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 line2021
Amazing new HT, a Yaesu FT3D. What an amazing piece of equipment, I'm still learning it (which will almost certainly be something I'm still saying next year). I'm now active with a YL net as well as Emergency Communications nets. Also, back on the SSIARS (same club, new name) Executive as Treasurer. In 2021 I participated in an Antenna Bee and the Tour de Victoria as well as the 2021 Shake Out Exercise (in which I was briefly net control!). It's been a really exciting year of radio.
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