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Hello From Camden, NY
« on: October 02, 2016, 08:01:12 AM »
NOT Camden, NJ!   ;D

I held a Technician license 22 years ago and am now rejoining the HAM community.  Will be taking the test on 3 Oct.  In the meantime, I bought a BaoFeng BF-8HP and keeping it on hand until I see my name on the FCC license database.

I retired from the US Air Force after 35 years and now enjoying paradise in the lake effect snow belt here.  We are ~ 40 miles NE of Syracuse, NY.

Cheers,
Bob

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Re: Hello From Camden, NY
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2016, 10:47:13 AM »
Hey Bob

Thanks for joining.

Did you get the radio programmed yet?

I will have some time later today if you are still having issues to call and see if we can work it out.

Are you taking the Tech or the General tomorrow?

Either way good luck.
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Re: Hello From Camden, NY
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2016, 10:56:24 AM »
Welcome to the ham world again. And PH.

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Re: Hello From Camden, NY
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2016, 10:57:12 AM »
Drago

Looks like your back in here. 
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Re: Hello From Camden, NY
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2016, 10:58:13 AM »
Hey Bob what are you using to study with?
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Re: Hello From Camden, NY
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2016, 11:02:27 AM »
Hey Bob

Thanks for joining.

Did you get the radio programmed yet?

I will have some time later today if you are still having issues to call and see if we can work it out.

Are you taking the Tech or the General tomorrow?

Either way good luck.

Hey AD,

I take the Tech exam on Tuesday. 

Re programming my BF-8HP, no luck yet. I'll PM my home phone #...

Thanks
Bob

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Re: Hello From Camden, NY
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2016, 11:06:50 AM »
Hey Bob what are you using to study with?

"The Fast Track to Your Technician Class Ham Radio License" by Burnette

I've been taking the sample tests on eHam.net and also the ARRL sample test section.

I take it on Tuesday evening.

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Re: Hello From Camden, NY
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2016, 11:33:40 AM »
Very good. Heading out to CostCo right now. I should be available in a few hours. 

I would suggest that you study for the general as fast as you can.  The material is very similar and it worth doing so you can get on HF.

If you have the $$ look at www.hamtestonline.com

I used it for the Tech and Gen same sitting and 6 months later for my Extra.
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Re: Hello From Camden, NY
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2016, 11:35:56 AM »
If you are interested here is the study method I used

http://www.preparedham.com/forums/index.php?topic=57.0
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Re: Hello From Camden, NY
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2016, 11:38:08 AM »
"Re programming my BF-8HP, no luck yet."

Check this out.  Software makes programming a LOT easier.
http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Home
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Re: Hello From Camden, NY
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2016, 01:41:13 PM »
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Thats what he is having issues with.  He watched my Youtube video and is still having issues.  I am making a call to him in about an hour and see if we can solve his issues. 



"Re programming my BF-8HP, no luck yet."

Check this out.  Software makes programming a LOT easier.
http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Home
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Re: Hello From Camden, NY
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2016, 06:42:12 PM »
Hello Bob,
I am just down the road a piece from you, Little Falls!
I just got my Tech ticket this past May.  Studying for my general with hopes to have it by the end of winter!
Speaking of winter :(
Ed

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Re: Hello From Camden, NY
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2016, 07:44:19 AM »
Way to go EOC.

We worked on his F8-HP yesterday trying to get It to talk to Chirp so I could be programmed but No Joy.

He was going to try to it on a W7 machine, but may be studying for his Tech AND General for a Tuesday night test session. 
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Re: Hello From Camden, NY
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2016, 05:05:09 PM »
G'day and welcome

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Re: Hello From Camden, NY
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2016, 09:20:49 AM »
Way to go EOC.

We worked on his F8-HP yesterday trying to get It to talk to Chirp so I could be programmed but No Joy.

He was going to try to it on a W7 machine, but may be studying for his Tech AND General for a Tuesday night test session.

Nice to "meet you", Ed.  I'll send my call sign when I get it.  Just took the Tech exam last night and passed.  Now on to the General!   ::)

Bob