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Author Topic: USING YOUR CALLSIGN ON EHAM  (Read 10800 times)
RENTON481
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« Reply #180 on: December 05, 2018, 08:29:13 PM »

To access ham radio bands one must have an SSB capable radio -- items which are increasingly difficult to obtain, as there aren't many stores carrying them anymore. The majority of people don't even know what a 'ham radio' is.

Then, if they actually obtain a SSB capable radio, they must have either a knowledge of CW or software to decipher any of a number of digital modes. Yeah, there are SSB QSO's. But you have to listen through static oftentimes to catch an ID. I've heard QSO's go on for half an hour or more without hearing IDs.

On the airwaves, if one wants to ID a ham, one has to seek them out.

This forum, however, is openly accessible by anyone with a computer or a smartphone, and it's searchable by search engines such as Bing and Google. Hence, it's much more public.

So I understand the hesitance of some concerning using callsigns on an open forum. I also understand why the guys who use them do so. Then you have the SWLs and other radio hobbyists who do not use callsigns here, because to use one would be a form of lying.

Chris, most of your post is just plain inaccurate.

also, this thread is about licensed people, not SWL's.

This is a public, searchable site, available to anyone with a computer, whether they are into radio or not, or whether they even have a radio or not. If that statement is inaccurate to you, then so be it.

I know of radio hobbyists who found this site -- whether it is articles or reviews they found linked on Google or Bing or wherever -- and they then commented elsewhere about the articles, threads, and other features of the site. The radio hobbyists in question were not hams, nor were they members here.

A lot more people access this site than just hams.
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« Reply #181 on: December 05, 2018, 08:33:32 PM »

A shortwave receiver is all that is needed to listen and if you believe sideband is keeping your call sign private on the air, well you need to check into it a little further. Before getting my ham license I listened quite a bit.

My point was what is more public, a forum that can be called up on any tablet, computer, or smartphone, or some QSO that you just might happen to hear if you have the right equipment and the propagation is just right.

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« Reply #182 on: December 06, 2018, 05:59:08 AM »

This is a public, searchable site, available to anyone with a computer, whether they are into radio or not, or whether they even have a radio or not. If that statement is inaccurate to you, then so be it.

I have been on the internet since it was invented. So, yes, you are correct. Everyone knows that, or should know that. There is absolutely nothing to stop someone from reading this, or any other, discussion forum. There may be bits of information that require a account to access, but getting an account is just as easy. The only thing that stops me from getting an account on some sites, is when they ask for money or a credit card number. Then I'm gone.

I know of radio hobbyists who found this site -- whether it is articles or reviews they found linked on Google or Bing or wherever -- and they then commented elsewhere about the articles, threads, and other features of the site. The radio hobbyists in question were not hams, nor were they members here.

Yea, I know a guy, who knows a guy, who knows a guy... In fact, I am one of those guys. If someone wants to post on one site, and comment on a posting on another site, so what! I do it all the time. If I am responding to a query on this site, but found pertinent information on say QRZ, I will include a link. Anyone reading the posting can follow the link and read the other posting. I often read postings on odd discussion groups (audio, automotive, etc.), that I don't have an account on. No account only means that I can't post.

A lot more people access this site than just hams.

That's great. I hope they use it to increase their knowledge base.
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« Reply #183 on: December 06, 2018, 06:44:23 AM »

This is a public, searchable site, available to anyone with a computer, whether they are into radio or not, or whether they even have a radio or not. If that statement is inaccurate to you, then so be it.

I have been on the internet since it was invented. So, yes, you are correct. Everyone knows that, or should know that. There is absolutely nothing to stop someone from reading this, or any other, discussion forum. There may be bits of information that require a account to access, but getting an account is just as easy. The only thing that stops me from getting an account on some sites, is when they ask for money or a credit card number. Then I'm gone.

I know of radio hobbyists who found this site -- whether it is articles or reviews they found linked on Google or Bing or wherever -- and they then commented elsewhere about the articles, threads, and other features of the site. The radio hobbyists in question were not hams, nor were they members here.

Yea, I know a guy, who knows a guy, who knows a guy... In fact, I am one of those guys. If someone wants to post on one site, and comment on a posting on another site, so what! I do it all the time. If I am responding to a query on this site, but found pertinent information on say QRZ, I will include a link. Anyone reading the posting can follow the link and read the other posting. I often read postings on odd discussion groups (audio, automotive, etc.), that I don't have an account on. No account only means that I can't post.

A lot more people access this site than just hams.

That's great. I hope they use it to increase their knowledge base.


You make some good points. I just cant understand the paranoia of using your call sign. I use my call sign on some non ham. discussion boards as a user name because it is easy to remember. I am not stirring trouble anywhere so I have no reason to hide my identity. I wear my ham call proudly.
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« Reply #184 on: December 06, 2018, 07:42:47 AM »

This is a public, searchable site, available to anyone with a computer, whether they are into radio or not, or whether they even have a radio or not. If that statement is inaccurate to you, then so be it.

I have been on the internet since it was invented. So, yes, you are correct. Everyone knows that, or should know that. There is absolutely nothing to stop someone from reading this, or any other, discussion forum. There may be bits of information that require a account to access, but getting an account is just as easy. The only thing that stops me from getting an account on some sites, is when they ask for money or a credit card number. Then I'm gone.

I know of radio hobbyists who found this site -- whether it is articles or reviews they found linked on Google or Bing or wherever -- and they then commented elsewhere about the articles, threads, and other features of the site. The radio hobbyists in question were not hams, nor were they members here.

Yea, I know a guy, who knows a guy, who knows a guy... In fact, I am one of those guys. If someone wants to post on one site, and comment on a posting on another site, so what! I do it all the time. If I am responding to a query on this site, but found pertinent information on say QRZ, I will include a link. Anyone reading the posting can follow the link and read the other posting. I often read postings on odd discussion groups (audio, automotive, etc.), that I don't have an account on. No account only means that I can't post.

A lot more people access this site than just hams.

That's great. I hope they use it to increase their knowledge base.


You make some good points. I just cant understand the paranoia of using your call sign. I use my call sign on some non ham. discussion boards as a user name because it is easy to remember. I am not stirring trouble anywhere so I have no reason to hide my identity. I wear my ham call proudly.

That about sums it up.
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« Reply #185 on: December 06, 2018, 12:35:15 PM »

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This is a public, searchable site, available to anyone with a computer, whether they are into radio or not, or whether they even have a radio or not. If that statement is inaccurate to you, then so be it.

I have been on the internet since it was invented. So, yes, you are correct. Everyone knows that, or should know that. There is absolutely nothing to stop someone from reading this, or any other, discussion forum. There may be bits of information that require a account to access, but getting an account is just as easy. The only thing that stops me from getting an account on some sites, is when they ask for money or a credit card number. Then I'm gone.

Did Al Gore sign your permit?
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« Reply #186 on: December 06, 2018, 04:15:54 PM »

My call sign is KC8KTN . Wow. Really. Keeping it Real. Nuff Said.. Anyone can look up anything and everything on Groogle. This is KC8KTN turning it back to butterfly net control.  Please be safe everyone. 73ss

Eienstine said it best Ohms Law conquers All.
Or Archimedes said give me a pallet Jack I can move the World.

Jesus is the Reason for the Season.
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« Reply #187 on: December 07, 2018, 06:13:40 AM »

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I have been on the internet since it was invented. So, yes, you are correct. Everyone knows that, or should know that. There is absolutely nothing to stop someone from reading this, or any other, discussion forum. There may be bits of information that require a account to access, but getting an account is just as easy. The only thing that stops me from getting an account on some sites, is when they ask for money or a credit card number. Then I'm gone.

Did Al Gore sign your permit?

You did, sort of, need a permit. It took a lot of management approvals, and money, to get connected. But, no, Al was not in the approval chain.

In the beginning, internet access was not everywhere, as it is today. Wi-Fi, as we know it, didn't exist. So you needed a hard wired cable connected to a internet capable computer center. Where I worked (Goodyear, AZ) our connection to the internet consisted of a 64 KBaud modem located somewhere in, California. I didn't know exactly where, and didn't care. There was a cable that ran from my place of work to that modem. The cable connected to only one computer (Sun 3/260). At the time, most of the  access was to News Groups. These were effectively the predecessors to the current discussion forums. And, everything was text. Images were seldom used due to the slow speed.

That was the only real access we had, until the World Wide Web was invented, some years later. Now, the WWW is the most common method of accessing data on the internet.

Even today, internet access is not everywhere. I now live in Ash Fork, in Northern Arizona (South of the Grand Canyon). But any on-line trackers list me as being in Phoenix. That's 150 miles south of me. It seems that there is a fiber cable that runs from Ash Fork, east to Flagstaff, and then south to Phoenix. It's a buried cable and seemed to be reliable.

About 5 or 6 years ago, some "dumb" copper thieves discovered the markers for the cable, out in the desert. So they went out there and dug it up, figuring they were going to make a killing on the copper market. But when they cut the cable they discovered it was a "Fiber Optic" cable, and of no use to them. It severed internet access to all of Northern Arizona for about a week. That's how long it took to repair the break.
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« Reply #188 on: December 07, 2018, 07:37:44 AM »

Again ohms law was used to resolve the issue. Keeping it real Nuff Said........  73SS
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« Reply #189 on: December 07, 2018, 07:57:29 AM »

Again ohms law was used to resolve the issue. Keeping it real Nuff Said........  73SS

Don't forget Z=R(+/-)jX, thought you were going to study up on that.
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« Reply #190 on: December 07, 2018, 09:44:05 AM »

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You did, sort of, need a permit. It took a lot of management approvals, and money, to get connected. But, no, Al was not in the approval chain.

My initial on line experience was thru Arpanet in the late 70's via MITRE/MIT-Lincoln Labs when I worked in a very secure area of Sanders Associates.  Talk about SLOW but it worked.

Carl
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« Reply #191 on: December 07, 2018, 08:59:22 PM »

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