks again for putting up with me..

Jerry G
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JERRYGR
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3/10/08 7:51 A

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Thank you for the great comments about this wonderful hobby..I am very proud to be a Amateur Radio Operator...we have a saying"When ALL ELSE FAILS, Amateur radio is there"...there are about 3 MILLION operators would wide...and Japan has the highest amount of operators than ANY other country..and The US is 3rd in line...

We are a service and do help in many situations...I have been licensed since 2006..there are Three levels of Amateur Radio License...TECHNICIAN,GENERAL(that is what I am)and EXTRA...here in the United States..the higher of license the more operating privileges you get...and EXTRA is the top one...The are no age limits...The youngest TECH is 4 yrs old and the youngest EXTRA is 8 yrs old...(both girls)

The oldest Ham I know is 103...there are many young operators..I helped out a boy scout..by talking to him on the radio...and he got his Badge...his mom is a HAM and she asked me to help..no problem...Our daughter has spoken on the radio as a "Third Party"..being a Station Operator/Controller..I have to supervise any Third Party...and give my Call sign and Location every 10 Minutes(FCC rule)...

The great thing about Ham Radio is that you can invest financially as much as you want or how your budget is...I have seen stations that are fancy and even basic no frills Ham Shacks...

I love my Ham Shack..I operate on HF(shortwave)and VHF/UHF Ham frequencies...the legal limit of power is 1,500 watts..and even some stations run less than 5 watts and work the world...I operate on 100 Watts to get out better...but here in town I use 5 Watts to speak to hams that are closer...I make sure there are NO RF problems...if there are any issues..I turn my equipment off and fix the problem...I do get some hams to help me in many ways to fix issues I cannot do..like the antenna or such..and they do help...we cannot accept payment(compensation)and so on..

There are many types of nets on the airwaves...from Ragchewing sessions to formal Traffic Net to handle and train those to "pass messages"along for many reasons to even bible studies...I love that..we as ham operators take RF issues seriously and not to interfere...and make things safe and take steps to do that..from properly grounding equipment to even using filters to solve interference RF problems...very rarely some use 1,500 watts..we basically run the right amount of power as needed to get the job done..NO OVERKILL..

We do get often get confused with CB Radio..and there is a difference...and we have had our share of bad Publicity and PR..ANYONE can be a Amateur Radio Operator...our licenses last for 10 years then we renew it..what helps us the most is having an"ELMER"who has much knowledge and experience...I hope to be a great ELMER someday..I have 4 Ham antennas on my car...my wife calls my car a traveling porcupine...one for each function that I need to use...I have even had many to ask"why so many or are you a Police Officer to are you a CB operator...and it gives me a chance to talk about this hobby..

It is great to see younger Hams...A great site to explain better is...

http://www.hello-radio.org/

or

http://www.radio.useca.org/aboutme.htm

What is the difference between Ham Radio and Citizen's Band?
A: The Citizen Band was established by the FCC to provide short range communications for the safety and general use of citizens. A license was required, but no test was needed. Power was limited to 5 watts input to keep the range short. CB worked quite well in the rural areas, but quickly got out-of-hand in urban communities. The twenty-three original channels grew to forty channels and licensing was suspended when the CB craze swept the nation. Illegal operation and excessive power use was common. Channels were jammed and interference almost constant in heavily populated areas. The FCC was limited in its ability to police the Citizen band and mainly enforced only the most flagrant violators.
On the other hand, Amateurs have, through international treaties, a wide range of frequencies that they can utilize. Higher power, up to 1,500 watts output is allowed with some restrictions. Long-range communications is easily accomplished on the High Frequency (HF) bands, and by switching bands as propagation changes they can continue to work long distances (DX) over the majority of a 24 hour period. On the VHF and UHF bands repeaters are allowed so communications over a wide metropolitan area can be established and maintained. While the bands are crowded in certain areas, it is much easier to communicate without the interference common on the CB band. The ham bands are also better policed. A core of Official Observers, appointed through the ARRL, help hams be self-policing. Serious violations are investigated by the FCC. About the worst thing a ham can do is not to answer a notice of violation from the FCC. To operate an amateur radio station without supervision requires an FCC license that you can only obtain after taking a written test. Some levels of license used to require a morse code test too. Morse code is no longer a requirement.

My family thinks it is great and supports the hobby in many ways..my HAM shack is at far side of the house so I will not bother them...I asked my wife if she wants to be a HAM..she kindly said no...she is into other things...like fishing..and I tell you she knows her sports well...she was a former jock in school...Baseball,Football and Basket Ball...and I support her as well...she missed the last Super bowl...she was not happy with that..anyway I said too much and taken too much time...I can help anyone one who would like to get in to Amateur Radio...please write...I can help and so on...

ke7ggv@arrl.net (subject:Ham Radio)I will respond a.s.a.p.

Thank you all again..take care...THX DE KE7GGV 73(best wishes in ham speak)...

Jerry G
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ONLYTEMPORARY
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3/9/08 3:00 P

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I have also read of many instances where Ham Radio operators have picked up distress calls and gotten them relayed to the proper authorities. Many at great distances. They have also helped people contact loved ones when things are wiped out like in New Orleans.

It's Only Temporary

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JW's On the Narrow Path Teams

'It's only Temporary'

Water is very important for us. We may, and I do, require more than the 8 glasses a day. The link goes to a water calculator I use to see what I need for my current weight. Mt requirement has dropped 9 ounces due to weight loss. Yipee!
fitnessgear101.com/fitness-calculato
rs/water-requirement-caculators.aspx


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IRISMEDIA
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3/9/08 12:35 P

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My friend in Gresham is also a Hamm radio operator. She has been wonderful to the local library at the middle school--she donated books where the characters solved mysteries with the Hamm radio.

Friends in Redmond also are active in Hamm radio.

I think it is interesting that when there is a crisis and the cells go down, Hamm radio operators are still able to relay out for help. They do a service that is rarely applauded, but is extremely needed.

Hope you get to feeling better soon.

3rd Grade
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JERRYGR
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3/7/08 3:50 A

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Thank you ALL for your kindness...Jerry

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AMANDIE
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2/24/08 10:37 P

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get well soon. The Flu is going around I hope to miss it this year.


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2/23/08 10:55 P

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Hope you're back on your feet soon. My mom's cousin was a quadraplegic and loved Hamm Radios. His Dad helped him run the gear but it was really his show. It expanded his world and gave him a lot of fulfillment.

-Tami-

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1ANGELGRL
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2/23/08 1:00 A

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Glad to see you're back! Best wishes on a speedy recovery!



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HANNAHLORI
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2/22/08 2:06 P

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Best wishes for a speedy recovery Jerry.

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Jerry,

sorry you have been sick. It's hitting everyone. Taking it's gay old time leaving too. Get well.

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'It's only Temporary'

Water is very important for us. We may, and I do, require more than the 8 glasses a day. The link goes to a water calculator I use to see what I need for my current weight. Mt requirement has dropped 9 ounces due to weight loss. Yipee!
fitnessgear101.com/fitness-calculato
rs/water-requirement-caculators.aspx


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JERRYGR
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here it is sorry.. www.youtube.com/KE7GGV

Jerry G
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JERRYGR
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Oh yes to share my favorite YOUTUBE music...the ones I like...memories from Shindig..Bandstand..where te action is...I do remember those shows...yes...

enjoy..adding more

www.youtube.com/KE7GGV emoticon

Jerry G
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JERRYGR
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Hello This is Jerry from Albany...sorry I did not make it to the Heritage Mall Meeting..I am getting over the flu...not fun..I am doing ok...just a bit slow..hardly any time for HAM activity..did get a good HF rig...to update my ham shack...ANY HAMS/Amateur Radio Operators in the group??...well take care all...please e mail me love to hear from you all..THX DE KE7GGV-73(best wishes in ham speak)

ke7ggv@arrl.net

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Jerry G
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