I am a new HAM, licensed in 2015.
My day job is the Homicide Team Supervisor at the District
Attorney's Office in Charlotte, NC. My grandfather
was a HAM and I have his call sign. I've been
stunned at what a great hobby this is.
My station is a Kenwood TS-520S
and I have dipoles strung up in my backyard. My wife
and kids think I have lost my mind with this HAM radio
passion, but I sure find it relaxing.
Mark's QTH in Puerto Plata,
K9DIG-NANCY AND CAT
HOOKED UP TO THE
WB2REM REMOTE LINK
2014 marked the 100th
anniversary of the ARRL.
For the Centennial, the League launched an exciting
state-by-state monthly on-air activity, which became very
The following 7163 Group
Members received an ARRL Plaque as formal recognition for
their participation in the Centennial. A photo of the plaque
received by W1EBM is shown, It's a nicely done 3-inch by
5-inch Plexiglas memento, with the League's HQ Building and
the ARRL 100 years symbol + a unique etching of each station's
call and their state.
OPERATING ON THE USS INTREPID
(L-R) W6SFG-BRUCE, WB2REM-JIM AND WA3KEY-NORM
I have now had time to read through
the 25 or so exchanges made regarding the subject of QRP and DX
operating practices. I thought the comments cover a range of
issues but I did not see any clear coalition of thought and some
bordered on personalities and not what I think is or maybe the
issue. I think first we have to examine the various activities and
operating process of the 7163 group. I will try to summarize some
of my observations,(READ