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jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:05, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

RonTheNerd (talk | contribs) 22:47, 6 January 2019 (UTC)


Welcome to the wiki! Congrats on getting in!
MClovers (talk | contribs) 01:05, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you! :)
RonTheNerd (talk | contribs) 04:06, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
You're welcome! :D
MClovers (talk | contribs) 23:06, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
If I have questions, I might just ask you. ;)
RonTheNerd (talk | contribs) 05:00, 12 January 2019 (UTC)


I don't have a fancy welcome box but still wanted to say hello. :)
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 20:10, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks Brains! Maybe you will be able to help me figure this enigma out. :P Also, check your main site messages. ;)
RonTheNerd (talk | contribs) 21:24, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
Yes Done. I do have some tricks up my sleeve xD. Ken also made me a quote generator. Here is a demonstration:
Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by its breathtaking moments.

– Michael Vance, BrainQuotes

and another one
One faces the future with ones past.

– Pearl Buck, BrainQuotes

They are randomly generated. I had suggested that this become a standard feature but it did not pass the community vote... xD
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:16, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Hehe! That's awesome! :P How does it work?
RonTheNerd (talk | contribs) 04:00, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
It's a code I added somewhere. I can ask @ken for you.
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 14:04, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
I added an endpoint on my personal server that sends a random quote in JSON: https://hkugawiki.ddns.net/quotes.php
Then a user JS file I gave mtbh gets a quote from there and inserts it at the click of a button. That's the whole thing in short.
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14:08, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I'll pretend I understand that. :P
RonTheNerd (talk | contribs) 14:58, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

This is how I understand it. The JSON is the actual data file, i.e. the list of quotes written in a way that they can easily be extracted by a computer. The JS is the actual "doer" script which takes the quote and places it in my text box.
Btw Ken it's broken... XD
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 15:50, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
I think that makes a little bit of sense, but again, I think I'll still pretend. :P
RonTheNerd (talk | contribs) 05:01, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Congratulations fam!

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RonTheNerd (talk | contribs) 21:23, 6 January 2019 (UTC)


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12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  00:33, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you. :)
RonTheNerd (talk | contribs) 01:01, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Np, I always love new users, although I am new too :P
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RonTheNerd (talk | contribs) 20:41, 8 January 2019 (UTC)


Hi! Welcome to the scratch wiki. We are very happy you are here! :D If you have any questions feel free to ask me on my Talk Page! Any ways... Welcome to the wiki and I look forward to seeing you around! :D
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:22, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you. :)
RonTheNerd (talk | contribs) 04:11, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
No problem! It really is a joy when someone joins the wiki. :) Why did you chose to join the wiki?
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:46, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Well, @Makehebrainhappy kinda strong-armed me into it. ;)
RonTheNerd (talk | contribs) 12:53, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
He joined based on his own volition and willingness to help the Scratch community.
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 14:05, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
The real question is how did it start?
RonTheNerd (talk | contribs) 14:53, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Ron found the Scratch Wiki. ;)
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 15:46, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────lol It all started the day life appeared on this earth.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 17:10, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

RonTheNerd (talk | contribs) 17:48, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Amateur Radio Operator

You are? What's your call sign? I am hopefully getting my HAM license later this year. :)
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 02:01, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

...just FYI sharing your call sign is probably regarded as personal info, so I recommend you don't.
More pertinent, though, is my question, which is what class of license do you hold?
Also, is everyone getting a HAM license? I'm going to be actively working on getting a Hong Kong HAM license throughout this year, with the most effort spent during the summer when I'll be visiting my grandfather, who has been a General class operator since 1969. His father was a HAM before him, and my mother is also a HAM; obviously this runs in my family, so I really want to continue my legacy :)
@jake I guess I might as well ask you too, what class of license are you aiming for?
(By the way, this is the kinda stuff I have to study to get a license :þ)
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06:32, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
Ah that makes sense. Wow that's a lot. Section 4, 5, and 6 of your syllabus looks a lot like my Electronics 2 syllabus lol. Ultimately, I would like an Extra license, because at the museum I volunteer at has a HAM exhibit and we sometimes call the ISS, so if I am licensed I can operate it, also I made radios myself before (and enjoyed it)and don't want to get in trouble with the law. This (somewhat) my syllabus. (Only one I could find on line that wasn't blocked by the school.)
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 13:00, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
Ummm... What is HAM???? :/
I actually don't know what it is...
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@Jackel - I am a Tech. I guess you could call me a termainal techy, since I have held my license since 2013 with no upgrades.
@Ken - I don't know that a Call Sign issued by the FCC, logged in the FCC database - and therefore searchable by anyone in the world can be considered private information. :P
@Both of you, but specifically Jakel - I don't know if you are in the U.S., but if you are you can use QRZ to take practice exams. This is useful because it gives you the test in the exact format as the real one. Also, you can take it as many times as you want, and the questions are randomly chosen from the question pool. Once you consistantly get a passing score of no more than 8 incoreect out of 35 questions (If i remember correctly), you can be reasonably sure you will pass the real test. (In theory, you can use that site even if you are not in the US, but it won't do you a whole lot of good, since the questions will be different.)
@querty - HAM is a shortened version of Amatuer Radio Operator. Wikipedia has a very good article about it. (Fancy that, it was mostly written by HAMs. Who knew? :P
I am heavily active in SkyWarn, in conjunction with our county's Volunteer Emergency Management Unit. I will actually be teaching a class on the GRLevel3 RADAR software towards the end of February. I've been a weather nerd since I was very little, and have been SkyWarn trained since I was 6. The emergency management unit wanted me since I was 14, but had to wait until I turned 18 to have me. :) I am part of the SkyWarn Steering Committee, but my "public" role is SkyWarn Net Control Operator".
My Mobile Setup includes: An ICOM IC2720H Mobile radio, A laptop running GRLevel3. My phone running APRS Droid, an amber rotator on the roof, a magnet mount annemometer on the roof, a 5/8 wave mag mount antenna on the roof, and a hand-held annimometer.
The Shack setup includes: A Yeasu FT 8900R Quad-Bander radio, a Radio Shack HTX-10 for 10 Meters, A Signalink SL-1+, A computer running Winlink Express, UZ7HO SoundModem Software, MixW, and MultiPSK. (These software are for running VHF Packet) Antennas are a home-brew tri element tape mesure yagi on 2 meters, (70cm or 440 Mhz being a 4th harmonic of 2Meters, and therefore works not as well, but has the same SWR) and a 10 meter inverted V dipole.
This has been Ron on his soap-box. I will now step down.
RonTheNerd (talk | contribs) 02:10, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
OH MY GOSH I would love to meet you and talk about HAM! Yes I am in the US. :)
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 03:04, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Well hurry up and get that ticket. I don't know about the meeting part, but you just might be able to talk to me someday. ;)
RonTheNerd (talk | contribs) 12:22, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Be as it may, if you know someone's call sign you can find out other, more forbidden-to-share-on-Scratch information through it. Also, though it may be publicly available, you really have to either already know the callsign anyway or already know some other bit of personal information to be able to search it up. Therefore, at least for Scratch purposes, it's private.
I'm specifically not in the US; I live in Hong Kong (VR2-land) and I have a different test. But I'm also studying for the American test because I intend to get a license there as well. If you're curious, Hong Kong licenses have only one class, whose difficulty and band allocation is greater than American General class but less than Amateur Extra.
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05:17, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
Well, there is another way to do it, which would not be available to anyone else non-HAM, nor is it even available to those who are HAMs who don't have a certain VOiP software. For instance the number (missing a digit) 6946*7 means nothing to you, unless you are an EchoLink user, and to be an EchoLink user, your license must be verified by EchoLink. I'm having fun problem-solving now. ;)
So...then you're planning to move to the U.S.? A US mailing address is required for the application process at least.
RonTheNerd (talk | contribs) 05:48, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
Still, a call sign is a portal to Scratch-forbidden information, and the ST wouldn't look kindly at you for sharing it.
No, I'm not moving to the US yet. My grandfather lives there, however, so I plan to take the exam while I'm visiting him, and he can handle postal things for me even if I'm not there.
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06:11, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
You're probably right, but still, I like playing Devil's advocate. ;) So now you know that about me too. :P
Very cool on the grandfather/exam. I was just on 40M yesterday working Winter Field Day. It's a total blast. :)
RonTheNerd (talk | contribs) 13:57, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
Been a while since last reply... I have now gone to my grandfather's and passed my Tech and General in one go - you already know my callsign, I believe. And it turns out that US General licenses can be used as exam credit for a Hong Kong license, so now I'm Victor Romeo Two X-ray Oscar Zulu as well as Whiskey Three Kilo Echo November (I got a vanity call since we last talked). I don't have any equipment though so it'll still be a while until I get on the bands :)
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13:18, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── The Beofeng radios get a ton of hate, but they are very good startup radios for a pretty cheap price. If you just want to get your feet wet, they are a great way to go. Just remember that a CTCSS tone is the same thing as a PL. That's what held me up forever when I first started.
RonTheNerd (talk | contribs) 20:56, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

♥ A Little Welcome ♥

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I hope you can make lots of helpful edits. Remember to check out the new page policies and especially the guidelines. The Wiki can be a little tricky in the beginning - I'm still making lots of mistakes. Mainly remember to include a summary of what you did with your edits and use a signature at the end of a reply/new topic on talk pages only. Don't worry; you'll get the hang of things eventually!

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EIephant_Lover (talk | contribs) 22:20, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you. :)
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