Category: Beginners corner

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 […]

Beginner’s Corner November 2017

This is a Football   The Green Bay Packers had a miserable year in 1961, according to an internet article.  When the Packers started training for the next season, legendary coach Vince Lombardy started his team from scratch.  Holding up a football in his hand, he said, “Gentlemen, this is a football.”   Okay, but […]

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