Stan Talks HAM Radio
- February 23, 2018
Thanks for stopping by!
Amateur radio is my favorite hobby. It allows me to learn, make friends, solve problems and have fun.
It is the original social network.
I don’t know why I waited so long to take up this hobby. Anyway, it’s a natural fit, as I’ve always loved communication electronics.
I had a great elmer (teacher and coach) to thank for getting me into the hobby: Tom K2TDH a former neighbor. Tom was more than generous with time, equipment and support, and I still owe him much!! He is now SK: I miss him.
If you would like to get involved it’s easy. There are lots of clubs and individuals willing to help. Check out arrl.org & www.upstateham.com. I myself have loaned equipment to people started. It is a real community.
I am always actively involved in trying to recruit more HAMS into the hobby, and had the honor of elmering some. I enjoy electronic repair/inventing and ran an electronics repair business on the side for many years.
My EchoLink node is 227963 & tuned to 147.240 PL 71.9. It is a great repeater with excellent coverage of the Utica-Rome Mohawk Valley Area. Here is a list of Echolink Shortcuts useable on my node.
Want to listen in & see if you like it? Here is My scanner feed of local repeaters etc. (click the play arrow on the left side of the page that appears) I urge others to create a feed in your area. It’s easy and very handy. (I can help)
I am in to DMR (digital mobile radio) now. It is a merging of the internet and radio, link Echolink on steroids. You can talk around the world on a local repeater or a small portable hotspot. Listen in on this scanner feed to hear the DMR TAC-310 talk-group.
WWW.upstateham.com is a great resource for local ham information. (must include the “WWW”)
Elmered: KD2DET, KC2FDY, KC2GUP, KC2GUN & KC2NZA updated 7/17/17
“See” you on the bands…….73
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