As many of you know, 10 meters is seldom open these days. It is today, however, and I got excited because I can hear MANY stations. So I tuned one up and when he called QRZ, I tried to respond. And I got nothing, only minimal power out. Adjusted everything I could but still nothing. Grrrrrr… I need to get this radio working properly on 10 or find one that does!
I know that I’m several years behind with the technology, but I’m giddy like a schoolgirl tonight because I built my first Broadband Mesh Network today. It wasn’t big, just two nodes and a couple of devices connected, but it all worked just like it’s supposed to. I am amazed at how easy it really is. Can’t wait to hook up one of my nodes to the big 24 dB gain dish antenna and see what we can do with that! 😁
All you hams out there know what this means… 😀
(For those of you who aren’t hams, it just means that I’ve been approved to administer amateur radio licensing tests. No biggie!)
I am currently attempting to organize a Technician’s Class Ham License exam prep session and test session for sometime in the near term future! (Probably sometime in June!) If you have any interest at all, and would be close by and would like to partake in a free class, and the test session afterward, please let me know. This is still very fluid, and I’m shooting to have the class and test session in Sullivan, MO. If you are close by and would like to become a ham, this is a great opportunity for you. Pay attention to this site, or our club’s site at http://sullivanradio.net for more information!
but my license upgrade got listed today in the official FCC database! 😀
Ok, happy dance concluded. Back to reality! LOL
Yesterday, after 25 years of being a licensed Ham operator, I achieved something I’ve wanted to do since my first day as a Ham. I tested for and passed the license exam for the Amateur Radio Extra Class license. I know this won’t mean much to most people, but it’s been something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.
I guess it’s time now for me to get busy and get that VE paperwork filled out. Some of my friends have been wanting me to do that for a while now. I think teaching and testing can be a good way for me to give back to the Ham community so that seems like the best “next step” I can make. Hope I can convince some of my Ham friends to help put on a Technician Class sometime soon.
I am happy! (For now! LOL) 😀
The 2016 Nascar season has finally begun! It seemed like a shorter than normal off season, probably because of the mildness of the weather this winter, but I’m thankful it’s over. The summer schedule makes for some busy weekends, but we’ll eat a lot of bratwursts and nachos and cheese dip! Most of all we’ll enjoy the races and root for our favorite drivers (Go 48!!!!) and before we know it, it’ll be November again! 😀
The thing I find most difficult about Linux is that things aren’t always in the same place….
I ask you, why?