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Just Passed My Radio Amateur Test!

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Well I just passed my test a few minutes ago. Have to wait a few weeks to see if the Government will accept my call sign. (VE9 SLB)

 

Now I have to study and figure out what kind of portable I want to get! Any suggestions for someone just starting off?

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congrats!

 

as for what to get, talk to the locals as to repeater accessabiilty (assuming vhf/uhf to start out)

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CONGRATS!!!

 

Look in this area for some threads called "WHAT DO YOU USE" Part 1, 2, and 3.

 

This will give you some ideas of what others are using and why.

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Well I ordered my first radio, a Yaesu VX 150 handheld. Anyone use this little puppy? Any comments? I do have a question. Can this radio be connected to my GPS to broadcast my position?

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Well I ordered my first radio, a Yaesu VX 150 handheld.

I don't have one, but from what I have heard is that's a very solid unit. Maybe a bit on the basic side, but it does it's job very well. You might move on to others, but you'll keep it as a backup. You done good.

 

Can this radio be connected to my GPS to broadcast my position?

Yes, but you'll need something like a TinyTrak3 to connect the GPS to the radio.

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