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    Due to chatter on another forum I've developed a small fascination with ham radio.

    I just bought a small handheld unit with all kinds of options/accessories. I'm totally lost, atm.

    Is anyone already a licensed user and if so, do you have any guidance for a newb? I mostly want to be able to monitor some channels, (not sure what yet) and be able to communicate should cell towers and the internet have a bad day.

    Thanks for any information or guidance!
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    I'm not even sure what HAM radios are... never heard of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    I'm not even sure what HAM radios are... never heard of them
    Ask Rick, he'll know.

    Seriously, I've always been fascinated with it but not sure I would ever delve into it as I'm always so busy with other things.
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    can ya' add Swiss??

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    I guess that answers that.
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    There was more of them operating when I was younger (at least it seemed that way). Same with CB radios. You could talk to people in other countries like California and West Virginia.

    I had a CB radio in my car years ago for about 20 minutes. You would get on the highway and turn the CB on and hear " This is weird person, is anyone out there, c'mon back". That was the end of my CB experience.

    As for Ham Radios, I haven't heard them mentioned in decades, but I guess there are people that still talk on them.
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    I believe you’re supposed to be licensed using one.

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    When I was a kid, the coolest thing was to dial in to the truckers on our walkie talkies. Not quite ham radio, lol.
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    Ha-ha! Perfect!
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