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Corvettaholic

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Non-Chemistry question
« on: May 04, 2004, 04:53:56 PM »
Figure this would fit under the "general" heading. I want to build a home-made transceiver, you do guys know of a forum where I can ask radio related questions? My goal is make a 5 watt transceiver that operates around 26.025 Mhz, cause thats in the CB legal range, yet its not a CB channel. Reason for this is that my girlfriend doesn't have a cell phone, so I figured I would engineer an alternative  ;D

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Re:Non-Chemistry question
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2004, 06:36:32 PM »
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Re:Non-Chemistry question
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2004, 12:11:43 PM »
I think I'm going to live at this scitoys place, they have all sorts of cool stuff! Maybe I'll just get dual citizenship between forums  ::)

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Re:Non-Chemistry question
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2004, 06:14:37 PM »
http://www.arrl.org/

You can become a tech level HAM by taking a test
They say it is relatively easy if you get the correct book
One of the suggested books is
Now You're Talking
Have both you and girlfriend take test

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Re:Non-Chemistry question
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2004, 11:48:45 PM »
Yes, if your going to transmit long range I would suggest getting a license. You just have to take a test and pay a fee I think (something like $10). The great thing is with the license you can use frequencies that bounce off the ionosphere so you can talk with people in other countries.
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Re:Non-Chemistry question
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2004, 01:54:36 PM »
My dad used to DX way back in the 80's, but the antenna was freakin huge! I have a little house in Tempe (small college town), and there's serious restrictions about putting monstrosities in the backyard. Can Ham radio licenses be applied to a portable use? I already sent off an email to the FCC asking about home-grown radio's to see if I can make a low power shortwave one.

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