Welcome to my new blog!
This will mostly be used to keep track of my adventures through Amateur (Ham) Radio, as well as some of my other hobbies!
But before we get into all of that here is a little about me.
My name is James Cameron Hale, though I prefer to go by Cameron. I was born in April of 1997, that makes me 22 as I'm writing this.
After years of wanting to get my amateur radio license, I passed my Technician test in March of 2017 during one of WVU Amateur Radio Club's Tech-In-Day Sessions, I upgraded to general in October of 2017 and finally to Amateur Extra in February 2018. My other hobby high power rocketry combined with my University's radio club finally gave me the push to get my license. I also held a GMRS license under the call of WQWA393.
I’ve been interested in radios since I was a kid, using FRS radios and ultimately CB for a little while. My interests now revolve around emergency communications, HF/VHF/UHF comms, APRS (mostly for tracking rockets [more on that later]), DMR, and radio direction finding.
I’m currently a Volunteer Examiner with the ARRL & Laurel VECs and a registered instructor with the ARRL. I am also an advanced storm spotter with Skywarn/NWS.
I used to split my time between my home in Blaine, KY and Morgantown, WV where I attended West Virginia University. I graduated from WVU in May of 2020 with a Bachelor's degree. I am the former Vice President & Shack Manager of the WVU Amateur Radio Club (W8CUL). I also served as WVUARC's VE team lead. While in Morgantown I was active with the Monongalia Wireless Association, W8MWA.
Well, that's about all I can say about myself! Let's see where this adventure takes us!
I operate mostly on 20m & 40m SSB and FT8/FT4. I can also be found on various DMR talkgroups as well as local analog repeaters!
'73 Hope to see ya' down the log!