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Re: HAM Radio
Originally Posted by nuclear1
How did Hams find each other on air before the internet?
Is there an agreed upon calling frequency?
2. DX Packet Clusters
3. Get on the air and call CQ
4. Tune around listening for someone else calling CQ
5. Commonly agreed (and published) "watering holes" for various modes
All of those are still in common play, although the DX Clusters are dependent on Internet in many cases.
Just get on and tune around - try 40 meters at dawn and dusk, 20 meters during the day, 80 meters over night for a start.
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