Saturday, May 31, 2014


It was an exciting morning in the Jones household!  This morning my 16 year old son, Nick, passed his Technician test!  He is pumped!  

We came home and immediately ordered him a Baofeng UV5A and a better antenna. It will be here Monday and he should be able to transmit on it Tuesday evening if things move along. 

I also passed my Extra so now I can enjoy a bit more bandwidth. 

I just got done working WA5RES, Larry, just one state away in Oklahoma. We had a nice 30 minute rag chew on 40 meters. 

That's the new for today!  So much fun!


  1. Congratulations to both you and your son, Burke! Enjoy the extra band space and also having your son in the hobby. That is just so cool! My only regret is that I wished I had noticed your post over the weekend, I would have lifted a cold one in both your honor! Well, there's always next weekend!

    72 de Larry W2LJ

  2. Thanks Larry! He is very excited - his new Baofeng UV5 arrived today - so he will be ready for his first transmission when he is listed at the FCC. We have a new antenna build in our future so that we can chase some satellites in the backyard! :)