Severe weather and my love/hate relationship

Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog. One of the first things that I did after I became a ham was get involved with my local skyward team. I did the skyward class, practiced talking on the radio(the easiest part), and even went as far as taking net control training and got involved with running our training nets(which was actually fairly easy since that was part of my job description to the officer position that I held in my club). Over the years I have spotted many storms, some…

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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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Event Training Standard – Net’s

Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog. Last post we started talking about Event Training Standards. First off, I would like to say that what I write about in this series is in no way a mandatory thing that every ham must follow. What I’m writing about is more of a personal set of guidelines that I have learned over my 15 years as a ham and referencing from the ARRL Emergency Communications Handbook. Please take my suggestions as you see fit, if you think they are good, please…

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Event Training Standards – Overview

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. I hope that you have enjoyed what you have read in my previous posts, and I hope that you have shared them with your friends. Last post we talked about Go Packs. That post is going to kind of lead us into our next series of posts where we will be talking about what I feel should be a minimum standard of training that every ham should have before they help out in any kind of event, be it an emergency event…

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Ham Radio Go Packs

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. First off, let me apologize for not posting in over a week. My wife and I are becoming foster parents and we are in the final stages of it so my life got a little hectic last week, so lets see if we can get back on track, OK? So what are we going to talk about this time? Well, one thing that every ham radio operator should have is a Go Pack. Whats a Go Pack you ask? Well it is…

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Digital Modes…

Hello again and thanks for coming back to my blog. If this is your first time seeing my blog, please check out my previous posts. I hope you will find some good information. Our topic for today is digital modes. The one thing that all digital modes have in common is the use of a computer interfaced with a radio. While I was doing research on this topic, since I’ve only had first hand experience with VHF digital modes, I realized that there is a lot of different methods that…

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Community Service…

Hello again and thanks for checking back in with my blog. The topic of today is Community Service. Ham radio has very strong ties to community service. One of the major ways that ham radio is used for community service is during times of natural disaster. Often times when a hurricane hits land, a tornado destroys a long path of an area or when a fire rages out of control, ham radio is there to help. More often than not phone lines are down or congested by people trying to…

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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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