by Daniel Hileman N9WX
For a long time now I've been thinking of starting a Ham Club for Amateurs like myself, pilots or lovers of Aviation. So, now I have begun the first stages, I have started a Yahoo Users group called the "Flying Hams." I always thought the old saying, "when pigs fly" was funny...because they sometimes do. See, I am an aspiring career pilot,I hold a Commercial multi-engine, instrument rated certificate, as well as Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument (CFII.) I also hold a Bachelor's degree in Professional-pilot Flight Technology. I am a starving flight instructor currently,(all you instructors out there know I am not lying) but of course my other passion is, Ham radio. I have been an Amateur since I was 16 years old and love it, it is a major part of my life, I don't know what I'd do without it!
I have decided to start this User group and am trying to get the word out about it. I would love to have many members and would like to even make it an official club, one day soon, if the interest is there. Of course, the subject manner on this group will be anything Aviation or Ham radio related.
To be honest, I do have ideas of grandeur for this group, hoping it will expand into an HF/VHF net and bring all those "Ham Pilots" out of the wood- work. Maybe these are big ideas but from my experience there are a lot of amateurs that are pilots or have some interest in aviation, so I feel that this could be a great forum to discuss both!
I am currently working on a website for the forum/club at:
http://www.geocities.com/flyinghamclub and the actual forum is at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Flying_Hams
Good for you. I haven't been airborne for some time and I miss it. 73, N5WX
Sounds like fun,I love both and I have got the site bookmarked. more to follow de W0GE Paul.
DE W0GE Paul
I have been flying for 14 years and currently own a Seneca 2. I haven't met to many hams who fly as well. (both are demanding for $$). Occasionally I meet other hams at hamfests (e.g. Dayton). This would be a good way to meet other pilot/hams not only on the site you're building, but would also allow for meeting eye to eye at fly-ins, hamfests, etc!
Looking forward to seeing how this grows!
de Frank - K1FJ - N8027C Comm, Inst, Multi
I am a student pilot and I have my own plane and have tried to work 2M from it.
Looking forward to hearing from you all. #I have posted several pictures of my plane as well as the new ECLIPSE 500 that will soon be out. #Let's Talk!!
Well, come to my CAP unit, we have six licenced hams, and growing! We are working on getting a repeater set up at our unit to use, which will be awesome (just have to find someone who will climb the danged tower!) I am not sure of the frequency or offset, but we will advise on here and eham.net of the progress of the reapeater and our radio club for our unit!
73's, KD8CPP CLEAR!
(ya know I got chewed out on a repeater for saying that, even got a nice Official Observer notice of violation for it!
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Good deal. I've run into a surprising number of hams that are pilots. Hopefully this catches on!
After 20 years I finally had to stop flying and sell off my 1955 Cessna 172 due to medical reasons. I did have the opportunity to take a few hams up and let them work the area. Now I have taken up ham radio to replace that which I really loved to do.
Here's wishing you good luck on your endeavor and maybe we'll meet when I go sportsman with a J-3 (I hope).
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