W1WCWelcome to my web site of Amateur Radio links and amateur radio web sites. For the newcomers to amateur radio there are some excellent sites on the net for information. This site holds web pages related to almost entirely to Amateur Radio, Ham Radio which I have created to complement existing related web sites on the internet.

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    The ARRL (American Radio Relay League) will give your curiosity some useful answers. Also you may want to look at the Birmingham Amateur Radio Club info page and also the Beginner's Guide to Making CW Contacts by Jack Wagoner WB8FSV. Please feel free to visit this site anytime, and browse through the ham links, as I will be maintaining it frequently.

What is amateur radio?
     It is both a hobby and a service - better known as ham radio. Unlike most hobbies, however, operators are licensed by their national government (in the U.S., by the Federal Communications Commission) and provide a number of services to their nation. Because It is a true service its formal name is the Amateur Radio Service. It is a non-profit hobby in which ham operators communicate with other hams in all parts of the world and out of this world! They donate their time for emergency communications, local events. Communications is accomplished via means of what is called modes of transmitting and receiving. Once licensed, ham operators are able to use a wide variety of communications technologies examples of these modes are in the "Modes of communications page".
     With an appropriate ham license, you can use high technology radios for personal communications between friends and family, with no air time charges like cellular. You can provide assistance to your community during emergencies. You can access 911 from your radio (available on many repeater systems) to call for help. You can also place personal phone calls through many repeater systems.
    Many questions regarding how all this got started can be answered with these site pages on, where did it all start and the Origins of the Handie Talkie.

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My ex calls were: WA1TQO & AI1P. I have been licensed since 1974. Operate mostly  in the hf bands with the exception of 2M. Modes are SSB, CW, Digital & FM. Life member in ARRL, QCWA member, WAS, DXCC, 5BDXCC, 5BWAC. Member in Southington amateur radio association. 10-10 member #11521. Where I'm Located (Map). Current radio's IC7700 & IC7000, SPE 1K expert Amplifier also on QRZ.

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This page last edited - August 23, 2014
Today is Tuesday 02nd of September 2014

W1WC links are checked once a week. While every effort is made to maintain accurate information, it may happen that certain topics, documents, e-mail addresses or web sites change without notice. If you find information which is no longer current or information regarding Amateur Radio that could be useful to others, email me and I'll include it on this site. Suggestions? Last checked 08/23/2014

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