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New Ham: First Steps by KC HamLink

New Ham: First Steps by KC HamLink

There are some important first steps that newly licensed operators in the KC Metro area can do to help them get off to the right start.  These first steps are designed to get you on the air and help you get connected to other experienced hams in the area.

KC HamLink

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New 224.800 Repeater On The Air - SEMARA

BridgeCom Systems BCR-220 RepeaterAfter an 8 month absence, the SEMARA Repeater Committee has restored 220 MHz service via our brand new BridgeCom Systems ComLink™ BCR-220 repeater!  The new repeater went live at 9:05 PM on Thursday, July 16, 2015.  Like our 2-meter and 900 MHz repeaters, this repeater resides at our 180-foot tower site and its antenna (temporarily a Comet CX-333 shared with our 2m APRS station) is also atop the tower.  Full technical specifications can be found on our repeaters section.
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BridgeCom Systems TxRx Newsletter 10/14/15

‪BridgeCom Systems‬ TxRx Newsletter: NEW Products, RoIP, Commercial and Amateur RadioWhat's in the Newsletter:It's here: BCH-220 updateProduct Development‪220 MHz‬ update To read the TxRx Newsletter click here

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The Amateur Amateur: 220

October 2015

The Amateur Amateur: 220

By Gary Ross Hoffman, KB0H

BridgeCom Systems BCR-220 Repeater

BridgeCom BCR-220 1.25m (220 MHz) Repeater

My friend Chuck, N0EIS, tells jokes that are either so corny that I can't believe he has the nerve to say them aloud, or so profound that I'm overwhelmed by his wit and wisdom. He oscillates between lunatic and genius, and much of the time I have no idea what he's talking about. Therefore, whenever he brings up a subject that I actually understand, I pay close attention.

That's how I became interested in the 1.25 meter band (220 MHz). Chuck is always lauding its attributes. He tells me that it works well in the lumps and bumps that constitute the terrain of St. Louis County. Of course, Chuck can get anything to work, whereas I can get just about nothing to work, but I thought I'd give the band a try anyway.

This was several years ago, so as you might imagine, I didn't find much in the way of 1.25m equipment on the market. Ideally, I wanted something like I already had, except with the extra band.

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A Few New Ham Radio Podcasts By K0NR

I'm always looking for new information and resources.  Today I came across K0NR's blog with links to audio podcasts that I really enjoyed.  Please have a read and enjoy like I did! - Tim Listening to podcasts has been part of...

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BridgeCom Systems Adds Pinterest

The world of Pinterest has come to BridgeCom Systems. We will be adding product photos, videos, install photos and much more to our Pinterest page.  "Now you can easily pin BridgeCom photos and other content to our Pinterest page. We...

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NEW BridgeCom Systems BCH-220 Handheld Radio

July 14 2015 BridgeCom Systems, Inc Phone: (816)532-8451 E-Mail: tim@BridgeComSystems.com Contact: Tim King Introducing the NEW BCH-220 Handheld Radio ______________________________________________________________________________ Bridgecom Systems, Inc is pleased to announce the availability of a 220 MHz Handheld radio to the amateur radio market....

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