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Any other mountain bikers out here amature radio operators? or going for their lisence? i am going for my lisence right now. should be fun when i get it, and feel alittle safer out on the trails if i get a handheld transceiver.
 

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bstguitarist said:
Any other mountain bikers out here amature radio operators? or going for their lisence? i am going for my lisence right now. should be fun when i get it, and feel alittle safer out on the trails if i get a handheld transceiver.
I am a ham radio operator, and I think you should go for it and I never thought of taking it on bike rides, but that would be a good idea for places where no cell coverage is, and good luck if you decide to go for it.
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Me too

I've been a Ham operator for about 14 years now. One of my favourite hobbies.
I am mostly into HF and high power amplifiers.

Also played guitar all my life, and pursuing a music career.

Go for the license. Good luck. It's a lot of fun and many nice people.

Let us know when you get it!

Shawn
 

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I am a ham radio operator, and I think you should go for it and I never thought of taking it on bike rides, but that would be a good idea for places where no cell coverage is, and good luck if you decide to go for it.
Dave
Yeah, go for it mate. Whenever I go for my rides I always carry my cellphone and also my HT radio. Firstly, it provides contact on simplex with other mates riding with me and secondly as a backup in areas where there is no cellphone coverage.

73's all round to you mate.

9W6VX signing and clearing from the frequency. :D
 

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General class here. I do take a dual band HT with me normally when I'm riding off road. Bury it deep in the Camelback in case of (far too frequent) crashes.
 

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i used to be licensed, but i think mine just ran out this year. i got into for a year or two, bought a whole setup, and didn't use nearly as much as i could have (too busy riding and playing guitar). it is a really neat hobby though, and i'm sure you'll enjoy it a bunch. good luck with the test.

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Got my license for search and rescue use. Having the radio is definitely a good thing if you get in trouble way out there. We had a rescue of snowboarder caught in an avalanche about eight years ago. He was a ham and was able to call out and tell us exactly where he was.

There used to be a web-based practice exam than I used to help me study for the test. I looked for the link, but the site isn't there anymore. You might google something like that to help you study. The repetition of the questions in the test format really help to drive that information into your brain. Good luck!
 

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I got into ham radio when I was 12, KD7NZK, I'm a Extra now. I take a HT with me on rides so I can talk back to my parents if I crash or get lost.
 

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Cq, Cq, Cq Dx !!!

This is KM6YW...Kilo, mike, six, yankee, wiskey.
Ha, Ha, Ha, they don't make two by two calls anymore!
Actually... its really weird, I'm a class of license (advanced) that doesn't exist anymore.
BTW my address isn't currently correct after moving so don't try to look me up in the book.
I am not active much these days do to the lack of people to talk to, here in the Las Vegas area. 2 meters is almost totaly dead and there isn't much on 440 mghz either.

Good luck taking your test at the VE's.

Later, Eric
 
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