N1YZ  

 

What on earth does N1YZ mean ?

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September 2005

I am an amateur (ham) radio operator who has been issued a license (N1YZ,) by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC's official definition of the Amateur Service is: "A radiocommunication service for the purpose of self-training, intercommunication and technical investigations carried out by amateurs, that is, duly authorized persons interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest [97.3(a)(4)]."

My interest in amateur radio goes back to childhood and is traceable a short wave radio that my brother Michael and I built from a kit. My bio has been published on the WWW.QRZ.COM web site, but in the interests of making it accessable it is copied in its entirety below.


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I was born Elmore Nimrod Scott Jr. at an early age. I've been called ROD ever since. My brother Michael, W1NDZ, ex KB4DEV, introduced me to ham radio many years later. However I was recalcitrant, and generally lazy and did not try to take any license tests for years and years. However, in 1996 I finally got serious about ham radio and started studying. On the third day of January of 1997 I passed my first license test. I was a technician! My first license was KF4OKX.

During the intervening years I became more serious about studying and passing new license tests up to and including Amateur Extra. I changed my callsign to W7ROD in 1998 and kept that call until September 2002.

I am a member of the Birmingham Amateur Radio Club, their web site is "W4CUE.COM". Check it out, they are a great group of hams. My amateur radio interests include building antennas for 2meter work as well as HF. My most unusual antenna is the dual SLINKY, which loads on 17 meters quite well!

I've completed both Level 1 and Level 2 of the ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Course and enjoy supporting our local SKYWARN nets and the ALERT group.

Many of my ham friends are trying to get me into serious DXing. My country count is still anemic right now = only 57 countries confirmed. However, I'm activly working on raising that number all the way to DXCC!

My youngest brother has been licensed now just over a year. He is Nathan, KI4BDL.

I finally built my weather web page. It is being modified constantly and is a great source of fun. You can find links related to forecasting, radar sites, severe weather sites, satellite and hurricane links, a special page for my family in Texas and some miscellaneous links. Perhaps you'll find it a useful site too!

http://N1YZ.com

73,

Rod Scott, N1YZ

I am looking forward to working you on the bands!