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Author Topic: A question about how it is on ham..  (Read 1198 times)
2ST123
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« on: February 23, 2007, 05:16:50 AM »

I have been on the citizen band frequencies for 25 years now and i was wondering. Me and my wife are wanting to go ham. Is it as rude , crude , nasty ,
with all the gossip and lies  as it is citizen band ?

                          Thanks
                      Roy & Mary Pickett
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KB9CRY
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2007, 05:27:59 AM »

No not at all.

You may find some similar conversations but 99.99% of the time you will find folks enjoying their privledges.
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2007, 03:21:01 PM »

hi roy,

Ham radio has some bad apples just like cb, golf or any group.

if you need to find a local club to get you setup with classes or testing, take a look here.

http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/club/clubsearch.phtml

73 james
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N5EAT
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2007, 11:54:50 AM »

It's much better than CB.  Many more frequencies and modes to use.  Most people are pretty nice.  As another poster said, there are a few gathering spots where you will find crude, sexist, racist, vulgar talk.  Generally - people who enjoy this tend to stick to the same frequencies.  Just turn your dial.  I encourage you and your wife to become amateurs.  My wife is a General class ham and has had a great time making contacts.
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N3UJX
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2007, 11:23:05 AM »

I agree with the posts on this topic. Like any group you will get some bad apples, but just go with the flow. It might be a good idea to borrow or buy an inexpensive scanner to listen to the local UHF/Vhf repeaters in your area. you would need a Shortwave radio to listen to the HF bands. Get in contact with a local club that can be found on the arrl.org website, and join the fun!
TJ
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