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I'm located in San Antonio, Texas USA. I'm a small business owner (photography business) and an elementary teacher. My hobbies include: astronomy, building telescopes, cycling, hammock camping, hiking, and listening to vinyl records aka LPs and playing guitar, bass or percussion instruments.
Membership of the Following Orginzations:
Radio Related: ARRL, South Texas ARES, Bexar County ARES, AA5RO (Alamo Area Repeater Organization), W5RTA (South Texas DX Contest Club), SkyWarn and Cocorahs
Non-Radio Related:Astronomy Related: San Antonio Astronomical Association, Astronomy League, NASA Night Sky Network, NASA Explorers Schools, International Dark Sky Association (IDA), Texas IDA, The Planetary Society, and former member of San Angelo Astronomy Association and Sky Observeres San Antonio. Education Related: Texas Parent and Teacher Assocaition (PTA), NSTA (National Science Teachers Association), National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA), and former membership in: International Reading Assocition (IRA). Misc. National Rifle Association, Academy of Model Aeronautics, San Antonio Board Game Assoc., Board Out of Our Minds board game group, League of American Cyclist, and Bike Texas.
So where does ham radio come in?
My dad has been a news/talk radio broadcaster since the 1980s and I grew up in the radio station booth.
Growing up in the southern tornado alley I listened to the Skywarn Ham Spotters in the Concho Valley area.
Many of my fellow astronomers friends in San Antonio are hams and encouraged me to get my lincese. I starting hitting the books in October 2011. I earned my technican ticket November of 2011. Then in Janurary 2012 I passed my general exam. My Goal is the become an Extra Class ham in 2013 and I'm currently studying for the extra.
Locally, I monitor the some local repeaters in San Antonio, Texas area. If you are passing through town try for me on the AA5RO Repeater. You'll find me on Echolink occasionally. On HF I work 10m-40m SSB and PSK on VHF I'm on 2 meters and 6 meters, UHF on 70cm.
Email: m a t t h e w 2000 t x ( at ) g m a i l . com
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