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Old 09-26-2016, 09:12 PM
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Great job!

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Old 09-27-2016, 08:23 AM
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Woop Woop! Are you lucky enough to have an active repeater nearby? Panel mount HF, anyone?

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Old 09-27-2016, 08:51 AM
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Oddly enough, 52F is in something of a dead spot. There do not appear to be many repeaters. There is one just south-east of Decatur, another at Texas Woman's University, and a third at the University of Texas at Dallas.

If anyone at 52F has an "always on" internet connection, I can assist with an iGate.
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Old 09-27-2016, 06:42 PM
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:32 PM
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Default Interesting. Hams and homebuilders

I'm 54 and have had my general ticket since I was 16 - wow that's 38 years. Back then I never dreamed I'd build and fly my own plane. But in a crazy way it was ham radio that got me into aviation. After college I was hired as an avionics engineer by a defense contractor during the Reagan years. My knowledge of radio through my amateur radio experience opened the door to military aviation and hence my exposure to general aviation. Besides the recent APRS interest and resulting desire to get a ham license, I wonder how many aviators have been hams for decades?

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Old 09-27-2016, 10:41 PM
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Congratulations. I have been happy with my Bionics transmitter. Feed it with a rs-232 GPS feed from one of the serial ports on my G3X.
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3EV - Evansville, IN
Where is Steve and the Sky Terrier?
RV-7A Slider, O-360 A1A, Catto 3 blade, 2 screen Garmin G3X Classic, GTN 650, Bionics APRS. FLYING since June 24, 2009
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:50 PM
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Default Congrats!

So you are saying after all this's're a HAM?
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