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    A number of us got together on August 17 in Walt's garage to build roll-up J-Pole antennas. Here are some pictures that Andrew KF7CCC took while ...
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    Roger W9NCQ took a number of great pictures for the antenna maintenance at Jack's place. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't entirely cooperative ...
    Published on 08-18-2013 12:21 PM
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    Roger W9NCQ took photos of their trip to Flagstaff. According to Roger:

    "Those in the pictures are Jack Lunsford, Steve Grouse, Walt ...

    There's a lot to learn in amateur radio. Sometimes it can seem pretty overwhelming. Luckily, there are lots of people who would like to help you. Amateur radio has a tradition of "Elmers" - people who are willing to share their skills and experience with others.

    I don't yet have an amateur radio license

    You will need an amateur radio license to transmit. You don't need one to listen! You can listen to hams on scanners and short wave radios. On scanners, try 145.0 - 148.0 MHz FM. On short wave radios, listen around 14.150 - 14.350 in upper sideband or "USB" mode, if your radio supports it.

    If want to learn how to get an amateur radio license, click here to find out how.

    I just got an amateur radio license. What next?

    Once you've got an amateur radio license, it can sometimes feel like there's a mountain to climb. Don't worry, there are guides along the way.

    First, you'll probably want to set up your station. That means you'll need a radio. Here are some articles that might get you started:



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    Thanks to everyone who sent their pictures in. We had so many that they wouldn't fit in one article! Here are more pictures.

    From Andy Durbin K3WYC:


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    Here are the pictures we have (so far) from Field Day 2013. Thanks to the photographers!

    First, Gary Cline AF7BJ:


    Next, from Andrew Cornwall KF7CCC:


    Then Ken Charleton K4FZH:
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    TBARC members participated in a fox hunt on May 25, 2013. Thanks to Gary Cline AF7BJ for the pictures!
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    Earlier in April 2013, a group of TBARC members got together to help past president Jack Lunsford KD7RCJ raise a new antenna at his QTH in Flagstaff. ...
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