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Old 11-19-2010, 08:16 AM
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I am out early today, 2:40 eye appointment and 3:15 back appt. not sure when I will be on. Maybe before the drive yo a bday party, 6:00~
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:24 AM
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Sweet radio, Shawn! that's exactly what you needed..
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:36 AM
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I got it from a reeallly nice older guy with his General license. it came with the remote mount, original box, brochure, harness and it's been in his house. It's like new. :-) for much less than new he's got the quad band antenna to go with it (diamond 8900a). Since it's all together like that, I'll start that way and if needed investigate different antenna options.

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Old 11-19-2010, 04:11 PM
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I got it from a reeallly nice older guy with his General license. it came with the remote mount, original box, brochure, harness and it's been in his house. It's like new. :-) for much less than new he's got the quad band antenna to go with it (diamond 8900a). Since it's all together like that, I'll start that way and if needed investigate different antenna options.

Nice score Shawn.

So what are used 8900's going for these days? I might be selling my 8800 and antenna and was wondering what the market is like for used rigs.
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:21 PM
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He was asking $370 for it and I'm currently negotiating for his antenna - quad band Diamond 8900a. Not sure if/where we'll land on that. It's like 50" so I'm not sure about mounting. (been PMing with some folks about options). Too bad bad I'm not further along on my 40 or else I might be interested in that 8800.
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:51 PM
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If anyone is on, I'll be heading home in a few.
I just tried to CQ with you Dave but no luck. If you want to squed I'll be watching the forums...
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:48 AM
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Colorado Connection is a great system and there to use. But it's not considered good form to ragchew locally on it. Thus, calling on it is encouraged, but remember to be brief or move to a local repeater or simplex if possible so that the whole state doesn't have to hear us complaining about Denver traffic or tying it up so that someone in Grand Junction or Breck or whatever can't get in.

The local repeaters that seem used most often are 145.145, 147.225/145.460, 146.940, 145.340.
I keep thinking about this, and since there are some new folks let me qualify: the only additional etiquette you'd need on the connection is to leave long breaks between transmissions, which you'll likely do anyway since it's on a repeater, but it's a little longer giving all the machines enough time to do their thing. .You could even invite folks to break in periodically, if you kept a longer QSO on the connection, that would be a nice touch.

Now you may prefer to not broadcast yourself all across the state, and that's just fine. And I do support the practice of moving the conversation to simplex when you just want to yak... but I think most folks would rather hear "something" on the connection than "nothing," there's an added piece of mind I get when I hear others on the air particularly when I'm out driving around, it lets me know that my radio is working and I could contact someone if needed. But I wouldn't be too shy about using the Connection, and getting yourself known in the community a little bit. You never know, you may call out for help some day and someone else may say "hey I recognize that call I think I know that guy..." which is one of the reasons you got into ham in the first place.
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Nice score Shawn.

So what are used 8900's going for these days? I might be selling my 8800 and antenna and was wondering what the market is like for used rigs.
I may be interested in your 8800 Martin. (notice I always use your actual name). Won't have the funds until after the holidays tho.
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:32 PM
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Be headed back home in a few minutes (11/20/2010/1646MST), I'll have the radio on again @ 146.460 simplex.

I just tried you on 146.460...
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:02 PM
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I may be interested in your 8800 Martin. (notice I always use your actual name). Won't have the funds until after the holidays tho.
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