Live & Online
Up and running, with some basic equipment and a technician license. For now, I am live and online on the 2m band, with plans for a better multi-band radio eventually.
Digital Modes on 2m?
Judging by the lack of digital traffic on 2m where I am, I'm guessing it's not something people care much about. Still, I'm interested in fiddling with it, so please contact me if you would like to try it out and you're in the Phoenix area.
Focus on EmComm
My primary goal for obtaining a license at this point in my life is to understand and participate in emergency communications. I hold a firm belief that self-sufficiency is the key to solving many of society's problems, and that being prepared is a large part of taking care of one's self. I am interested in learning how my license can further those ideas.
The amateur radio community appears to place a value on self-education; and I respect that. I do appreciate that there have already been people reaching out with offers to help and instruct. The community is strong, and I am glad to take part in it. My goal is to use the resources that are available, and possibly contribute where I can.