The Successful Ham Radio Operator’s Handbook

This new book is aimed at new or returning hams, to help them understand the practical aspects of the hobby, how to use their radios, build antennas and baluns, and get on the air successfully.  In it you will find explanations of how the various parts of your ham radio – the transmitter and receiver – work, plus how these are being implemented using software defined radio technology.  Operating techniques for VHF/UHF repeaters, HF radio DXing techniques, and the new digital modes are covered. Radio propagation, antennas, transmission lines, SWR and…

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ETH013 – National Traffic System

The National Traffic System (NTS) is a structure that allows for rapid movement of traffic from origin to destination and training amateur operators to handle written traffic and participate in directed nets. The national traffic system works from the local to national and back to local levels. As an example, let’s say that I want to send a message to my friend Cale with the FoTime Podcast. My message would start with my local area net. From there, an operator would in turn check in to the NTX Section net…

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Has it already been a year?

Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog! A couple weeks ago, I was doing my normal morning routine, part of which is looking at facebook to see if there is anything that I find of interest. As, I’m sure, most of yall are aware of, Facebook recently started showing a flashback list of any post that you have posted. One of those posts was my very first blog entry. My first blog post was on June 11, 2014. I thought that I would go back and do a kind…

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Amateur Emergency Radio Service(ARES)

Hello and welcome back to my blog. Today we will be talking about the amateur emergency radio service (ARES). So what is ARES? ARES is an organization started by the ARRL that consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur is eligible to apply for ARES membership. There or four levels to the ARES organization: national, section, district, and local. The national level is handled by the ARRL membership and volunteer program manager. At the section level…

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Event Training Standards – NTS(Radiograms)

Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog. Thank you for coming back and reading my blog. In my last post I talked about general message handling and briefly touched on the Standard ARRL Radiogram message format. In this post we will go into further detail of it. Above is a example of a filled out radiogram. If you read my last post, then yo have already seen this, but I figured I’d show it again before we break it down and talk about it in more detail. The first…

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Event Training Standards – Message Handling

Hello and welcome back everyone to my blog. First off, please allow me to apologize for not getting this out on Thursday like I have said that I plan on doing. My wife and I have recently became foster parents and we got out first placement Wednesday night so our lives have went from just her and I to her, I and 2 kids. Life for us has totally changed, but it has been an awesome journey so far. I am going to try and get a head on posts…

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Nets

Hello and welcome back to Everything Hamradio! Thanks for visiting me today. Our topic today is nets. What are nets, you ask? Well a net is defined as anytime a group of two or more people get together to talk about a certain topic. That topic can range from storm spotting, to buy/sell/trade, to training to just a group of friends getting together to talk about chess. Types of Nets First off, let’s talk about the different types of nets that there are. There are two types of nets, formal…

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What is Amateur(Ham) Radio?

Hello everybody. So as I am starting this blog I figured I would start from the very beginning so to speak. I am starting this blog of catering more to those that have no idea what amateur radio is, or maybe they have an idea but don’t know what it’s all about. If you are already an amateur radio operator, please stick with me, I will be getting more in depth into the hobby as my posts move on. I have been an amateur radio operator no for nearly 15…

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