I added a new category/ topic on this blog because last week I successfully passed my Ham Radio certification !
This is something I wanted to do for a long time but had not much time to study and prepare for the exam. One of my relatives was a long time experienced class I Ham Radio enthusiast. Many QSLs including one with late King Hussein of Jordan, who, as far as I recollect, was a Ham Radio addict and big supporter. This uncle of mine always pushed me towards this hobby and I always remember him talking about that and looking for electronic parts for his projects, in those times when a simple quartz crystal was as rare as a diamond… Part nostalgia, part as a tribute to him, part my own desire, I jumped the wagon and took my Class III (HAREC Novice equivalent) on October 23rd.
We are located in Region I, CQ zone 20, country call sign YO. I have to wait several weeks until I will finally get my authorization but I have already started looking around for a not–so–expensive mobile/ portable station to begin with. I will probably not jump to the most in this business, rather looking for something that could fit my tight space and would require a decent–sized antenna. Space is a big problem for me because I live in a building that will probably not allow roof placement of any antenna. Which will, probably, constrain me to use only the 2m and 70cm bands. Although I heard that are decent rod–like antennas even for shortwave bands.
That’s it for now. New category created, new hobby started. Will keep posting. 😉