How I got started in Ham Radio
My name is Doug Steeves My Call sign is VE9TNT. I live In Barnesville NB Canada. I've been a Ham for about 22 years.
Since June 2001 I am licensed for basic and 5 W.P.M. Morse Code, but I have been interested in radio and electronics since I was a kid. Just like a lot of Hams in the day were CB enthusiast I was caught up in the 70's CB radio boom. Here is a link to some of my kit in the day. http://doujan10.wixsite.com/jana-cb
In the year 2000 my friend Wayne VE9SAB talk me into getting my Ham license, the Loyalist City Amateur Radio Club was very helpful in gaining my license, so I became a member of the club and helped the club by volunteering at different times for positions as secretary,treasurer,and club president.
In the first few years I was with the club, we setup for Field Day at Rockwood Park with all the gear, army tents, beam antennas, generators, pizza delivery, I remember working the radio all night long, logging lots of contacts, it was a blast, and this is my most memorable Ham radio time.
In more recent times it has become a hobby of contesting, Pota mobile and experimenting with newer tech like digital FT8 for example and electronic hardware with Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Iot, etc.
The Ham radio flea markets are a fun way to interact with like minded people you haven't met or haven't seen in quite a while, this is one of the best things in Ham radio, getting an eyeball on the voice you know on the radio.