View Full Version : Hello from Silver Spring, MD USA!

4th Aug 2015, 10:17
Hi everyone!
I am a new member, and a new HAM.
I just got my first real radio, a Yaesu FT 857D,gently used! If I ever figure out the menus, I will be ok!
I am only Technician Class here in the USA, so long rang is out of the question, but I am studying for my General ticket, and will take the test in October. By that time, I should have my shack up and running.
I am currently working on installing the radio and an ATAS 120A in MY 2003 Honda Element. That is a true challenge! (I am sooo broke, but happy!)
I am glad I found you all, there is not, to my knowledge (which I must admit is very little right now), a portable operators club here in the US. Everything translates across the "ponf" anyway.
Now that I have a couple of good radios (I also have a Yaesu VX 8dr handheld, also gently used) and have a great antenna for both, I will be much more active in general.

Well, I will be looking forward to talking with everyone soon.

Take care,

Virginia (Ginger) Reaves KC3EZC

4th Aug 2015, 11:47
Welcome to the club Ginger.

Would love to see some pics of your mobile install once it's done. :cool:

4th Aug 2015, 13:39
Welcome to the club Ginger.

4th Aug 2015, 14:31
Welcome Ginger.

Lets see some pictures of your mobile install.