160 M - 1.950
80 M - 3.850
40 M - 7.270
20 M - 14.320
15 M - 18.150
12 M - 24.950
10 M - 28.370
Any HAM’s out there, feel free to check in. The Special Event Station call will be K6G.
I have been a HAM since the early 70’s, active off and on through the years. I have the equipment and license that allows me to be on all HF bands and also on 2 meter and 440 MHz. I don’t have 220 MHz. equipment.
Some of you are RVers and may or may not be hams. There is forum for RV-HAM people at http://www.openroadsradio.com/.
Amateur Radio has played a large part in helping authorities during power outages caused by tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, fire, and almost any disaster you can think of. Hams have done search and rescue, welfare checks, info relays, and communication for community activities.
Depending on what you want to do, it can be an inexpensive hobby or one that costs a fortune. Most HAMs are somewhere between the two. I have an old Heathkit HW101 that I built myself back when I first got my license, and it still works today. Also, for mobile work, I have an Icom IC-706MKIIG all band rig and a couple of older VHF (2 meter) rigs. This is a picture of the driver’s seat of my motor-home:
If you looked closely you should have seen my Icom sitting on the left hand corner of the dash board. Here is a closer view:
And did you spot the old Alinco 2 meter rig stuck in the center consol?
In Texas, for one dollar extra, you can get your HAM call on your license plate. The state wanted hams to be easily recognizable so the police would know who they were in an emergency. Here is a picture I took at Terlingua last Spring at BJ’s RV park. You can see the plates on the Jeep:
I know I bored most of you, but I hope some of you found it interesting.