Hobbies

All work and no play is no fun at all. This group contains some popular (and some less well-known) hobbies.

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07/17/2007 2:00 AM

I got into ham radio because of my interest in weather. I originally wanted to become a research meteorologist, and some of my research ideas could be facilitated by ham radio communications with storm spotters and chasers.

My call sign is KC5ZQM, and I have been licensed since 1997. I am only a Technician class, but I hope to upgrade before too long.

Besides storm spotting, my other ham radio interests include public service and emergency communications, antenna design, foxhunting (or hidden-transmitter hunting), and Amateur Radio High Altitude Ballooning (ARHAB).

I have had two articles on ham radio published. The first was in the March 2006 issue of QST in the Public Service section, about the ham radio communications provided at the Red Cross shelter at Camp Gruber, near Muskogee OK, for the Hurricane Katrina evcauees. The other was about guidelines for organizing communications for public service events, and it appeared in the Spring 2006 issue of CQ-VHF.

Unfortunately, I have not been very active since then, due to financial setbacks. I hope my new job will change that soon enough.

Also a member of: Engineering Fields : Mechanical Engineering, United States : Member

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