Welcome to KB0H's amateur radio page
("The Amateur Amateur")
We are KB0H and N0NJ
My wife, Nancy, and I obtained our "no-code" technician
licenses in January of 1995, after attending a
class. We initially used amateur radio just to talk to each other
during our daily commute to and from work. We eventually decided to
upgrade our licenses (just for something to do) and in the process
learned more about the hobby. The more we learned, the more interesting
it became and the more we got involved. We currently hold U.S. extra
class licenses. We do some experimenting, some kit building, and dabble in
most anything that will teach us something.
I have chronicled many of our "adventures" in a column called
The Amateur Amateur. It appears on
Nancy and I became weather spotters in the local RACES/SKYWARN organization
(no, we do not chase tornados) and Volunteer Examiners under the
W5YI-VEC and ARRL-VEC programs. The amateur radio hobby has taken us in
unexpected and novel directions. It has been a lot of fun and a real learning
Links to key amateur radio web sites
- The American Radio Relay League is
the primary amateur radio organization in the United States. Check the
ARRL web page for a list of services that they provide.
- W5YI is another large
amateur radio organization providing services to hams.
- The QRZ home page offers several
online services. It is most noted for its online database of amateur radio
operators. The database is updated daily from the FCC master database.
- The University
of Arkansas, Little Rock also offers a database listing
U.S.amateur radio operators.
- AC6V's home page
. If you can't find it elsewhere, chances are you can find it here.
- Code Quick
is an excellent way to learn Morse code.
- The Dayton Hamvention is
the largest amateur radio convention in the United States.
© 2014 Gary Ross Hoffman
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