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Listen to Ham Radio Without a Ham Transmitter:

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Listen to Ham Radio Without a Ham Transmitter:  
by W1RKW on September 2, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
Didn't know it was possible to listen on a transmitter
 
Listen to Ham Radio Without a Ham Transmitter:  
by W1YW on September 2, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
Gee, I do it all the time!

"I do it; you do it; we all do it."--Mel Brooks

It's called a RX:-)
 
Listen to Ham Radio Without a Ham Transmitter:  
by AI2IA on September 2, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
"Many people take an interest in ham radio but would rather not spend money on an expensive ham transmtter."

This is not really true. People who take an interest in ham radio and are pinched for money get on the air with an H/T, a used HF rig, a gift from a buddy, a kit, or one way or another. Receivers are good additions to the ham shack. They provide access to SWL and other non-ham bands, allow you to listen when you don't feel like getting into a QSO, and allow you to monitor another band while you are on a different band on your transceiver. If the purpose of the article was to encourage the purchase of "all-band" receivers, it went about it the wrong way.
 
Listen to Ham Radio Without a Ham Transmitter:  
by WL7CMG on September 2, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
Hey w1rkw....doesn't your tx have an rx? It never ceases to amaze me how freekin critical Ham ops can be. Seems a guy can't even sneeze around here without somebody jumpin' down their throat. I would think anything that would incourage anybody to check out ham radio would be appreciated no matter how they "tried" to do it. But no....leave it to ham radio ops to be the first to criticize. I mean really....don't you guys have anything better to do???
This sure gets old reading this crap....
 
RE: Listen to Ham Radio Without a Ham Transmitter:  
by W1NK on September 2, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
No wonder I can never hear anything.... I've been listening on my transmitter!

(and to think I blamed it on the low point in the sunspot cycle!)
 
.....expensive ham transmitter  
by K9NW on September 2, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
Funny how Ham Radio is always portrayed as an expensive hobby, yet those same portrayers think nothing of large sums of cash one might throw down on any number of other hobbies: Classic cars, bass fishing, golf, raising horses, boating, home theater, competition-level softball, etc., etc., etc.

Mention any of these and the reaction is often "Wow....great!" Mention you just dropped 3K on a new radio and it's "You spent how much????"

I know this is drifting a bit from the topic.....
 
Listen to Ham Radio Without a Ham Transmitter:  
by AI2IA on September 2, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
K9NW is not drifing from the topic. It is a good observation that to many folk the price of an HF rig is a shock to their expectations. Part of this shock is due to their preconception, I belive, of a "radio." If you say "radio" to them, they picture in their minds an AM/FM radio. So, when you then mention a price for an HF "radio," it startles them. Proof of this occurs when you do not mention any cost until they happen to be standing in front of one of your "radios." When you then mention price, they accept it more easily because they have the awesome front panel of the radio before their eyes. When you use words, people have certain conceptions associated with those words. Problems arrise when what they associate with your words is not what you associate with the words. It's all about communication. Now I hope that I did not stretch the topic too much.
 
Listen to Ham Radio Without a Ham Transmitter:  
by KI4CFS on September 2, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
Is their any web sits that let you do this?

KI4CFS
 
RE: Listen to Ham Radio Without a Ham Transmitter:  
by W5ONV on September 2, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
NOW I AM REALLY LOST !!
 
RE: Listen to Ham Radio Without a Ham Transmitter:  
by K7PEH on September 3, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
"People who are considering to purchase a HAM transmitter and apply for a license might also want to listen to amateur radio first..."


The quote above is from the ad -- I like the part "apply for a license". Yep! That is what I did. I applied for a license. Oh, they asked me a few questions too but I applied myself.
 
RE: Listen to Ham Radio Without a Ham Transmitter:  
by KC8VWM on September 3, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
The article has too much confusing technical details for the "non ham".

ie. (Many shortwave receivers (those without BFO/SSB/USB/LSB/etc. capabilities) are designed for listening to broadcasters, not amateur radio.)

It proboly loses the reading audience after they have read past the first paragraph.

Otherwise, it fine to read if your are already a ham.


73
 
Listen to Ham Radio Without a Ham Transmitter:  
by AD5KL on September 4, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
Back in the late 80's in high school, I used to listen nightly to 80 meter HF nets on my Sangean ATS-803, and 2 meters on my scanner.

That's what interested me in getting a license.
 
Talk to ham radio without a receiver!  
by N4QA on September 6, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
Look ma, no radio!
sHam radio...snore!...snore!
 
Listen to Ham Radio Without a Ham Transmitter:  
by K8BBE on September 12, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
It's funny why Ham Radio Always has to cost LOTS of money.... This is not true. One can but an older
HF radio for $150.00. If you ike to listen to HF, Radio
shack made a real nice portable HF radio. I'm sure there are others out there too. Why you can even look into some old tube model receivers on E-Bay. If there is a BFO, one can copy SSB...

The Internet is not Ham Radio.... Yes, it may be tied to a repeater but it's not Real Ham radio... I can call any ham operator on my Internet telephone but that isn't like working him on HF....

 
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