So in the about me I talked a little about what got me into this radio thing. However I’d like to tell a story about where the basis of my actual knowledge comes from.
During my formative years I spent a good stretch of time as a Boy Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. While at a week long camp / jamboree thing (can’t remember which one) we were tasked with taking classes in order to obtain merit badges in a wide variety of subjects. While most of my scout mates decided to focus on first aid, fishing, canoeing and I kid you not bird identification, I chose a much different regiment of courses. Among those courses were State Citizenship (I’m far out here in Oklahoma), Citizenship (nationally) and believe it or not Ham Radio Operation.
We spent an entire day learning about the methods and use of Ham Radios. We learned the principles behind their operation, radio etiquette and even a little about the history of their use. While a lot of that may have changed over the years (is etiquette even a thing now?) I’m sure a lot of my knowledge is still as viable as that hot summer day I learned it.
Thanks for taking the time to read!