I received my callsign Friday, April 13th, in the morning. I got my radio on the 10th and had been listening to various QSOs for a couple days. I also listened to a couple evening nets, which has been interesting. Part of the reasoning for getting my license is emergency preparedness. I have listened to [...]
I bought a cheap Baofeng handheld radio from www.409shop.com in Hong Kong. I’ve been very pleased with it so far.
Everything I’ve read online and heard from local hams says don’t get a handheld as your first radio. They are too limited. I did it anyway, knowing what I was getting into, and I agree, [...]
I took and passed all three element exams on the 7th, which is probably not very common. I heard one of the test administrators (Gordon K7HFV) on the air Monday morning (4/9/12) talking about the test session with Gary AB1IP. He mentioned that I had passed all three elements. He’s been in ham radio a [...]
I took my Amateur Radio exams last Saturday 4/7 at the County Government buildings in Salt Lake. Go here to find all the regularly held exams in Utah. I started with no license at all, and ended with this:
It’s the circles on the right that are meaningful. So now I just wait for [...]
I thought I’d put together a few thoughts about some large projects I’m working on, mostly for my own benefit, keeping track of what’s going on. At the moment, three big things come to mind. First, I’ve been writing letters to my kids for a while, and originally they were posted online in a self-hosted [...]