The ham radio transmitter / receiver crackled as I waited patiently for someone to respond.
It could be someone from across town, across the USA or someone as far away as any other place on Earth and out of this World.
( International Space Station)
You just never know who you may get to qso (Talk) with when communicating with a ham radio.
It's like fishing, you just throw it out there and see if anyone responds.
I am one of more than 750,000 Hams in the United States and many millions around the world.
As diverse as they each may be, we likely have one thing in common, a sense of adventure and curiosity.
I aced my first operators test and then it turned into an obsession!
I got even more experience with ham radio operation when I joined the Lakeland Amateur Radio Club (LARC) in Lakeland, Fl.
Taught me a lot. It was so fun! Still is!
One of the things that I enjoys about being a ham radio operator is that people talk about anything and everything.
And you can't argue or swear.
We talk about our hobbies, compare the weather, and other fun things.
But you can't interrupt people when they're talking because that is considered rude.
I admits, though, that when someone starts going on and on (and on and on), I simply move to a different frequency.
It's interesting to talk to people you don't even know because you get a different outlook on life.
I've talked to people all over the country and the world.
I earned my Technician radio license in 2005, and after years of studying and testing, I got my General and Extra license.
And my license is good forever.
I want to share what I knows with others and help them advocate at all levels.
The Beautiful Lady and Love of my Life in the photo above is my (XYL) Joy.
I call her JAG, Once we got married JAG became her initial,she is also a Ham KJ4RNJ
Thanks for stopping by and reading my page.
Hope to make contact and a qso with you very soon or again.
73 George KI4NBE God Bless
Became a License Ham:
My Radio's,Antenna's and Etc are as Follow:
HEIL PRO SET 3 HEADPHONE.
The HF Antenna for now is a full size G5RV at 50' in a invert ^
V/UHF Antenna DIAMOND X50A.
Mobile Rig Icom IC-706 MKIIG
GAP HEAR IT Speaker.
Mobile Antenna for HF Tarheel M100A HP Installed by W4WBZ.
Mobile Antenna for V/UHF COMET SUPER BEAM CSB 750A.
I will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling.
I will only call if I can copy the DX station properly.
I will not trust the DX cluster and will be sure of the DX station's call sign before calling.
I will not interfere with the DX station nor anyone calling and will never tune up on the DX frequency or in the QSX slot.
I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before I call.
I will always send my full call sign.
I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval.
I will not call continuously.
I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another call sign, not mine.
I will not transmit when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine.
I will not transmit when the DX station requests geographic areas other than mine.
When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my call sign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly.
I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact.
I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect.