Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mrs. H. is a Ham

One has to be careful about making porcine references regarding one's spouse. This is the one exception: when it has to do with amateur radio.

As of today, Mrs. H. is a ham. By passing the FCC Technician Class exam last week, she joins the international community of amateur radio operators, and her callsign is KF5GFE. Congratulations are certainly in order!

She and I both checked into our local 2 meter net on the Westbank Amateur Radio Club repeater this evening using our little Alinco handheld, and we are greatly looking forward to getting our ICOM 706 on the air - especially as hurricane season draws near.

June 3rd of this year will mark Fr. H.'s 35th anniversary as a ham. Here is a nice little introduction to ham radio narrated by the late Walter Cronkite, KB2GSD, back in 2003.




Past Elder said...

Well, congrats from a wannabe with a Radio Shack scanner and a Grundig Yacht Boy SW. 30.

Dave Lambert said...

Congrats to Mrs. H!

Friend of the Predigtamt said...

Congrats, YL!