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I encourage all ham operators to register and train with local ARES groups. I also volunteer with Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief and Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN).


  Steve Abney, Archie video 1 Tapachula mission trip

  Steve Abney, Archie video 2 Cacahoatan orphanage

Digital Modes

I also enjoy working digital modes. Use the link on the left side of the page to get the slide deck for my digital modes presentation in PDF format. Check out the link for my winlink 2000 presentation also on the menu on the left in PowerPoint format. I use FreeDV for digital voice over HF radio. Find the link at: FreeDV. I also use APCO 25 on VHF & UHF with my Yaesu FTM-400DR mobile rig.


Field Day

Field Day (summer) was June 23rd and 24th, 2019 at Brookside Park. We had several individuals visit the site in 2019 where we made lots of contacts . Thanks to those who came out and operated. Winter Field Day 2019: WFD Results. We came in 9th place in the 3 Outdoor category. Click the link on the left for more information.


Contesting and Public Service

I also enjoy contesting throughout the year. I am a member of Alabama Contest Group. I like to use PSK 31, RTTY, CW, FSQ, SSTV, JT65 and FT8. I worked with BARC for Summer Field Day 2019. We had our operation at Brookside Park. I operated the digital station and the VHF/UHF station. Also check out the DMR console.


Field Day

Field Day (Winter and Summer) are my favorite contesting and operating events during the year. Contact a club group in your local area and sign up for operating a station. Field Day 2019 is in the books and hams in the Birmingham area are encouraged to attend ARRL Field Day in 2020!


QSL Information

I respond to all QSL requests. I use Logbook of The World, eQSL and paper QSL's with no SASE needed.


Central Alabama Simplex Net

The Central Alabama Simplex Net takes place every Sunday night at 8:00 PM local time on the frequency 146.580 Mhz FM. Give us a holler!


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