tsb wrote:There has to be a local club in your area.
They run national field days and logging
contests all the time. Check on line.
Then you have to decide if you want to
do voice or *** ** * *** ** * *** or both.
pret wrote:My father-in-law is a huge HAM operator, has the highest license one can attain as a private citizen... teaches courses, etc. I could ask him his opinion on equipment if you like? He's got a 100' tower in his backyard... yada yada yada!
cArNaGe wrote:I have a Varmit 1KW sitting in my closet. When your ready to reach out. I only used it for CB but talked to Australia with it before on sideband.
It will/would dead key at 1200 watts and swing up to about 2600 watts.
the "phone patch'. He would talk to the ham radio operator on navy ships and relay calls to their families via our home phone. This was in the days before our current communications technology and was pretty amazing. I think it was also illegal
coalkirk wrote:I don't think there was anything illegal on the Navy end, just the ham radio operators end.