There are many facets to our lives that impact our daily living and that influence who we are, but the thing that brings us together is ham radio, literally. We are a community of communicators and are members of a great hobby that brings people together. You will not find a more diverse hobby.
Ham radio has been used in every country in the world, covering all the worlds religions, languages, cultures and governments. And we are always able to find common ground, joy, happiness and satisfaction in a hobby so basic as communication. Maybe the world leaders could take a lesson or two from us about how to get along. We have good friends around the world who we would not have known, except for ham radio.
So my wish is that ham radio continues to grow, prosper and add satisfaction to our lives. I wish not for new equipment, but the time to use what I have. I wish for the continued freedom that we enjoy that allows our conversations to cross borders. I wish to make new friendships with people different than me so that I can learn more about the world I live in. I also wish that, the magic of ham radio never disappears.
(RADIO EQUIPMENT) Icom IC-718 HF Transceiver, SignaLink USB Digital Interface, Kenwood TS-430S HF Transceiver, Yaesu FT-840 HF Transceiver, RCI-2950DX 12 and 10m Transceiver, Baofeng UV-5RA 2m/440 HT, Realistic HTX-202 2 Meter VHF FM HT Transceiver, ICOM IC-V8000 2 Meter FM Mobile Transceiver, Kenwood TS-520S HF Transceiver, ICOM IC-3220H 2m/440 FM Transceiver, ICOM IC-730 HF Transceiver.
Uniden Bearcat BC75XLT Handheld Scanner, Radio Shack PRO-2026 Mobile Scanner, Radio Shack PRO-2053 Base Scanner, Radio Shack PRO-2040 Base Scanner, Regency 1980 vintage 10-Channel Crystal Base Scanner, Realistic
DX-100 Communications Receiver, Ten-Tec 1254 Communications Receiver, Galaxy DX959 10 Meter Mobile Transceiver, Radio Shack TRC-511 11 Meter Mobile Transceiver, Midland 1001Z 11 Meter mobile Transceiver, Midland 74-200 Digital Weather Alert Receiver.
(ANTENNA FARM) Hy-Gain 18AVQII 5-Band Vertical, Homebrew Copper J-Pole antenna, Discone scanner antenna, Antron A-99 10 meter vertical, Starduster 11 meter vertical, Patriot 10 meter vertical,
200 foot long wire dipole shortwave antenna. Dipoles for 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters. Homebrew 2 meter 3 element beam antenna, Tram 2m/440 1/4 wave ground plane antenna, 102' all-band G5RV HF antenna 55' high, 96' Random Wire 20' high, 120' Double Bazooka 45' high.
(COMPUTER EQUIPMENT) HP NetServer/6, HP a400n Desktop 2.70ghz, HP 304w Desktop 1.53ghz, Compaq S1320NX 1.83hgz desktop, HP S350 G3 Server 2.90ghz, and an Acer 2xCore 3.0Ghz Laptop running Ham Radio Delux for logging and rig control.
I am very active in storm chasing/spotting (Skywarn Trained). Member of ARES of Cleveland County, Blue Ridge Weather Watch, Cleveland County Skywarn, and The Cleveland County Amateur Radio Service. I am an ARRL Accredited Volunteer Examiner (ARRL/VE) and ARRL Field Examiner (ARRL/CE).
*** LATEST NEWS *** Former call sign: KJ4ENS New call sign as of January 10, 2012: N4DLT
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