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Ham Radio Freedom - Thanks LewRockwell.com

Great Summary of where Ham Radio stands today, relevant as we all are concerned about privacy and our cell phones. I found this a useful, interesting article, and the starting point for what I hope will become a new hobby:

http://lewrockwell.com/orig13/hathaway4.1.1.html




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Taking my test next week!

I have been studying to take my Ham test next Monday. I have been at it for a month and am only half way through my book, but should get there soon. It seams like a great tool to have and would make having a cell phone a bit less "necessary" today. I am planning on getting that 40 dollar (BaoFeng) handheld one if I pass. Thanks for the post as I have been thinking of asking the DP about Ham.

Tek, I never knew!

http://www.amazon.com/Handheld-Amateur-Tranceiver-TYT-TH-F5/... is an awesome starter radio, also most places have radio clubs that will be willing and excited to help you pass your exams. http://www.arrl.org/ is pretty much a one spot stop for all your HAM needs... Also packet radio exists allowing you to send and receive data wirelessly all over the globe!

Damn you Ham Radio!

You give me hope when I think there is no hope possible!!!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

As a ham operator for many

As a ham operator for many years, I cannot begin to describe the excitement and sense of accomplishment when you finally make a contact on the other side of the world. Ham has been an excellent hobby for me, and I suggest anyone who is even slightly interested to go get their license and get on the air. Its loads of fun..