My exposure to HAM radio began when I married Reinhard, DL1UF. He took me to HAM meetings/conventions and to Field Days abroad and here in the US. I quickly figured out that amateur radio is an enormous source of fun, gratification as well as a link to wonderful friendships that are spanning the globe.
My main interests in radio revolve around contesting and DXing. Over the years, I’ve participated in many HF/VHF/UHF activities and done quite well in contests.
Since I’m working in the medical field at a hospital, I appreciate the importance of Emergency Communication. When the ARRL promoted the National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) event in connection with the Centennial of the National Park Service last year, which in effect was a tremendous display of what Emergency Communication is capable of, I got bitten by the “competitive bug” again and ended up ranking number three nationally among 1,492 Park Activators.
The attached picture is from a NPOTA activation at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial just about a year ago.
Best 73 from Arizona, Ingrid W7ISG