Name: Howard Lang
QTH: Eureka, California
Amateur Radio Website
Home AboutPhotosLogContact In the photo above
I'm busy copying CW - my
favorite mode. All the ham gear and even the lamp is now powered by a
battery charged by solar panels.
First licensed in
operated for nearly twenty years, then went QRT in 1997
or so for about ten years.
In 2007, I visited a local field day event, got
excited about ham radio all over again, and started this
website. At that
time, I I was just listening on the HF bands while I improved
my CW copying skills. My antenna was miserable: a random wire, poorly
matched and grounded, so my signal sounded QRP at QRO power. At that
time, we were at a fairly low point in the 11 year sunspot cycle, so
mostly all I could do was listen.
Time flies and I'm still mostly listening, but I
am operating more. The antenna is a little better, and I am
aspects of ham radio I've neglected in the past, such as digital modes
and mobile and portable operation. Use it or lose it, they
say, so I must get
back to doing more CW if I ever want to get my proficiency back to
where it was years ago. Like so many others who have
websites, I've neglected to keep this one as up-to-date as it could be.
The log pages are definitely out of date. I need to take more
pictures. But I really need to spend less time on the
computer and more time on the radio.
The latest (2018):
I have been
renewing some of my web skills and have experimented with a new website
design for Humboldt Amateur Radio Club. As of March, 2018, the club has approved Carl(KM6LIQ)'s design here: humboldt-arc.org, but I still have my design here: humsites.com/harc as a part of my own website, and welcome comments (use the contact form on that website to make comments).