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PostSubject: New User from the USA (Introduction Only)   New User from the USA (Introduction Only) Icon_minitimeThu Mar 21, 2024 5:09 pm

Was given this link from an online BBS chat (yes, still using a BBS!): Mick Manning?

Been using radios since the 80s as a child. CB and USAF Civil Air Patrol is what got me more into wondering about HAM.

I took my initial HAM testing way back in the 90s and passed it, but that was when you also were required 5 WPM Morse, and being military, I was being stationed overseas and hadn't taken that part. Life happened, and I had always wished I had gotten back into the license. I know today's license's are different and Morse is no longer needed. I just need to get off my rump and start reviewing/studying.

I have various gear and servers running, and am normally always listening to something:

Uniden SDS200 (with Garmin GPS iii Plus mod) - running a website when I have the radio on. (sds200.f4fbbs.com:65002)
Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB CB
iCOM IC-R7000 (Old Military Surplus receiver)
Yaesu FT-8900R
SDR & RaspPi
RaspPi ADS-B
RaspPi WX Station
Various GMRS radios (mobiles/HTs) - Licensed
Motorola M1225 (self-programmed)
Motorola CDRM750 Repeater (programmed with help of local HAM'er as a GMRS receiver and tuned properly).

I see most of the users here are from the European-ish areas, but looking forward just to chime in and learn from others about their areas and countries.
Spending over 21 years in the Military, I was lucky enough to be able to visit but there are some I still have not and have always wanted to.

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PostSubject: Re: New User from the USA (Introduction Only)   New User from the USA (Introduction Only) Icon_minitimeThu Mar 21, 2024 5:51 pm

Hi there Timothy and welcome to Charlie Tango.

Wow, is BBS still a thing? Mind you even 'forums' seem like dinosaur technology to some. Wink

I'm just grateful that radio emanations aren't all that different from yesteryear with old gear working just as it should. New User from the USA (Introduction Only) 1f44d 

Interesting history you've got there so thanks for sharing it with us here at CT, always good to hear from new people especially from around the world with our international membership. I too started my Ham exploration some decades ago and only in recent years decided to go for it after much enthusiasm and help from other great folks here. Never been more radio happy and still keep my other radio activities alive. (Can't beat a bit of 'skip' hunting on the old CB!)

Again, I extend a warm welcome to you and if you ever want a spangly shiny new CT call sign from us you only have to ask.


All the best,
Victor

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PostSubject: Re: New User from the USA (Introduction Only)   New User from the USA (Introduction Only) Icon_minitimeThu Mar 21, 2024 9:59 pm

Hello and welcome, Timothy.

Great intro.👍

I have to be honest, I have never heard of BBS. Probably because I was a late comer to the Internet. I didn't have the Internet or a mobile phone until the late naughties. Lol.

73s John.

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PostSubject: Re: New User from the USA (Introduction Only)   New User from the USA (Introduction Only) Icon_minitimeThu Mar 21, 2024 10:15 pm

John123 wrote:
Hello and welcome, Timothy.

Great intro.👍

I have to be honest, I have never heard of BBS. Probably because I was a late comer to the Internet. I didn't have the Internet or a mobile phone until the late naughties. Lol.

73s John.

Ahh Bulletin Board System, that takes me back. Mid eighties ish, IBM XT green screen monitor DOS 3.2, was it that long ago? Things have come along a bit since then. Yesterdays social network, pictures made out of letters, happy days.

Welcome Timothy Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: New User from the USA (Introduction Only)   New User from the USA (Introduction Only) Icon_minitimeFri Mar 22, 2024 2:59 pm

Yeah I used to talk back to my old 300 baud modem .. Chirp-BEEP-Triiiilllll... BOPBOPBOP .. LOL

Now we use Telnet and webpage access to it. 
Finally dumped cable provider here when fiber optic was installed .. saved over $300USD per month! .. But now I keep getting reset after reset as more and more companies also install in my area, so I lose remote access. grrr.

Made these last year for our local GMRS server group. That is my callsign for GMRS USA. Printed stickers and also laser engraved into my radios (in case they were "misplaced").

New User from the USA (Introduction Only) Wral2210

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PostSubject: Re: New User from the USA (Introduction Only)   New User from the USA (Introduction Only) Icon_minitimeMon Apr 01, 2024 10:25 am

BBS…those were the days! Compuserve was the first provider with its own proprietary “internet”. Loved it when I was living in the USA back in 1989/1990. Then the WWW came along, Trumpet, Eudora mail, Netscape and the rest of it. It used to be a lot more niche than the corporate internet we know today. Much easier to use but boring. It was because of it I quit CB radio in the 80’s and started again a couple of years ago. Welcome SirRonmit!
By the way, I too was in the airforce but the French one 😉

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PostSubject: Re: New User from the USA (Introduction Only)   New User from the USA (Introduction Only) Icon_minitimeMon Apr 01, 2024 11:32 pm

Miura wrote:
BBS…those were the days! Compuserve was the first provider with its own proprietary “internet”. Loved it when I was living in the USA back in 1989/1990. Then the WWW came along, Trumpet, Eudora mail, Netscape and the rest of it. It used to be a lot more niche than the corporate internet we know today. Much easier to use but boring. It was because of it I quit CB radio in the 80’s and started again a couple of years ago. Welcome SirRonmit!
By the way, I too was in the airforce but the French one 😉

Netscape!!!! Man I missed that browser!


"Armée de l'Air"

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