2016: Long time friend Shane Toven
from Laramie, Wyoming, stopped in to visit. While at Gilbert Lodge, he
Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) station to talk to radio operators in Colorado and
Florida. These, and other contacts, were on 20 meters (about 14 MHz) and 40
meters (about 7 MHz). Shane's FCC issued call sign is K0SDT. The
Federal Communications Commission does not sell licenses or just give them out.
Every person wishing to be licensed must pass federal exams to qualify for a
license. Mark's call sign is W0MH and Paula's is W0HA. You'll see
that on their car license plates.
Shane's contacts that day were with 400 watts of
transmitter power. Mark talked to stations in Russia, Japan, Australia,
England, Ireland, and many other countries from his car with just 100 watts of
Amateur Radio is a fascinating hobby shared by 700,000
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