Profile For KW4MY

KW4MY 's Info

  • Location:
    Atlanta , GA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

  • Social Link:
    KW4MY On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    7 months, 3 weeks ago

KW4MY 's Bio

OTR reefer since 2003. Currently running FTM-500DR dual band 144/440. Recently added 220 and will add HF 10 & 12 in January. Maybe by manually swapping out antennas I’ll add 15/17/20 by Spring.

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Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Trucking and Ham Radio

Anytime someone keys up on a CB they are technically on an HF band. I see no reason why you would limit yourself to talk only during sleeper berth time. Oh and I’ll let you in on a little known secret… there is always someone awake and listening somewhere, hence our time zones.

Another topic just made me wonder about this...

Any truckers here licensed hams? Anyone know about any drivers that use amateur radio while on the road?

I'm sure there's some limitations (probably stuck between 2 meter and 70 centimeter) most of the time. But it still seems interesting to me. I'm guessing someone could run an HF rig (no pun intended) from the truck, but that would most likely have to be berth-time only, which would really limit operating time (and the dynamic driving sechdeule of trucking would probably wreak havoc on hitting optimal times.)

Still, can't help but wonder...

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Amateur Radio Operators (Hams)

I do. Currently AM, FM, Fusion (C4FM), DMR (FSK/TDMA) APCO-P25 (IMBE/FSK), APRS (AX25), and of course the old cell phone Verizon (CDMA)

Anyone have a radio license?

Do you operate while running, and what mode?

Thanks

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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Got Radio?

Yeah I stole the headline from Got Milk? advertising campaign. But I just like RF. So who wants to talk radios?

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