New Ham Orientation : 10-11AM : Austin Room
Jeff Schmidt N5MNW will host a New Ham Orientation for new hams on all kinds of things Ham-related.
He will also hold a short exam preparation in the Austin room at 11am to help those taking their exams later on at 12:30 in the Austin Room.
- Overview of various Technical, Preparedness & Emergency Response Facets available as a Ham Radio Licensee.
Jeff Schmidt N5MNW
Infected by the "Radio Bug" at an early age, listening to shortwave and local AM/FM radio, wondering what was so different between the distances covered.
1st licensed in 1988 as Novice KB5FSE, then as Technician N5MNW.
Endured the "Upgrade Trail" to General, Advanced, then "Slow Code" Extra (only got to 13wpm)
Wife- Lori KM5MQ passed her 20wpm Extra and outranked him for several years, but that's another story…). Lori & Jeff have been scheduling & teaching Amateur Radio Classes around Austin for the past two decades!
Jeff works in the Semiconductor Industry as an Engineering Technician, benefiting from the experience gained from "Hands-On" experimentation.