Hi. I'm a fairly new HAM (Tech + in Feb 98, General in May 98, Advanced in Jun3 98) and this is my maiden web page.
Obviously, it's still under construction. But then, aren't they all?
I'm providing COOL LINKS, de rigueur, which I'll be adding to, although some will be links to sites that have great links. What the Japanese would call mago rinku ("grandchild links").
In the mean time, I've already made a modest beginning at providing COMMENTARY on Ham Radio, for the moment only in my own "fresh" new voice, but in due course, depending on YOUR RESPONSE, in the voices of others. This COMMENTARY (opinion, essay, radio dial-a-log, what have you) may be constructive, critical, humerous, or just plain wacky, depending on the Muse. My only firm promises are that it shall (1) concern Ham Radio, (2) be in good taste, and, above all, (3) not be dull.
What I eventually want to have here is a dadgum book of essays on Ham radio that will make good bedtime reading for young and old Hams alike. And I invite any ham inspired by his or her own Muse to contribute. (Subject to editing by moi of course.)
I hope you will visit often (as in once a month or so), and send me feedback by email, or even send me your own opinion for "publication" in this nifty venue provided so generously by Al Waller K3TKJ.
By profession I'm a Japanese patent translator. Often I am under tremendous deadline pressure, so the additions and updates to this site will be as time permits.
My passion is CW (FISTS #4788), even though I can just barely copy 15 wpm at this writing. I've begun to semi-religiously copy the W1AW practice code. My main Ham goals right now are (1) to get code speed up to 20 wpm, (2) get Extra ticket under my belt so I can place emphasis on BEING a Ham, and (3) getting 10-10 qualified.
Please feel free to say hello by email to email@example.com or find me straight-keying any time of day on 10 or 15 meters when open, otherwise on 20 or 40 meters.
Meanwhile, thanks for tuning in here on ten gadzillion megahertz. 73 de KU4SZ (missed "TA" by one lousy guy!! hi hi) ...SK for now