Thanks for checking out my RADIO PAGE !!! I have been an
amateur ("Ham") radio operator since 1985. The FCC requires
"Hams" to pass both electronics theory and morse code exams.
There are several different license levels, or classes, depending on the complexity of the
tests passed. Here is a brief history of my progression through the ranks:
Novice (beginner) KA9UGE
General (intermediate) KA9UGE
1988 Extra (final level) NX9T
Amateur radio is a hobby that provides
many different avenues for experimentation, challenge, and relaxation. There
are more facets of this hobby than most ever get to explore. Therefore, most generally
focus on a couple aspects of the hobby and "specialize" in those areas.
This page provides links to the areas which intrigue me the most. I also
enjoy QRP (low power) operation, mobile HF, and hidden transmitter hunting activities (fox hunts).
If you would like to take a look at the
NX9T "shack", or home station, please click on the "The Shack" link listed at the top of the
Ham radio is an diverse hobby
and has something for almost anyone who has any interest at all in electronics,
radio, antenna theory, etc. I am a member of the
Smith Chart Amateur Radio Society,
The Swan Island DX association, and the
Potomac Valley Radio Club (contesting).
If you are not a ham but
would like to learn more, please visit the American Radio Relay League's website for more information. I am also
available to answer any basic question you might have as well. Feel free to