I was excited to start this new part of my life, which included my favorite hobby…Amateur Radio! Those were the days…. I was now operating in Del Norte County!! Here in Crescent City, there was only one repeater on 2 meters, the
I started to enjoy amateur radio in as a 15 year old teenager, when I watched the first AM! A few month later I joined the club and immediatly started to practice Morse Code. Since commercial equipement was not available, we had to use the radio of our club. In we "purchased" our first 5-band SSB tranceiver, the famos "Teltow " the most left in the picture. It opened the world of high bands to us.
Tonight I want to describe the great ease the makes for working CW split pileups. Back then, I quickly adopted the standard protocols to help hear DX. Best Match. DXing is a process of searching, listening and operating far ham radio stations. Listening to your regular hometown station is not DXing, but listening to a similar station thousands of kilometers away, outside the normal coverage area, is DXing.
Welcome, and thanks for visiting our website. If you are a licensed amateur radio operator and not yet a member, we hope you will consider joining our club. Better yet come meet our friendly members at one of our monthly club meetings or at the Club Station on most Saturday mornings. Photo caption: Repeaters are the backbone of our local communication systems. Our public service efforts and emergency communications infrastructure are supported by donations from our members and the community.