Education

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.

We recommend reading the No Nonsense Guide to Technician
Websites to practice taking the test:
Ready to take the test? HAM Test Schedule
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.

Have RF Noise?

Guide to APRS in Search and Rescue Operations


 

ARES – (Amateur Radio Emergency Service)

ARES Registration Form

 

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

 

Voice Code Situation
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.

International Telecommunication Union Phonetic Alphabet-

Word list adopted by the International Telecommunication Union

A–Alfa

B–Bravo

C–Charlie

D–Delta

E–Echo

F–Foxtrot

G–Golf

H–Hotel

I–India

J–Juliett

K–Kilo

L–Lima

M–Mike

N–November

O–Oscar

P–Papa

Q–Quebec

R–Romeo

S–Sierra

T–Tango

U–Uniform

V–Victor

W–Whiskey

X–X-ray

Y–Yankee

Z–Zulu