Welcome to the Home Page for KØVAB
Amateur radio (also called ham radio) is a hobby enjoyed by an estimated two million people throughout the world. The origins of amateur radio can be traced to the late 19th century, but amateur radio as practiced today began in the early 20th century.
It seems everyone involved with amateur radio has a different aspect of this hobby they enjoy most. For some, it’s tinkering with old vacuum tube radios and electronics, others like experimenting with antennas and radio wave propagation, and some like the contesting aspect of the hobby.
For me, it’s the emergency communication part that gets most of my attention.
This website will explore some of my interests in amateur radio and share with you some of what I’m learning and applying in my emergency preparedness.
Recent disasters in the US and around the world have resulted in lost communications. Whether hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions or terror attacks response to a disaster is made more difficult without effective communications.
I’ve got to admit, it has also been rather fun reaching out and communicating (working) ham radio operators all over the world.