My name is Kurt Fitzner, callsign VA1DER. If you read about me, you’ll know that I’ve been interested in amateur radio almost all my life but never took the opportunity until recently to get involved. That’s changing. This is the web site where I am documenting my quest to establish myself in the world of ham radio.
Getting started as a ham operator isn’t easy. There is a huge learning curve. Getting your license is just the beginning. From the acquisition of not just the actual communications equipment, but the construction, test, and debugging gear to maintain it. There is not a lot of information for beginners just starting out, so this site is intended to document my journey.
Welcome, then, to that journey. I welcome all input and suggestions. Email to Kurt at this domain will reach me.