Ham radio
Posted by CK (+851) 11 years ago
Anyone is town trained or using ham radio. I am interested in getting my license and having someone take me under their wing. Thanks
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Ryan
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Posted by cowdog (+132) 11 years ago
Look up the ARRL website. It is a national organization for Amatuer Radio. There are a few "Hams" in the city of various degrees . a few of the best are Paul Grutkowski from East Mont Communications, and Bob Parker.
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Posted by Smiley (+847) 11 years ago
you can transit Ham through a radio??? Wow, and you need a license??? lol, JK
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Posted by Steve Allison (+981) 11 years ago
Gene Larson is a member of the local club, he would be able to get you in touch with more members if needed.
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Posted by MG (+105) 11 years ago
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Posted by Toni Rentschler (+1517) 11 years ago
Ben Rentschler is the pres of the local club. call him. He will know who can help you out.
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Posted by Ben (+116) 11 years ago
Hi..Give me a call at 234-5742.
Ben
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 11 years ago
I served ham radio for Easter dinner once. The reception for my dish was not what I expected.

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Posted by Dave Roberts (+1501) 11 years ago
Post back and I can contact you.


I have W7YUP's voice calling "CQ CQ CQ" and the smell of Borkum Riff pipe smoke running through my head. And no, I never did learn code.
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Posted by Chuck_Sawyer (+9) 11 years ago
There are still several of us "Ham" amateur radio operators 'out there.' I can't scan through the bands or check into radio nets as often as I'd like (school activities), but several amateur operators mentioned above could be very helpful (Bob Parker K7TNJ was my 'Elmer' or mentor). I have a Morse Code key I bought from Dwight W7YUP, and had tried to start a Ham radio club at Lincoln School when I was assigned to that building. By the way, Morse Code is no longer a requirement for an amateur radio license. Chuck ?? (KD7DLB)
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Posted by cowdog (+132) 11 years ago
Didnt know there was a "Club". they must not do too much. never hear of them doing anything.
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Posted by Dave Roberts (+1501) 11 years ago
There at least used to be a very active Ham club in Miles. One of their outings is why I remember "CQ CQ CQ" when they met at Ackley lake (near Lewistown) and powered their rigs off generators just to see who they could reach. They would exchange names and addresses with contacts and send cards via snail mail to each other confirming the contacts. QSL cards? I'll have to look, I have some of Dwight's.

I don't remember what was unique about the club's repeater on Signal Butte (I think), but it was something special to the Ham world.

It may have had something to do with data "packets". It didn't mean much to me as a 13 year old, but Dwight could send and receive "e-mail" wirelessly via his ham radio setup using a Commodore Vic-20 in ~1980 or '81
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