Ham Radio by W4BWW, Previously KJ4IGR, Click Here for about me.
What is Amateur Radio (Ham Radio)? This?
It is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. (Technically a cell phone is a 800-1200mhz radio) It’s fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need. If you have to know what Ham has to do with it read this otherwise carry on.
New and want to learn here is a full 6hrs+ free Class, while old, the questions will be different otherwise radio content is always consistent its the laws that change:
I suggest using QRZ.COM account and using their test or the hamradiolicenseexam.com and www.gordonwestradioschool.com if your in the idea to purchase a class . The ARRL.com is the best resource, as publishers or distributors of the QST and many other radio books.
Through HAM Radio I have been involved in various projects, clubs and events over the years. Belows is just a few of the highlights of some things and connections, I made thru being a Ham and thru the Club TTARS.
Things like: Finding Bob Norton, and helping Mr. Bob Edwards
Here is a short video for those that need another explanation:
and some other items we use radio for like these items below:
Bob N4FV has a web page located by clicking here, we keep the repeater agreement and stuff there.
and the Andrew Johnson Radio Club
and other clubs I have visited and done things with have been:
Knoxville Club or searching W4BBB
Cookeville Club or searching W4HPL
Climbing towers is also part of the hobby I began to enjoy although I am scared of heights!
I bring old towers down and put new ones up as well.
Here is My New tower being removed from Bill (William) Downs (WD2E) and me (behind camera) removing my new tower that I am working to finish the install at my house currently, I do have setup as of beginning of 2018 but still have some work to do before finishing the final touches.