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  • The Amateur Amateur: One Medium Counterpoise, Hold the ...

    01/19/2009. Now to be truthful, I haven't tried very hard. Most of my Amateur Radio activity revolves around local efforts for an ARES® team. I've made the occasional stab at getting my HF antenna system to function properly, but when it doesn't work, I just give up and move on to some other project. I did have a working HF ... Learn More

  • The Amateur Amateur: A Soggy, Foggy, Doggy Demo in the Park

    10/22/2009. It was a harrowing trip, especially on the Interstate. Despite almost- zero visibility, many of the other drivers were blazing along at near-supersonic speeds. I didn't know whether their vehicles were equipped with radar or if they were simply insane. Either way, I kept my own speed down and drove white- knuckled ... Learn More

  • Leadership For the Amateur Radio Club

    Congratulations! You have just been appointed to a leadership position of your Amateur Radio club. You may be on the board of directors or an officer of the club or you may be chairperson of an event like a hamfest or Field Day. Other positions of leadership may include heading up a team of Volunteer. Examiners or ... 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

  • 47 CFR §97 - Rules of the Amateur Radio Service (updated January ...

    47 CFR §97 - Rules of the Amateur Radio Service. (updated January, 2014). Subpart A—General Provisions. §97.1 Basis and purpose. The rules and regulations in this part are designed to provide an amateur radio service having a fundamental purpose as expressed in the following principles: (a) Recognition and ... Learn More

  • Ham Radio History

    In 1873, James Clerk Maxwell presented his theory of the electromagnetic field. In 1901 Guglielmo Marconi communicated across the Atlantic with a radio device using high power and giant antennas. To curb interference, Congress approved the Radio Act of 1912, which required amateurs to be licensed and restricted to ... Learn More

  • ARRL Vows Continued Pursuit of the Amateur Radio Parity Act in ...

    Dec 9, 2016 ... The Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301, died an unbefitting death as the 114th Congress of the United States drew to a close today. After having passed the House of Representatives on a unanimous vote, the bill stalled in the Senate due to the intervention of only one member, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL). Learn More

  • Getting Your Technician License

    LEVEL 1: Technician Class License. Exam Requirement: 35-question Technician Written Exam (Element 2). Privileges: All VHF/UHF Amateur bands (frequencies above 30 MHz). Limited operations in certain HF bands. The FCC Technician License exam covers basic regulations, operating practices and electronics theory, ... Learn More

  • The Amateur and Electrical Safety

    We may go on our happy way with ham- ming for years before having a bad ex- perience, or we may never get hooked into a voltage line that jolts us. But we must always be aware that the danger lurks constantly when we operate an amateur sta- tion. Knowledge of some specific safety measures is necessary if we are to ... Learn More

  • The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) 2017 Annual Report

    The Amateur Radio Emergency. Service (ARES). 2017 Annual Report. Based on reports submitted by ARRL Section. Emergency Coordinators, with 62 out of 71 sections reporting in, here's what we know about the state of ARES in 2017. Continuing a trend observed last year, the percentage of sections reporting ARES ... Learn More