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    Hello all, I passed my Technician test last night. Had I known that I could take several tests at 1 sitting I would have prepared for General too. I took the General and only missed by 4 questions and that was without any prep. Next time!

    I'm northwest of Boston, MA and I see there are a few repeaters within a few miles. I dual band probably makes sense due to the limited number of repeaters.

    Back in the 70s as a kid I built a few short wave receivers and was into CB. I've tinkered in electronics most of my life. I really don't know what prompted me to get my license and I don't really have a clear idea what I want to do with the hobby. I do know that I am not interested in anything related to using computers with radio, I prefer "old school" radio communications. I'm interested in building a transceiver this winter so for now I'd like to just get started so I can figure out where I want to go. In my research all paths seem to lead to the BaoFeng BF-F8HP as an affordable option that makes a lot of sense to get started with.


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    Super Moderator pmh's Avatar
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    Apr 2014
    Bury, Lancashire


    Hello Michael,

    And welcome to the forum.

    Good luck with your studies.

    Kind regards,


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    Solihull, UK & Costa Esuri, Spain


    have a Google for bitx40 as a project to build
    73 de Biton - m0wao - echolink 633710
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    Thanks both.

    @M0WAO - that bitx40 looks very interesting. I know Arduinos very well from some of my other hobbies (including 3D printing).

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