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Becoming a Great Elmer - Our Hamstation by Fred, AB1OC

Becoming a Great Elmer - Our Hamstation by Fred, AB1OC

There is much being said and written these days about the importance of bringing new New Amateur Radio License Classpeople, especially young people, into our Hobby. There are many obvious reasons for this. As we all get older or get busy with other aspects of our lives, some will leave the hobby. Also, we have the use of many commercially valuable portions of the RF spectrum and there is always pressure to reallocate bands or segments of bands which are not fully utilized. In my mind, the most important reason to bring new HAMs into our hobby has to do with the energy and new ideas that these folks bring to Amateur Radio. Amateur Radio has always been a learning hobby and new folks help us to keep this important part of what makes our hobby so much fun vibrant.

Becoming a Great Elmer - Our Hamstation by Fred, AB1OC

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Ham 101 at Smithville Fire Station

Ham 101 at Smithville Fire Station

The next Ham 101 event is Saturday March 19, 2016 at the fire station in Smithville, MO.  341 Park Dr, Smithville, MO 64089The event starts at 8:00 AM. Agenda • What are “Public Service Events”? • Why do we serve...

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MARCH 2016 MISSOURI SECTION ARRL NEWS

MARCH 2016 
MISSOURI SECTION NEWS
Cecil Higgins MO SM

           I want to thank all the volunteers that are continuing to
serve the ARRL Missouri Section in their appointed positions for the
Section. You are a great group and I really appreciate you all. 
         Don’t forget that the Missouri QSO Party, sponsored by the
Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Society, will be April 2nd and 3rd. You
can check out all the information about the MOQP at the BEARS website
by using the link http://w0ma.org/index.php/missouri-qso-party.  Look
over the whole site and use the links about the rules and other
information that will prove quite valuable. 
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BCR-220 repeater Very Impressed

BCR-220 repeater Very Impressed

Bcr-220 repeater  01/30/16 Very impressed so far with the performance with the new 220 repeater receiving much better than are old 220 repeater Dan V N3FCX BCR-220

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How to Set-Up and Master Ham Radio Without Going Crazy, Part 2

How to Set-Up and Master Ham Radio Without Going Crazy, Part 2

For the new ham radio enthusiast, setting up the gear can be a challenge.  This is especially true for starter radios that are known to be high on features and design but low on intuitive usability.  Documentation?  Unless you can read broken English written by a Chinese national who has never studied the  language, you are out of luck.

Like many prepper’s, I understand the importance of communication following a disruptive event.  To that end, I took the easy road and purchased a couple of portable Baofeng radios so that I could communicate with the rest of the world when the grid is down.

How to Set Up & Master Ham Radio Without Going Crazy, Part 2 - Backdoor Survival

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65 Great Things about Ham Radio by CQ Magazine

65 Great Things about Ham Radio by CQ Magazine

Clearly written by hams for hams. 65 great things about ham radio from CQ Magazine
BridgeCom Systems Booth Ft Wayne Hamfest 2015
1. It works when nothing else does
2. It makes you part of a worldwide community
3. The opportunity to help neighbors by providing public service and emergency communications
4. Some of the nicest people you'll ever meet
5. Some of the smartest people you'll ever meet
6. Some of the most interesting people you'll ever meet
7. Some of the most generous people you'll ever meet (along with some of the cheapest!)
8. Lifelong friendships
9. Friends around the world (including those you haven't met yet)
10. The opportunity to go interesting places you might not otherwise go to
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What's a Tiger Tail? How to make one

What's a Tiger Tail? How to make one

Did you know you can increase the performance of a rubber duck antenna by adding a counterpoise antenna wire, often called a Tiger Tail? What is a tiger tail and how does it work? How do I make a tiger tail? Can I add one to my Handy Talkie for better range?

BCH-220 HT and Tiger Tail Antenna

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