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Old 16 Sep 2013, 15:22
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Since we have new member threads and what kind of music do you like threads, I though I'd start a, "Your Hobby" thread. I'll start.

I fly RC aircraft. Quads mainly. I've tried my hand at heli models but just couldn't find the handle. With quads the built in flight electronics keep them stable making them a real joy to fly.
My DJI Phantom just came in so I'm off to put that together and go flying.
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Old 16 Sep 2013, 17:40
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Building computers, hacking my Android phone and tablet and riding my Ninja. I have always wanted to do some stuff with rc but just do not have the money. I would love to get one of these 4 blade drones with the camera. Awesome..
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Old 17 Sep 2013, 07:31
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My main hobby is that of an Amateur Radio Operator. Call sign, K4GAP.

I've logged calls to and from the ISS, 2 space shuttle's, and over a thousand foreign contacts.
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Old 18 Sep 2013, 02:17
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I've logged calls to and from the ISS, 2 space shuttle's, and over a thousand foreign contacts.
You actually spoke to them on the ISS/Shuttles ?
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Old 18 Sep 2013, 02:23
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Old 18 Sep 2013, 02:44
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You actually spoke to them on the ISS/Shuttles ?
Yes, lots of fun.
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/reference/radio/
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Old 18 Sep 2013, 02:46
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Wow, That is awesome!!

When I was a kid many back in the early 80's I was into cb radios. I had a big directional "Beam" antenna on the roof and everything. I really wanted to get into shortwave and ham but just never got around to it. Reading this about logging calls from iss really makes me regret not pursuing it more. I would have expected to log some international communications but never would have expected space calls!!
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Old 18 Sep 2013, 02:57
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Wow, That is awesome!!

When I was a kid many back in the early 80's I was into cb radios. I had a big directional "Beam" antenna on the roof and everything. I really wanted to get into shortwave and ham but just never got around to it. Reading this about logging calls from iss really makes me regret not pursuing it more. I would have expected to log some international communications but never would have expected space calls!!
It's not to late to become a Ham. Morse code is no longer a requirement. You can take practice tests here. That site might require registration.
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Old 18 Sep 2013, 10:55
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Cool.
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Old 26 Sep 2013, 10:07
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Building computers, hacking my Android phone and tablet and riding my Ninja. I have always wanted to do some stuff with rc but just do not have the money. I would love to get one of these 4 blade drones with the camera. Awesome..
Let me give you a little motivation.
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Old 27 Sep 2013, 08:31
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My main hobby is that of an Amateur Radio Operator. Call sign, K4GAP. I've logged calls to and from the ISS, 2 space shuttle's, and over a thousand foreign contacts.
Like the passion @Gary.

I still hold a "first class" and "amature" license but have not done anything with them for years -- except pay the yearly license fee. For a short time I was an engineer at a TV broadcasting station and many of the technicians were into amature radio so I messed with it a bit. Then I had kids.
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My main hobby is that of an Amateur Radio Operator. Call sign, K4GAP.

I've logged calls to and from the ISS, 2 space shuttle's, and over a thousand foreign contacts.
Way to go, awesome, two shuttles. Used to have a few CB Radios for talking on, a long time ago though.

I enjoy course fishing, well.. got more into big fish Carp fishing. But don't go hardly these says. Used to be off fishing every weekend down Lake District or other places.

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Old 23 Jul 2014, 22:53
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For the past several weeks I've been playing around with my quad chopper shooting video around the area I live in. I'm currently in the process of upgrading the video camera on my drone to one that has ir
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See I didn't even realize this thread was up but already I like it! I had no clue you could chat with a space shuttle over cb, ever - that is pretty nice to read about.

As for me right now a giant action figure mountain for my son
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1781092&type=1

Although it still has a long way to go including the outer shell (use pool "noodles" the foam ones to cut up and do the walls then wrap them in plaster so they're still light weight w/ the foam but the plaster makes the walls) then there's the 15ft of high power LED's (with a remote by goodness it flashes for red alerts and such does 16 different colors and more functions like flash, fade, diy programmable buttons etc) to include inside before constructing the inner rooms and btw I'm using shoe boxes wrapped in plaster cloth then painted so he can remove all of them and replace with others so one day this can be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles base the next day for G.I. Joe or X-Men even! When it's completed it should be pretty slick and best part is he can fit under the bottom light it up inside while playing.

Next I'm converting a Superman shelf I lasercut into a LaLa-Loopsy village - well wife said throw it away, no ma'am it's a good shelf! I'll find a way to use it I thought so I'll be covering it with plaster cloth but first must make the hills, the trees and everything else SEW MAGICAL (lol).

Of course I work on computers and build them too but only for close friends so unless you already knew ya never heard it here .
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Old 23 Jul 2014, 23:10
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See I didn't even realize this thread was up but already I like it! I had no clue you could chat with a space shuttle over cb, ever - that is pretty nice to read about.

As for me right now a giant action figure mountain for my son
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1781092&type=1

Although it still has a long way to go including the outer shell (use pool "noodles" the foam ones to cut up and do the walls then wrap them in plaster so they're still light weight w/ the foam but the plaster makes the walls) then there's the 15ft of high power LED's (with a remote by goodness it flashes for red alerts and such does 16 different colors and more functions like flash, fade, diy programmable buttons etc) to include inside before constructing the inner rooms and btw I'm using shoe boxes wrapped in plaster cloth then painted so he can remove all of them and replace with others so one day this can be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles base the next day for G.I. Joe or X-Men even! When it's completed it should be pretty slick and best part is he can fit under the bottom light it up inside while playing.

Next I'm converting a Superman shelf I lasercut into a LaLa-Loopsy village - well wife said throw it away, no ma'am it's a good shelf! I'll find a way to use it I thought so I'll be covering it with plaster cloth but first must make the hills, the trees and everything else SEW MAGICAL (lol).

Of course I work on computers and build them too but only for close friends so unless you already knew ya never heard it here .
You can not talk to the shuttle with a cb radio.
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