About Me

I am a pilot with a Private Pilot license, am a Ham Radio enthusiast, like to make things and troubleshoot. The world is too much in an attitude of “disposable living”. The content I post is for fun and to share my excitement with others in hopes of getting others interested in Aviation, Ham Radio or whatever I post about.

Disclaimer: I am a person that likes to tinker and figure out how things work but this site is for how I do things and may not be the best way for you. Please note this is not an instructor page/blog but a personal page. Do not treat this as any formal instruction as I am not liable for safety or damages, you are.

If you are interested in talking about something specific you can email me at TheHandyHamilton@gmail.com

I currently hold:

Private Pilot License - Training for Commercial IFR Pilot

Extra Class License - Non-licensed individuals must pass Element 2, Element 3 
and Element 4 written exams to earn an Extra License. Extra Class licensees 
are authorized to operate on all frequencies allocated to the Amateur 
Service. <-- I like to view this as a wide open ham radio learners permit. 
I am now authorized to stumble around on all bands.

ARRL VE Accreditation - Volunteer Examiners (VEs) are US licensed Radio Amateurs 
holding a General Class license or higher, who offer their time to administer 
the FCC licensing exams through a FCC authorized Volunteer Examiner Coordinator 
(VEC) organization. The ARRL VEC is the largest VEC organization in the US.  
A team of three or more ARRL VEs are able to test candidates applying for a 
new license or upgrading an existing license. <-- now I can help grow the hobby. 

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a group of citizen volunteers 
who are trained in disaster preparedness for large-scale disaster incidents 
that may impact their community, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, 
team organization and disaster medical operations. <-- Not really sure what 
use this is but got the cert because I am kinda addicted to getting certified.

FEMA IS-317 Certification - This is part of CERT training. <-- fell 
down a rabbit hole on this one. Again, not sure the usefulness. Maybe 
someone can tell me what these are needed for?

I can usually be found on Sunday nights running the EPRC net locally (Minnesota) on the repeater at 146.880RX, 144.280TX, no tone

or EchoLink: Node# 325732 – KD0ZIM-R

Eden Prairie Radio Club Net time:

Central Time Zone -Sunday, 9:00pm – 10:00pm

Coordinated Universal Time – Monday, 0300 – 0400 (UTC)

If you see a link that is clickable it means that I found something “useful” to attach to that word/picture/etc.



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