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  • The Amateur Amateur: Packet, Part 1

    Mar 30, 2009 ... We visited an Amateur Radio field demonstration being sponsored by the Suburban Radio Club (now the St Louis and Suburban Radio Club). It was a simple demo with just a few people, but one of the stations was running packet. I was kind of impressed. This was 1995, and at that time I hadn't see all that ... Learn More

  • National Association for Amateur Radio Website Search

    Results 41 - 48 of 36500 ... The Amateur Amateur: We're Having a Bad Transmitter Day. TAGS: uhf repeaters . 03/28/2010. By Gary Hoffman, KB0H Contributing Editor March 28, 2010. I am one of several people who acts as the net controller for the weekly St Louis County ARES® phone net. The last time I had run the net had ... Learn More

  • Amateur Radio Parity Act

    LATEST NEWS: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) ARRL has developed and posted a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to explain and to clarify what the passage of the legislation would accomplish — as well as what it would not. You can view the FAQ and download a copy here. The Amateur Radio Parity Act of ... Learn More

  • The Amateur Amateur: Talking to Myself

    Jan 26, 2013 ... Kerchunk, kerchunk. You know what that noise means, right? That was the sound of me “testing my radio” when I first got my license. Bet you did it, too. Oh? You claim you never did anything so impertinent as to key up and unkey, just to convince yourself that you were transmitting? Okay, if you say so. Learn More

  • The Amateur Radio Parity Act: Setting the Record Straight

    ARRL has been diligently working toward passage of the Amateur Radio Parity Act (ARPA) for the past 3 and a half years. Our view is that this legislation is, in its current form, extremely beneficial and necessary — right now — for many thousands of radio amateurs, and for future generations of hams. The future of Amateur ... Learn More

  • The Amateur Amateur: Mastless in Missouri

    Jun 2, 2013 ... It was a nasty night, with heavy rain and howling wind. I was down in my shack, overseeing three Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) nets: our weekly voice net, a short net in which we practice receiving formal traffic and a packet net . I'm the manager for all of them. Learn More

  • Grounding and Bonding for the Amateur

    This web page is for information that extends or supports the book Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur. The book brings together material from numerous Amateur Radio and industry sources to present a comprehensive picture of basic grounding and bonding practices related to ac electrical safety, lightning ... Learn More

  • Status Report: The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017

    Nov 28, 2017 ... The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017 – S. 1534is alive, but with legislative action slowed to a glacial pace on Capitol Hill in recent months, there's been no real progress to report since this past summer. At present, the bill is under consideration by the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and ... Learn More

  • The Amateur Amateur: It's a Jungle Down There

    Feb 29, 2012 ... It's Wednesday. The evening meal has been cooked and consumed. The dishes have been washed. My wife Nancy has curled up with a murder mystery and our dog Ariel is busy dismantling a rawhide bone. Checking my watch, I see that it's time to go down to my shack and participate in the weekly ARES ... Learn More

  • Amateur Auxiliary

    Q. What is the Amateur Auxiliary? A. The Amateur Auxiliary is composed of approximately 700 ARRL volunteer-appointees, known as Official Observers (OO ) and the Local Interference Committee (LIC) who monitor the bands and notify Amateur Radio Operators of technical and operating discrepancies. OOs are helpers ... Learn More