Welcome 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.
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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Just when you
think you have enough antennas or gear, this ham still has you
beat. You gotta see this, check out W0AIH's farm.
Try these sounds of Amateur radio:
Grid Square: FN31no | Coordinates:
41.59500 -72.87863 | CQ Zone: 5 | ITU ZONE 8
Awards / Certificates Currently Held: DXCC, WAS | XYL's New Call KB1RBC
A little personal data:
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.
Military Service: Full term in United States Navy aboard the USS Cony DD508 Life member VFW Post - 574
Member American Legion Post - 72
This page last edited -
March 1, 2015
Today is Tuesday 31st of March 2015
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 03/01/2015