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Getting Started
 Technician (Element 2)
 CW (Element 1)
 General (Element 3)
 Amateur Extra (Element 4)
 
Hardware - Assembled and
DIY (Do It Yourself)

 Radios
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Don't get BURNED! - get GROUNDED!
 
Be Prepared - get your Go Bag ready...
 
EM21 Grid Maps
 
A Chart on Coax Attenuation
 
Ham Links
 
Rover - What we did to gear up...
 The Jun 07 VHF Contest
  - We are rebuilding...

 The Jan 07 VHF Contest
  - Added 2304 MHz

 The Sep 06 VHF Contest
  - Added 1296 MHz!

 The Aug 06 UHF Contest
  - We WON the West Gulf Division!

 The Jun 06 VHF Contest
  - Added 902 MHz!

 The Jan 06 VHF Contest
  - Our first experience

 
Winlink 2000 and Airmail - email through your radio...
 
Terminology
 

Andrew and I thought we were going to operate from the K5QE contest station. We arrived at Marshall’s and sat there for about an hour and heard nothing on the bands. We decided to adapt and overcome. I already had the antennas on the van. So off we went to the grid corner near Jasper, TX (EM20/EM30/EM21/EM31) we picked up a few contacts and decided to head north on TX96 which meanders between EM21/31 for a while. Once we made it to San Augustine, TX we headed on to Nacogdoches (this is our home) then decided we still wanted to operate some more and headed on to Carthage, TX (EM22) and then on towards Shreveport, LA (EM32).

Would you believe this little 6 grid route allowed us to add up 3,060 points, 37 QSO’s, 20 Mulitpliers?

This just in! On June 28, 2007 I went to the mailbox and pulled out a large envelope from the ARRL. I opened the evelope to find that we received an award for First Place, Rover West Gulf Division. This is exciting! Our first award!

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Nacogdoches, Texas USA
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