[Linux-ham] Calling for Introductions

Mark Turner markt at siteseers.net
Wed May 24 14:54:27 EDT 2006

Tanner Lovelace wrote:

> So, I'd like to call for introductions.

Hi, I'm Mark, N4JMT and live in Raleigh, NC. I hold a Technician license 
and have been a ham since 1989 (first callsign KC4JCW). I first picked 
up my ticket while working as a cryptologic technician in the Navy, a 
job which deals heavily in Morse Code. Needless to say, I passed the 
code requirement with flying colors, at one point being able to copy 
code at up to 40 WPM. I left the HF bands when I no longer had access to 
the base's ham shack. I am now more enamored with VHF/UHF/SHF 
frequencies. I am active in Skywarn and have a home weather station, an 
Oregon Scientific model. Though not yet on the air, you can reach it on 
the Internet at http://www.markturner.net/wx.

I love to work public service events with the Central Carolina Helping 
Hams (www.hampublicservice.org). Unfortuately, work will prevent me from 
working my favorite event: this year's Tour De Cure on 23-24 June. I 
highly recommend you volunteer for these events. They're great fun and 
you get to meet some amazing people.

I have been a TriLUG member off and on since the club's inception. I've 
used Linux since 1994. I've contributed a bit to the Linux app gPredict, 
an orbital prediction app useful for working amateur radio satellites 
(or any LEO satellite, for that matter). I'm also planning to launch a 
Linux-and-ham enabled weather balloon someday, which should be a fun and 
educational experiment. I may also be interested in helping sponsor a 
Triangle-area repeater on one of the GHz bands.

I'm not much of an active ham at the moment, my dual band HT being my 
only working rig. I hope to get the mobile installed in my car again as 
well as set up a home base station.


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