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Re: Bio’s?

Wayne Smith
 

Friends,

Since we are doing bios, here's mine.

In 1970, at the age of 9, I bought my first receiver.  It was a portable radio with AM/FM/VHF-Lo/VHF-Hi and no squelch (argh!).  I had to upgrade in the next couple of years to a Radio Shack "Patrolman" tunable because it had UHF-T band (for LA City Fire and eventually LA Police).  At one time, I had more than a dozen crystal scanners.  I wrote my first article for the RCMA Journal in 1978; it was a program (in BASIC and in Fortran) that generated the specific details on how to program the BC-101 for the proper 12.5kHz steps in the 162-174 band.  I was eventually on the RCMA Board of Directors and ran the annual survey for a few years.  I'm an active member of the Southern California Monitoring Association now.  I've helped coordinate radio work for three parades, including the Tournament of Roses and Hollywood Christmas Lane Parade.

My favorite listening has always federal and military communications (yes, I know, that's mostly in the past).  At one time I had VOX cassette tape recordings of three presidents (Nixon, Ford, and Carter)on non-secure calls; two of them on Echo/Foxtrot (UHF, air) and the other on Yankee/Zulu (VHF, limo).  Since the early 2000s, many of the business listings, especially for trunked business systems for Southern California, on RadioReference originated from me.  I'm a regular at local air shows.

The most transformative radios I ever had were the BC-210 and the BC-100.  The most useful radio I've ever owned still is the AOR-3000A.  I've had well over 40 scanners/receivers and have about half of them still in working condition.

On the amateur radio side, most of my present focus is on the AREDN Mesh network at 2.4GHz and above.

Best,

Wayne Smith, Ph.D.
N6LHV


Re: Bios?

clive frazier
 

MaryLou: 

I agree, take a GOOD course. Both the ARRL and Gordon West courses are excellent. STUDY the material. You will use that material for as long as you are involved in electronics. 

The starting license is the Technician license. Then comes the General and finally the Extra license. While studying for the Technician license, look at the General license. You will see how one license builds upon the previous license. 

I have had an Advanced ham license for over 50 years. I also hold a First Class Radio Telephone license which I got over 50 years ago. What I learned back then while in college, I used throughout my career in electronics. Again, study and learn the material. Do NOT try to just memorize answers to some test. 

73, 
Clive, K9FWF




On Friday, May 22, 2020, 07:14:32 AM EDT, gil kellersman via groups.io <gilkell13@...> wrote:


ITS A GREAT HOBBY!

JUST   DO  IT!

On Friday, May 22, 2020, 07:11:10 AM EDT, MaryLou Atwell <matwellx@...> wrote:


My thanks to you Chris.
May everyone have a great day! 

Marylou

On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 10:45 PM Christopher Nelsen via groups.io <wd9hik=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Anyone interested in ham radio I would strongly suggest ( and highly recommend )

It not only teaches theory but how to pass the test in a way that 99.9% of the people can comprehend and remember. 

You can do it on line, home course, books, CD,  or even attend a class in person. 

It is a great hobby!

Chris
WD9HIK




On Thursday, May 21, 2020, 9:18 PM, don robinson via groups.io <don_551=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

also, another thank you.



On Thursday, May 21, 2020, 03:19:43 PM PDT, Earle Richardson <earle@...> wrote:


If you are serious about Ham Radio, Try hamtestonline.com.
 
Earle
 
From: MaryLou Atwell
Sent: May 21, 2020 7:00 AM
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
 
Mick,
Thanks!!!! Do you offer your course via skype, or zooom, or????
 
Marylou
 
On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 7:32 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA) <tarra@...> wrote:

Hello MaryLou,

I don't suggest taking the practice tests until after you have done some serious studying. A lot of people just learn the answers to the test but don't really learn anything otherwise. That is why I suggesting studying first. My Tech class is a 24 hour course, and that is just the class time, not counting on your own study time. Everyone passes.

We get a lot of clear nights out here in the fresh mountain air, I try to help watch the stars and let you know when I see them aligned!

Mick - W7CAT


----- Original Message -----
From: MaryLou Atwell
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 03:23:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?

> Thanks Mick! A funny was so e one who was wanting me to get my tech
> license, he told me to take the on line practice tests, and with each
> succeeding test, my score went lower! I think the timing was 2005 to
> 2010. As my other half says, when the stars are in alignment it will
> happen! Thanks for the encouragement!
> MaryLou
>
> On Wed, May 20, 2020, 4:37 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association
> (TARRA) wrote:
>
> > Hello MaryLou,
> > Don't give up on getting started with your ham radio license. The
> > Technician class, which is the entry level, the test changes about every
> > three or four years. It may be easier now than when you tried it. You are
> > probably too far away to take one of my classes ; ) I will suggest a couple
> > of things, looking for a club in your area and I am sure you would be able
> > to find someone to help you study. http://www.arrl.org/find-a-club Then
> > after you have gotten some study time in, start taking the practice tests
> > on the internet. They will help you to find out what areas you need to
> > study more. It is a fun hobby with a lot of great people, which makes it
> > worth the effort. Hang in there and put a little work into it.
> >
> > Mick - W7CAT
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: MaryLou Atwell
> > To: main@uniden.groups.io
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:01:08 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> >
> > > Thank you for your service Randy. Many hugs and handshakes to you.
> > >
> > > My bio is oh so small compared to all of yours. I haven't even turned on
> > > my bearcat 996 since DE went total encryption, and I lost even the plow
> > > operators....:( I used to use the Pro-96 and Pro 97 for Airshows, but I
> > > haven't even been to one of them to listen for a few years now. I
> > studied
> > > for the Ham radio test,( forget which one) and the electronic parts got
> > > me.. But I can turn them on, and I do have PHL so if the planes are
> > going
> > > the right way, I can listen in.... I think I gave up on me and learning
> > > it.....
> > >
> > > All of you guys are Awesome!
> > >
> > > MaryLou Schoff
> > >
> > > On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 1:48 PM Randy Thomas
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Started out in 1971 with a Bearcat 8 channel and a Regency which I
> > still
> > > > have both. Police 911 Dispatcher for a Department in Alabama. In 1973
> > > > graduated from College and became a Police Officer. Joined the
> > Military
> > > > Security Forces. Served in Desert Storm Desert Shield. Two tours to
> > Iraq
> > > > and one tour to Afghanistan. Second tour to Afghanistan shot in right
> > hand
> > > > and sent back to the states where I was medically discharged with 26
> > years
> > > > of service as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. Would'nt allow me to do 30
> > years
> > > > due to my injuries. Was Officer in Charge with the Seals of planning
> > > > coordination and Rescue of the MV Alabama where we rescued Captain
> > > > Phillip's from the Pirates. Totally disabled from my wound now and
> > living
> > > > with my wife in Appomattox County, Virginia. Thanks to a certain
> > person
> > > > here in this group I am not only continuing my scanning with am now
> > have a
> > > > new lease on life as a Ham Operator. 73's
> > > >
> > > > Randy Thomas
> > > > Appomattox, Virginia
> > > > KO4BZP
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -------- Original message --------
> > > > From: David Harris - WD0HDR
> > > > Date: 5/20/20 11:11 AM (GMT-05:00)
> > > > To: main@Uniden.groups.io
> > > > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> > > >
> > > > Interesting posts thanks
> > > >
> > > > I retired after 41 yeast with the State of Colorado State Patrol, then
> > 10
> > > > years Motorola software support.
> > > > When I started in 1962, I did radio repair installs and tower work,
> > then
> > > > I went into communications/dispatch.
> > > > I managed a 911 center for 26 years dispatching to state county and
> > city
> > > > agencies.
> > > > The last 5 years of my career I worked in IT installing computer aided
> > > > dispatch across the state.
> > > >
> > > > I'm also an amateur radio operator involved locally and with all the
> > > > amateur digital modes.
> > > >
> > > > David
> > > > WD0HDR
> > > > WD0HDR@...
> > > > I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
> > -Thomas
> > > > A. Edison
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > --
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > [image: 0]
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
--

 

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Re: Nextel

Maggie O'Connor
 

Agree – VERY interesting..  Thanks Harvey!
 

Sent: Monday, May 18, 2020 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Nextel
 
Very interesting information Harvey, thank you!
 
Tim.
 

On May 17, 2020, at 2:53 PM, harvey morse <harvey@...> wrote:
 
Speaking as an Asst. Police Chief during the Nextel era, we had several issues that caused us to prohibit their use.
  1. As mentioned, they were not recorded.
  2. We found officers were communicating with them when they were intentionally trying to avoid dispatch, usually for some “unofficial” purpose that could cause a problem.
  3. I do think that at one point, you could do a Nextel Group transmission, but I’m not positive.
  4. We were able to get ID numbers and see who communicated with who after a dispatch transmission, then we tried to figure out why it was being done. No audio, just the connected ID’s. We did this on our own walkie’s also, as some officers were using a talk around channel to intentionally bypass dispatch, then we decided to record it.
  5. Legitimate media is allowed to monitor police transmissions to the point where they can request and will get a radio with encryption, that they can listed to. Transmitter is disabled.
  6. In an emergency, other than the direct contact, nobody else could offer back-up or assistance with Nextel, until someone informed Dispatch.
  7. Under the new FCC guidelines, other than the common 10 codes such as 10-4, agencies that have not gone to plain English will not receive certain types of Federal funding because 10 codes and “Sinal Codes” are not universal, and in a national or even statewide emergency, radios can be linked together but then the officers would not be able to understand one another’s transmissions..
  8. It would seem to me, that because of #7 above, encryption might prohibit funding for the same reason as the 10 codes.
  9. It all comes down to officer safety, litigation, officer liability and departmental liability.
 
K1DJG
 


Re: Bios?

don robinson
 

Thank you, Chris.







On Thursday, May 21, 2020, 07:45:12 PM PDT, Christopher Nelsen via groups.io <wd9hik@...> wrote:


Anyone interested in ham radio I would strongly suggest ( and highly recommend )

It not only teaches theory but how to pass the test in a way that 99.9% of the people can comprehend and remember. 

You can do it on line, home course, books, CD,  or even attend a class in person. 

It is a great hobby!

Chris
WD9HIK




On Thursday, May 21, 2020, 9:18 PM, don robinson via groups.io <don_551@...> wrote:

also, another thank you.



On Thursday, May 21, 2020, 03:19:43 PM PDT, Earle Richardson <earle@...> wrote:


If you are serious about Ham Radio, Try hamtestonline.com.
 
Earle
 
From: MaryLou Atwell
Sent: May 21, 2020 7:00 AM
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
 
Mick,
Thanks!!!! Do you offer your course via skype, or zooom, or????
 
Marylou
 
On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 7:32 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA) <tarra@...> wrote:

Hello MaryLou,

I don't suggest taking the practice tests until after you have done some serious studying. A lot of people just learn the answers to the test but don't really learn anything otherwise. That is why I suggesting studying first. My Tech class is a 24 hour course, and that is just the class time, not counting on your own study time. Everyone passes.

We get a lot of clear nights out here in the fresh mountain air, I try to help watch the stars and let you know when I see them aligned!

Mick - W7CAT


----- Original Message -----
From: MaryLou Atwell
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 03:23:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?

> Thanks Mick! A funny was so e one who was wanting me to get my tech
> license, he told me to take the on line practice tests, and with each
> succeeding test, my score went lower! I think the timing was 2005 to
> 2010. As my other half says, when the stars are in alignment it will
> happen! Thanks for the encouragement!
> MaryLou
>
> On Wed, May 20, 2020, 4:37 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association
> (TARRA) wrote:
>
> > Hello MaryLou,
> > Don't give up on getting started with your ham radio license. The
> > Technician class, which is the entry level, the test changes about every
> > three or four years. It may be easier now than when you tried it. You are
> > probably too far away to take one of my classes ; ) I will suggest a couple
> > of things, looking for a club in your area and I am sure you would be able
> > to find someone to help you study. http://www.arrl.org/find-a-club Then
> > after you have gotten some study time in, start taking the practice tests
> > on the internet. They will help you to find out what areas you need to
> > study more. It is a fun hobby with a lot of great people, which makes it
> > worth the effort. Hang in there and put a little work into it.
> >
> > Mick - W7CAT
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: MaryLou Atwell
> > To: main@uniden.groups.io
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:01:08 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> >
> > > Thank you for your service Randy. Many hugs and handshakes to you.
> > >
> > > My bio is oh so small compared to all of yours. I haven't even turned on
> > > my bearcat 996 since DE went total encryption, and I lost even the plow
> > > operators....:( I used to use the Pro-96 and Pro 97 for Airshows, but I
> > > haven't even been to one of them to listen for a few years now. I
> > studied
> > > for the Ham radio test,( forget which one) and the electronic parts got
> > > me.. But I can turn them on, and I do have PHL so if the planes are
> > going
> > > the right way, I can listen in.... I think I gave up on me and learning
> > > it.....
> > >
> > > All of you guys are Awesome!
> > >
> > > MaryLou Schoff
> > >
> > > On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 1:48 PM Randy Thomas
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Started out in 1971 with a Bearcat 8 channel and a Regency which I
> > still
> > > > have both. Police 911 Dispatcher for a Department in Alabama. In 1973
> > > > graduated from College and became a Police Officer. Joined the
> > Military
> > > > Security Forces. Served in Desert Storm Desert Shield. Two tours to
> > Iraq
> > > > and one tour to Afghanistan. Second tour to Afghanistan shot in right
> > hand
> > > > and sent back to the states where I was medically discharged with 26
> > years
> > > > of service as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. Would'nt allow me to do 30
> > years
> > > > due to my injuries. Was Officer in Charge with the Seals of planning
> > > > coordination and Rescue of the MV Alabama where we rescued Captain
> > > > Phillip's from the Pirates. Totally disabled from my wound now and
> > living
> > > > with my wife in Appomattox County, Virginia. Thanks to a certain
> > person
> > > > here in this group I am not only continuing my scanning with am now
> > have a
> > > > new lease on life as a Ham Operator. 73's
> > > >
> > > > Randy Thomas
> > > > Appomattox, Virginia
> > > > KO4BZP
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -------- Original message --------
> > > > From: David Harris - WD0HDR
> > > > Date: 5/20/20 11:11 AM (GMT-05:00)
> > > > To: main@Uniden.groups.io
> > > > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> > > >
> > > > Interesting posts thanks
> > > >
> > > > I retired after 41 yeast with the State of Colorado State Patrol, then
> > 10
> > > > years Motorola software support.
> > > > When I started in 1962, I did radio repair installs and tower work,
> > then
> > > > I went into communications/dispatch.
> > > > I managed a 911 center for 26 years dispatching to state county and
> > city
> > > > agencies.
> > > > The last 5 years of my career I worked in IT installing computer aided
> > > > dispatch across the state.
> > > >
> > > > I'm also an amateur radio operator involved locally and with all the
> > > > amateur digital modes.
> > > >
> > > > David
> > > > WD0HDR
> > > > WD0HDR@...
> > > > I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
> > -Thomas
> > > > A. Edison
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > --
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > [image: 0]
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
--

 

0


Re: Bios?

gil kellersman
 

ITS A GREAT HOBBY!

JUST   DO  IT!

On Friday, May 22, 2020, 07:11:10 AM EDT, MaryLou Atwell <matwellx@...> wrote:


My thanks to you Chris.
May everyone have a great day! 

Marylou

On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 10:45 PM Christopher Nelsen via groups.io <wd9hik=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Anyone interested in ham radio I would strongly suggest ( and highly recommend )

It not only teaches theory but how to pass the test in a way that 99.9% of the people can comprehend and remember. 

You can do it on line, home course, books, CD,  or even attend a class in person. 

It is a great hobby!

Chris
WD9HIK




On Thursday, May 21, 2020, 9:18 PM, don robinson via groups.io <don_551=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

also, another thank you.



On Thursday, May 21, 2020, 03:19:43 PM PDT, Earle Richardson <earle@...> wrote:


If you are serious about Ham Radio, Try hamtestonline.com.
 
Earle
 
From: MaryLou Atwell
Sent: May 21, 2020 7:00 AM
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
 
Mick,
Thanks!!!! Do you offer your course via skype, or zooom, or????
 
Marylou
 
On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 7:32 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA) <tarra@...> wrote:

Hello MaryLou,

I don't suggest taking the practice tests until after you have done some serious studying. A lot of people just learn the answers to the test but don't really learn anything otherwise. That is why I suggesting studying first. My Tech class is a 24 hour course, and that is just the class time, not counting on your own study time. Everyone passes.

We get a lot of clear nights out here in the fresh mountain air, I try to help watch the stars and let you know when I see them aligned!

Mick - W7CAT


----- Original Message -----
From: MaryLou Atwell
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 03:23:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?

> Thanks Mick! A funny was so e one who was wanting me to get my tech
> license, he told me to take the on line practice tests, and with each
> succeeding test, my score went lower! I think the timing was 2005 to
> 2010. As my other half says, when the stars are in alignment it will
> happen! Thanks for the encouragement!
> MaryLou
>
> On Wed, May 20, 2020, 4:37 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association
> (TARRA) wrote:
>
> > Hello MaryLou,
> > Don't give up on getting started with your ham radio license. The
> > Technician class, which is the entry level, the test changes about every
> > three or four years. It may be easier now than when you tried it. You are
> > probably too far away to take one of my classes ; ) I will suggest a couple
> > of things, looking for a club in your area and I am sure you would be able
> > to find someone to help you study. http://www.arrl.org/find-a-club Then
> > after you have gotten some study time in, start taking the practice tests
> > on the internet. They will help you to find out what areas you need to
> > study more. It is a fun hobby with a lot of great people, which makes it
> > worth the effort. Hang in there and put a little work into it.
> >
> > Mick - W7CAT
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: MaryLou Atwell
> > To: main@uniden.groups.io
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:01:08 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> >
> > > Thank you for your service Randy. Many hugs and handshakes to you.
> > >
> > > My bio is oh so small compared to all of yours. I haven't even turned on
> > > my bearcat 996 since DE went total encryption, and I lost even the plow
> > > operators....:( I used to use the Pro-96 and Pro 97 for Airshows, but I
> > > haven't even been to one of them to listen for a few years now. I
> > studied
> > > for the Ham radio test,( forget which one) and the electronic parts got
> > > me.. But I can turn them on, and I do have PHL so if the planes are
> > going
> > > the right way, I can listen in.... I think I gave up on me and learning
> > > it.....
> > >
> > > All of you guys are Awesome!
> > >
> > > MaryLou Schoff
> > >
> > > On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 1:48 PM Randy Thomas
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Started out in 1971 with a Bearcat 8 channel and a Regency which I
> > still
> > > > have both. Police 911 Dispatcher for a Department in Alabama. In 1973
> > > > graduated from College and became a Police Officer. Joined the
> > Military
> > > > Security Forces. Served in Desert Storm Desert Shield. Two tours to
> > Iraq
> > > > and one tour to Afghanistan. Second tour to Afghanistan shot in right
> > hand
> > > > and sent back to the states where I was medically discharged with 26
> > years
> > > > of service as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. Would'nt allow me to do 30
> > years
> > > > due to my injuries. Was Officer in Charge with the Seals of planning
> > > > coordination and Rescue of the MV Alabama where we rescued Captain
> > > > Phillip's from the Pirates. Totally disabled from my wound now and
> > living
> > > > with my wife in Appomattox County, Virginia. Thanks to a certain
> > person
> > > > here in this group I am not only continuing my scanning with am now
> > have a
> > > > new lease on life as a Ham Operator. 73's
> > > >
> > > > Randy Thomas
> > > > Appomattox, Virginia
> > > > KO4BZP
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -------- Original message --------
> > > > From: David Harris - WD0HDR
> > > > Date: 5/20/20 11:11 AM (GMT-05:00)
> > > > To: main@Uniden.groups.io
> > > > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> > > >
> > > > Interesting posts thanks
> > > >
> > > > I retired after 41 yeast with the State of Colorado State Patrol, then
> > 10
> > > > years Motorola software support.
> > > > When I started in 1962, I did radio repair installs and tower work,
> > then
> > > > I went into communications/dispatch.
> > > > I managed a 911 center for 26 years dispatching to state county and
> > city
> > > > agencies.
> > > > The last 5 years of my career I worked in IT installing computer aided
> > > > dispatch across the state.
> > > >
> > > > I'm also an amateur radio operator involved locally and with all the
> > > > amateur digital modes.
> > > >
> > > > David
> > > > WD0HDR
> > > > WD0HDR@...
> > > > I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
> > -Thomas
> > > > A. Edison
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > --
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > [image: 0]
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
--

 

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Re: Bios?

MaryLou Atwell
 

My thanks to you Chris.
May everyone have a great day! 

Marylou


On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 10:45 PM Christopher Nelsen via groups.io <wd9hik=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Anyone interested in ham radio I would strongly suggest ( and highly recommend )

It not only teaches theory but how to pass the test in a way that 99.9% of the people can comprehend and remember. 

You can do it on line, home course, books, CD,  or even attend a class in person. 

It is a great hobby!

Chris
WD9HIK




On Thursday, May 21, 2020, 9:18 PM, don robinson via groups.io <don_551=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

also, another thank you.



On Thursday, May 21, 2020, 03:19:43 PM PDT, Earle Richardson <earle@...> wrote:


If you are serious about Ham Radio, Try hamtestonline.com.
 
Earle
 
Sent: May 21, 2020 7:00 AM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
 
Mick,
Thanks!!!! Do you offer your course via skype, or zooom, or????
 
Marylou
 
On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 7:32 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA) <tarra@...> wrote:

Hello MaryLou,

I don't suggest taking the practice tests until after you have done some serious studying. A lot of people just learn the answers to the test but don't really learn anything otherwise. That is why I suggesting studying first. My Tech class is a 24 hour course, and that is just the class time, not counting on your own study time. Everyone passes.

We get a lot of clear nights out here in the fresh mountain air, I try to help watch the stars and let you know when I see them aligned!

Mick - W7CAT


----- Original Message -----
From: MaryLou Atwell
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 03:23:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?

> Thanks Mick! A funny was so e one who was wanting me to get my tech
> license, he told me to take the on line practice tests, and with each
> succeeding test, my score went lower! I think the timing was 2005 to
> 2010. As my other half says, when the stars are in alignment it will
> happen! Thanks for the encouragement!
> MaryLou
>
> On Wed, May 20, 2020, 4:37 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association
> (TARRA) wrote:
>
> > Hello MaryLou,
> > Don't give up on getting started with your ham radio license. The
> > Technician class, which is the entry level, the test changes about every
> > three or four years. It may be easier now than when you tried it. You are
> > probably too far away to take one of my classes ; ) I will suggest a couple
> > of things, looking for a club in your area and I am sure you would be able
> > to find someone to help you study. http://www.arrl.org/find-a-club Then
> > after you have gotten some study time in, start taking the practice tests
> > on the internet. They will help you to find out what areas you need to
> > study more. It is a fun hobby with a lot of great people, which makes it
> > worth the effort. Hang in there and put a little work into it.
> >
> > Mick - W7CAT
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: MaryLou Atwell
> > To: main@uniden.groups.io
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:01:08 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> >
> > > Thank you for your service Randy. Many hugs and handshakes to you.
> > >
> > > My bio is oh so small compared to all of yours. I haven't even turned on
> > > my bearcat 996 since DE went total encryption, and I lost even the plow
> > > operators....:( I used to use the Pro-96 and Pro 97 for Airshows, but I
> > > haven't even been to one of them to listen for a few years now. I
> > studied
> > > for the Ham radio test,( forget which one) and the electronic parts got
> > > me.. But I can turn them on, and I do have PHL so if the planes are
> > going
> > > the right way, I can listen in.... I think I gave up on me and learning
> > > it.....
> > >
> > > All of you guys are Awesome!
> > >
> > > MaryLou Schoff
> > >
> > > On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 1:48 PM Randy Thomas
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Started out in 1971 with a Bearcat 8 channel and a Regency which I
> > still
> > > > have both. Police 911 Dispatcher for a Department in Alabama. In 1973
> > > > graduated from College and became a Police Officer. Joined the
> > Military
> > > > Security Forces. Served in Desert Storm Desert Shield. Two tours to
> > Iraq
> > > > and one tour to Afghanistan. Second tour to Afghanistan shot in right
> > hand
> > > > and sent back to the states where I was medically discharged with 26
> > years
> > > > of service as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. Would'nt allow me to do 30
> > years
> > > > due to my injuries. Was Officer in Charge with the Seals of planning
> > > > coordination and Rescue of the MV Alabama where we rescued Captain
> > > > Phillip's from the Pirates. Totally disabled from my wound now and
> > living
> > > > with my wife in Appomattox County, Virginia. Thanks to a certain
> > person
> > > > here in this group I am not only continuing my scanning with am now
> > have a
> > > > new lease on life as a Ham Operator. 73's
> > > >
> > > > Randy Thomas
> > > > Appomattox, Virginia
> > > > KO4BZP
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -------- Original message --------
> > > > From: David Harris - WD0HDR
> > > > Date: 5/20/20 11:11 AM (GMT-05:00)
> > > > To: main@Uniden.groups.io
> > > > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> > > >
> > > > Interesting posts thanks
> > > >
> > > > I retired after 41 yeast with the State of Colorado State Patrol, then
> > 10
> > > > years Motorola software support.
> > > > When I started in 1962, I did radio repair installs and tower work,
> > then
> > > > I went into communications/dispatch.
> > > > I managed a 911 center for 26 years dispatching to state county and
> > city
> > > > agencies.
> > > > The last 5 years of my career I worked in IT installing computer aided
> > > > dispatch across the state.
> > > >
> > > > I'm also an amateur radio operator involved locally and with all the
> > > > amateur digital modes.
> > > >
> > > > David
> > > > WD0HDR
> > > > WD0HDR@...
> > > > I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
> > -Thomas
> > > > A. Edison
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > --
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > [image: 0]
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
--

 

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Re: Bios?

Christopher Nelsen
 

Anyone interested in ham radio I would strongly suggest ( and highly recommend )

It not only teaches theory but how to pass the test in a way that 99.9% of the people can comprehend and remember. 

You can do it on line, home course, books, CD,  or even attend a class in person. 

It is a great hobby!

Chris
WD9HIK




On Thursday, May 21, 2020, 9:18 PM, don robinson via groups.io <don_551@...> wrote:

also, another thank you.



On Thursday, May 21, 2020, 03:19:43 PM PDT, Earle Richardson <earle@...> wrote:


If you are serious about Ham Radio, Try hamtestonline.com.
 
Earle
 
Sent: May 21, 2020 7:00 AM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
 
Mick,
Thanks!!!! Do you offer your course via skype, or zooom, or????
 
Marylou
 
On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 7:32 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA) <tarra@...> wrote:

Hello MaryLou,

I don't suggest taking the practice tests until after you have done some serious studying. A lot of people just learn the answers to the test but don't really learn anything otherwise. That is why I suggesting studying first. My Tech class is a 24 hour course, and that is just the class time, not counting on your own study time. Everyone passes.

We get a lot of clear nights out here in the fresh mountain air, I try to help watch the stars and let you know when I see them aligned!

Mick - W7CAT


----- Original Message -----
From: MaryLou Atwell
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 03:23:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?

> Thanks Mick! A funny was so e one who was wanting me to get my tech
> license, he told me to take the on line practice tests, and with each
> succeeding test, my score went lower! I think the timing was 2005 to
> 2010. As my other half says, when the stars are in alignment it will
> happen! Thanks for the encouragement!
> MaryLou
>
> On Wed, May 20, 2020, 4:37 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association
> (TARRA) wrote:
>
> > Hello MaryLou,
> > Don't give up on getting started with your ham radio license. The
> > Technician class, which is the entry level, the test changes about every
> > three or four years. It may be easier now than when you tried it. You are
> > probably too far away to take one of my classes ; ) I will suggest a couple
> > of things, looking for a club in your area and I am sure you would be able
> > to find someone to help you study. http://www.arrl.org/find-a-club Then
> > after you have gotten some study time in, start taking the practice tests
> > on the internet. They will help you to find out what areas you need to
> > study more. It is a fun hobby with a lot of great people, which makes it
> > worth the effort. Hang in there and put a little work into it.
> >
> > Mick - W7CAT
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: MaryLou Atwell
> > To: main@uniden.groups.io
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:01:08 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> >
> > > Thank you for your service Randy. Many hugs and handshakes to you.
> > >
> > > My bio is oh so small compared to all of yours. I haven't even turned on
> > > my bearcat 996 since DE went total encryption, and I lost even the plow
> > > operators....:( I used to use the Pro-96 and Pro 97 for Airshows, but I
> > > haven't even been to one of them to listen for a few years now. I
> > studied
> > > for the Ham radio test,( forget which one) and the electronic parts got
> > > me.. But I can turn them on, and I do have PHL so if the planes are
> > going
> > > the right way, I can listen in.... I think I gave up on me and learning
> > > it.....
> > >
> > > All of you guys are Awesome!
> > >
> > > MaryLou Schoff
> > >
> > > On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 1:48 PM Randy Thomas
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Started out in 1971 with a Bearcat 8 channel and a Regency which I
> > still
> > > > have both. Police 911 Dispatcher for a Department in Alabama. In 1973
> > > > graduated from College and became a Police Officer. Joined the
> > Military
> > > > Security Forces. Served in Desert Storm Desert Shield. Two tours to
> > Iraq
> > > > and one tour to Afghanistan. Second tour to Afghanistan shot in right
> > hand
> > > > and sent back to the states where I was medically discharged with 26
> > years
> > > > of service as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. Would'nt allow me to do 30
> > years
> > > > due to my injuries. Was Officer in Charge with the Seals of planning
> > > > coordination and Rescue of the MV Alabama where we rescued Captain
> > > > Phillip's from the Pirates. Totally disabled from my wound now and
> > living
> > > > with my wife in Appomattox County, Virginia. Thanks to a certain
> > person
> > > > here in this group I am not only continuing my scanning with am now
> > have a
> > > > new lease on life as a Ham Operator. 73's
> > > >
> > > > Randy Thomas
> > > > Appomattox, Virginia
> > > > KO4BZP
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -------- Original message --------
> > > > From: David Harris - WD0HDR
> > > > Date: 5/20/20 11:11 AM (GMT-05:00)
> > > > To: main@Uniden.groups.io
> > > > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> > > >
> > > > Interesting posts thanks
> > > >
> > > > I retired after 41 yeast with the State of Colorado State Patrol, then
> > 10
> > > > years Motorola software support.
> > > > When I started in 1962, I did radio repair installs and tower work,
> > then
> > > > I went into communications/dispatch.
> > > > I managed a 911 center for 26 years dispatching to state county and
> > city
> > > > agencies.
> > > > The last 5 years of my career I worked in IT installing computer aided
> > > > dispatch across the state.
> > > >
> > > > I'm also an amateur radio operator involved locally and with all the
> > > > amateur digital modes.
> > > >
> > > > David
> > > > WD0HDR
> > > > WD0HDR@...
> > > > I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
> > -Thomas
> > > > A. Edison
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > --
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > [image: 0]
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
--

 

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Re: Bios?

don robinson
 

also, another thank you.



On Thursday, May 21, 2020, 03:19:43 PM PDT, Earle Richardson <earle@...> wrote:


If you are serious about Ham Radio, Try hamtestonline.com.
 
Earle
 
From: MaryLou Atwell
Sent: May 21, 2020 7:00 AM
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
 
Mick,
Thanks!!!! Do you offer your course via skype, or zooom, or????
 
Marylou
 
On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 7:32 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA) <tarra@...> wrote:

Hello MaryLou,

I don't suggest taking the practice tests until after you have done some serious studying. A lot of people just learn the answers to the test but don't really learn anything otherwise. That is why I suggesting studying first. My Tech class is a 24 hour course, and that is just the class time, not counting on your own study time. Everyone passes.

We get a lot of clear nights out here in the fresh mountain air, I try to help watch the stars and let you know when I see them aligned!

Mick - W7CAT


----- Original Message -----
From: MaryLou Atwell
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 03:23:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?

> Thanks Mick! A funny was so e one who was wanting me to get my tech
> license, he told me to take the on line practice tests, and with each
> succeeding test, my score went lower! I think the timing was 2005 to
> 2010. As my other half says, when the stars are in alignment it will
> happen! Thanks for the encouragement!
> MaryLou
>
> On Wed, May 20, 2020, 4:37 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association
> (TARRA) wrote:
>
> > Hello MaryLou,
> > Don't give up on getting started with your ham radio license. The
> > Technician class, which is the entry level, the test changes about every
> > three or four years. It may be easier now than when you tried it. You are
> > probably too far away to take one of my classes ; ) I will suggest a couple
> > of things, looking for a club in your area and I am sure you would be able
> > to find someone to help you study. http://www.arrl.org/find-a-club Then
> > after you have gotten some study time in, start taking the practice tests
> > on the internet. They will help you to find out what areas you need to
> > study more. It is a fun hobby with a lot of great people, which makes it
> > worth the effort. Hang in there and put a little work into it.
> >
> > Mick - W7CAT
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: MaryLou Atwell
> > To: main@uniden.groups.io
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:01:08 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> >
> > > Thank you for your service Randy. Many hugs and handshakes to you.
> > >
> > > My bio is oh so small compared to all of yours. I haven't even turned on
> > > my bearcat 996 since DE went total encryption, and I lost even the plow
> > > operators....:( I used to use the Pro-96 and Pro 97 for Airshows, but I
> > > haven't even been to one of them to listen for a few years now. I
> > studied
> > > for the Ham radio test,( forget which one) and the electronic parts got
> > > me.. But I can turn them on, and I do have PHL so if the planes are
> > going
> > > the right way, I can listen in.... I think I gave up on me and learning
> > > it.....
> > >
> > > All of you guys are Awesome!
> > >
> > > MaryLou Schoff
> > >
> > > On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 1:48 PM Randy Thomas
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Started out in 1971 with a Bearcat 8 channel and a Regency which I
> > still
> > > > have both. Police 911 Dispatcher for a Department in Alabama. In 1973
> > > > graduated from College and became a Police Officer. Joined the
> > Military
> > > > Security Forces. Served in Desert Storm Desert Shield. Two tours to
> > Iraq
> > > > and one tour to Afghanistan. Second tour to Afghanistan shot in right
> > hand
> > > > and sent back to the states where I was medically discharged with 26
> > years
> > > > of service as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. Would'nt allow me to do 30
> > years
> > > > due to my injuries. Was Officer in Charge with the Seals of planning
> > > > coordination and Rescue of the MV Alabama where we rescued Captain
> > > > Phillip's from the Pirates. Totally disabled from my wound now and
> > living
> > > > with my wife in Appomattox County, Virginia. Thanks to a certain
> > person
> > > > here in this group I am not only continuing my scanning with am now
> > have a
> > > > new lease on life as a Ham Operator. 73's
> > > >
> > > > Randy Thomas
> > > > Appomattox, Virginia
> > > > KO4BZP
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -------- Original message --------
> > > > From: David Harris - WD0HDR
> > > > Date: 5/20/20 11:11 AM (GMT-05:00)
> > > > To: main@Uniden.groups.io
> > > > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> > > >
> > > > Interesting posts thanks
> > > >
> > > > I retired after 41 yeast with the State of Colorado State Patrol, then
> > 10
> > > > years Motorola software support.
> > > > When I started in 1962, I did radio repair installs and tower work,
> > then
> > > > I went into communications/dispatch.
> > > > I managed a 911 center for 26 years dispatching to state county and
> > city
> > > > agencies.
> > > > The last 5 years of my career I worked in IT installing computer aided
> > > > dispatch across the state.
> > > >
> > > > I'm also an amateur radio operator involved locally and with all the
> > > > amateur digital modes.
> > > >
> > > > David
> > > > WD0HDR
> > > > WD0HDR@...
> > > > I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
> > -Thomas
> > > > A. Edison
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > --
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > [image: 0]
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
--

 

0


Re: Bios?

MaryLou Atwell
 

Thanks Earle.
Marylou


On Thu, May 21, 2020, 6:19 PM Earle Richardson <earle@...> wrote:
If you are serious about Ham Radio, Try hamtestonline.com.
 
Earle
 
From: MaryLou Atwell
Sent: May 21, 2020 7:00 AM
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
 
Mick,
Thanks!!!! Do you offer your course via skype, or zooom, or????
 
Marylou
 
On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 7:32 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA) <tarra@...> wrote:

Hello MaryLou,

I don't suggest taking the practice tests until after you have done some serious studying. A lot of people just learn the answers to the test but don't really learn anything otherwise. That is why I suggesting studying first. My Tech class is a 24 hour course, and that is just the class time, not counting on your own study time. Everyone passes.

We get a lot of clear nights out here in the fresh mountain air, I try to help watch the stars and let you know when I see them aligned!

Mick - W7CAT


----- Original Message -----
From: MaryLou Atwell
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 03:23:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?

> Thanks Mick! A funny was so e one who was wanting me to get my tech
> license, he told me to take the on line practice tests, and with each
> succeeding test, my score went lower! I think the timing was 2005 to
> 2010. As my other half says, when the stars are in alignment it will
> happen! Thanks for the encouragement!
> MaryLou
>
> On Wed, May 20, 2020, 4:37 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association
> (TARRA) wrote:
>
> > Hello MaryLou,
> > Don't give up on getting started with your ham radio license. The
> > Technician class, which is the entry level, the test changes about every
> > three or four years. It may be easier now than when you tried it. You are
> > probably too far away to take one of my classes ; ) I will suggest a couple
> > of things, looking for a club in your area and I am sure you would be able
> > to find someone to help you study. http://www.arrl.org/find-a-club Then
> > after you have gotten some study time in, start taking the practice tests
> > on the internet. They will help you to find out what areas you need to
> > study more. It is a fun hobby with a lot of great people, which makes it
> > worth the effort. Hang in there and put a little work into it.
> >
> > Mick - W7CAT
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: MaryLou Atwell
> > To: main@uniden.groups.io
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:01:08 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> >
> > > Thank you for your service Randy. Many hugs and handshakes to you.
> > >
> > > My bio is oh so small compared to all of yours. I haven't even turned on
> > > my bearcat 996 since DE went total encryption, and I lost even the plow
> > > operators....:( I used to use the Pro-96 and Pro 97 for Airshows, but I
> > > haven't even been to one of them to listen for a few years now. I
> > studied
> > > for the Ham radio test,( forget which one) and the electronic parts got
> > > me.. But I can turn them on, and I do have PHL so if the planes are
> > going
> > > the right way, I can listen in.... I think I gave up on me and learning
> > > it.....
> > >
> > > All of you guys are Awesome!
> > >
> > > MaryLou Schoff
> > >
> > > On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 1:48 PM Randy Thomas
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Started out in 1971 with a Bearcat 8 channel and a Regency which I
> > still
> > > > have both. Police 911 Dispatcher for a Department in Alabama. In 1973
> > > > graduated from College and became a Police Officer. Joined the
> > Military
> > > > Security Forces. Served in Desert Storm Desert Shield. Two tours to
> > Iraq
> > > > and one tour to Afghanistan. Second tour to Afghanistan shot in right
> > hand
> > > > and sent back to the states where I was medically discharged with 26
> > years
> > > > of service as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. Would'nt allow me to do 30
> > years
> > > > due to my injuries. Was Officer in Charge with the Seals of planning
> > > > coordination and Rescue of the MV Alabama where we rescued Captain
> > > > Phillip's from the Pirates. Totally disabled from my wound now and
> > living
> > > > with my wife in Appomattox County, Virginia. Thanks to a certain
> > person
> > > > here in this group I am not only continuing my scanning with am now
> > have a
> > > > new lease on life as a Ham Operator. 73's
> > > >
> > > > Randy Thomas
> > > > Appomattox, Virginia
> > > > KO4BZP
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -------- Original message --------
> > > > From: David Harris - WD0HDR
> > > > Date: 5/20/20 11:11 AM (GMT-05:00)
> > > > To: main@Uniden.groups.io
> > > > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> > > >
> > > > Interesting posts thanks
> > > >
> > > > I retired after 41 yeast with the State of Colorado State Patrol, then
> > 10
> > > > years Motorola software support.
> > > > When I started in 1962, I did radio repair installs and tower work,
> > then
> > > > I went into communications/dispatch.
> > > > I managed a 911 center for 26 years dispatching to state county and
> > city
> > > > agencies.
> > > > The last 5 years of my career I worked in IT installing computer aided
> > > > dispatch across the state.
> > > >
> > > > I'm also an amateur radio operator involved locally and with all the
> > > > amateur digital modes.
> > > >
> > > > David
> > > > WD0HDR
> > > > WD0HDR@...
> > > > I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
> > -Thomas
> > > > A. Edison
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > --
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > [image: 0]
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
--

 

0


Re: Bios?

Earle Richardson
 

If you are serious about Ham Radio, Try hamtestonline.com.
 
Earle
 

From: MaryLou Atwell
Sent: May 21, 2020 7:00 AM
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
 
Mick,
Thanks!!!! Do you offer your course via skype, or zooom, or????
 
Marylou
 
On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 7:32 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA) <tarra@...> wrote:

Hello MaryLou,

I don't suggest taking the practice tests until after you have done some serious studying. A lot of people just learn the answers to the test but don't really learn anything otherwise. That is why I suggesting studying first. My Tech class is a 24 hour course, and that is just the class time, not counting on your own study time. Everyone passes.

We get a lot of clear nights out here in the fresh mountain air, I try to help watch the stars and let you know when I see them aligned!

Mick - W7CAT


----- Original Message -----
From: MaryLou Atwell
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 03:23:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?

> Thanks Mick! A funny was so e one who was wanting me to get my tech
> license, he told me to take the on line practice tests, and with each
> succeeding test, my score went lower! I think the timing was 2005 to
> 2010. As my other half says, when the stars are in alignment it will
> happen! Thanks for the encouragement!
> MaryLou
>
> On Wed, May 20, 2020, 4:37 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association
> (TARRA) wrote:
>
> > Hello MaryLou,
> > Don't give up on getting started with your ham radio license. The
> > Technician class, which is the entry level, the test changes about every
> > three or four years. It may be easier now than when you tried it. You are
> > probably too far away to take one of my classes ; ) I will suggest a couple
> > of things, looking for a club in your area and I am sure you would be able
> > to find someone to help you study. http://www.arrl.org/find-a-club Then
> > after you have gotten some study time in, start taking the practice tests
> > on the internet. They will help you to find out what areas you need to
> > study more. It is a fun hobby with a lot of great people, which makes it
> > worth the effort. Hang in there and put a little work into it.
> >
> > Mick - W7CAT
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: MaryLou Atwell
> > To: main@uniden.groups.io
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:01:08 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> >
> > > Thank you for your service Randy. Many hugs and handshakes to you.
> > >
> > > My bio is oh so small compared to all of yours. I haven't even turned on
> > > my bearcat 996 since DE went total encryption, and I lost even the plow
> > > operators....:( I used to use the Pro-96 and Pro 97 for Airshows, but I
> > > haven't even been to one of them to listen for a few years now. I
> > studied
> > > for the Ham radio test,( forget which one) and the electronic parts got
> > > me.. But I can turn them on, and I do have PHL so if the planes are
> > going
> > > the right way, I can listen in.... I think I gave up on me and learning
> > > it.....
> > >
> > > All of you guys are Awesome!
> > >
> > > MaryLou Schoff
> > >
> > > On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 1:48 PM Randy Thomas
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Started out in 1971 with a Bearcat 8 channel and a Regency which I
> > still
> > > > have both. Police 911 Dispatcher for a Department in Alabama. In 1973
> > > > graduated from College and became a Police Officer. Joined the
> > Military
> > > > Security Forces. Served in Desert Storm Desert Shield. Two tours to
> > Iraq
> > > > and one tour to Afghanistan. Second tour to Afghanistan shot in right
> > hand
> > > > and sent back to the states where I was medically discharged with 26
> > years
> > > > of service as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. Would'nt allow me to do 30
> > years
> > > > due to my injuries. Was Officer in Charge with the Seals of planning
> > > > coordination and Rescue of the MV Alabama where we rescued Captain
> > > > Phillip's from the Pirates. Totally disabled from my wound now and
> > living
> > > > with my wife in Appomattox County, Virginia. Thanks to a certain
> > person
> > > > here in this group I am not only continuing my scanning with am now
> > have a
> > > > new lease on life as a Ham Operator. 73's
> > > >
> > > > Randy Thomas
> > > > Appomattox, Virginia
> > > > KO4BZP
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -------- Original message --------
> > > > From: David Harris - WD0HDR
> > > > Date: 5/20/20 11:11 AM (GMT-05:00)
> > > > To: main@Uniden.groups.io
> > > > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> > > >
> > > > Interesting posts thanks
> > > >
> > > > I retired after 41 yeast with the State of Colorado State Patrol, then
> > 10
> > > > years Motorola software support.
> > > > When I started in 1962, I did radio repair installs and tower work,
> > then
> > > > I went into communications/dispatch.
> > > > I managed a 911 center for 26 years dispatching to state county and
> > city
> > > > agencies.
> > > > The last 5 years of my career I worked in IT installing computer aided
> > > > dispatch across the state.
> > > >
> > > > I'm also an amateur radio operator involved locally and with all the
> > > > amateur digital modes.
> > > >
> > > > David
> > > > WD0HDR
> > > > WD0HDR@...
> > > > I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
> > -Thomas
> > > > A. Edison
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > --
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > [image: 0]
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
--

 

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[NERN] CMQ Farnham Yard. Birds eye view

Wallace Day <livefire17@...>
 



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Frank --

    Very nice shot.  How high was your drone?  I am happy to see an all-CMQ group of locos; no CP there!  

Dave Simmons


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Subject: [NERN] CMQ Farnham Yard. Birds eye view

CMQ Farnham Yard on a quiet Monday morning.

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Re: Bios?

Randy Thomas
 

Impressive  thanks for the Bio Bruce and hope everyone and I  mean everyone on this list has a great Memorial  Day weekend. 

Randy
KO4BZP 



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet



-------- Original message --------
From: "Bruce Marcotte via groups.io" <hbmarcott@...>
Date: 5/21/20 3:03 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@Uniden.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?

[Edited Message Follows]

Where to start, 11 years in the Air Force from 1970 to 1981. I was a Electronic Tech working on B52’s Defensive Fire Control system on the aircraft . Then I cross-trained into B52 Defensive Fire Control system and Electronic Warfare Simulators for the rest of my career

After the Air Force I worked the following places.

Control Data (MN): Worked On intelligent Disk Drives for use in Navy Destroyers 

Star Technologies (MN): Worked with designers of String Array Processor systems for Medical Imaging and  Oil Exploration

Pyramid Technology (CA): Multi Processor Mini Computers (Multi processor was a new technology in the early to mid 1980s)

Strataratcom/Cisco (CA): Some of the first WAN routers In the early 1990s also one of the first companies to develop Voice Over IP. The company was bought out by Cisco Systems.

Amber Networks/Nokia (CA): I joined this company after I was asked by one of the founders that I worked with Stratacom and Cisco. Amber developed Edge Routers that interface between Cell Pone sites and the Internet.

I got laid off from Nokia in 2004. Hunted for a job for 3 months and no luck. Just to let everyone know, there is AGE Discrimination. I was 53 years old and almost all of my hair was pure white. I heard every excuse in the world why I didn’t get the job I was applying for.

So I said, so long California, even throw I am a native California, I absolutely hate California, going clear back to the 1970's. I now live in Wyoming in a town with a population of 976. 7000 foot elevation, clear blue skies and you can reach up and touch the star’s. Yes it can get very cold here, it helps keep the riffraff out. With the Virus going around, I would not be any other place then here.

As far as Jobs since leaving Silly Cone valley, Gas station convenience store clerk, Lead TSO, TSA screener, clerk in a Hardware/Napa store. And after all the years if working I’m retired and enjoying life. I do a little computer repair on the side for a little extra spending cash.

My first scanner was a Heath Kit, 8 channel rock bound (crystals) and scanned kind of slow. I have owned or still own anything from Radio Shack, Whistler, GRE and Uniden. I still have all those brands today except GRE. I did a rough count and I think I have 10 to 15 scanners floating around the house. Ad on that, another 10 short wave receivers of one kind ore another. I hardly have a place for the HAM Gear.

Got my Ham License when I was overseas 1976. Even though they have issued a bunch of KG6 calls in California my KG6JIY is an official Guam Call. I got it just before they changed the Call Letters to the system used today.
Bruce. KG6JIY, 73


Re: Bios?

MaryLou Atwell
 

Rick,
Thanks for the words of encouragement.  

MaryLou

On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 8:50 PM Rick Bates, NK7I <Rick.NK7I@...> wrote:

MaryLou,

Please continue to study, not just pass tests.  I say this for two reasons; that you actually LEARN the when, what and why things work and because there are plenty of know nothing licensed operators on the air.

Part of that study should include the aspects that appeal to you; local communications (on repeaters or HF nets); DXing (yay!); antenna design, moon bounce; digital operations, Morse code (it still lives!) or satellite operations are just some examples.

The best is that learning never ends, you make lifelong friends worldwide and there is always a new aspect to try.  Most hams will offer help, so DO seek them out and a local club.

Don't quit, nothing worth doing right comes easily.

Regards,
Rick NK7I


On 5/20/2020 2:23 PM, MaryLou Atwell wrote:
Thanks Mick!    A funny was so e one who was wanting me to get my tech license, he told me to take the on line practice  tests, and with each succeeding test, my score went lower!   I think the timing was 2005  to 2010.    As my other half says, when the stars are in alignment  it will happen!     Thanks for the encouragement!     
MaryLou 

On Wed, May 20, 2020, 4:37 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA) <tarra@...> wrote:

Hello MaryLou,

Don't give up on getting started with your ham radio license. The Technician class, which is the entry level, the test changes about every three or four years. It may be easier now than when you tried it. You are probably too far away to take one of my classes ; ) I will suggest a couple of things, looking for a club in your area and I am sure you would be able to find someone to help you study. http://www.arrl.org/find-a-club  Then after you have gotten some study time in, start taking the practice tests on the internet. They will help you to find out what areas you need to study more. It is a fun hobby with a lot of great people, which makes it worth the effort. Hang in there and put a little work into it.

Mick - W7CAT

----- Original Message -----
From: MaryLou Atwell
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:01:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?

> Thank you for your service Randy. Many hugs and handshakes to you.
>
> My bio is oh so small compared to all of yours. I haven't even turned on
> my bearcat 996 since DE went total encryption, and I lost even the plow
> operators....:( I used to use the Pro-96 and Pro 97 for Airshows, but I
> haven't even been to one of them to listen for a few years now. I studied
> for the Ham radio test,( forget which one) and the electronic parts got
> me.. But I can turn them on, and I do have PHL so if the planes are going
> the right way, I can listen in.... I think I gave up on me and learning
> it.....
>
> All of you guys are Awesome!
>
> MaryLou Schoff
>
> On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 1:48 PM Randy Thomas
> wrote:
>
> > Started out in 1971 with a Bearcat 8 channel and a Regency which I still
> > have both. Police 911 Dispatcher for a Department in Alabama. In 1973
> > graduated from College and became a Police Officer. Joined the Military
> > Security Forces. Served in Desert Storm Desert Shield. Two tours to Iraq
> > and one tour to Afghanistan. Second tour to Afghanistan shot in right hand
> > and sent back to the states where I was medically discharged with 26 years
> > of service as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. Would'nt allow me to do 30 years
> > due to my injuries. Was Officer in Charge with the Seals of planning
> > coordination and Rescue of the MV Alabama where we rescued Captain
> > Phillip's from the Pirates. Totally disabled from my wound now and living
> > with my wife in Appomattox County, Virginia. Thanks to a certain person
> > here in this group I am not only continuing my scanning with am now have a
> > new lease on life as a Ham Operator. 73's
> >
> > Randy Thomas
> > Appomattox, Virginia
> > KO4BZP
> >
> >
> >
> > Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet
> >
> >
> >
> > -------- Original message --------
> > From: David Harris - WD0HDR
> > Date: 5/20/20 11:11 AM (GMT-05:00)
> > To: main@Uniden.groups.io
> > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> >
> > Interesting posts thanks
> >
> > I retired after 41 yeast with the State of Colorado State Patrol, then 10
> > years Motorola software support.
> > When I started in 1962, I did radio repair installs and tower work, then
> > I went into communications/dispatch.
> > I managed a 911 center for 26 years dispatching to state county and city
> > agencies.
> > The last 5 years of my career I worked in IT installing computer aided
> > dispatch across the state.
> >
> > I'm also an amateur radio operator involved locally and with all the
> > amateur digital modes.
> >
> > David
> > WD0HDR
> > WD0HDR@...
> > I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." -Thomas
> > A. Edison
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
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Re: Bios?

MaryLou Atwell
 

Mick,
Thanks!!!! Do you offer your course via skype, or zooom, or????

Marylou


On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 7:32 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA) <tarra@...> wrote:

Hello MaryLou,

I don't suggest taking the practice tests until after you have done some serious studying. A lot of people just learn the answers to the test but don't really learn anything otherwise. That is why I suggesting studying first. My Tech class is a 24 hour course, and that is just the class time, not counting on your own study time. Everyone passes.

We get a lot of clear nights out here in the fresh mountain air, I try to help watch the stars and let you know when I see them aligned!

Mick - W7CAT


----- Original Message -----
From: MaryLou Atwell
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 03:23:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?

> Thanks Mick! A funny was so e one who was wanting me to get my tech
> license, he told me to take the on line practice tests, and with each
> succeeding test, my score went lower! I think the timing was 2005 to
> 2010. As my other half says, when the stars are in alignment it will
> happen! Thanks for the encouragement!
> MaryLou
>
> On Wed, May 20, 2020, 4:37 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association
> (TARRA) wrote:
>
> > Hello MaryLou,
> > Don't give up on getting started with your ham radio license. The
> > Technician class, which is the entry level, the test changes about every
> > three or four years. It may be easier now than when you tried it. You are
> > probably too far away to take one of my classes ; ) I will suggest a couple
> > of things, looking for a club in your area and I am sure you would be able
> > to find someone to help you study. http://www.arrl.org/find-a-club Then
> > after you have gotten some study time in, start taking the practice tests
> > on the internet. They will help you to find out what areas you need to
> > study more. It is a fun hobby with a lot of great people, which makes it
> > worth the effort. Hang in there and put a little work into it.
> >
> > Mick - W7CAT
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: MaryLou Atwell
> > To: main@uniden.groups.io
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:01:08 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> >
> > > Thank you for your service Randy. Many hugs and handshakes to you.
> > >
> > > My bio is oh so small compared to all of yours. I haven't even turned on
> > > my bearcat 996 since DE went total encryption, and I lost even the plow
> > > operators....:( I used to use the Pro-96 and Pro 97 for Airshows, but I
> > > haven't even been to one of them to listen for a few years now. I
> > studied
> > > for the Ham radio test,( forget which one) and the electronic parts got
> > > me.. But I can turn them on, and I do have PHL so if the planes are
> > going
> > > the right way, I can listen in.... I think I gave up on me and learning
> > > it.....
> > >
> > > All of you guys are Awesome!
> > >
> > > MaryLou Schoff
> > >
> > > On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 1:48 PM Randy Thomas
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Started out in 1971 with a Bearcat 8 channel and a Regency which I
> > still
> > > > have both. Police 911 Dispatcher for a Department in Alabama. In 1973
> > > > graduated from College and became a Police Officer. Joined the
> > Military
> > > > Security Forces. Served in Desert Storm Desert Shield. Two tours to
> > Iraq
> > > > and one tour to Afghanistan. Second tour to Afghanistan shot in right
> > hand
> > > > and sent back to the states where I was medically discharged with 26
> > years
> > > > of service as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. Would'nt allow me to do 30
> > years
> > > > due to my injuries. Was Officer in Charge with the Seals of planning
> > > > coordination and Rescue of the MV Alabama where we rescued Captain
> > > > Phillip's from the Pirates. Totally disabled from my wound now and
> > living
> > > > with my wife in Appomattox County, Virginia. Thanks to a certain
> > person
> > > > here in this group I am not only continuing my scanning with am now
> > have a
> > > > new lease on life as a Ham Operator. 73's
> > > >
> > > > Randy Thomas
> > > > Appomattox, Virginia
> > > > KO4BZP
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -------- Original message --------
> > > > From: David Harris - WD0HDR
> > > > Date: 5/20/20 11:11 AM (GMT-05:00)
> > > > To: main@Uniden.groups.io
> > > > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> > > >
> > > > Interesting posts thanks
> > > >
> > > > I retired after 41 yeast with the State of Colorado State Patrol, then
> > 10
> > > > years Motorola software support.
> > > > When I started in 1962, I did radio repair installs and tower work,
> > then
> > > > I went into communications/dispatch.
> > > > I managed a 911 center for 26 years dispatching to state county and
> > city
> > > > agencies.
> > > > The last 5 years of my career I worked in IT installing computer aided
> > > > dispatch across the state.
> > > >
> > > > I'm also an amateur radio operator involved locally and with all the
> > > > amateur digital modes.
> > > >
> > > > David
> > > > WD0HDR
> > > > WD0HDR@...
> > > > I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
> > -Thomas
> > > > A. Edison
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > --
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > [image: 0]
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
--

 

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Re: Bios?

MaryLou Atwell
 

Thanks Joel.
I'll have to check it out.    As I said, I truly put the scanners away a few years ago for numerous reasons,  and am trying to trust myself again with them!

MaryLou


On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 7:22 PM Joel Kahn <jrkahn@...> wrote:
MaryLou:

DE is NOT all encrypted! 

The State is P25 Phase I and most law is encrypted along with National Guard and Corrections, but almost all fire and local law/beach patrol/public works are "in the clear". There are a bunch of new talkgroups for local fire use.

Your 996 should get all of them.  Check Radioreference.

Joel R Kahn

Comme dicté à mon chat et envoyé de mon ordinateur de bureau.
(As dictated to my cat and sent from my desktop computer.)



On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 03:15:32 PM EDT, MaryLou Atwell <matwellx@...> wrote:


Thank you for your service Randy.  Many hugs and handshakes to you.

My bio is oh so small compared to all of yours.   I haven't even turned on my bearcat 996  since DE went total encryption, and I lost even the plow operators....:(     I used to use the Pro-96 and Pro 97 for Airshows, but I haven't even been to one of them to listen for a few years now.   I studied for the Ham radio test,( forget which one)  and the electronic parts got me..   But I can turn them on, and I do have PHL so if the planes are going the right way, I can listen in....   I think I gave up on me and learning it.....     

All of you guys are Awesome!

MaryLou Schoff

On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 1:48 PM Randy Thomas <thomasrandylee@...> wrote:
Started out in 1971 with a Bearcat 8 channel and a Regency which I still have both. Police 911 Dispatcher for a Department in Alabama. In 1973 graduated from College and became  a Police Officer. Joined the Military Security Forces. Served in Desert Storm Desert Shield. Two tours to Iraq and one tour to Afghanistan. Second tour to Afghanistan shot in right hand and sent back to the states where I was medically discharged with 26 years of service as a Chief Warrant  Officer 4. Would'nt  allow me to do 30 years due to my injuries. Was Officer in Charge with the Seals of planning coordination and Rescue of the MV Alabama where we rescued Captain Phillip's from the Pirates. Totally disabled from my wound now and living with my wife in Appomattox  County, Virginia. Thanks to a certain person here in this group I am not only continuing my scanning with am now have a new lease on life as a Ham Operator. 73's

Randy Thomas
Appomattox,  Virginia 
KO4BZP 



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet



-------- Original message --------
From: David Harris - WD0HDR <WD0HDR@...>
Date: 5/20/20 11:11 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?

Interesting posts thanks

I retired after 41 yeast with the State of Colorado State Patrol, then 10 years Motorola software support.
When I started in 1962, I did radio repair installs and tower work,  then I went into communications/dispatch.
I managed a 911 center for 26 years dispatching to state county and city agencies.
The last 5 years of my career I worked in IT installing computer aided dispatch across the state.
 
I'm also an amateur radio operator involved locally and with all the amateur digital modes.

David
WD0HDR
WD0HDR@...
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." -Thomas A. Edison






Re: Bios?

Bruce Marcotte
 
Edited

Where to start, 11 years in the Air Force from 1970 to 1981. I was a Electronic Tech working on B52’s Defensive Fire Control system on the aircraft . Then I cross-trained into B52 Defensive Fire Control system and Electronic Warfare Simulators for the rest of my career

After the Air Force I worked the following places.

Control Data (MN): Worked On intelligent Disk Drives for use in Navy Destroyers 

Star Technologies (MN): Worked with designers of String Array Processor systems for Medical Imaging and  Oil Exploration

Pyramid Technology (CA): Multi Processor Mini Computers (Multi processor was a new technology in the early to mid 1980s)

Strataratcom/Cisco (CA): Some of the first WAN routers In the early 1990s also one of the first companies to develop Voice Over IP. The company was bought out by Cisco Systems.

Amber Networks/Nokia (CA): I joined this company after I was asked by one of the founders that I worked with Stratacom and Cisco. Amber developed Edge Routers that interface between Cell Pone sites and the Internet.

I got laid off from Nokia in 2004. Hunted for a job for 3 months and no luck. Just to let everyone know, there is AGE Discrimination. I was 53 years old and almost all of my hair was pure white. I heard every excuse in the world why I didn’t get the job I was applying for.

So I said, so long California, even throw I am a native California, I absolutely hate California, going clear back to the 1970's. I now live in Wyoming in a town with a population of 976. 7000 foot elevation, clear blue skies and you can reach up and touch the star’s. Yes it can get very cold here, it helps keep the riffraff out. With the Virus going around, I would not be any other place then here.

As far as Jobs since leaving Silly Cone valley, Gas station convenience store clerk, Lead TSO, TSA screener, clerk in a Hardware/Napa store. And after all the years if working I’m retired and enjoying life. I do a little computer repair on the side for a little extra spending cash.

My first scanner was a Heath Kit, 8 channel rock bound (crystals) and scanned kind of slow. I have owned or still own anything from Radio Shack, Whistler, GRE and Uniden. I still have all those brands today except GRE. I did a rough count and I think I have 10 to 15 scanners floating around the house. Ad on that, another 10 short wave receivers of one kind ore another. I hardly have a place for the HAM Gear.

Got my Ham License when I was overseas 1976. Even though they have issued a bunch of KG6 calls in California my KG6JIY is an official Guam Call. I got it just before they changed the Call Letters to the system used today.
Bruce. KG6JIY, 73


Re: Bios? (K4XIO/WQPK331)

Thomas Mckean
 

I think I posted this once before, but any "bio" information you want is here...

http://aboutthomas.thomasamckean.com

As you can see, I have a story to tell.  One that definitely includes scanners.

Thomas
http://www.thomasamckean.com


Re: Bios?

Rick NK7I
 

MaryLou,

Please continue to study, not just pass tests.  I say this for two reasons; that you actually LEARN the when, what and why things work and because there are plenty of know nothing licensed operators on the air.

Part of that study should include the aspects that appeal to you; local communications (on repeaters or HF nets); DXing (yay!); antenna design, moon bounce; digital operations, Morse code (it still lives!) or satellite operations are just some examples.

The best is that learning never ends, you make lifelong friends worldwide and there is always a new aspect to try.  Most hams will offer help, so DO seek them out and a local club.

Don't quit, nothing worth doing right comes easily.

Regards,
Rick NK7I


On 5/20/2020 2:23 PM, MaryLou Atwell wrote:
Thanks Mick!    A funny was so e one who was wanting me to get my tech license, he told me to take the on line practice  tests, and with each succeeding test, my score went lower!   I think the timing was 2005  to 2010.    As my other half says, when the stars are in alignment  it will happen!     Thanks for the encouragement!     
MaryLou 

On Wed, May 20, 2020, 4:37 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA) <tarra@...> wrote:

Hello MaryLou,

Don't give up on getting started with your ham radio license. The Technician class, which is the entry level, the test changes about every three or four years. It may be easier now than when you tried it. You are probably too far away to take one of my classes ; ) I will suggest a couple of things, looking for a club in your area and I am sure you would be able to find someone to help you study. http://www.arrl.org/find-a-club  Then after you have gotten some study time in, start taking the practice tests on the internet. They will help you to find out what areas you need to study more. It is a fun hobby with a lot of great people, which makes it worth the effort. Hang in there and put a little work into it.

Mick - W7CAT

----- Original Message -----
From: MaryLou Atwell
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:01:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?

> Thank you for your service Randy. Many hugs and handshakes to you.
>
> My bio is oh so small compared to all of yours. I haven't even turned on
> my bearcat 996 since DE went total encryption, and I lost even the plow
> operators....:( I used to use the Pro-96 and Pro 97 for Airshows, but I
> haven't even been to one of them to listen for a few years now. I studied
> for the Ham radio test,( forget which one) and the electronic parts got
> me.. But I can turn them on, and I do have PHL so if the planes are going
> the right way, I can listen in.... I think I gave up on me and learning
> it.....
>
> All of you guys are Awesome!
>
> MaryLou Schoff
>
> On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 1:48 PM Randy Thomas
> wrote:
>
> > Started out in 1971 with a Bearcat 8 channel and a Regency which I still
> > have both. Police 911 Dispatcher for a Department in Alabama. In 1973
> > graduated from College and became a Police Officer. Joined the Military
> > Security Forces. Served in Desert Storm Desert Shield. Two tours to Iraq
> > and one tour to Afghanistan. Second tour to Afghanistan shot in right hand
> > and sent back to the states where I was medically discharged with 26 years
> > of service as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. Would'nt allow me to do 30 years
> > due to my injuries. Was Officer in Charge with the Seals of planning
> > coordination and Rescue of the MV Alabama where we rescued Captain
> > Phillip's from the Pirates. Totally disabled from my wound now and living
> > with my wife in Appomattox County, Virginia. Thanks to a certain person
> > here in this group I am not only continuing my scanning with am now have a
> > new lease on life as a Ham Operator. 73's
> >
> > Randy Thomas
> > Appomattox, Virginia
> > KO4BZP
> >
> >
> >
> > Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet
> >
> >
> >
> > -------- Original message --------
> > From: David Harris - WD0HDR
> > Date: 5/20/20 11:11 AM (GMT-05:00)
> > To: main@Uniden.groups.io
> > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> >
> > Interesting posts thanks
> >
> > I retired after 41 yeast with the State of Colorado State Patrol, then 10
> > years Motorola software support.
> > When I started in 1962, I did radio repair installs and tower work, then
> > I went into communications/dispatch.
> > I managed a 911 center for 26 years dispatching to state county and city
> > agencies.
> > The last 5 years of my career I worked in IT installing computer aided
> > dispatch across the state.
> >
> > I'm also an amateur radio operator involved locally and with all the
> > amateur digital modes.
> >
> > David
> > WD0HDR
> > WD0HDR@...
> > I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." -Thomas
> > A. Edison
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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Re: Bios?

Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA)
 

Hello MaryLou,

I don't suggest taking the practice tests until after you have done some serious studying. A lot of people just learn the answers to the test but don't really learn anything otherwise. That is why I suggesting studying first. My Tech class is a 24 hour course, and that is just the class time, not counting on your own study time. Everyone passes.

We get a lot of clear nights out here in the fresh mountain air, I try to help watch the stars and let you know when I see them aligned!

Mick - W7CAT


----- Original Message -----
From: MaryLou Atwell
To: main@uniden.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 03:23:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?

> Thanks Mick! A funny was so e one who was wanting me to get my tech
> license, he told me to take the on line practice tests, and with each
> succeeding test, my score went lower! I think the timing was 2005 to
> 2010. As my other half says, when the stars are in alignment it will
> happen! Thanks for the encouragement!
> MaryLou
>
> On Wed, May 20, 2020, 4:37 PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association
> (TARRA) wrote:
>
> > Hello MaryLou,
> > Don't give up on getting started with your ham radio license. The
> > Technician class, which is the entry level, the test changes about every
> > three or four years. It may be easier now than when you tried it. You are
> > probably too far away to take one of my classes ; ) I will suggest a couple
> > of things, looking for a club in your area and I am sure you would be able
> > to find someone to help you study. http://www.arrl.org/find-a-club Then
> > after you have gotten some study time in, start taking the practice tests
> > on the internet. They will help you to find out what areas you need to
> > study more. It is a fun hobby with a lot of great people, which makes it
> > worth the effort. Hang in there and put a little work into it.
> >
> > Mick - W7CAT
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: MaryLou Atwell
> > To: main@uniden.groups.io
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:01:08 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> >
> > > Thank you for your service Randy. Many hugs and handshakes to you.
> > >
> > > My bio is oh so small compared to all of yours. I haven't even turned on
> > > my bearcat 996 since DE went total encryption, and I lost even the plow
> > > operators....:( I used to use the Pro-96 and Pro 97 for Airshows, but I
> > > haven't even been to one of them to listen for a few years now. I
> > studied
> > > for the Ham radio test,( forget which one) and the electronic parts got
> > > me.. But I can turn them on, and I do have PHL so if the planes are
> > going
> > > the right way, I can listen in.... I think I gave up on me and learning
> > > it.....
> > >
> > > All of you guys are Awesome!
> > >
> > > MaryLou Schoff
> > >
> > > On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 1:48 PM Randy Thomas
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Started out in 1971 with a Bearcat 8 channel and a Regency which I
> > still
> > > > have both. Police 911 Dispatcher for a Department in Alabama. In 1973
> > > > graduated from College and became a Police Officer. Joined the
> > Military
> > > > Security Forces. Served in Desert Storm Desert Shield. Two tours to
> > Iraq
> > > > and one tour to Afghanistan. Second tour to Afghanistan shot in right
> > hand
> > > > and sent back to the states where I was medically discharged with 26
> > years
> > > > of service as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. Would'nt allow me to do 30
> > years
> > > > due to my injuries. Was Officer in Charge with the Seals of planning
> > > > coordination and Rescue of the MV Alabama where we rescued Captain
> > > > Phillip's from the Pirates. Totally disabled from my wound now and
> > living
> > > > with my wife in Appomattox County, Virginia. Thanks to a certain
> > person
> > > > here in this group I am not only continuing my scanning with am now
> > have a
> > > > new lease on life as a Ham Operator. 73's
> > > >
> > > > Randy Thomas
> > > > Appomattox, Virginia
> > > > KO4BZP
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -------- Original message --------
> > > > From: David Harris - WD0HDR
> > > > Date: 5/20/20 11:11 AM (GMT-05:00)
> > > > To: main@Uniden.groups.io
> > > > Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?
> > > >
> > > > Interesting posts thanks
> > > >
> > > > I retired after 41 yeast with the State of Colorado State Patrol, then
> > 10
> > > > years Motorola software support.
> > > > When I started in 1962, I did radio repair installs and tower work,
> > then
> > > > I went into communications/dispatch.
> > > > I managed a 911 center for 26 years dispatching to state county and
> > city
> > > > agencies.
> > > > The last 5 years of my career I worked in IT installing computer aided
> > > > dispatch across the state.
> > > >
> > > > I'm also an amateur radio operator involved locally and with all the
> > > > amateur digital modes.
> > > >
> > > > David
> > > > WD0HDR
> > > > WD0HDR@...
> > > > I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
> > -Thomas
> > > > A. Edison
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
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Re: Bios?

Joel Kahn
 

MaryLou:

DE is NOT all encrypted! 

The State is P25 Phase I and most law is encrypted along with National Guard and Corrections, but almost all fire and local law/beach patrol/public works are "in the clear". There are a bunch of new talkgroups for local fire use.

Your 996 should get all of them.  Check Radioreference.

Joel R Kahn

Comme dicté à mon chat et envoyé de mon ordinateur de bureau.
(As dictated to my cat and sent from my desktop computer.)



On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 03:15:32 PM EDT, MaryLou Atwell <matwellx@...> wrote:


Thank you for your service Randy.  Many hugs and handshakes to you.

My bio is oh so small compared to all of yours.   I haven't even turned on my bearcat 996  since DE went total encryption, and I lost even the plow operators....:(     I used to use the Pro-96 and Pro 97 for Airshows, but I haven't even been to one of them to listen for a few years now.   I studied for the Ham radio test,( forget which one)  and the electronic parts got me..   But I can turn them on, and I do have PHL so if the planes are going the right way, I can listen in....   I think I gave up on me and learning it.....     

All of you guys are Awesome!

MaryLou Schoff

On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 1:48 PM Randy Thomas <thomasrandylee@...> wrote:
Started out in 1971 with a Bearcat 8 channel and a Regency which I still have both. Police 911 Dispatcher for a Department in Alabama. In 1973 graduated from College and became  a Police Officer. Joined the Military Security Forces. Served in Desert Storm Desert Shield. Two tours to Iraq and one tour to Afghanistan. Second tour to Afghanistan shot in right hand and sent back to the states where I was medically discharged with 26 years of service as a Chief Warrant  Officer 4. Would'nt  allow me to do 30 years due to my injuries. Was Officer in Charge with the Seals of planning coordination and Rescue of the MV Alabama where we rescued Captain Phillip's from the Pirates. Totally disabled from my wound now and living with my wife in Appomattox  County, Virginia. Thanks to a certain person here in this group I am not only continuing my scanning with am now have a new lease on life as a Ham Operator. 73's

Randy Thomas
Appomattox,  Virginia 
KO4BZP 



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet



-------- Original message --------
From: David Harris - WD0HDR <WD0HDR@...>
Date: 5/20/20 11:11 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Uniden] Bios?

Interesting posts thanks

I retired after 41 yeast with the State of Colorado State Patrol, then 10 years Motorola software support.
When I started in 1962, I did radio repair installs and tower work,  then I went into communications/dispatch.
I managed a 911 center for 26 years dispatching to state county and city agencies.
The last 5 years of my career I worked in IT installing computer aided dispatch across the state.
 
I'm also an amateur radio operator involved locally and with all the amateur digital modes.

David
WD0HDR
WD0HDR@...
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." -Thomas A. Edison





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