First Contact

I made my first ham contact last night on the Ham Nation show. Man was I nervous. Fortunately I had three 25+ year to coach me. Matt KE6LPO of the Redwood Empire DXers was driving down the street outside (I think this might have been a set up!) and was the first to respond to my CQ. I understand there was quite a pile up a minute or two later as more than 25 hams tried to say hello!
Thanks everyone. It’s great to be a ham!

It’s kind of cool to have video of my first ham contact!


Starting today and every Tuesday from here on out, I’ll be joining Gordon West WB6NOA and Bob Heil K9EID on HAM Nation, TWiT’s show for amateur radio enthusiasts. We broadcast live at 6p Pacific/9p Eastern/0100 Tuesdays UTC on but you can always download audio and video of the show any time after the show from the TWiT web site, iTunes, and wherever better podcasts are sold available.