About Me

Thanks for checking out my blog.

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.

Since then, I’ve joined the amateur radio club at Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). We operate an HF/VHF/UHF station that functions as a working exhibit within the museum, and we use radio to teach kids basic facts about electronics, space/atmospheric science, and emergency communications.

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.¬†At some point in the near future, I want to start producing video content. 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.