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HAM RADIO OPERATORS OUT THERE?

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 13, 2014, 9:43 PM
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Sorry I haven't been posting much of late. The days have been incredibly full of late.
And one of those things was that I finally got my HAM radio license back in August. 

Sort of out of the blue a couple years ago with no real prior interest (other than a nostalgic memory of my Grandparents' short wave radio picking up transmissions from Europe)
I suddenly felt compelled to get my license.
So I did
And got my first call sign
KK6GFR

Then I decided to study and pass the next two levels and got my "Extra" license in December. 
Which was no small feat for someone who has no electronics background and hasn't used Trigonometry since High School.
And so as a reward for being such a serious geek, I applied for a special call sign.

I am now K1KMO

Why HAM radio? Didn't that archaic practice die when cell phones came on the scene?
Nope. In fact there are more HAM radio operators now then there has been in its entire history. 
Cause here's the thing...

It's (practically) bullet proof communication. Especially in emergencies when there is no power and cell phone towers are overwhelmed or out. 
When the hurricane struck the Philippines, who handles the emergency traffic? The HAM operators.
It's the same story with any natural disaster, because it's not reliant upon any wireless system or structure.
You're bouncing your transmission through the actual atmosphere and can make contact around the word. 

So...Any deviant HAM's out there?

Here is HAM radio explained - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amateur_…
And yes, I just ensured that I'll stay single for some time to come....

73...
K1KMO




HAM RADIO TEST - EXTRA - PASSED!


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kevin rolly
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Truly amazing work! I would love to have your work featured in our weekly art column “Artists of the Week”.

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kevissimo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you....and I would be honored...
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Welcome to Nine-Muses.  We look forward to having you share your talents with us!
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kevissimo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. And me too....
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Happy Birthday!!!Have your cake and eat it too Party 
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A blessed birthday, brother Kevin.  I'm glad you're here.
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Happy Birthday kevin...............have fun.
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