Area Ham Interests/Assistance Registry

Area Ham Interests/Assistance/Presentation Topics Registry

Your ham radio needs can be better served by letting the club and fellow hams know your interests, areas you need help, or areas you can assist other club members. Presentation topics you would like to see at a club meeting can also be listed.

All membership email you receive from the OCRA website includes a link you can use to update your listing. Simply click on the “Membership Record Access Link for (your first name, your callsign)” link in that email to update your ham interest profile.

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     Interest Summary from 62 Member Profiles


              Antennas - EZNEC COAX Ladderline Connectors Tuners Stealth         44
              APRS - Automatic Packet Reporting System                           18
              ARES - Click here, then "ARES Nets & Training" Folder              20
              AuxComm/EmComm - Area Nets Training                                18
              CERT - Community Emergency Response Team                           15
              Contesting                                                         8
              CW - Frequency Band Plan                                           15
              Digital -  JT65, PKS31, RTTY, Winlink,WSJT, and others             21
              DMR - Digital Mobile Radio                                         12
              DXing                                                              23
              Field Day                                                          29
              Mobile Ops                                                         17
              Nets/Net Control Click here, then "ARES Nets & Training" Folder    8
              Public Service                                                     18
              QRP (Low Power)                                                    11
              Remote Station Ops                                                 11
              Repeaters - Area Repeater Listing                                  19
              Repeater Crew                                                      15
              Satellite Ops - AMSAT Satellite_Contacts Frequencies               12
              SOTA - Summits on the Air in North America                         4
              SSB - Frequency Band Plan                                          21
              Vintage Radio - Vintage Radio Boulevard                            10

Bands of Interest


          160m-9; 80m-25; 40m-34; 30m-18; 20m-33; 15m-28; 10m-37; 6m-29; 1.25m-10 70cm-28


 

62 Hams in the Area Listing Interests with 33 Needing Assistance

CallsignFirstLastHam_Radio_Interest_Areas_Ham_Radio_Assistance_Needed_Introduce Yourself Presentation_Topics_of_Interest
KO4KNI Brian Adams Antennas, Auxcomm, CERT, Contesting, Digital, Field Day, Mobile Ops, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Build, Decision, Fix, Install, Operate, HT Unit, HF Station, Mobile Unit, Remote Station, Beam Antenna, Wire Antenna, Stealth Antenna, Vehicle Antenna, Connectors, Feedline, Grounding, Multiband, Noise, Tower, Tuner, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, New to the HAM community and need to learn every aspect of it I have been interested in becoming a part of the HAM community for years. Recently a friend of mine who has been licenses for years talked me into taking the Technicians test which I thankfully passed. I have a small homestead outside of Pittsboro and feel it is important to have the ability to communicate outside of the normal platforms. I am looking forward to learning as much as possible and becoming part of the HAM community
W3AHL Steve Ahlbom Antennas, APRS, ARES, Auxcomm, Field Day, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SSB, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm
N4GF Roger Barr Antennas, Contesting, Mobile Ops
NA4VY David Belt Antennas, Field Day, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SDR, SSB, Vintage Radio, 80m, 40m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 1.25m Install, Wire Antenna
AK4W Ed Best APRS, Toantennas
KO4DHJ Ken Bigley Antennas, APRS, ARES, Auxcomm, Digital, Field Day, SSB, 160m, 80m, 40m, 20m, 10m, 1.25m, 70cm, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Install, Digital Wire-X Fusion C4FM I'm originally from Pittsburgh, PA and for over 33 years worked for the NCR Corporation out of Dayton, OH and now Atlanta, GA. I moved here to the Tarheel state in June of 1999. Retired from NCR in 2003 and began a position with Duke University in 2004 till my retirement from there in September of 2018. The pandemic and the stay at home orders afforded me the time to finally obtain my license. I did that on May 7, 2020 via remote session with the Anchorage Amateur Radio Club VECs and a local ham as my proctor. I've gotten familiar with EchoLink a bit and set up a zoom account as well. Got my Yaesu FTM-100DR installed in my truck, programmed and learning how to get my Yaesu FT-65R programmed using the Yaesu supplied programming software. It was not quite as easy as ADMS-M100-U was for the FTM-100DR. Any guidance in this area would be greatly appreciated. I'll soon have a VX-8GR coming soon from my brother in law. Looking forward to meeting all of you, either online or at the next live meeting. Digital Modes, FT8 and PC --> Rig Control e.g. Icom IC-718
N8BR Bill Bischoff Antennas, CW, Field Day, Remote Station Ops, SSB, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m Operate, HF Station, Vehicle Antenna, Multiband, Tower, 160m
KM4MDR John Boone DX, Field Day
KA5JUJ Martin Brody Antennas, DX, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m Operate, HF Station, Wire Antenna
KN4DRN Michael Canada Antennas, DX, Mobile Ops, Remote Station Ops, Repeaters, Satellite Ops
W4ORD William Carrington Antennas, ARES, Auxcomm, CERT, CW, DX, Field Day, Repeater Crew, SSB, Vintage Radio, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 2m, 70cm
KK4BPH Mike Carwile Antennas
KN4JYP Kathy Chavis Antennas, ARES, Field Day, Remote Station Ops, Satellite Ops, SSB, 40m, 20m, 10m, 2m, 70cm Operate, HF Station, Mobile Unit, Remote Station, Wire Antenna, Stealth Antenna, Connectors, Tower, 40m, 20m, 10m
W4FK Bob Cook Antennas, APRS, Auxcomm, DMR, DX, Field Day, Foxhunting, Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, Satellite Ops, SDR, SOTA, SSB, Vintage Radio, 160m, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Beam Antenna, Wire Antenna, Vehicle Antenna I’ve been a HAM since the late 90s. Took a break and now back in it. Enjoy building antennas. Starting into DMR. Like DX ,really like local chatter on simplex and repeaters.
KO4RON Ron Craig Antennas, Digital, DX, Public Service Build, Decision, HF Station, Beam Antenna, Wire Antenna I'm a freshly-minted Technician licensee with zero equipment and no idea, really, where to start. I've been in the software industry around 30 years, and am looking to expand my circle of friends -- ham radio may give me the chance to do that on a literally global scale. I love learning new things, and hope to learn lots from this hobby and the folks in it.
W4CFO Jim Davis Auxcomm, Public Service, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SDR, Vintage Radio
K2RRT Mark Dewitt Antennas, ARES, CERT, Foxhunting, Mobile Ops, QRP (Low Power), Repeaters, SSB, 80m, 40m, 20m, 10m, 1.25m, 70cm, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Build, Decision, HF Station, Mobile Unit, Wire Antenna, Stealth Antenna, Vehicle Antenna, Grounding, Multiband, 80m, 40m, 20m, 6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm Recently passed my tech and general. Now working on getting my station up and running.
KM4NOU Joel Dunn Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, Repeaters, 40m
KR4UB Dan Eddleman Antennas, Digital, DX, Field Day, Foxhunting, Remote Station Ops, Repeater Crew, SDR, SSB, 40m, 20m, 17m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm, FT-8 Antennas, OCRA Website, Video Conferencing
N4KF Ken Fath Antennas, APRS, ARES, Auxcomm, CERT, CW, Digital, DX, Public Service, SSB, Vintage Radio, 160m, 80m, 40m, 6m
KO4CSW Robert Furberg ARES, Auxcomm, CERT, Field Day, Public Service
N1QYW Steve Gartrell Public Service, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm Decision, Operate, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm, Need refresher 15 years rusty with tech license. Helped with comms for the Boston Marathon before widespread cellphone use.
KO4RQN James Gartrell Antennas, APRS, ARES, Contesting, CW, Digital, DX, Field Day, Mobile Ops, Public Service, QRP (Low Power), Remote Station Ops, Satellite Ops, SDR, SSB, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Build, Decision, Install, Operate, HT Unit, HF Station, Mobile Unit, Remote Station, Beam Antenna, Wire Antenna, Stealth Antenna, Vehicle Antenna, Connectors, Feedline, Grounding, Multiband, Noise, Tuner, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, I'm still learning and will probably need help getting my Tech license. Hi all, I got into HAM as a kid decades ago and got my Tech license back then. It has since expired and I'm looking to get back into HAM and get that license again. WRT to HAM, I am very interested in SDR, digital signals, and HF. I design software for a living, am an avid soccer fan, speak German, lover to travel and am a dog dad. -James
KD4JWF Jose Guzman ARES, Auxcomm, CERT, Digital, DMR, DX, Foxhunting, Mobile Ops, QRP (Low Power), Go Kits, Raspberry PI Wire Antenna, Stealth Antenna
KM4MBG Jack Hill Antennas, APRS, Digital, Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, Remote Station Ops, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SDR
KF4PAB Lenore Hill APRS, Field Day, Repeaters, 2m, 70cm
N4JHH Joseph Horvath Antennas, APRS, ARES, CERT, Digital, DMR, Foxhunting, Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SSB, Vintage Radio, 10m, 2m, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio HF Station I am newly licensed but have approximately 15 years of radio communications experience as a licensed GMRS operator as well as public safety communications in my home state of NJ. I am very interested in DMR, I have not yet ventured into the HF area’s.
KO4JAW Mark Ingram Antennas, DMR, Repeaters, Satellite Ops, 10m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio, Fusion Decision, Operate, HF Station, Stealth Antenna, 10m, Technician HF band Hi, I am a newly minted Technician that has a Yaesu FT-70D in 3rd floor apartment in Chapel Hill. My wife and I work for UNC-CH and I am an IT Infrastructure & Support Manager with 30 years of IT experience. My hobbies are HAM, Astronomy, Salt Water Fishing, Boating, Drone , Kite Flying, Frizbee Golf, Camping, Hiking, and taking our new Golden Retriever puppy out once every hour. I have an external mag mount antenna and a diamond SRH77CA HT antenna on order to hopefully get even better TX and RX distance on my HT. Also, i might buy a used (inexpensive) HF base station and apartment friendly antenna to do some work in that band as well. Looking forward to meeting other HAM enthusiasts via the OCRA club.
KM4WXW Jeffrey Jagoda Auxcomm, Field Day, Public Service
AC4RD Ken Kuzenski Antennas, Contesting, CW, Digital, DX, Mobile Ops, QRP (Low Power), 15m, 12m
W4BOH Wilson Lamb Antennas, ARES, Auxcomm, CERT, CW, DX, Field Day, Public Service, Repeater Crew, SOTA, Vintage Radio, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 2m, 70cm, Offering help with HF tube operation
KO4ICM Doug Largent CW, QRP (Low Power), 40m Advice on CW Interested in CW, newly licensed ham.
KN4BTI Mark McClish Public Service, antennas
N1LN Bruce Meier Antennas, ARES, Contesting, CW, DX, Field Day, Public Service, SSB, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m
N1YXU Laurie Meier ARES, CERT, Field Day, Nets/Net Control, Public Service
WB1AJJ Jonathan Meigs Antennas, APRS, ARES, Auxcomm, CW, DMR, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, QRP (Low Power), Remote Station Ops, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, Satellite Ops, SDR, SSB, Vintage Radio, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm, PI/Arduino I’ve been a ham for over 40 years, I particularly enjoy building or repairing ham gear, from DC to daylight. Enjoyed my time in Durham, looking forward to a return trip when possible.
KO4UFU Eldon Miller Antennas, 10m, 2m, 70cm, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio I'm newly licensed and interested in all aspects of amateur radio.
W4AEN Ed Neely Antennas, APRS, Auxcomm, CERT, Digital, DMR, Field Day, Repeaters, SDR, SSB, 80m, 40m, 20m, 10m, 6m, 70cm Decision, Install, Wire Antenna, Feedline, Grounding
KJ4TTU Steve Newton Antennas, Auxcomm, CERT, Digital, DMR, Mobile Ops, Repeater Crew, SDR
KU4GC Dee Ramm Antennas, Digital, DX, paper chase
WB4OSU Sherri Rapp Digital, DX, Field Day, Satellite Ops, 80m, 40m, 20m, 17m, 10m, PSK-31, FT-8, RTTY, FELD HELL, Winlink
N4KW Pete Raymond Antennas, Contesting, CW, DX, Field Day, Repeater Crew, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 10m, antennas
N7RYN Ryan Reed Antennas, APRS, Digital, DMR, DX, Mobile Ops, QRP (Low Power), Remote Station Ops, Satellite Ops, SDR, SOTA, SSB, Vintage Radio, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm I have been a ham for 20 years. I enjoy all aspects of radio. I spend most of my time building things and learning what I can. I have interests in SOTA, POTA and portable operations. I also have a TARPN node and enjoy packet radio, satellites and APRS.
N2XZF Paul Robertson Antennas, DX, Field Day, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, 20m, 10m Wire Antenna
KO4TVC Diana Rodriguez Antennas, Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, Remote Station Ops, Satellite Ops, Vintage Radio, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Build, Mobile Unit, Vehicle Antenna Hi! I am starting with ham radio and currently studying to obtain my license!
KK4JGT Terry Schmidt ARES, Auxcomm, CERT, Digital, DMR, 2m, 70cm Not newly licensed but not very experienced. Interested in amateur radio for CERT and AuxComm, and DMR.
KD4UCZ Charles Schott Antennas, Digital, Satellite Ops, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m
KO4SZE Bob Shelton Antennas, Contesting, DX, Field Day, Foxhunting, Mobile Ops, QRP (Low Power), Satellite Ops, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m, 2m, 70cm Returning to the fold after an almost 60 year absence. No specific interests yet as things have changed and morphed a lot. Just taking it all in ATM.
K4SAR Joe Simpson Antennas, ARES, Auxcomm, Field Day, Foxhunting, SSB, 15m, 10m
CS-10-21 Clint Stone Antennas, Field Day, Mobile Ops, Public Service, 2m, 70cm, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Decision, Install, Operate, HF Station, Mobile Unit, Wire Antenna, Stealth Antenna, Connectors, Grounding, 1.25m, 70cm I am new to HAM radio and although not yet licensed, I intend to do that in the very near future. I have already joined the DFMA and have been told by some members there that I should definitely join OCRA as well. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to meeting a lot of great folks and getting started in this wonderful hobby.
W1KES Keith Stouder CW, DX, Field Day, SOTA, SSB, 40m, 20m
KO4KPS Crystal Suazo Antennas, APRS, ARES, Field Day, Repeaters, SSB, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Install, Operate, HF Station, Tower Newly licensed- working on setting up a base station at the house as well as using handheld units. Exploring tower and different antenna options. Appreciate how helpful everyone has been offering advice.
KJ4VWG Sam Tannous Antennas, APRS, ARES, Contesting, CW, Digital, DMR, DX, Field Day, QRP (Low Power), Remote Station Ops, Repeaters, SDR, SSB, ADS-B, Radio Astronomy, NEC2 Internals
KN4ZHP Mike Thorn Antennas, APRS, Auxcomm, CERT, Digital, DMR, DX, Public Service, QRP (Low Power), SDR, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Install, Operate, Wire Antenna
KN4VXB Aurora Toennisson APRS, CERT, Public Service, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Build, Fix, Install, Operate, Want classes teaching ham radio
KA2DEW Tadd Torborg Repeaters, Vhf Packet Radio
KN4EOO Rick Wenklar APRS, ARES, Auxcomm, CERT, DMR, Mobile Ops, Public Service
KO4ERV Ed West Antennas, CW, SSB, 40m, 15m, 10m, 6m Decision, Operate, HF Station, Wire Antenna, Noise, 40m, 15m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm Newly licensed Tech. My ultimate Ham goal is to learn and get to be proficient in CW. I have a HF radio with a 10-40 vertical, I've purchased, but yet to install, a Palomar 1.8-61 Mhz end fed antenna. Once I get this system operating properly I want to learn more about when and what freq. people are active. I also have an HT for 70 cm and 2 meters. I want to learn how to use repeaters, and get a mobile for my pickup.
KW4JY Calvin Whitt digital, antennas
KO4BHX Ben Williams Antennas, APRS, CW, Digital, DX, Field Day, Foxhunting, QRP (Low Power), Remote Station Ops, Satellite Ops, SDR
JRW-01-93 Jason Wolonick ARES, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm Decision, Fix, Operate, HF Station, Wire Antenna, Feedline, Multiband, Tuner, 40m, 20m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm, Decision I am interested in joining this group for many reasons. I would like to make friends and have conversations with people who share my interest. I would like to become more self sufficient, especially in communication with my loved ones. I would like to obtain my license and get good practice in becoming confident on Tx and eventually volunteer as Net Control one day. I graduated in 2015 from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism (public relations) and would like to implement my skills to help expand the digital reach of the organization. I am an avid collector of devices and gear and would like an outlet to talk to Knowledgeable folks about buying, repairing, and selling used equipment. I am looking for elmer(s) to pass on his/her unique perspective on the hobby in order to retain and pass on the culture. I would like to possibly someday use my skills and knowledge and education to perform outreach operations into marginalized communities in order to better their operability status amongst commercially and financially limited communications. I would like to learn more about communication devices that are paywall blocked without having to pay tons of money.
W4KIL Andy Yates Antennas, CW, Field Day, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m

 

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