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post #1 of 19 Old 11-21-2013, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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CQ CQ CQ - Amateur Radio V-Strom Riders?

Anyone FCC Licensed here?
Anyone have a rig on their V-Strom?

Thinking of using APRS on my bike so my wife can follow me with Find-U while I go on day trips.

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Did amateur radio lose a good chunk of airwaves recently... like within the past two or three years? I thought there was something like that in the news.
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Did amateur radio lose a good chunk of airwaves recently... like within the past two or three years? I thought there was something like that in the news.
Not as far as I know. In fact, I think we're getting more frequencies.

About 11 years ago, the 60 Meter band was added in the US.
Also, as Marine radio users leave the 500kHz area, many countries allow amateur radio users to use that as a secondary user. (Not to interfere with existing communications in that area.)

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KD0KLU here...........I've got my Extra license, but that only means I studied hard for three tests. :-) I've been a ham for about 3 years now. I mainly stick to 2m, but every now and then I venture out on the HF bands.
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Got a FT-60 handheld. Every once in a while I think about using it with the bike, but too many obstacles and not enough time. If anyone has ideas for antenna / mic / earpieces / PTT, etc., holler up. :mrgreen:

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There are several of us around here. No rig on my bike though, I don't even turn my cell phone on when I'm riding.

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WW4ML/QRP here……….. dit dit

low power morse code… and obscure part of a dying hobby………… and so it goes...

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post #9 of 19 Old 11-22-2013, 09:54 AM
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WB9TWQ here....been licensed forever it seems. Just upgraded to general a month or so ago although I did pass Element 3 many moons ago when that got you a Tech with 5 WPM. I still remember the FCC examiner (remember those) that almost told me I passed the test with disdain when he knew I wasn't taking the code portion. Oh well.....not active at all really and especially not on the bike. May start taking a HT with me on trip however.
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Never got legal, studied code years ago. Nice thing about the 2 meters is the coverage you may get through with repeaters when the cell phone doesn't work.
Some how signal strength never seemed very exciting. I've seen some interesting collections of QSL card though.
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