WW2BSA Journal Prof. Chris Lance
2011 * Passed the Technician Class License test. * Purchased APRSPoint to get into APRS packet radio. 2012 * Upgraded 1/4 wave UHF antenna to dual band mag mount for my Yaesu FT-8900 mobile. * Installed APRSDroid for APRS. * Registered for EchoLink 2013 * Appointed as the Amateur Radio Station Manager at the Mount Allamuchy Boy Scout Reservation in New Jersey. * Now have QSL cards. * Registered on QRZ.com. * Bought used Radio Shack HTX-100 10 meter mobile rig for SSB/CW. Heard my first beacon on 28.208, AK2F/BCN. * Passed the General Class License test. 2014 * Purchased a Connect Systems Incorporated CS-700 DMR hand held radio. Hello digital radio! * Received coordination for a 10 meter beacon on: 28.241.3 MHz * Installed Davis Weather Station with APRS at the scout camp. 2015 * Getting the scout camp radio station up and running for JOTA * Set up a home brew UHF repeater. Applied for/received coordination. 2016 * Puacket mailbox setup on 145.010 with PK-232MBX. * Purchased a Yaesu C4FM Fusion radio FT2D * Participated in JOTA 2017 * Received new coordination for my repeater: a Yaesu analog/fusion repeater DR-1X * Made my first SSTV contact with HRD Digital Master DM780 * Enjoying APRS with Yaesu FTM-400DR mobile. * Participated in JOTA 2018 * Joined EastNetPacket.org * Becoming more active in NTS * Participated in JOTA * Started creating the Nationwide Amateur Radio Packet Map 2019 * Participated in JOTA * Joined local RACES and CERT group. 2020 * Set up stand alone node WW2BSA-7 on 145.010 * Successfully configured SharkRF openSPOT2 FT2D C4FM -> Amerilink * Started a Nationwide Packet Directory on Google Maps * Drove up Mt. Washington and made some great contacts on 2 meter simplex from 6,288 feet! * Because of the Virus, I will be operating solo for JOTA on the weekend of October 16 - 18, 2020 to promote Scouting and support any other JOTA Stations that may be on the air. Photo by Chris Lance
WW2BSA Journal Prof. Chris Lance
2011 * Passed the Technician Class License test. * Purchased APRSPoint to get into APRS packet radio. 2012 * Upgraded 1/4 wave UHF antenna to dual band mag mount for my Yaesu FT-8900 mobile. * Installed APRSDroid for APRS. * Registered for EchoLink 2013 * Appointed as the Amateur Radio Station Manager at the Mount Allamuchy Boy Scout Reservation in New Jersey. * Now have QSL cards. * Registered on QRZ.com. * Bought used Radio Shack HTX-100 10 meter mobile rig for SSB/CW. Heard my first beacon on 28.208, AK2F/BCN. * Passed the General Class License test. 2014 * Purchased a Connect Systems Incorporated CS-700 DMR hand held radio. Hello digital radio! * Received coordination for a 10 meter beacon on: 28.241.3 MHz * Installed Davis Weather Station with APRS at the scout camp. 2015 * Getting the scout camp radio station up and running for JOTA * Set up a home brew UHF repeater. Applied for/received coordination. 2016 * Puacket mailbox setup on 145.010 with PK-232MBX. * Purchased a Yaesu C4FM Fusion radio FT2D * Participated in JOTA 2017 * Received new coordination for my repeater: a Yaesu analog/fusion repeater DR-1X * Made my first SSTV contact with HRD Digital Master DM780 * Enjoying APRS with Yaesu FTM-400DR mobile. * Participated in JOTA 2018 * Joined EastNetPacket.org * Becoming more active in NTS * Participated in JOTA * Started creating the Nationwide Amateur Radio Packet Map 2019 * Participated in JOTA * Joined local RACES and CERT group. 2020 * Set up stand alone node WW2BSA-7 on 145.010 * Successfully configured SharkRF openSPOT2 FT2D C4FM -> Amerilink * Started a Nationwide Packet Directory on Google Maps * Drove up Mt. Washington and made some great contacts on 2 meter simplex from 6,288 feet! * Because of the Virus, I will be operating solo for JOTA on the weekend of October 16 - 18, 2020 to promote Scouting and support any other JOTA Stations that may be on the air. Photo by Chris Lance