Ahhhhh… Here we go for round two! I seem to have come full circle and back to my hankering for ham radio. Originally licensed as KE4AKA (Technician Class) back in 1993, a love for electronics and radio pulled me into this hobby. Being the computer geek I am, my interests at that point in time were focused mainly on packet radio with a side of 6 meter SSB. Like they say, there’s just something magical about 6M when it opens up and Sporadic-E starts kicking in. Unfortunately, as the 90’s roared on, the Internet took over my interests and ham radio slid to the back-burner. 12 years ago (2003), I let my license expire.
Now here I am in 2015 and the itch is back. I spent much of 2014 brushing up my electronics knowledge, designing circuits, developing wireless holiday lightning control systems, and dabbling with miscellaneous RF projects. Tinkering + RF = HAM, so here I am. Last month, I hit the books to brush up my knowledge and worked through the practice exams for all three test elements. It paid off and I managed to gain my Extra class ticket!
So here I am, a new ham again. My plan for this site is to document my ham related journey and projects that I plan to work on, while hopefully providing some useful information to other hams, hams-to-be, or just knowledge seekers. My main project right now is just getting a shack together! Stay tuned….
KW4FB – Shelby