Obtaining my amateur radio license was something I wanted to do for a very long time and I finally pulled the trigger on it at the urging of one of my friends. Two weeks of evening-only study and I passed my Technician exam. Much thanks to the VE’s at the Richmond Amateur Radio Club and the practice exams available here: http://aa9pw.com/radio/.
You can find me on the W4RAT and W4CUL VHF repeaters. I’m also experimenting with APCO P25 as of late.
- 146.520 MHz -national simplex calling frequency for VHF
- 446.000 MHz – national simplex calling frequency for UHF
- 146.880/146.280 MHz; tone 74.4 – Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society
- 147.120/147.720 MHz; tone 146.2 PL – Culpeper Amateur Radio Association
If you are using SharkRF or OpenSPOT, feel free to check out my SharkRF server setup guide here.