Welcome to the NW7US Amateur and Shortwave Radio Command Center
your resource center for shortwave listening and amateur radio
propagation, news, dx, education, and more
Modified on: October 2, 2022
This site has been running since June, 1999.
Brought to you by NW7US - Tomas - in Western Montana
NW7US has been an Amateur Radio operator since 1990, and
a Shortwave Radio Listener
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I'm Tomas David Hood. I am a Radio Amateur with the callsign of NW7US
, living in Omaha, Nebraska. I enjoy having two-way communications by way of shortwave radio signals, in the Amateur Radio hobby. The Shortwave bands are in the High Frequency radio spectrum.
is the Amateur Radio call-sign
issued by the Federal Communications Commission
to my Ham Radio Station
, conferring the right to operate this equipment under certain privileges. This call-sign is assigned to me as both an identification of my Amateur Radio station, as well as a reference to those privileges I have been granted after having passed both a series of written examinations which cover rules, procedures, technical theory, and related knowledge, and a series of morse code (cw) proficiency tests.
I was born back in 1965 (in Virginia) and I'm 44. I was first licenced in 1990, though I have been a real high-frequency fan since the early 1970's when I discovered Shortwave Radio. I loved hearing the foriegn stations. Using HF is like travelling without leaving home. I love meeting new folks.
I have some very specific areas of interest in my love of radio and space weather. Check out my specific pages regarding these interests:
- Morse Code and CW (carrier-wave mode)
- Space Weather, Solar Cycle, Radio Propagation
- Radio Circuit & Propagation Analysis w/ACE-HF
- Shortwave Radio (SWL)
- Digital (non-voice) radio modes
- AM (Amplitude Modulation) Amateur Radio Resources
I am a member of ...
-> Straight Key Century Club #4758C
-> Ten-Ten #56526
: FISTS #7055
: FISTS NW #57
-> Lighthouse Scty #144
: NAQCC #1774
-> Monthly QRP Field Day Member #62
-> QRP ARCI #12781
-> 30 Meter Digital Group #0640
-> Digital Modes Club #1144
-> BARTG #8077
-> European PSK Club (EPC) #4768