Jedi_Nephite

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    Passed the Technician Class test for Ham Radio today

    I’m thinking of going with the Icom 718, but what I find somewhat confusing is what I need to purchase along with it or any base station (other than the antenna), and it’s rather difficult to find straightforward answers online. What is typically required for a base station if you want to do HF? Is an antenna tuner necessary? Many videos I see seem to have their radios connected to watt meters and power supplies or batteries. Is that really necessary for base stations or just for mobile rigs? I’ve also read that you can sometimes connect the radio to the outlet of your house, but I’m not sure if that’s typical practice. I currently have my Technician License, but am preparing for my General, which I will probably take in a week or two.
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    Passed the Technician Class test for Ham Radio today

    @classylady After reading your post, my initial response was this:
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    Passed the Technician Class test for Ham Radio today

    So, I’m interested in getting on the HF bands. However, as I decide on either a base station or mobile radio, I realize I’m going to have to get an antenna. What antennas do any of you use to get on the HF bands? Furthermore, how did you set it up?
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    Quantum stuff is scary

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    Passed the Technician Class test for Ham Radio today

    Well, I passed the Technician’s exam yesterday. I ordered a Yaseu FT-60r along with a Diamond exchangeable antenna. I plan on getting an Icom for our base station, but I’m taking more time with that as I research what I need, and how I want to set it up.
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    Passed the Technician Class test for Ham Radio today

    I was thinking of getting a Yaesu. What model do you have?
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    Passed the Technician Class test for Ham Radio today

    Mainly, I would like to use it as part of my emergency preparedness plan. Ideally, I would like to be able to communicate with my family that’s about 200 miles away; however, they will need to get their license if we are to communicate with each other, but, if not, at least I would be able to relay information to them. But I also find this fun and interesting, so I can see this turning into a hobby. I’m interested in DX and digital, and definitely repeater use. Unless I’m flying to client sites, I usually just work from home, so I don’t usually have a commute, but I like the idea of using a handheld with a mag mount and car antenna. How far have you been able to reach with a handheld? And what kind of handheld do you prefer?
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    Passed the Technician Class test for Ham Radio today

    I’ve been preparing for the Technician exam and will be taking it this week. I’m still looking into a good radio. I’ve been thinking of starting out with a high-end handheld with a good antenna and then getting a base station. For those who have been doing ham radio for a while, is there a specific brand/model of radio that you prefer? Do you use a handheld or base station, or both?
  9. Collectively, when you associate with like-minded individuals who are striving toward righteousness, you have others who understand why you live the way you do, and will be a source of support and encouragement. That is why it’s essential to marry someone with the same spiritual/religious goals. Attending the temple where every member there is 100% worthy to be there instead of being in a temple where 5% or so are not worthy to be there Why would attending the temple with a group result in more worthy members in attendance, as opposed to attending the temple alone? Everyone still has to go through the same process to receive a Temple Recommend.
  10. If only Antifa and BLM would heed the wisdom of the First Presidency.
  11. The media is lying. They are trying to say it was stormed by Trump supporters, but the evidence is that it was instigated by Antifa, and the violence was caused by them as well. https://twitter.com/TheRightMelissa/status/1347040212602466304?s=20
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    Anyone Else Watching The Mandalorian?

    Actually, I think both interpretations are correct. Jesus appreciated the innocence of little children and taught that we should be like them. However, not sure how that would apply to Grogu as he is over 50 years old, thus making him at the age of accountability.
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    Anyone Else Watching The Mandalorian?

  14. Here is an interesting and relevant talk by Ezra Taft Benson: “Civic Standards for the Faithful Saints“ https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1972/04/civic-standards-for-the-faithful-saints
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    Anyone Else Watching The Mandalorian?

    My understanding is that season 3 of The Mandalorian will most likely continue around Christmas 2021. However, you are right that it will most likely focus on retaking Mandalore, and that, at least for now, Grogu’s story is complete.