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New call K9MHM
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I started out in radio in 1972 on the C.B: Have been around Hams most of my life now as of 10/14/09 Iam finally got my license. It was one of those things were didnt have the time or if I had the time didnt have the cash or both or they werent giving the test near by to go take it. It was all about timeing! Finally on 10/04/09 I had the time and the cash to drive 100 miles to take the test didnt have any real time to study I just heard about it 3 days before my friends allways said I knew enough to pass it and I did on the frist time missed 1 on it. Not braging just shareing! For some odd reason I like the 1.25 meter band we have a repeater about 6 miles away on the other side of the river in Il: It is on the same freq. as were I used to live so I didnt have to do any work putting in my 736. But I realy cant say yet thats the onley band I like for I havnt done much yet just being new with my license. My call has changed form some good reasons my new call is K9MHM will be moving back to my home town in IL. cause of health reason want to be close to family.
For equipment I have Yaesu 736R with 2meters,440,220,6 meters in it,Yaesu Ft-840,(4)Icom V8000 for the house one for the truck,Yaesu FRG-100,Bearcat BC9000XLT,Radio Shack HTX202,404,Vertex VX-150s,a Kenwood TH-F6A tribander Just to name some of my stuff more to come out. Just got a VHF & UHF Vertex VX2200 got the programe disk & cable for it they make a great ham radios In fact I think they are a lot better then my Icom V-8000's both RX & TX.Just picked up a pair of Vertex VX2200's 1 VHF 1 UHF, Planning on in a month getting a Ranger RCI 6 meter moble the 100 watt ver:
Other interests that I have is Trains love to video them most of my videos are on YouTube under MarvinMcGill come check them out sometime. My most interest now is spending 95% of my time with my best friend Doris my G/F & best friend for 9 years o I can't forget our cat or I be better off calling our cat the very spoiled kid with 4 legs of 7 years. Spaz our cat rules this place she lets us know it to!!!
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