As tends to be the case, when my wife comes down ill I follower her about a week later. This was no different. Co-incidentally it lined up with a rest week from exercise.
After last weeks post, I hashed out a commo plan with E. VHF/UHF with freqs, windows and plans for both infrastructure and no infrastructure. As part of this we’re going a little science to figure out what we can expect as far as signal propagation. This also prompted the development of a UV5r cheat sheet – meant to be Index Card sized and provide a quick guide to common tasks.
I’ve also started work on my commo binder. This includes gathering up the local VHF/UHF repeater, net and club information and HF net information (ARES, AMRRON etc).
I’ve started studying for the Extra exam. Next test is late Feb, we will see how ready I can get. CW training has stalled out. I will rig my radio up to my pc to record CW traffic and begin working on copying actual traffic in conjunction with Koch-method type reinforcement.