Just in case I wasn't a big enough geek before, I'm now officially KE7BJG. That's right. A licensed amateur radio operator (Technician class).
I got interested in the idea of amateur radio through the emergency responder training I had last year. I'd previously had no idea, but it turns out that in times of disaster/emergency, hams are instrumental in providing emergency communications through programs such as ARES and RACES. That's a pretty important service, and I decided I'd like to be able to help out.
In the process of studying for the licensing exam, I found out that the whole art and science of radio wave propagation is pretty darned fascinating.
Ah well, it's not like anyone didn't know I was a nerd before . My wife just shakes her head and sighs. She says if I ever put up a tower in the backyard for antennas it's all over between us.
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