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    I am just curious as to how many juniors out there are also licensed HAM radio operators. And if so have you ever had to use your skills and/or equipment in an incident or disaster situation?

    My call is KB5YUE.
    Tom Wardell, Chief
    Lone Pine VFD
    Anderson Co., TX

    "What if volunteer firefighters didn't volunteer?"

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    KB1ISR

    Never used my ham stuff in a disaster situation, 'cause I'm already there with either the FD or my search and rescue team. I honestly don't take advantage of my license much... it's just there so I can communicate with my SAR team when we can't use the gov't freq's. We have a simplex channel that we use for casual conversation. It's programmed into everyone's radio and isn't used for mission critical info.

    I use my equipment for both ham and SAR. Like I said, I don't talk much on ham freq's. The "lingo" that a lot of ham operators use just gets to me, and they get annoyed because I use the technical training I've recieved and confuse them. (Gotta love that phonetic alphabet! Apple, Banana, Cat, Dog, Elephant...... feel like I'm back in kindergarten learning my letters). I understand, though, that it's really a hobby and people don't need to use proper procedures... it just bugs me is all.

    73, over and out

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    • #3
      No, I do not use a Ham radio, nor does anybody in my department, if I am not mistaken.
      IACOJ

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      • #4
        I have been considering getting my license. A couple memebers of my department have theirs and were trying to get me to get one. I may within time.
        These opinions are my own, not of my company or my affiliates

        2 in, 2 Out, Pass on, Collar up, SHOW TIME!

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        • #5
          Translation needed

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          QRZ
          Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
          Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

          *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
          On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

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          • #6
            Ham Radio

            10-4 I am a Ham Radio Operator and yes I have used my Ham Radio equipment during a diaster (tornado)... I was net control that night when the tornado formed in my county and destroyed pretty much a small city...... Call here is KG4LHQ

            Very active member in Ham Radio as in Net Control and ARES Operations

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            • #7
              Re: Translation needed

              Originally posted by NJFFSA16
              Please translate the following:

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              QRZ
              WA2HUQ, eh? It's got a certain ring to it... Somethin' harder next time, please. I have a friend who knows cw, too, so we talk in code on AIM .

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