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NavyDads Amateur Radio Group

CQ CQ CQ...calling all Hams on Deck! If you are an Amateur Radio operator and wish to communicate with other NavyDad Hams, then come on board and join in! Not currently a Ham yourself, but think maybe you want to become one? Well we can help you with that as well.

Members: 11
Latest Activity: May 15

Join today and let's get together and do two of our favorite things together...ham radio AND bragging about our kids!

Discussion Forum


Started by Jeff Jones. Last reply by Jeff Jones May 15. 2 Replies

Hey There Fellas. It's been a long time since I've been here. Life has a way of doing that.Any old-timers still around? How are your Sailors fairing these days? Any stories to share?How about any New…Continue


Started by Jeff Jones Mar 15, 2014. 0 Replies

Hey there, Fellas! Hope all is well with all of you...AND your sailors!My son Dylan is halfway through Nuke Prototype and doing quite well with it all. I couldn't be prouder of him. He seems…Continue

Checking In

Started by Jeff Jones. Last reply by Jared Hyde Aug 29, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello Fellow My NavyDads Who Are Hams!K9JAJ checking in. It's been a while I know and we still haven't gotten together on the airwaves. We all have other things going on in our lives, I realize that,…Continue

QRZ...Who's Calling?

Started by Jeff Jones. Last reply by Jared Hyde Jun 5, 2013. 8 Replies

A place for members, new and old, to introduce themselves. Give us your call sign and class, what bands you frequent most, what modes you operate in, your shack, etc etc. Anything and everything you…Continue

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Comment by William Smith on February 4, 2018 at 6:46pm

Hello gents,  Name here is Bill, NX9P.  QTH is 25 miles west of RTC Great Lakes.

Jeff welcomed me a few days ago.  Thanks.  To answer your question, I enjoy HF.  Rig is an Elecraft K2/100 with all the bells and whistles installed.  Ant is a S9v43 vertical.

I enjoy building equipment. Current project is a 1kW Solid State HF-6m amp based on the BLF188XR. I've been licensed since 1991, originally KC4WVL.

Former ABE3(AW), USN(vet), 1980 - 1991

ET2, USCG(ret), 1991 - 1999

Comment by Jeff Jones on February 4, 2018 at 8:03am

Hello again Jared. Did you ever get an HF rig setup? Not aware of any Echolink repeaters around here anymore. Everyone seems to be focusing on D-Star and DMR. However, I am not set up for either of those.

Comment by Jared Hyde on February 3, 2018 at 7:46pm

Perhaps I should try echolinking a repeater close by K9JAJ again. Last time I tried the audio was horrible. That was in 2013 while I waited for watch on Naval Base Point Loma.

Comment by Jeff Jones on February 1, 2018 at 3:26pm

Hello William. Welcome to NavyDads! Congratulations to you and your son, Nathan. Gosh it doesn't seem possible but we are coming up on 5.5 years since our son Dylan finished up at Great Lakes. Loved the ceremony there, so rich in tradition. After all his Nuke training, he got assigned to a brand new Virginia Class sub ported in Norfolk. We got to attend the Commissioning Ceremony for that boat back in 2015. Another memorable experience. After a couple of years of underways and sea trials, he and his crew were finally deployed just a few weeks ago. We just heard from him yesterday as a matter of fact. He called us from...Greece! Can't wait to hear the stories he'll have to tell when we hopefully get to see him this summer.

What aspects of Amateur radio do you enjoy? 

73 de K9JAJ

Comment by Jared Hyde on January 30, 2018 at 7:34pm

NX9P de KC7JQH There are hams that show up here from time to time.  This is a pretty quiet channel.  

Comment by William Smith on January 29, 2018 at 11:32pm

NX9P checking in.  My son, Nathan (KC9OCE), is just finishing up basic and will be going to BESS afterwards, followed by SECF.

Comment by Jeff Jones on April 24, 2016 at 10:45am

Hey there, Jared. Thanks for coming back! 

My son, Dylan, after completing all his Nuke training, got assigned to a brand new sub (commissioned 08 01 2015) ported in Norfolk, VA. He seems to really like what he's doing going so far as to having already extended his enlistment by 3 years. Really happy he's happy, but we sure do miss him.

Comment by Jared Hyde on April 24, 2016 at 9:57am
I am still around. Albeit I am running in and out on workups. My son is enjoying his shore duty here in San Diego.
Comment by Jeff Jones on April 24, 2016 at 9:49am

CQ CQ K9JAJ...any NavyDads Hams still around? Been quite awhile since I checked in here! Wondering how everyone's son/daughter is getting along. CQ CQ K9JAJ...K

Comment by Jeff Jones on February 26, 2014 at 5:49pm

Congrats on the upgrade, Jared!


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