Sunday, September 22, 2013
After studying I finally got ready to take my test. I went to the Cabot Chapter of S.T.A.R.S. (Small Town Amateur Radio Service) meeting and afterwards I took my test for Technician. I look forward to making my first communication. Before the "interwebs" were popular I used to connect to the local BBSes and after a bit of searching online I found that people run BBSes over the radio. I think I'm going to see if there is one in my area and if not I might start one.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Made contact with the Faulkner County Amateur Radio Club at Ecofest. I spoke with one of their members who pointed out several websites to get started. I order a small portable and while I am waiting for it to be shipped I've been studying for the exam. Hopefully before it arrives I will have my technician license. I've thought a lot about getting into Amateur radio, and finally decided to take the plunge. I'm really excited. I've been boring my wife with bands, frequencies, and technical schematics while I am trying to get ready for the test.