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amateur radio

For those curious about what amateur radio is, the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) has a fairly good explanation of the hobby. I'm a former member of the Georgia Tech Amateur Radio Club and a current member of the ARRL. My interests lie primarily in the spectrum above 50MHz, although with a little arm twisting I'll work a club contest on HF every once in a while.


I received my Technician license in July 1997 as KD5BWT. On June 19, 1999, I upgraded to Tech Plus and passed the written portion of the exam for general. On July 17, 1999, I passed the 13wpm code exam, bringing my license class up to Amateur General. On September 28, 2003, I passed the new element 4 Extra examination at Georgia Tech and elected to keep my old call, KD5BWT. I am accredited with the ARRL VEC and would be happy to help others in that program give exams if regulars can't make it to scheduled sessions; just send me an email.

I'm interested scanning and radio stuff in general, so ham radio has been a natural extension. I have a page about scanning at GT that might be interesting to those in the area.

The obligatory I'm-a-ham-and-here's-my-equipment list.


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