I'm still a little surprised I was
enticed into this hobby. I swore after college physics that I'd never
look at another electronic diagram again (it was not my favorite part of
the course). But being right next door to the college ham club "shack" at
Huntington was just too tempting. I discovered that going at my pace to
learn it, I didn't find electronics all that onerous. I received my
Novice license in February of 1973, upgraded to general a few weeks later,
upgraded again to advanced that spring, and a year later upgraded to extra
class. Unlike many hams, I found the code to be a lot of fun, and I still
spend most of my time on the ham bands using Morse code. If you're
interested in ham radio, the web page of the American Radio Relay League
contains links to some introductory material on the subject.
If you're already a ham, here's my ham
radio bookmarks. They aren't very well organized (this is another
file that needs a lot of work). The homepage of our local radio club, the
Fox River Radio League has a
pretty well organized set of bookmarks. I've been a member since 1980.
Incidentally, my ham radio callsign is WB9LTN.
I'm also a member of a group of cw (morse code) enthusiasts known as CFO (Chicken Fat
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