NW4GT is the callsign issued to me by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for my Ham Radio station license.
Ham Radio is one of my oldest hobbies. It's been around in recognizeable form since 1901. It is still one of the most flexible forms of communications. You can literally talk with almost anyone in the world, even if they don't have a radio. Best of all you get UNLIMITED FREE AIRTIME! With NO MONTHLY CHARGES. (Can't do that with a cell phone.)
This is the Hamshack. We put the shed in when the house was being rebuilt from Hurricane Jeanne. The deal was, it would become the home for much of my Ham radio equipment when the house was finished.
I can literally talk around the world from here, as well as mobile from my Ford Ranger, or even from my held-held radio which I usually carry when I'm away from home.
My handheld radio.
Through the "magic" of repeaters and repeater linking, I can transmit from my shirt-pocket radio with less power than a small flashlight, and still be part of a global communications network. I have worked ham stations all over the world (and a few in orbit) while walking around at work.
Click here for info on the Universal Studios repeater.
Click here for more Ham links
Practice license exams