• HAM Radio description

    From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Charles Stephenson on Fri Nov 30 09:05:00 2018
    Hello Charles,

    I ran across a description of what Ham radio is, on Facebook yesterday.

    I haven't read the whole thing but it seems to analyze the subject
    very well.

    The URL's are www.hamsphere.com and http://hamradio.se .

    Have a nice day,

    Holger


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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/17 to Holger Granholm on Sat Dec 1 18:19:30 2018
    Re: HAM Radio description
    By: Holger Granholm to Charles Stephenson on Fri Nov 30 2018 09:05 am

    Hello Charles,
    I ran across a description of what Ham radio is, on Facebook yesterday.

    I haven't read the whole thing but it seems to analyze the subject
    very well.

    The URL's are www.hamsphere.com and http://hamradio.se .

    Have a nice day,

    Thanks! I'll be reading that sometime this weekend :)
    Regards,
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to CHARLES STEPHENSON on Sun Dec 2 12:28:00 2018
    Charles,

    The URL's are www.hamsphere.com and http://hamradio.se .

    Thanks! I'll be reading that sometime this weekend :)

    Unlike things like CQ100, Echolink, and D-Star, both licensed hams and
    SWL (shortwave listeners)...who may or may not have a ham radio
    license...can use it. It simulates what the HF bands are like. There is
    a yearly fee, and you can purchase various "shack accessories" from
    their website.

    I haven't used it in a long time, as the schedule has just been too
    busy, and I'm considering terminating my subscription, plus uninstalling
    the software.

    daryl
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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Daryl Stout on Mon Dec 3 09:37:00 2018
    In a message on 12-02-18 Daryl Stout said to Charles Stephenson:

    Good day Daryl,

    The URL's are www.hamsphere.com and http://hamradio.se .

    Unlike things like CQ100, Echolink, and D-Star, both licensed hams
    and SWL (shortwave listeners)...who may or may not have a ham radio license...can use it. It simulates what the HF bands are like. There
    is a yearly fee, and you can purchase various "shack accessories"
    from their website.

    I wish that you would first examine what is described at those URL's
    before condemning them.

    The 'http://hamradio.se' certainly isn't offering any subscription or
    'shack accesories'. I believe that the site is the home of the author
    of the article (information).

    The important thing is that the file I mentioned can be downloaded and
    read free of any obligations.

    It can also be downloaded directly from Facebook if you create or have
    an account there.

    Maybe there was some suggestions to subscribe or something else but I
    didn't pay any attention to them.

    I can only feel sorry that you wasn't the one suggesting that reading.


    Regards,

    Holger


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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to HOLGER GRANHOLM on Wed Dec 5 22:21:00 2018
    Holger,

    I tried it (Hamsphere), but with all the "extra stuff" to get for your
    "rig" it made it seem so much like what RF users deal with. It does
    simulate what ham radio is really like, with propagation, antennas, etc.

    While CQ100 is $39 (US Funds) a year (paid users get the QSO-TV add-on
    for free, and free usage on Sunday), there's no additional cost, per se.
    Plus, Echolink, D-Star, and D-Rats are free.

    However, my schedule is so hectic with doing stuff for my 92 year old
    Mom (in a nursing home about an hour east of Little Rock), that I've had
    little time for the BBS or ham radio lately. Plus, with having to pay
    her bills (she had to be made "bankrupt" to get on the "Medicaid" deal),
    I can't afford the cost of HamSphere...and I don't have the time to use
    it. Even after my Mom dies, I'll have a ton of work to do after her
    passing.

    I check into ONE Packet Net (via telnet), one Echolink net, and one
    CQ100 net per week. I don't use Hamsphere at all, but spend most of my
    time on D-Star and D-Rats. In trying to save money, I'm going to drop HamSphere...as I don't have the time or funds to use it. Plus, unlike
    Echolink, CQ100, D-Star, and D-Rats, you can have both licensed hams and unlicensed hams (including SWL'ers) on it.

    Daryl, WX1DER

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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Daryl Stout on Fri Dec 7 12:39:00 2018
    In a message on 12-05-18 Daryl Stout said to Holger Granholm:

    Daryl,

    However, my schedule is so hectic with doing stuff for my 92 year
    old Mom (in a nursing home about an hour east of Little Rock), ....

    Well, you seem to have all the time in the world to write long messages.


    Have a good night,

    Holger


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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to HOLGER GRANHOLM on Sat Dec 8 12:55:00 2018
    Holger,

    Well, you seem to have all the time in the world to write long messages.

    I only access the BBS once a day, or every couple of days. When I do,
    I do the messages first. I rarely get to do any of the doors that I
    enjoy. If it's a few days between logons, the QWK packets and the
    REPlies get rather big.

    Daryl

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