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For those of you that may not know I am a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Licensed Amateur radio operator. Assigned the FCC call sign of K5SET.
I have been mostly inactive since moving to my new (QTH) home location, Cotton county in southwest Oklahoma. I have restricted most of my radio operation to the 2 meter band mostly using 147.255mhz linked to Cyril, OK(147.045mhz) and into the National (storm weather watch service) NWS and NOAA weather center located in Norman, Oklahoma.
I have ordered myself a new radio, well new to me it’s actually a 20 year old Icom model IC-735, it covers 160 meter(1.8mhz-2.00mhz) through 10 meters(28.000 – 29.700mhz) Owners manual Icom Model IC-735 Amateur Radio (PDF)
If you have ever considered becoming an Amateur Radio Operator (HAM) now is great time to join more than 750,000 other Americans in this fun hobby. Learning Morse code is no longer a requirement to become a licensed HAM. It now consist of only receiving a 70 percent score on a simple written test to qualify for your very own FCC ,issued amateur radio license call sign.
Your FCC license is Free, doesn’t get any cheaper than Free and is valid for a period of 10 years and is still Free when you renew your FCC issued license.
Read more about Amateur radio license Licensing, Education & Training | Getting on the Air ARRL is a good resource for anything related to Amateur Radio.
My new radio will arrive middle of next week. So I still have 3 or 4 days to install my antenna(s) so as soon as I take this radio out of the box I can be back on the air and talking to other HAM’s around the world.
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