Yaesu VX-7R, FTM-350R
I am rarely on, only for trips and to monitor repeaters, state police and oregon dot. I usually run the NorCal 146.46 simplex when with other HAMs.
Forum Name: DzrtX
First Name: John
Radio: Kenwood, TM-742A
Frequencies monitored: 147.030 (ECRA), 147.150 (ECRA) 146.730 (PARC) 147.130 (PARC), mostly on 2m band, but monitor 220mhz and 70cm as well.
Location: North San Diego County
2005 Nissan Xterra 4x4 ~ KD6DCI
Forum Name: I'm usually on the forums under this same ID (05LR3AZ)
Call Sign: I just got my call sign - KF7KOY - and now I'm looking for a radio.
Location: Phoenix, AZ
2005 LR3 w/ 285/60/18 Nitto's, Toddco rods, Sliders, ARB fridge, 15# Powertank, Asfir4x4 skid plates
1994 DI w/ 4" L8, Bilstein 7100's, Peg'd 4.11's, ARB's f/r, Ashcroft axles f/r, 35" MT/R Kevlar, SG 3-link
1992 RRC OME lift, 235/85/16 KM2's
Hello Guys. I'd like to throw a thought in here to see your thoughts and reactions about it.
I have been thinking about it for a while and I would like to make something positive with this. I believe this user callsign database that is forming here is an excellent resource for a lot of different applications like EComms (Emergency Communications). I would like to hear your opinions on how (if at all possible) to put this list to good use.
It is not my intention in any way to Hi-jack the thread. Just to keep it alive and gauge the possibility of making something useful out of it.
All ideas are welcome. What do you think?
Last edited by DarioCarrera; 06-15-2010 at 06:28 PM. Reason: adding my callsign
Dario Carrera - YY5DCV
2004 FZJ 80
Forum Name: PryBry
First Name: Brian
Radio: Kenwood TM-V71 in my PW, Yaesu FT817 in wifes car, Yaesu FT897 Base, FT250 HT for Skywarn and RACES work
Frequencies monitored: 2m mainly, 70cm, HF as well.
Location: Owatonna MN
"Young enough to know it all, Old enough to know better"
Forum Name: Firemaniac
First Name: Chris
Radio: Icom; V-8000, T90-A, V-8sport
Frequencies monitored: 2m SAR, and some simplex
Location: Everett/Granite Falls WA
93 4x4 22re reg cab short box home built trailer (in progress)
It grew to the point of encompassing the globe. Not sure what killed it.
Just a db of callsigns doesn't really do much, and I have an app on the Droid of the ARRL db.
IMO to make it a real thing and keep commercial interests out, it would be a secured site that allowed individuals to create and edit their own entries, and export a printable list (or pdf, spreadsheet, etc).
Passed the Technician test (failed the freebie General) last Saturday, and was listed in the database this past Friday. KB1UMJ assigned. I thought that I would have been able to figure out all the features of a rather basic single-band 2m radio in the 6 days between passing the test and getting a callsign, but I was wrong. Taking it one feature at a time...
Last edited by crusader; 06-28-2010 at 02:26 AM.
1973 Land Rover 109 SW
I'm always willing to lend a hand if I can, so let me know of your plans and I'll try to be involved to help anywhere I can. I may not have a big shop but on the right angle, we can do a birf job.....
Icom 2100, not always on mostly for trips at this time.
Andy, Megan & 2 dirty ACDs
92 FJ80 OME HEAVY 850/863 TOYO MT 285/75/16 Interior Storage Unit( in progress) ICOM 2100
Custom Rear Carrier, Plenty of dog hair
I have always read magazines, books, and a few ARRL and IARU publications that HAM operators in emergency operation should stick to assisting communications in an emergency or disaster and resist the temptation to become rescue personnel. Which is understandable. I can see the logic in it if you are strictly a HAM operator. However, many people in this forum are well versed in GPS, navigation, maps, topography, Cartography, aviation, Rescue, paramedic, communications, etc which in my point of view makes for a very interesting group of HAM operators with diverse capabilities. Anyone see my logic??? or Am I just seeing things???
Should this be on a new thread??? would it be worth it? MODS???
PS - Im not asking anyone to become rescue personnel, its only an idea. there can be many ways to help. As there are also a multitude of different types and degrees of emergencies.
Dario Carrera - YY5DCV
2004 FZJ 80