Ham Radio


Amateur radio (also called ham radio) is the use of designated radio frequency spectrum for purposes of private recreation, non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communication. The term “amateur” is used to specify persons interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest, and to differentiate it from commercial broadcasting, public safety (such as police and fire), or professional two-way radio services (such as maritime, aviation, taxis, etc.).  (more)

License history

After passing both the Novice and Technician exams, I was first issued KC8MWP in July 1999.

I changed my call to K8JTK in September of the same year.

In January of 2008, passed General and then Extra in February.

My dad got me interested in Amateur Radio after tagging along to public service events, meetings, and listening on his HT.

Activities and interests

  • using computers and operating digital modes.
  • seeing mobile installations and operation.
  • being a certified Skywarn storm spotter and net control.
  • being a volunteer examiner to get others licensed.
  • attending Hamfests.
  • volunteering for public service events.
  • spaceflight, ISS, and space shuttle programs.
  • working DX.

Check the other pages under “Ham Radio” on the menu!

Ham radio and tech.