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  1. Thread: Where to start...

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    I would say, based on your post, that there are...

    I would say, based on your post, that there are better ways to accomplish what you want. It does not appear that amateur radio is going to work for you.
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    welcome to the hobby and the forum. The FT was a...

    welcome to the hobby and the forum. The FT was a fine radio in it's day.
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    I figure that most of the folks who read this...

    I figure that most of the folks who read this thread are in the same boat as me... I have no experience dealing with what you are wanting to do or the equipment you are asking about.
  4. Thread: newbie saying hi

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    welcome to the forum.

    welcome to the forum.
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    From you question, it is obvious that your...

    From you question, it is obvious that your knowledge of the hobby and band usage is limited. Normal for a newbie.
    What radio you should get can be quite confusing and the correct answer varies...
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    lots of opinions on this one, and most of them...

    lots of opinions on this one, and most of them are correct for the individual giving them.
    It greatly depends on what you intend to do... and some phrases mean different things to different people....
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    I have no problem with your English, and since...

    I have no problem with your English, and since English, or at least the Texas version of it is all I speak, I would have no room to poke fun at anyone else's second language usage.
    Welcome to the...
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    welcome to the forum. I have never tried any...

    welcome to the forum. I have never tried any "discrete" so I can not be of much help there. Good luck with what you are trying to do.
    I would suggest getting with your local ham club and see what...
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    welcome to the forum. There are some folks from...

    welcome to the forum. There are some folks from Canada on this forum. They will have information about Amateur radio that can help you there.
    Enjoy the forum and good look in your new interest.
  10. Thread: HF newby

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    welcome to the forum...one nice thing about this...

    welcome to the forum...one nice thing about this hobby is the many areas to play in.
    Do what you enjoy. I am almost exclusively an HF operator, I have the VHF/UHF gear, just seldom use it.
  11. Thread: Hi all

    by Obed
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    welcome to the forum and back to the hobby.

    welcome to the forum and back to the hobby.
  12. Thread: Hello from W8GXR

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    welcome to the forum, lots of nice folks here and...

    welcome to the forum, lots of nice folks here and one or two old grouches....but I do have good days too.
  13. Thread: Another new guy

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    welcome to the forum. Always glad to see new...

    welcome to the forum. Always glad to see new folks....
  14. Thread: Noob

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    welcome to the forum and the hobby...

    welcome to the forum and the hobby...
  15. Thread: Hams and 11m

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    you do what makes you happy, if it bothers...

    you do what makes you happy, if it bothers someone else to the point that they want to ignore you or put you down, you did not really want to talk to those folks anyway.
    CB holds no interest to me...
  16. Thread: Just wanted to

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    Just wanted to

    Wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
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    I agree that nothing will do any good if you get...

    I agree that nothing will do any good if you get a direct or actually very near strike....none the less to make myself feel better....
    my tower is grounded and I use 1" wide braided wire for my...
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    glass is supposed to be an insulator. Years ago I...

    glass is supposed to be an insulator. Years ago I brought all my coax runs to one board on the back of my bench. I used thru the wall coax connectors and drilled holes in jar lids and put them on the...
  19. Thread: Re: hello

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    welcome to the forum. The best advice I can give...

    welcome to the forum. The best advice I can give someone starting out is to find their local amateur radio club, attend a meeting and let them know your interests.
    Most clubs are very welcoming to...
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    yep, figure you would probably have less loss...

    yep, figure you would probably have less loss with one long run of good grade coax than with all the connections and baluns in that configuration.
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    welcome to the forum.... my son and my wife are...

    welcome to the forum.... my son and my wife are both amateur operators. This is a great hobby to enjoy with your family. My grandson and grand daughter have not shown much interest, but who knows...
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    I lost an Icom 756 Pro III and an alpha amp to...

    I lost an Icom 756 Pro III and an alpha amp to lightning...I did unplug the antenna coax but forgot to unplug the power... surge through the main power line got them both... along with a few other...
  23. Thread: Yaesu Vertex 150

    by Obed
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    you might try you tube, there may be a video of...

    you might try you tube, there may be a video of the radio in question being demonstrated or reviewed.
    Many of the manuals are tough to understand...or assume one knows a bit more than they do...
    I...
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    If you do not want to buy one, check with your...

    If you do not want to buy one, check with your local club and see if one of the guys will come over and use his antenna analyzer and give you a hand.
    As you mentioned, they are expensive and if a...
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    there is no type acceptance for radios that we as...

    there is no type acceptance for radios that we as amateurs build. There are type acceptance requirements for commercially built and sold radios to be used in amateur service.
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