AL0Y's Ham radio blog!

Who is AL0Y?

My name is Aly Badawy (call sign: AL0Y). I am a Ham radio operator first licensed as "Techinichan" in October 2016, and upgraded to "General" in April 2017; and became "Amateur Extra" in October 2017.
My QTH is Wayne, NJ. About 22 Miles (35 Kilometers) northwest of New York City.

I am District Emergency Coordinator for ARES in Passaic County, NJ, I am also an ARRL Official Relay Station (ORS).

Beside being a ham, I am a software developer, with a master degree in Information Systems.

I am Member of "Wayne Radio Amateur Emergency Team", "Bergen Amateur Radio association", "The American Red Cross Amateur Radio club", and "Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club".

QSO Information

   I use LOTW

Send QSL and SASE to:
   P.O. 7300 - New York NY, 10116

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My Shack

Icom IC-7300 (HF + 6M)
G5RV Jr. Antenna
Kenwood TM-V71A (VHF/UHF) radio
Diamond NR770 140/440 Dual band antenna
15" MacBook pro & Mac Mini

what is ham radio?

Amateur radio, often called Ham Radio, is both a hobby and a service in which participants, called "hams" use various types of radio communications equipment to communicate with other radio amateurs for public service, recreation and self-training.

Amateur radio operators enjoy personal (and often worldwide) wireless communications with each other and are able to support their communities with emergency and disaster communications if necessary.

Mission of this blog

To share information about ham radio, including my journey since I received my amateur radio license

Recent posts:

My first contact
I am a ham