The National Traffic System is a great way to get involved with the hobby of Amateur Radio. It teaches you some message handling techniques and provides you with contacts. If you ever wanted to start using that skill more and would like someone to talk with you can get an Amateur Radio PenPal.
NTS PenPal is a system started by a Texas Traffic Manager to connect Amateur Radio Operators with others around the country and around the world. This gives you the opportunity to send traffic of all kinds and get responses back. Teaching message handling skills and also emergency preparedness. So, if you are interested click on the link, sign up and wait to see who and where you will get connected.
Looking for something interesting to do this winter and want to learn some more Ham Radio knowledge? Well here is something right up your alley. The Ham Radio University (HRU) is holding their educational conference on Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 8 am to 4 pm EST. Registration is free, but they do suggest a donation of $5
There are several presentations being held covering some of the following topics: emergency communications; operating HF basics; Earth satellite use; remote station operation over the internet; software defined radio (SDR); HF and UHF digital communications; and Raspberry PI computer use with amateur radio. There area about 14 different sessions you could attend or just a few.
This link provides all the information you need to get started. So, if you want or need something to learn and have the time sign up and enjoy.
This site and the corresponding link was just recently brought to my attention so I thought it would be a good idea to share it here also.
The Radio Relay International is set to assist with Global Messaging by Amateur Radio. Providing traffic net information, radio grams, and other important communication documents and information. The link has been added to our Links page.
Here is the actual link for their site: http://radio-relay.org/
-73 & Stay safe and healthy.
Due to the continued rise in COVID-19 cases in the area we will not have our January meeting in-person at Theodore’s. We will be having our meeting virtually again.
We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and we will meet in January online again over our virtual format.
Stay Safe and Healthy