I started in this hobby 2 years ago shortly after my son was born. I had always been interested in radio since I was little playing with the cheap walkie talkies that could barely reach from one end of the house to the other. I remember taking the cordless phone with me to test out its range once and being surprised that I was able to walk all the way down the street without loosing the base. Once my son was born I realized that I really didnt have any hobbies at that point and that I could really use one to help keep be stimulated. I looked up when the next testing session was and found out that I was in 2 days and I crammed for the test and passed.
Since then I have studied for and passed the General and Extra licensing tests and have gotten to know a group of people both locally and around the world who share a wide variety of interests and are all drawn into the hobby for one reason or another. I am starting this blog to document some of the many things I do in the hobby and hope to share with my son when he is a little bit older and is interested in doing more than just grabbing the mic and saying radio radio radio ... :D