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NavyDads Amateur Radio Group


NavyDads Amateur Radio Group

CQ CQ CQ...calling all Hams on Deck! If you are an Amateur Radio operator and wish to communicate with other NavyDad Hams, then come on board and join in! Not currently a Ham yourself, but think maybe you want to become one? Well we can help you with that as well.

Members: 10
Latest Activity: May 15, 2022

Join today and let's get together and do two of our favorite things together...ham radio AND bragging about our kids!

Discussion Forum


Started by Jeff Jones. Last reply by Jeff Jones May 15, 2022. 2 Replies

Hey There Fellas. It's been a long time since I've been here. Life has a way of doing that.Any old-timers still around? How are your Sailors fairing these days? Any stories to share?How about any New…Continue

Checking In

Started by Jeff Jones. Last reply by Jared Hyde Aug 29, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello Fellow My NavyDads Who Are Hams!K9JAJ checking in. It's been a while I know and we still haven't gotten together on the airwaves. We all have other things going on in our lives, I realize that,…Continue

QRZ...Who's Calling?

Started by Jeff Jones. Last reply by Jared Hyde Jun 5, 2013. 8 Replies

A place for members, new and old, to introduce themselves. Give us your call sign and class, what bands you frequent most, what modes you operate in, your shack, etc etc. Anything and everything you…Continue

Addressing Specific FCC Part 97 Rules & Regulations

Started by Jeff Jones. Last reply by Laurence Richard Crabtree May 19, 2013. 2 Replies

E.G. Here are some general answers to your most recent questions. Hope this helps.Subpart A—General Provisions§ 97.1 Basis and purpose. The rules and regulations in this part are designed to provide…Continue

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Comment by William Smith on February 4, 2018 at 6:46pm

Hello gents,  Name here is Bill, NX9P.  QTH is 25 miles west of RTC Great Lakes.

Jeff welcomed me a few days ago.  Thanks.  To answer your question, I enjoy HF.  Rig is an Elecraft K2/100 with all the bells and whistles installed.  Ant is a S9v43 vertical.

I enjoy building equipment. Current project is a 1kW Solid State HF-6m amp based on the BLF188XR. I've been licensed since 1991, originally KC4WVL.

Former ABE3(AW), USN(vet), 1980 - 1991

ET2, USCG(ret), 1991 - 1999

Comment by Jared Hyde on February 3, 2018 at 7:46pm

Perhaps I should try echolinking a repeater close by K9JAJ again. Last time I tried the audio was horrible. That was in 2013 while I waited for watch on Naval Base Point Loma.

Comment by Jared Hyde on January 30, 2018 at 7:34pm

NX9P de KC7JQH There are hams that show up here from time to time.  This is a pretty quiet channel.  

Comment by William Smith on January 29, 2018 at 11:32pm

NX9P checking in.  My son, Nathan (KC9OCE), is just finishing up basic and will be going to BESS afterwards, followed by SECF.

Comment by Jared Hyde on April 24, 2016 at 9:57am
I am still around. Albeit I am running in and out on workups. My son is enjoying his shore duty here in San Diego.
Comment by Jared Hyde on February 26, 2014 at 4:57pm

LOL. I think I know which one she's one. There will always be a new bell or whistle to get us excited over a new radio. 

Comment by Robert Kaliszewski on February 26, 2014 at 4:55pm
You should do fine any of those places. My daughters ship is changing home ports from Norfolk to San Diego in 2015 and she is a Ham as well, but I need more radios like I need a hole in the head! It would be tempting to have her get me something new though!
Comment by Jared Hyde on February 26, 2014 at 4:51pm

Definitely a West Coast Sailor.

;) I'll be checking out Singapore and HK while on deployment if we pull into those ports. I don't know that I'd get a chance at Akihabra (a Tokyo suburb). Definitely going to keep my eyes open.

Comment by Robert Kaliszewski on February 26, 2014 at 4:42pm
If your a west packer you can wait until your in Japan or some place around there and get the radio at some very inexpensive prices. It might be worth the wait! I was out of Norfolk all my haze gray underway days!
Comment by Jared Hyde on February 26, 2014 at 4:31pm

No doubt! Just gotta find where I can pull that thousand from. I'll worry more about that part once I return to San Diego and get settled aboard the ship.


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