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I have wanted to do this FOREVER!! About 25 years ago a neighbor showed me his, and I've been wanting to do this ever since! Not sure I've got the time right now but once I do, I think my hubby would enjoy building the radio and I'd love to do the rest!
 

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I'm not but my dh is. He's always wished that I would get into it too but I'm not interested. I know that one roadblock he runs into is that we are young (26) and he's had his license for a few years, but everyone he comes across on the radio is much, much older. Like retirement age. Which is fine really but I think that it would be nice to chat with other people your own age once in awhile, you know?<br><br>
The radio does come in handy during severe weather sometimes.
 

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My husband is a ham, he loves it... he's got a whole gang he chats with while he commutes. There seems to be quite a lot of hams in this area at least, although I do agree that it seems to be a somewhat older crowd.
 

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I'm not, neither is DH, but....<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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this tickled my funny bone<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: What a ham!
 

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My dh is too, he actually got his when he was 13 and very active in CAP. We don't have one set up at our house anymore, but he still keeps his lisence current.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't understand ham radio. Is it like CB? Or is it an actual radio station operation?</div>
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With ham radio, you are actually your own radio station. I'm not 100% sure how it works, but I do know you have to get a license and there are different levels of licensing. Ham radio operators can really help out when there are natural disasters or other problems, and they often get messages out to different people. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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