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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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Ham Radio and the Raspberry Pi

As many are using Raspberry Pi for many Hamradio applications, I believe this site may be of interest. Check it out.   "Here I will list details of some of the many uses for Raspberry Pi computers in ham radio"...

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Ham Radio Valuable in Emergency

By Gayle Page – Staff Writer for The Standard Banner Jim Snyder, VP of Knoxville’s chapter of American Radio Relay League (ARRL), was the guest speaker at Tuesday’s Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting. Snyder’s presentation stressed the importance of Amateur...

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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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HAM-RADIO "TALKING POINTS" by Myron A. Calhoun, W0PBV

HAM-RADIO "TALKING POINTS":

1) Because it's shorter, we usually say "HAM" instead of "amateur radio". No one actually knows where the word "HAM" came from, but some of us think it might stand for "Hardly Any Money"!-)

2) Speaking of MONEY, it costs CONSIDERABLY LESS to be a HAM than it does to have a cellphone:

* HAM-license study materials are available on the Internet

* It costs about $15 to take the test

* It costs less than $30 for a dual-band VHF/UHF "handi-talkie" radio from Amazon.com or eBay.com

* On the other hand, if you have gobs of money, you can spend it in HAM radio ... just as you can spend gobs of money on other hobbies (fancy cars/boats/airplanes, golf clubs, horses, home-entertainment systems, giant-screen TV's, ....) [FWIW, while I have owned and still own more-expensive radios, I paid $200 in 1975 (about $800 in today's inflated greenies) for my favorite HAM rig, a Ten-Tec Triton IV (aka Model 540) which is still going strong!]

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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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