Since I was a kid I dreamed of having my Amateur Radio License, or Ham radio license.  My fascination with radios is part of why I got a degree in electrical engineering. But, I could never get very proficient as Morse Code, despite trying for years. In 2006 they dropped the Morse code requirement for licensing, and since then I’ve been meaning to give it a try. I finally did.

At the end of last month I passed the test for the Technician class license and got my call sign, KF5UDQ.  Then last weekend I took the test for the General Class license and passed it as well.

I still don’t have a transceiver, or radio.  But I’ve kinda sorta made a deal for one and I’m excited about getting on the air with it as soon as the deal is complete.  There are several amateur radio satellites that it is possible to communicate through and I want to try that. The idea of talking to satellites is something I find appealing.