The Radio Amateur is
CONSIDERATE…He/[She] never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
LOYAL…He/[She] offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, the IARU Radio Society in his/[her] country, through which Amateur Radio in his/[her] country is represented nationally and internationally.
PROGRESSIVE…He/[She] keeps his/[her] station up to date. It is well-built and efficient. His/[Her] operating practice is above reproach.
FRIENDLY…He/[She] operates slowly and patiently when requested; offers friendly advice and counsel to beginners; kind assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the marks of the amateur spirit.
BALANCED…Radio is a hobby, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.
PATRIOTIC…His/[Her] station and skills are always ready for service to country and community.
– adapted from the original Amateur’s Code, written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928
Education – What is HAM radio and how to become a “HAM”
There are 3 levels to the license classes in ham radio –
Technician, General, and Extra.
|W9PE’s Free Ham Cram Technician License Course|
This PowerPoint presentation provides 120 course slides revised to cover the question pool in effect after July 1, 2014. The file is about 1.7 Megabytes. This presentation may be easily printed out by using the guidelines at W9PE.us/Handoutreadme.html. Additional information is at W9PE.us.
ARES – (Amateur Radio Emergency Service)
Antenna Map Makers and Misc
Coax Loss Calculation http://www.qsl.net/co8tw/Coax_Calculator.htm
Coverage Map http://www.dxzone.com/cgi-bin/dir/jump2.cgi?ID=31807
|Go ahead||K||Used after calling CQ, or at the end of a transmission, to indicate any station is invited to transmit.|
|Over||AR||Used after a call to a specific station, before the contact has been established.|
|KN||Used at the end of any transmission when only the specific station contacted is invited to answer.|
|Stand by or wait||AS||A temporary interruption of the contact.|
|Roger||R||Indicates a transmission has been received correctly and in full.|
|Clear||SK||End of contact. SK is sent before the final identification.|
|Leaving the air or closing the station||CL||Indicates that a station is going off the air, and will not listen or answer any further calls. CL is sent after the final identification.|
Word list adopted by the International Telecommunication Union