Who Am I?
My name is Nathan and I live in Saskatchewan, Canada. I am a machinist and welder by trade but have studied computer science, marketing, web development and more. I generally have a thirst for knowledge and love to learn and tinker.
Why Amateur Radio?
There are many reasons:
- It is a techical hobby
- There is something for everyone! You can talk to people all over the world or in your own back yard, you can volunteer your time and expertise working with ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) or CFARS (Canadian Forces Affiliate Radio Service), you can learn morse code, you can try low power QRP gear and take it hiking or camping, you can explore one of the many digital modes, or you could check out IRLP, Echolink, Winklink or one of the many other aspects of the hobby.
- I think the best part of the hobby is that it is for people of all ages and you get to meet some really incredible people as a result.
Where Did You Take Your Course?
How Long Have You Been Into Amateur Radio?
I have been interested in amateur radio, computers & electronics for a long time. But only recently did I sign up for a course put on by a local club and completely immersed myself in all things radio. I passed my Basic test with Honors on March 21, 2018.