I just attained my Private Pilot license, am a Ham Radio enthusiast, like to make things and troubleshoot. I am creating these pages to help me remember my journey through life. The content I post is for myself 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 I am not an instructor and this is a personal page and not a professional one. Do not treat this as any formal instruction as I am not liable for safety, 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)
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