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My amateur radio journey began in 2015, after an old friend brought up that we once talked about getting our ham licenses for road trips. I had a rudimentary understanding of electronic components and I work with satellite uplinks at work, so I figured it couldn’t be too hard.
I studied materials I found online, and once I thought I was ready, I looked up exams in my area. There was one happening that evening, so I went, and I passed. Hooray! Soon I upgraded to General, and then to Extra at the next year’s Orlando Hamcation. The Extra material was a bit harder to grasp, but it’s all pretty fascinating.
I was a member of KM0SI, the Museum of Science and Industry Amateur Radio Club, which featured a working HF station in a science museum, for a little over a year. The exhibit has since closed and the club dissolved.
I’m now several years into my return to school in pursuit of a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. I am immensely grateful for the welcoming community of engineers and hobbyists who reignited my curious spark and inspired me to grind through this degree while I work full-time.
I created this blog to share my journey through this hobby because it is somewhat obscure, and the Web was invaluable in learning about equipment, techniques and best practices. I hope that if you’re reading this, I can help you learn something. Feel free to email me if you have questions about anything on this site.