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Triumph Hams?
« on: February 17, 2014, 07:01:01 pm »
Hi,
Are any of the Triumph group Ham's (Ham Radio Operators) ?
Some MC groups hang out on particular frequencies and chat about whatever.
It would be nice to use one hobby to talk about the other ;-)

Just asking...

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Re: Triumph Hams?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 07:48:50 pm »
*Originally Posted by racsw [+]
Hi,
Are any of the Triumph group Ham's (Ham Radio Operators) ?
Some MC groups hang out on particular frequencies and chat about whatever.
It would be nice to use one hobby to talk about the other ;-)

Just asking...

Robert KD2FMA
I have been a ham since the mid 1960's. Back then, WB6YYO. Today, AA6GA. But no longer active.  Perhaps too much radio, employed as a Radio Systems Technician until I retired last month. But I still have a lot of the equipment, such as my Yaesu FT757GX, which was one of the first ones on the air.  I used to work more CW than anything else, all on the HF bands. I was very active on the 30 meter band when it first opened up.

I see that you own a  Kenwood TS-530S. Did you fix the TX problem yet?

OIC that you did, it was operator error with the CAR not being in the fully CW position.

73,  -Don-  AA6GA
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Re: Triumph Hams?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2014, 07:53:27 pm »
Yaesu branded radio makes me thing of my old "CB" days, breaker-breaker.. That brand was highly valued by the 'violators' who ran more power than Federally allowed...  I had a hot "Johnny 1" myself..  Man, THAT was a long time ago....
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Re: Triumph Hams?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2014, 07:59:14 pm »
*Originally Posted by janfmiller [+]
Yaesu branded radio makes me thing of my old "CB" days, breaker-breaker.. That brand was highly valued by the 'violators' who ran more power than Federally allowed...  I had a hot "Johnny 1" myself..  Man, THAT was a long time ago....
Yes, even my Yaesu could be easily modified to tx on all frequencies that it could receive on.

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Re: Triumph Hams?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 01:39:57 am »
The big ones are MARC and the East Coast Motorcycling Amateur Radio Club.
Yup, the radios working fine, just bought a Baofeng UV-5R+ to take on trips.    Going to put up a sloper in the Spring for the 10M to 40M bands.  Using a 40M/20M Dipole right now.

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Re: Triumph Hams?
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2014, 03:29:42 am »
I guess there are not many TTSE owner's who are hams. When that question was asked in the RV Forum, seems there were several hundred who are hams. But there are a lot more RV's than TTSE's on the road.

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Re: Triumph Hams?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 05:07:01 pm »
I too am an amateur radio operator, KE6MN, and was first licensed in 1965 as WN4YIH. While living in Germany from 1984 to 1994, I was given the callsign DJ0HC. I don't currently have a ham rig on my Trophy, but back in the early 80's, while working for Ham Radio Outlet in Anaheim, CA, I mounted a Kenwood TR-7400 above the handlebars on my Kawasaki KZ1000-Shaft, wired to a microphone and speakers in my helmet, and feeding a Metz 2m 5/8 antenna attached to the luggage rack. It worked very well and I used it frequently while commuting to work on the 405 freeway and during vacation on several tours up the west coast to B.C.

Recently I have not been very active, although I still have a couple rigs, including a Standard C528 2/70 HT that I bought while in Germany. Although that radio is now quite long in the tooth, if I can find the correct Sena cable for the SR-10 or make a custom cable, I could also use that radio on the bike, as I now do with a Motorola FRS/GMRS HT or a Midland CB HT, when I ride in a group with compatible communications. Since the range of an HT is pretty short, I have also considered buying the Yaesu FM-10R, but it's pretty expensive.

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Re: Triumph Hams?
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2014, 01:54:39 am »
To be perfectly honest, my intention was not to communicate on the bike, like some GoldWing / ham riders do, just to establish a list of ham radio operators that can contact each other at their base station and have something else in common to talk about other than "my radio stuff/your radio stuff".
  I'll carry a 2M/70 CM HT with me just in case we get stuck somewhere and need help, but that's about it for portables.

 



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