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Old 01-19-2020, 07:26 PM
Sistema1927 Sistema1927 is offline
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Radios are great, but antennas are the most important component. At the same time, knowing when you need skywave propogation or NVIS can greatly improve your odds of successful communication.

As a 30+ year Amateur Radio operator, I understand that buying radios doesn't do you a whole lot of good unless you know how to properly deploy them. Even though I enjoy using some of the internet connected protocols, like D-Star and DMR, I also realize that there is a strong possibility that there will come a time when the only thing that is going to work is good old HF CW or SSB. Even the newer digital modes, like PSK31, AMTOR, or Hellshreiber aren't going to do you any good if someone isn't prepared to decode it.
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