Welcome to KB0H's amateur radio page
("The Amateur Amateur")


My wife, Nancy, and I obtained our "no-code" technician licenses in January of 1995, after attending a class. We initially used amateur radio just to talk to each other during our daily commute to and from work. We eventually decided to upgrade our licenses (just for something to do) and in the process learned more about the hobby. The more we learned, the more interesting it became and the more we got involved.

Some years ago Nancy and I became weather spotters in the local RACES/SKYWARN organization (no, we did not chase tornados) and Volunteer Examiners under the W5YI-VEC and ARRL-VEC programs. That set the path I was to follow from that point onward.

I have chronicled many of my "adventures" in a column called The Amateur Amateur. (The title is meant to infer that I don't consider myself particularly knowledgeable or to be any kind of expert.) The column appears on The-Amateur-Amateur.Com.

I have become very involved in the local ARES, RACES, and SKYWARN programs. Now that I am retired, they, and my column, consume most of my time. The amateur radio hobby has taken me in unexpected and novel directions. It has been a lot of fun and a real learning experience.

Fine tuning

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The Amateur Amateur: All about the column

St. Louis amateur radio: St.Louis area amateur radio organizations

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