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I've been interested in ham radio for decades and finally got my Technician license in June 2016.  As an Elmer told me when I passed my Extra exam, now the real learning begins.

I'm active on VHF and UHF and beginning to learn digital modes D-STAR, Fusion, WiresX, and DMR.  I recently acquired a DV-AP and finally figured out D-STAR.  Mostly listening on digital voice modes now but making a few contacts too.  After completing the training I joined Denton County ARES and in April 2016 I completed CERT Basic Training and joined Denton County CERT.

I have an HF rig and have done some listening but am using portable antennas.  Working on getting up a permanent HF antenna but the challenge is HOA restrictions, a small yard, and radiant barriers that make the house a virtual Faraday cage.  (Broadcast AM, FM, weather radio, and cell phone doesn't work well either.)  I'm exploring options for magnetic loops, external verticals, and end-fed wire antennas that don't attract attention.  Suggestions from hams in similar circumstances are welcome.

Having fun listening across all bands with an SDRplay RSP1 and SDRuno.  Using a tool like that drives home a lot of what was covered in the General and Extra training manuals.  I've been into SWL for years so SDR is a great next step.

 KNON 89.3 FM
I've been involved with broadcast FM radio as an on-air volunteer at Dallas community radio station KNON 89.3 FM since 1987.  I have a Blues program on Monday evenings from 18:00-20:00 US Central Time.

Many thanks to all the hams that kindly Elmer me.  I need all the help I can get!  The people I meet on air and in person are one of the best things about this hobby.  73's

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