On April 18th, I will be taking the test to get my Technician Class HAM radio license. This is something I have been meaning to do for quite some time but honestly? I got so wrapped up with getting my equipment, two Baofeng UV5 radios, to work that I lost sight of the goal.
To prepare for my test, I have been studying Dan Romanchik’s free guide “The Non-Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide” which is all good. But still niggling me was the sense of failure at setting up my HAM radios. The crazy thing is this: the license should come first because during the process of learning about amateur radio, comprehensive and understanding the gear becomes a whole lot easier.
Long story short, during on of our weekly SKYPE conference calls, I asked my friend George Ure (ham radio call sign AC7X) to help Shelly (aka the Survival Husband) and I to set up our 2-meter Baofeng ham radios which had been sitting on the shelf gathering dust. Just to be clear, it is not that I don’t think we don’t have the smartsto do the project; it’s just there weren’t any simple, easy-to-follow guides that would let us get the job done in minimum time, with minimum fuss.
So I asked George to contribute to the effort so that more preppers would have an easy-to-follow resource. Here is part 1 of How to Set Up a Ham Radio.
Read Full Article:
Network-radios.com and Boxchip created this amazing campaign! The S700A is a hybrid android radio that allows 100% coverage: via 3G/4G/LTE/WiFi/VHF or... Read more
BaoFeng DM-5R PLUS Transceiver Compatible with Motorola VHF/UHF 136-174/400-480Mhz 2000mAH High Capacity Battery High Power/Low power Repeater Mode Ti... Read more
MacDoppler will provide any level of station automation you need from assisted Doppler Tuning and Antenna Pointing right on up to fully automated Sate... Read more
Baofeng UV-5R Hello all! K5CLC here to share a really crazy and extreme field test I did on my year old Baofeng UV5R, to test its merit under the most... Read more
“After 5 years of operation of the antenna HexBeam I decided to remove the antenna from the chimney and put on a 10m mast in the garden. In the... Read more
The Tadiran SDR-7200HH is specifically designed for dismounted soldiers, providing them with voice and data communications together with command and c... Read more
“Some fresh news from Cape Town, South Africa. The 3YØI Team is about to deal other extensive training next week + gathering some additional equ... Read more
Past AMSAT President and AMSAT Journal Editor Doug Loughmiller, W5BL, of McKinney, Texas, died on July 22. An ARRL Life Member, he was 60 and had been... Read more