Amateur radio and many of it's sub hobbies, is one of my favorite pastimes. I hold an extra class amateur radio license.
One of the aspects of amateur radio I enjoy is "Fox Hunting". There are a few of us that participate. We would like to have more hunters involved. Not only is it a fun sport(?), but it is a skill that can come in very handy in the event of an emergency.
Hamfest is always fun. It's a chance to meet some of the voices on the radio in person and see what's new in the amateur radio world.
Field Day is a must.
It is 24 hours of operating under emergency conditions, camping out, and
working modes you may not get a chance to work otherwise. Not only
is it fun, but you are practicing your ability to operate in the event of
an actual emergency. (This year, I didn't hear my old club station (W7ECA) on
field day. I was disappointed.)
The official N7IL radio shack! (Circa Feb 2006)
The shack as of 3 July 2007
Paint job to eradicate the tweaker bricks -still- pending . . .
And then, May 2009. Tweaker bricks are gone!
10/6 Meter multi-band dipole.
75(80) Meter Linear Loaded Dipole. Make one yourself.
6 Meters (1)
6 Meters (2)
Vertical mono band J-Pole
Depends on where I am