HAM Operators- Post up here

Passed the Technician test :) just waiting on listing and call sign. Now to buy a rig for my truck... have a handheld until bought and installed.
 
licensed - still no equipment

Hi all, I passed the Technician and General tests last August. My intended use is with a mobile rig for on-trail communication and (God forbid) for calling for help if in-need while far off-road.
I am still assessing my actual needs, so I have not yet gotten a unit. I intend to review others' posts on this Forum, for radio selection ideas.

Jim KE8EYA
Western Michigan
2015 Jeep JKU

73
 
Hi all, I passed the Technician and General tests last August. My intended use is with a mobile rig for on-trail communication and (God forbid) for calling for help if in-need while far off-road.
I am still assessing my actual needs, so I have not yet gotten a unit. I intend to review others' posts on this Forum, for radio selection ideas.

Jim KE8EYA
Western Michigan
2015 Jeep JKU

73
I was in the same boat. I bought a used Icom ID-51 hand held. Used because it slashes the price tag in half. Overall, it has fulfilled my needs and for ham radio, you always need a hand held. I would say, start there.
 
Just got my call sign after passing my tech and my general about ten days ago.

KI7MEV

Already have the UV-5R+, but I need to pick up the Nagoya 771 and bigger battery for it. Going to get a mobile setup for my truck soon too.