|LET US HELP YOU.||Got a question, need help putting up an antenna ! or
wondering what antenna to buy,
how to get started , answers on ANYTHING are as close as your telephone, or your local Ham Club.
One thing hams have are opinions, most of the time, tooooo many opinions !!!!!!!
They got them from years of experience. Probably "Been there, Done that"
Let the OLD HEADS*, help you. Hey, make a new friend in the process, it doesn't cost a dime. Many Old Timers have a basement full of stuff. Stuff you might need for your shack. Many of us will give it away to help a new ham, or sell it really cheap.
*Explanation, Old Head, those over 30 that jack weinburg told you not to trust, He's
over 60 now, and had to eat his words .. :-) Some old heads know their stuff !
be careful, some don't
What you need is an ELMER
An ELMER ?
this is not the Elmer you wantUnless your hunting rabbits!
The ELMER you want is
a Mentor for Ham Radio.
Generally someone that's been a ham for more than a month. (?) Older doesn't guarantee better, and of course it
depends what you need help on. If you pick an Elmer lacking the knowledge about your problem, Ten to One he will admit he
doesn't know the answer, BUT, he will probably know someone that does.
Here's the biggest problem: Even though some Elmer might say they are mind readers, They aren't !
You need to make contact first. Unless you make contact with us, we don't know you need help, its up to you
PLEASE go to the "Membership Roster"
look for <elmer> just to the right of the member names.
Contact then via telephone or Email.
If for some reason you don't get a reply, try another name.
The folks listed as Elmer's WANT to help you.
Another great place to absorb information about your new hobby is a CLUB !!
start thinking outside that box, come to the club and get immersed in Ham Radio
And now a word about clubs and joining..
Read this about CLUBS
Tonight, a person asked "Why should I join a radio club like the PARC?
What are the benefits of membership in a amateur radio club? The answers may surprise you.
The key benefit of joining an amateur radio club is to mingle with other
people who have
the same interests and have a good time exchanging information and experiences relating
to amateur radio. And, it's not only amateur radio, per se, but also an open door to many
related and non related activities.
Keep in mind that the greatest benefit of joining an amateur radio club is
Personal contact with
other folks with your same interests, Secondly is ready access to experienced technical information,
references and learning experiences. The more you pursue and interact, the more you get out
of your membership. And that translates to a chance to nurture and grow your knowledge and
Where else could you find: HF guys, satellite tracker , APRS trackers
, repeater hackers, weak signal VHF types,
QRP guys. Those who've rolled their own radios, feed line and antenna's, & those who seemed to have bought
just about every radio ever made. The CW guys, Contest nuts. and more.
Now the $64 question ? what's it called... a CLUB..
Among them were teachers, RF and wireline communications technicians,
networking specialists, nature enthusiasts, financial experts, pigeon racers, square dancers,
and university professor. Taping that mix of professions, you would think we could solve the
world's problems (probably not !) But answering a few Ham radio related problems is within reach..
There are chances to try out and expand your radio horizons at the
gatherings. Field Day
is an excellent time to pitch in and build an HF station from scratch in the field, where one
must improvise and leverage every advantage from the terrain. Helping at the repeater sites.
There are other benefits, such as the newsletter, repeater systems and
events that round out the offering.