10 Study Tips To Help You Study For Your Test

1. Set A Test Date Pick a date to take your test between two and six weeks away. Don’t set your date to far away, the longer you drag it out the more likely you will be to procrastinate or not take the test at all. Put the date on your calendar in your phone, on your desk or wall calendar. Better yet, put it on all three of them. Then put reminders every week prior to your test date listing how many more weeks or days you have until…

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Need Help Reviving A Quiet Repeater Area?

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio. A couple weeks ago I saw a post on Reddit where KE6YJR posted a question to the Hamradio sub reddit asking how to revive a dead Repeater area. Here is a link to that sub reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/HamRadio/comments/awpzrw/need_help_reviving_a_quiet_repeater_area/?st=JSTGSHSL&sh=857c1522 There seemed to be three main ideas answered to this question. Start a net or three – find out what is of interest in the area and make a net for people to talk about it. Throw your callsign out or ask for a…

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Steve Morgan, W4NHO, Re-elected Section Manager For Kentucky

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio! In today’s post we are going to be talking about Robert Morgan, W4NHO. He actually goes by Steve though. Steve was first licensed in 1969 as WN4NHO. His first station consisted of a Heath DX60B transmitter and a Hammarlund HQ-170 receiver. In 1979 he upgraded to General as WB4NHO. In 1997, he dropped the B in his callsign and got the vanity call W4NHO. Steve’s activity in amateur radio includes traffic handling in KY and 9RN, ragchewing on CW and PSK31. His…

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Carl Gardenias, WU6D, Re-Elected Section Manager For Orange, CA

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio. Today we are talking about the re-elected section manager for Orange, CA, Carl Gardenias, WU6D. I reached out to Carl, but I did not receive anything back from him. Oddly enough, none of the re-elected Section Managers have gotten back with me except for one saying that he was inundated with emails and would get back to me as soon as he could. So I had to do this the hard way, and honestly, the only thing that I could find on…

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Who Is The New Idaho Section Manager?

In Idaho, Dan Marler, K7REX, of Boise, will officially take over the leadership of the Idaho Field Organization from Ed Stuckey, AI7H, on April 1, who chose not to run for a new term after serving as Section Manager for more than 10 years. Marler has been an Assistant Section Manager and was the only nominee after the position was re-solicited last fall About Dan You will normally find him on the D-STAR XRF757A multi-mode reflector (D-STAR, DMR, Fusion), but He can also be heard on the HF digital modes (including CW). He…

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Who Is The New Section Manager In Wyoming?

Wyoming will welcome Rick Breininger, N1TEK, of Green River, as its new Section Manager on April 1. He was the only nominee for the position after Jack Mitchell, N7MJ, announced that he would not run for a new term after serving since 2015. Breininger has been a Public Information Officer and Local Government Liaison in Wyoming Wyoming ARRL Section Website 1. Could you tell me a little bit about your personal history? Things like how long you have been a ham, License class, where you are from, and what you…

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Who Is The Arizona Section Manager?

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio. This year there was two people that was running for the Arizona Section manager position. One was Richard Paquette, W7RAP, the current Arizona section manager and his opponent was Virgil Silhanek, K7VZ. So who won the election? Richard A. Paquette, W7RAP, of Tucson, was re-elected to a second term with 817 votes to 502 votes for his opponent Virgil Silhanek, K7VZ, of Phoenix. Who is Richard Paquette? Rick (W7RAP) has been a Radio Amateur since 1975 ¬†and holds an Amateur Extra…

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State Of The Hobby Survey – 2019

Dustin, N8RMA, has done it again. In 2017, Dustin was browsing through Reddit and saw several people doing surveys on different aspects of the hobby. It was then that he decided to do one of his own, but make it broader. The State of the Hobby Survey was born. In 2017, he had 688 responses to his survey. He broke down the results and wrote a great blog post telling the rest of us what the results was in laymens terms. In 2018, he did it again. This time he…

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Who Is The Newly Elected North Texas Section Manager?

This newly elected ARRL Section Manager is right here in my home section, North Texas. He is from a small little Texas town called Ben Franklin, TX. It is located in an unincorporated area of Delta county, about 77 miles northeast of Dallas. At its peak it has 1000 people living in it, back in 1890. Over the years it had waxed and waned and as of 1990, it had a whopping 75 people living there. It has since climbed to a little over 200. But this history lesson is…

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