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Author Topic: Acknowledging a mobile ham when on the road  (Read 482 times)
KF6PHV
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« on: September 17, 2009, 11:29:10 AM »

Your driving down the street.  A mobile ham passes you either going in the opposite direction or you approach him from behind.  Do you attempt to get the drivers attention to make him aware that you are a fellow ham also, because of obvious reasons that got your attention, or do you just pass one another like ships in the night?  Is this proper ham etiquette?
Would anyone care to respond?
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WB5JEO
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2009, 01:15:46 PM »

Guys have been known to mount a straight key to the horn to send HI. Your intent is most clear when you have operator plates or at least an obvious antenna. Some who are new to it and stick to VHF-FM may have no idea what you're doing.
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2009, 04:58:15 PM »

hi,

if you work 2M you can signal 52
with one hand but watch the road !

I have seen many rv's with amateur plates
that have 2m and HF frequencies lettered on the rv.

I tried it on a trip to FL and had a blast on 2M,
used removable decals '146.52' on the back of the car.

73 james
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KE3WD
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2009, 05:26:35 PM »

I blow CQ with the horn of my vehicle.  

If the ham doesn't know what THAT means, I just keep on driving.  <grin>
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K4DPK
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2009, 05:57:19 PM »

In the old days, we could carry on a conversation on the horn while driving down the highway.  The other drivers would look at us like we were crazy.

Now, it is the other ham that looks at us like we're crazy.

Wonder why?

Phil C. Sr.
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N5LRZ
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2009, 06:55:46 PM »

RE JEQ...

I like that idea.  Perhaps one of those programable horn devices.

But the draw-back to that is that todays amateur does not study the code and the .... .. might mean just anoter horn happy idiot to them
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