WhenThe development of radio communications has a fascinating history, and I keep discovering moments in Ham-History that enthrall me; and I'll be writing more about that soon. In the meantime, I'll start with a few personal milestones on my own Ham-development time line.
Personal Radio Time line2015
Yipee! I'm expanding my involvement with emergency radio nets - I still participate in the Salt Spring Island net on Wednesdays at 7pm, and I often try to check into the PEP net too. I'm still operating from my TAD base station, using my copper plumbing J-Pole built with the club at our 2013 J-Pole party (photo below) and I now have a HT as well.
J-Pole Party! Wow, an antenna bee is a great event, six of us built our own 'home brew' J-Pole antennas from copper plumbing parts, coaxial cable and a few bits and pieces. Soldering with a torch is a bit of a learning curve, I like my soldering iron better than before!
Operating from the south end of Salt Spring Island, discovering the mixed joys of metal roofs for the first time!
This is not really a radio event, rather a general emergency planning and preparedness event, with community and province wide participation. Last year I thought about household safety and preparing a 'grab-and-go' bag, our food and water supply (for people and pets), and the first aid kit; but this year my earthquake planning will include my radio equipment too!
For more information on Shake-Out BC visit here: http://www.shakeoutbc.ca/
September 30, 2012
September 15, 2012
Connected with Clara's TTT Net via Echo-Link, spoke with women hams from around the world!
August 22, 2012
Assisted with communications and acted as a mobile APRS tracking point, by motorcycle, following a group of bicyclists for the Velo Village event.
June 20, 2012
March 28, 2012
March 21, 2012
March 9, 2012
Thanks for visiting... hope to meet you on the air! 73
~ Andrea VA7ALG