Ok, so this is my first day as a blogger. It isnt something Ive done before and to be honest, I dont even know half of what Im doing. It was Tony (my other half, EI3GAB) who suggested that I should start my own blog (prob so I get off his Facebook page lol) so here goes.
A brief background summary, I never really had an interest in amateur radio, Tony is a ham for years and never could get me involved. When he founded the North Cork Radio Group (EI1NC), I was given lots of little jobs to do, and through this he convinced me to study for the exam (bet he's sorry now). Myself and a few other members of the group took the exam in October 2010 and I passed, and hence EI9GSB was born.(Thanks to everyone for their help with this, especially Tony, who nagged the s**t outta me to carry on when I didnt want to )
Since then, I have kinda hijacked his station and really found my interest growing. I took part in my first ever contest in November 2010, after taking ages to get the courage to do it, and loved it. I currently have worked 93 DXCC's and have made over 600 contacts throughout the world. I get amazed at the amount of DXCC I have never even heard of, especially all the tiny islands. I dont think Tony thought his idea through past the exam, I can see an eviction notice coming my way lol.
I only attended my first radio rally last September held by the Group, and my first CASHOTA activation (and field day) in February of this year. I have helped organise at least 3 other field days and I look forward to each of these, although sometimes its hard when you have kids that get bored after a while.
Ok, so here I am with my own blog and of course this was after sneaking a peek at Paul Colyer's (M0PCZ) and Anthony Murphy's (EI2KC) to see what it entailed (thanks lads, although ye knew nothing about it haha). So hopefully this one will be a success and wont be filled with girly ramblings, ok it will from time to time.
So right, thats me done for the first post, hopefully itll get better as the days pass.
Chat to you soon, 73, Lisa