[AMRadio] Radio Operators

Larry Szendrei ne1s at securespeed.us
Sun Apr 5 15:04:39 EDT 2015

On 4/5/15 2:51 PM, Kim Elmore wrote:
> There are certainly some activities I don't do, not necessarily out of 
> a lack of interest but rather lack of time: I'm still a working stiff 
> and will be at least until my kids are out of college. I love my WRL 
> Globe Champ 350 and my Hammarlund HQ-170, my Kenwood TS-930S and 
> TenTec Orion II, along with my AL-1200 and souped-up AL-80A. I enjoy 
> RTTY and the various digital modes from time to time but prefer mostly 
> CW. VHF/UHF FM is marvelous way to stay in touch with other locals, a 
> must for local emergency communications, a boon to the national 
> weather service,  and pleasant while mobile. I get paid to work with 
> citizen science data collection with smart phones for meteorological 
> research (check out http://mping.nssl.noaa.gov/ if you're interested 
> in learning more about that), ensemble numerical forecast models, 
> compute-intensive machine-learning statistical classifiers, help 
> develop algorithms for dual-polarization S-band weather radars, will 
> be out on an intensive meteorological field program this summer with 
> some ham gear along with the official VHF comms gear (we'll be based 
> out of Hays, KS), own and fly an 1946 Cessna 140 (one of the comm 
> antennas cut for 2 m FM and a long wire that could probably work for 
> HF) and play classical violin well enough to be paid for it on rare 
> occasions.

Kim, you should really find a hobby to occupy your time so that you 
don't get bored! ;-)


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