About KM4GPD

Callsign: KM4GPD
Name: Ron Gallant
Location: Jacksonville, FL, USA
License: Technician (Issued 12/19/2014)

My name is Ron Gallant (KM4GPD).  I am an import from Newfoundland, Canada.  In 2000 I came down to Jacksonville, FL, USA to work for a large insurance company as a web designer and developer.  I have three children whom share my passion for the outdoors.

After many years of thinking about it, I finally studied and passed my Amateur Radio Technicians exam.  As of yet I have not found an Elmer and really don't know what I am doing.  As of December 31, 2014 I have yet to make first contact.

Radio: Baofeng UV-5R
Antenna: Nagoya NA-701

Ask Me About: Traditional Wet Shaving, Absinthe, Backpacking, Web Design/Development or Bigfoot...


How I got my license

Read this a few times: kb6nu.com/study-guides/ Spend an hour a day for a few weeks doing sample questions and tests. hamstudy.org Find a examination session: arrl.org/exam_sessions/search Before you get online, listen to HAMs to their thing: Wide-band WebSDR

Get into Amateur Radio Cheap

I have wanted to get into Amateur Radio on some level for most of my life.  When I found out that you can get into it very cheap now days, I decided to take the leap. Get your license.  This will cost about $15-20 bucks. Get a radio, The Baofeng UV-5R is $35 on Amazon. Read
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NOFARS Meeting

I went to my first HAM club meeting.  The folks at NOFARS (nofars.org) seem like a friendly group who are enthusiastic about this hobby.  Glad to be a  part of this club and look forward to the upcoming meetings and events.