To this website...my name is Gerald R.Gaule(KE7GGV)(General Class)snce 1/26/06..I am a retired radio broadcaster-30 years. I had to retire due to my health.I am disabled and on SSI/SSA..due to my Severe Depression and O.C.P.D.(not O.C.D.)Obsessive compulsive personality disorder..I am currently being treated for..I got into Amateur Radio because it helps me very much. I studied via the internet and for free...You do not have to pay big bucks for study material and it is very easy..if I can do it..so can you...no secret..just study...it pays off...trust me...You can put in as much as you want for this hobby...and to have fun...
I also study Spanish for my Hobby..that does help me as well..I run several NETS...this page is dedicated to The VALLEY HAMS INFORMAL(HF NET)..it is a very relaxed NET and to have fun...7,228 Khz (LSB) 15:00 TO 16:00 UTC - SUNDAYS..(-/+3 Khz)if busy or QRM,etc...
For honest advice please e mail me(copy and paste)w/subject line How to Ham...
e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Valley Hams net is located in Albany Oregon(90 Miles south of Portland)Population:47,470..Albany is Oregon's 12th largest city..Founded: 1848,incorporated in 1864..44° 38' N latitude, 123° 7' W longitude..Elevation: 180-430 feet above sea level..Pacific time zone(GMT-8)..
This is my current shack...it is a KENWOOD HF TS-520S SSB/CW XCVR W/DG5 and MFJ VERSATUNER III and a 2/440 SWR-WATT METER TO RIGHT is a KENWOOD TH-K2AT HT..Using a HUSTLER 5BTV-VERTICAL GND Mounted...CLIFFDWELLER II SLINKY AND 2/440 VERTICAL.
ABOUT MY QSL CARD...I got mine from...AFFORDABLE QSL CARDS, available in small quantities with lots of options. Parma Graphics, K2BKA, 5 Rondout Harbor, Port Ewen, NY 12466-(845-339-1996)I ws pleased..an real CHEAP!!
CONSIDERATE...never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
LOYAL...offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.
PROGRESSIVE...with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station and operation above reproach.
FRIENDLY...slow and patient operating when requested; friendly advice and counsel to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.
BALANCED...radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.
PATRIOTIC...station and skill always ready for service to country and community.
--The original Amateur's Code was written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928.
My KENWOOD TH-K2AT 2M 5W/HT W ALINCO 350 mw DJ-S11 2 M HT and a RS Pocket Simplex Repeater...used for emergencies and all Licensed HAMS are welcome to use it..146.535(100.0 PL)Simplex..
CLIFF DWELLER II Slinky antenna..I use one..it works at 100 Watts even on QRP for me..click below..
CLIFF DWELLER II
Another great FREE Program...easy to install BTW is ECHOLINK...Great for NEW HAMS using VoiP...even when you have NO Gear....I started at this one...YOU WILL LIKE IT..