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Amateur Radio

Amateur Radio (or "ham radio" as it's sometimes called) is one of my hobbies.  I started shortwave listening as a toddler, and earned my amateur radio license at age 16 with several of my high school friends.  A few of us are still at it almost 50 years later.

I prefer operating in the high frequency (1.8 - 30 MHz) part of the spectrum where communications between stations rely on ionospheric refraction and reflection.  Other related interests include software controlled and software defined radios, digital communications software, and software for antenna and HF propagation modelling.