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A little bit about me. I live in New Town, North Dakota located in Western/Southwestern North Dakota.
I am an amateur radio operator, holder of a General class license. My callsign is KC0JPO. I have been trained in weather spotting when I lived in the Grand Forks
ND area, so I have actually deployed as a member of ARES and SKYWARN. My equipment consists of a Kenwood TS-440SAT for HF,
an 80 meter dipole, an AVS-18 vertical, a Yeasu VX170 2 meter handheld, an Alinco DR140 mobile which also functions as
my base VHF radio. I also have various older 2 meter radios as well as scanners, shortwave receivers, weather alert radios.
My home station is also set up for with emergency power so that just in case, I am able to communicate. I have completed the
basic FEMA course (Introduction to the Incident Command System) as well as the ARRL EC-001 (Introduction to Emergency Communications)
am also an affilate station with the Military Affilate Radio System (MARS
) with the call of AFA8JP. I am also the ARRL Amatuer Radio Emergency Services (ARES
) Emergency Coordinator for Mountrail County, and while there are not many hams in the Mountrail Country area, I do plan on
being ready if, or really when
, the local, county, state and/or federal officials ever need to use Amateur Radio,
because "...all else has failed". My vehicle is set up for VHF, CB and scanner, and will shortly be set up for HF operation.
I am also interested SWL'ing (shortwave listening) and hold a call from SWARL
. I have cards from countries throughout the world and I am always on a quest for more.
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I am also a scanner listener. I like to listen to aircraft, public service, utilities,