Category: Beginners corner

Beginner’s Corner April 2018

Ragchewing and a Breath of Fresh Air      Ragchewing is the art of amateur radio conversation. It is more than just a quick contact (QSO) on the air and wishing someone “73” (best regards).  It is the art of having a lengthy conversation with either a friend or a stranger who happens to be […]

Beginner’s Corner March 2018

Beginners Corner – Spring Cleaning      As I write this the daffodils in are yard have bloomed and the blossoms on the trees are in full bloom.  Spring is in the air!  This is a time where men’s and women’s hearts turn to – well they should turn to getting the radios and auxiliary […]

Beginner’s Corner February 2018

Save those Study Books    If you have just gotten your technician class amateur radio license, congratulations!  If you have just passed either the general or extra exam, congratulations!    We sincerely hope that you will be able to get on the air quickly with that newly minted license.    I had the good fortune […]

Beginner’s Corner January 2018

Happy New Year 2018 With the Year 2018 around the corner, many people make resolutions to try to better themselves. We ham radio operators may be called upon to becomes emergency communicators.  Gaining more knowledge and experience is a good thing for us to do.  The author, after pondering some ideas on improving his emergency […]

Beginner’s Corner December 2017

Your HT as a Go Kit     OK, so you got that shiny new handy-talkie (HT) after (or even before) you were licensed.  Your radio is your ticket to help out in emergencies, or just to take the radio out and have fun in a new location. Before you go anywhere with that new (or […]

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