|LET US HELP YOU.||Got a question, need help putting up an antenna ! or
wondering what antenna to buy,
how to get started on HF, answers on ANYTHING are as close as your telephone
One thing hams have are opinions, and suggestions !!!!!!!
They got them from years of experience. Probably "Been there, Done that"
Let an OLD HEADS, help you. Hey, make a new friend it doesn't cost a dime.
Many Old Timers have a basement full of stuff. Stuff you need for your shack.
Many of us will give it away to help a new ham, or sell it cheap.
What you need is an ELMER
An ELMER ?
NO, this is not the Elmer your looking forUnless your hunting rabbits!
An ELMER, a term coined in 1971, a Mentor for Ham Radio.
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.
Read this about CLUBS
Tonight, a person asked "Why should a person join a radio club like the PARC?
What are the benefits of joining an 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 a
regular and 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 radio horizon -- whether it's amateur,
commercial or personal.
At one recent meeting, There were
HF guys, satellite , APRS, repeater, weak signal VHF types,
QRP guys, and other enthusiasts present. Those who've rolled their own radios, feed line and antenna's,
& those who seemed to have bought just about every radio ever made. CW guys, Contest nuts.
Now the $64 question ? what's it called... a CLUB..
Among them were teachers, RF and wireline communications technicians,
computer and networking specialists, nature enthusiasts, financial experts, pigeon racers
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.