Friday, May 9, 2008

Greetings and Salutations


This is KJ4DLD, Tim in Tennessee. I've just recently started my adventures in Ham radio not more than three weeks ago, way back in 2 thousand double ought 8. I've been surrounded by a couple, three Hams for the last 8 years or so (that'd be me wifey, and her mum and dad). I just got my technician's license three weeks ago and have already learned and done so many things. The day I got my license, we went to help dad put up an inverted V antenna so that he could talk on 75 meters. If you can imagine the site of two grown men and one woman standing out front a house one with a fishin' rod, one with a bow and arrow, and the other with a big spool of rope. Only HAMs can really appreciate that.
The next weekend I got to help install a new antenna for the 2 meter rig in the jeep. The previous antenna was a mag mount on the side window in the back. Dad didn't feel safe with us transmitting with it and our daughter sitting in the back seat. So we installed a new antenna on the roof.
This past weekend we put a 2 meter mobile rig in our car and installed a trunk mount antenna as well. Other than that I've been listening lots on several repeaters, checking in on some of the local nets, studying to upgrade to a general class license, and trying to gather the materials to put up a 2 meter vertical outside the house so we can hook up a base station.

Anyhow, stay tuned as I plan to update often.


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