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Amateur (Ham) Radio Diabetics


Amateur (Ham) Radio Diabetics

Open to any Type of Diabetic who enjoys the Amateur Radio hobby or radio communications in general. Who knows, there may soon be enough of us on here to actually have a Net schedule! 73's KA7OSM

Location: World Wide!
Members: 17
Latest Activity: Mar 18

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Field day! Yes I operated 24 hours straight.

Started by Tim Jul 3, 2014. 0 Replies

I had the privilege to operate 24 hours straight as W1AW/3 at our ultra-massive field day site this past weekend. I did a mix of CW and Digital modes.…Continue

first post

Started by joe_just_joe Feb 25, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello -- Just wanted to pop in to see how many hams there hereabouts.- JosephContinue

CQ WW SOAB (Type 1)

Started by Tim Nov 26, 2012. 0 Replies

OK, this time, no hypos in this contest!!!! But one very late night.CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CWCall: N3QE Operator(s): N3QE Station: N3QEClass: SOAB(A) LP QTH: MD FM19ka Operating Time (hrs):…Continue


Started by Tim Nov 27, 2011. 0 Replies

A little introduction...Been a ham for 34 years (KA0BTD at age 10).Been a diabetic for 30 years.In college I kinda got away from radio... but recently got back in.The CQ WW CW was a blast wasn't it?A…Continue

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Comment by Str8shvr on June 19, 2012 at 5:43am
Finally back on the air. My G5RV that I put up last fall lasted all of two days before a lightning strike. Had a ham buddy build a tri-band dipole. It's up about 30 feet with a slight slope, not flat top but bot inverted vee, and due to our property is running nne - ssw. He built it from 10 gauge solid strand. We'll have to hang one more ,for MARS, later this summer.
Comment by Clinitest on April 17, 2011 at 8:47am
Hi Rusty! Glad to have you on board here. You're really moving fast getting all your tickets and upgrades. Good for you! I have been on the road a lot this past year and have been thinking of getting a mobile HF rig. Need to do some more research on what to get. Most of my gear is old boat anchor stuff.... 73's Ken
Comment by Rusty1955 on April 17, 2011 at 1:58am
Greetings de KF5REP Abilene, Texas.

I operate on D-Star mostly. Using reflector 001C, the world's party line on D-Star.

Became a ham in May 2010. Upgrading to Extra next month, I hope.....
Comment by Jake on March 2, 2011 at 7:17am
Heh small world.. Got my ticket ages ago but lost interest due to local politics.
Still got myself a VX7R though and a RX320...

Funny how amateur radio and diabetes have the same issue.. Slow getting updated software for Windows 7 =)
Comment by Peter on March 2, 2011 at 6:15am
FB group thanks for forming it.
Comment by Str8shvr on March 1, 2011 at 9:37pm
It may be awhile before I'm back on the air. I am awaiting my renewed MARS license so that I can send the 480 to Kenwood for modification. It's been driving me crazy just looking at the sealed box, but I don't want to have to try to unpack it just to turn around and re-pack it. I will also have to host an "antenna party" when it does get back. I'm disabled due to neuropathy and figure it will be easier to let some of the local hams help, and I'lll feed them afterwards. We do have a local hamfest coming up in a couple of weeks, I'm thinking rather seriously about replacing my old coax before raising the antenna.

I have a couple of boat anchors as well, both Icoms, one is a 720a with matching power supply and desk mic, the other is a 745 which lost its memory and needs to be sent back to Icom to be fixed.

I decided against fixing the 745 and go with a smaller unit due to space. The 720 works,but also needs work, when I make a long transmission it hangs a few seconds before switching to receive,so you miss the first part of the other party's message.
Comment by Clinitest on March 1, 2011 at 9:23pm
Hi Tony, Thanks for the check-in. It sounds like you have been pretty active in the pubic service end of things. Great! Glad to hear you have a new rig too. Let us know when you're back on line and we'll try a QSO! I have an old Kenwood TS-520 SSB rig and a bunch of boat-anchor AM gear too. I will post some pics soon. I also do some dabbling with ATV. We have a local ATV repeater in Portland and also stream our TV nets on Monday evenings 7PM PST and Saturdays at 11 AM on this url:

View the W7AMQ stream.

I am usually on there goofin off. 73's Ken
Comment by Str8shvr on March 1, 2011 at 8:27pm
KD5AFE checking in. Have been a ham since 96, obtained my General ticket in 98. Have been a MARS member since roughly 2000, and was a storm-spotter and PIO for the County EM, and Communications Officer for the local EM.

I've been inactive for 5 or 6 years now, but just purchased a Kenwood TS480SAT (auto-tuner model), desk mic, matching speaker, power supply and a G5RV. Looking forward to getting back into the hobby.

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