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Here is the latest Part 97 update directly from the FCC
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The NCVEC (Nation Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators) has released the 2018 - 2022 Technician Question Pool on their website.
This question pool went live on July 1, 2018.
The new pool can be downloaded straight from the NCVEC site along with the 3 graphics that will be included on the test.
will direct your browser to the NCVEC website where you can download the study materials and obtain more information.
Here's a good source of Amateur Radio News.
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Dipoles for Dummies
Enjoy this journey back in time and share the link with your family and friends.
They'll get a kick out of it too!
Click on the image above to see another awesome J-Pole design.
Are you interested in obtaining a vanity callsign?
Click HERE to read all about it!
Thanks to my now silent-key friend Steve Robeson,
K4YZ in Chattanooga for posting this article on facebook.
We sure do miss you down here, buddy!
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To apply for Amateur radio license plates, download the application form HERE then fill it out and mail it in. After sending the application in you will receive a confirmation by mail from the state in about 2 weeks.
Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for the plates to be made and delivered to your county court clerk's office.
Allow me to interject a tiny bit of mental trauma into your mind that most people don't consider when they get these callsign vehicle tags. When you are driving down the road or your vehicle is in public view, ANYONE can see your tag. Also, most people these days have a smartphone with internet access, too. So, if someone wanted to know who you are and where you live, then your callsign and the FCC Amateur database is all they'd need, isn't it? Who needs NCIC when the FCC provides so much information about you to anyone who knows your callsign?
You starting to get the drift yet?
Did you know?
YOU can renew your own FCC Amateur Radio license for FREE. Except for the fees involving Vanity licensing, all FCC Amateur Radio license application and renewal actions are FREE.
You now have the OPTION on the FCC website to recieve a paper license or download your license in pdf and print it yourself.
However, you might prefer a license
that you can customize yourself.
For that, go to Dean Gibson's
Amateur Radio Tools Webpage.
Also, if you're interested in saving your license as a .jpg image,
For you PREPPER types, here is the
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This is the link to the
latest version of CHIRP.
If your radio programming cable doesn't work,
Here are the
drivers for the 'newer' programming cables.
Curious? Read The following Notes-
After downloading the above file, run it.
You'll find a folder appropriately named
After you've run the corrrect exe for your Operating System, plug in your cable, and go to the CONTROL PANEL. Open the DEVICE MANAGER and look for the Prolific USB to Serial adapter (IT'S LOCATED UNDER COM AND LPT PORTS) that has an exclamation next to or over the icon for that device (It should stand out rather noticably). Double click on that device. In the box that pops up, click on the driver tab at the top. Now click on update driver and select Browse my computer for driver software. On the next screen, click on Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer. You will see at least two (perhaps more) drivers available - they will all have dates associated with them.
You now have a working cable that you can program your radio with!FYI: The drivers that Windows will automatically install from the internet are specifically designed to not let your programming cable work if it doesn't have the original manufacturer's chipset inside.
The K5EHX repeater search.
Enter your callsign, or just about any other
info about your location and this site will
come back with a list (along with a map!) of most
repeaters that are within range for you.
Thoughts on the "Mystery" Antenna
By Gene Hinkle, K5PA
Click HERE for the J-Pole handbook!
Build your own 2 meter
bi-directional gain antenna!
HERE is a good way
Here is a nice
North America Radio Beacons
LF/MF Radionavigation Stations
Check out W3WVG's
Amateur Radio Software Page
to download the last FREE version of HRD
Click HERE for the ARRL ARES Newsletter
How to work amateur radio satellites
with your handheld radio!
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