friends around the globe and off the globe!
FCC amateur radio license is WC4R. Three of us are licensed in our
home. I was first licensed in September 1973 as a Novice
class and ultimately Extra class. I am also a Volunteer Examiner
with W5YI and ARRL. See what Amateur Radio Today is all about with this video. I'm
active in the Virginia RACES, the ARRL's ARES. I am an Army MARS operator
(AAR3GJ, Military Affiliate Radio System, a Department of Defense
program). I'm also the founder of our local amateur radio club,
the Western Tidewater Radio Association. I publish the club's
internet web page. The club is non-profit and based upon community
service and emergency communications. Another web site that may
interest you is myweather
Williamsburg, Virginia home, about 115
miles (185 Km) south of Washington DC, I operate the 70 cm-160 meter
bands and a full 1,500 watts in both voice and all digital
modes. The heart of my HF station centers around a Flex Radio
5000A, Yaesu FT-2000, Yaesu FT-857D, Drake C-Line (T-4XC & R-4C, L-4B
MN-2000), Command Technologies HF-2500. On V/UHF I run up to 100
watts base and mobile. There is fun in communicating via amateur
radio satellites and talking to the hams in the space shuttle and
International Space Station. See where they are now.
Interested in getting your
Amateur Radio Service FCC license? After you studied, check the W5YI or ARRL for test locations. Follow this link to a list
of famous people that were ham radio operators.