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  • The Amateur Amateur: It's Not Easy Being Green-less

    Mar 31, 2013 ... Many years ago, my grandfather used to build radio sets and sell them to his neighbors. Somewhat later, just after World War II, he and my father installed radios in cars for Western Auto. They saved up their earnings and eventually started Hoffman Radio-Television Sales and Service, which was the ... Learn More

  • The Amateur Amateur: Slippery-Slope Television

    09/28/2009. Our ARES group is going to put on a field station demonstration next month. This will be our third such event, and I'd operated a HF PSK31 station at the last two. I told Chuck -- who will be the site manager this year -- that I hadn't felt I'd accomplished very much during the previous demonstrations. True, I'd had  ... Learn More

  • Lightning Protection for the Amateur Radio Operator's Home

    Reprinted with permission from June 2017 QST ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio® Jennifer Morgan and. Michael Chusid. It is every radio operator's worst night- mare. Millions of volts suddenly leap out of the sky, striking your home, antenna, or other conductive surfaces. Billions of watts race ... Learn More

  • The Amateur Amateur: HO-HO-Handheld Transceiver!

    12/24/2012. By Gary Hoffman, KB0H ARRL Contributing Editor. Got an Amateur Radio item on the list you wrote to Santa this year? Of course you have. But if you' re like me, you don't really expect to get it. First, what we want (well, what I want, anyway) is way too expensive. Second, it's probably too heavy for Santa's sleigh  ... Learn More

  • The Amateur Amateur: Field Day 0.9

    07/27/2009. Two years ago Steve Wooten, KC0QMU, did a goodwill tour of several Field Day sites in St Louis County. Steve is the Emergency Coordinator of St Louis County ARES®. I tagged along, took some photos, got soaking wet (both from sweat and rain) and wrote about it in my column Field Day, an Etude in Three ... Learn More

  • The Amateur Amateur: Please Answer the Following Question

    Jul 2, 2009 ... I found it hard to come up with questions about preparedness alone, so I expanded the field to include anything related to Amateur Radio. I kept track of the questions asked and the answers given and put them on the group's Web site archives (I'm also the Webmaster). Quiz Show. Sometimes the answers ... Learn More

  • ARES

    Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES. Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES. Please inquire at the local level for specific information. Because ARES is an Amateur Radio program, only  ... Learn More

  • The Amateur Amateur: We're Having a Bad Transmitter Day

    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 been a disaster. Learn More

  • Part 97 Text

    CFR Title 47: Telecommunication. PART 97—AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE - Updated March 5, 2018. Contents. Subpart A-General Provisions. §97.1 Basis and purpose. §97.3 Definitions. §97.5 Station license required. §97.7 Control operator required. §97.9 Operator license grant. §97.11 Stations aboard ships or aircraft. Learn More

  • The Amateur Amateur: Musings from a Hamfest

    09/23/2010. By Gary Hoffman, KB0H Contributing Editor. Yawn! Where am I, anyway? I can't see half of the street signs until I'm almost past them. Why do all these hamfests start so early, anyway? Dawn is hours away. There's no one on the road except me. Oy! And those 50 other vendors who got here ahead of me and ... Learn More