Thursday, August 18, 2011

waterboxx retrieval...

Applied to the FCC for a GMRS license ( General Mobil Radio Service).  Studying for my ham radio technician exam.   Afternoon in the field...extracted 29 waterboxxes from the experiment in Big Bend Valley for my buddy Bill Schneider.  Left 2 with planned plant life and one with a healthy weed that is flowering.  97,102,71,0,B

11 comments:

Dizzy-Dick said...

I have had a HAM license for many years. You can tell the age and origin of my call, it is my original call - WB3DZY - That "dzy" part is where I got my nickname. Good luck on your test.

Mr_Brown said...

Studying for your Tech ... Outstanding. This will be great fun when you get your ticket punched. Keep us updated.

Bruce S said...

John, good luck on your exam. I am also a technician, N5RFV.
Are Jerry and Eva having a donation dinner this Sunday? I am riding down Saturday for a couple of days and would like to attend.

frann said...

Hard to judge a waterbox with NO water! I want one..It is good you are going for you HAM license as there is an aging HAM group in South County.

Grant Wagner said...

Congrats indeed. I got my Tech about a year and a half ago. I decided to do it on Thursday, Got the book on Friday, and passed the following Monday. Great fun. Of course, then you'll want to get a General for HF work, and that takes a bit more work. Good luck in your endevers.

KC9SJQ

bill said...

Hey this is bigpapa29910@yahoo.com I really enjoy watching your progress. You know you can look on line and get sample test for your ham license I was required to get mine a few years ago by the nature of my profession I have a general license call # KJ40XB hardly ever on the air though this will change after the New Year as I will be retired God Bless be safe Bill

Allen Hare said...

Adding another facet to your skill set, and some more lobes on the ol' gray matter. Sure helps in so many ways. Good for you.

Riverhauler said...

Looks like Alpine has 4 repeaters, Marathon has 2. That's 2 meter. You could be the first to set up a repeater in your area. Go onto eham.com and you can practice taking the exams, only took me a week or so.
Good luck

Under The SC Sun said...

Ham can be rewarding as a pass-time and can be a life-saver in emergency situations. I earned my tickets before the loss of Morse Code as a requirement to upgrade from Technician. Maybe I'll get to work you one day JW.

ZmanKC said...

NØBTN here. Good luck.

Traveling Man said...

Good Luck with the HAM exam. I haven't been very active for the last few years but plan to get active from my RV when I get on the road again. Got my General License in 1965.

WA0LQT