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#1 BreamLover

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 03:52 PM

I want to say hello to everybody and let you know that I will spend more time looking around than posting. Former Cable TV Tech in the 70's, ham radio in the early 90's (big into APRS) and now retired to the corn fields of NW Illinois. I know just enough about antennas, cable and electronics to make me dangerous. Getting into GMRS so my wife can keep track of me without using the phone. (Anybody remember when cell phone service was cheaper than a landline phone)

 

 



#2 Glider

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 04:01 PM

Welcome. I am new myself but have found those here to be very helpful and best of all this is a respectful and polite place. Actual adults.


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#3 WRAK968

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 04:46 PM

I want to say hello to everybody and let you know that I will spend more time looking around than posting. Former Cable TV Tech in the 70's, ham radio in the early 90's (big into APRS) and now retired to the corn fields of NW Illinois. I know just enough about antennas, cable and electronics to make me dangerous. Getting into GMRS so my wife can keep track of me without using the phone. (Anybody remember when cell phone service was cheaper than a landline phone)

Cellphones cheaper than landlines, Heck, I remember when cellphones were called phone booths LOL

Welcome to the group :)


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#4 Corey

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:09 PM

I want to say hello to everybody and let you know that I will spend more time looking around than posting. Former Cable TV Tech in the 70's, ham radio in the early 90's (big into APRS) and now retired to the corn fields of NW Illinois. I know just enough about antennas, cable and electronics to make me dangerous. Getting into GMRS so my wife can keep track of me without using the phone. (Anybody remember when cell phone service was cheaper than a landline phone)

 

Hello and welcome, not sure about your location, I have a wide area repeater in IL, follow the link in my signature below for more details.


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Just My $.02

 

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#5 Downs

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 08:30 PM

Welcome aboard from east of Dallas, Tx. :)


A pile of "cheap Chinese radios", BF888s, UV5Rs, UV82s, KGUV8Ds, BFF8HP, UV50X2, and a few "good" radios, Yeasu FT310 (airband/nav), Yeasu FT90R (no longer in mobile service used as a base radio)


#6 BreamLover

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:24 PM

Hello and welcome, not sure about your location, I have a wide area repeater in IL, follow the link in my signature below for more details.

 Thanks for the welcome Corey.

 

  I am in Kewanee IL - 1/2 between Peoria and the Quad Cities. Closest repeater looks to be in Aledo, about 40 to the west of me.






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