HAM radio reciever from PIC?

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  1. maxpower097

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  2. retched

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    Well, I dont think the XBee modules are near the same frequency as the HAM bands..

    As for a 10mi range, you should only need enough power to get to the next closest repeater tower/station.

    Without a license, it is all moot. HAMs listen and watch their bands. They help law enforcement to triangulate a "pirate". You must "post" your ID when asked, if you have a fake ID, or dont answer....

    ..its jail time ;)

    There are SO many "tuna cans" that are supposedly great transmitters for keyed transmission, I suppose the bandwidth is too narrow for voice, but I am not licensed, and It has been 5 years since I was in a HAMs' "shack". As a teenager, I was mesmerized by all the "STUFF" going on in a friend of mines, fathers shack.

    I would skateboard by, and if I saw his antenna cranked skyward, I would stop by.

    He was broadcasting Morse, had an voice radio, and transmitted video.. His own HAM-TV station.

    It was weird..the TV stuff... He had 4 cameras set up, and while talking and changing from one radio to the next, he "switched" cameras to keep himself in frame.

    I always got in his way. ;)

    He could hold a conversation with someone in a different language on one radio, and "hear and understand" a Morse call on another radio.. All the while making sure the TV broadcast was proper.

    I never heard or saw any of his broadcasts, as he was the only person I knew with any gear like this.

    When I get some time, a license is in my future.
     
  3. nerdegutta

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    Talk about multitasking!

    I can barely walk and chew gum at the same time.:eek:

    A HAM lisence would be nice. There is a "Relay group" in a neightbour city. One of them got a "thing" for old millitary radiotransmitter. I've seen pictures and all are nice and organized. Kind of like a museum.
     
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