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
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
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,
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
Rod Scott, N1YZ
I am looking forward to working you on the bands!