Allow me to introduce myself
Hello AmateurRadio.com readers! I am Neil, W2NDG, a resident of the North Shore of Long Island in New York. I am a recent ham (August 2011), but a life-long techie and a shortwave listener since 1973. I will be posting from time-to-time here and wanted you to know a little about me first. I write mostly on my own sites, which can all be reached through the landing page at neilgoldstein.com.
I will be taking a look at the hobby from a newcomer’s point of view, but also covering the areas where computers and amateur radio cross over. I intend to learn code and build some QRP equipment by the end of the summer, so follow along, and we’ll have some fun with all of this. I also have some interesting plans involving SDR that I hope to be able to share in the months to come. I want to try to appeal to those of you out there on a limited budget, and help you find what you need without breaking the bank. These are tough times for many of us, but it shouldn’t keep us from having a great time with amateur radio. I also have 3 (possibly more) family members currently studying for their Technician licenses, which should make things interesting. My first post is a research piece I did for my club (LIMARC) here on Long Island about kit sources for amateur radio. So, 73s for now. See everyone soon.
Looking forward to reading more about you in the coming months.
Welcome aboard Neil, Good luck with the code it’s great and great for a mode if you want to build kits as most out there are CW kits. Looking forward to your input!
Welcome aboard Neil!
Hi and thanks for starting the blog.
I to am a new Ham and look forward to reading along as you blog.