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Free Elmer App for New Hams:

from Charlie Young KY5U on January 10, 2014
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Fellow hams, I am announcing a new free web smartphone/Pad app for new hams called E-Elmer. It's free and it can be downloaded as an Android App or "saved to home screen" as an iOS app. See end of article for info.

E-Elmer Overview

E-Elmer is an Amateur Radio learning tool designed to bring a basic level of knowledge to new amateurs using mobile devices such as Smart Phones, Tablets, etc. The E-Elmer program is a mobile web application that encourages ham operators to learn “on the go” without the need to lug around text books or rely on computers. The application (app) itself contains original content as well as managed content from around the web presented in a manner that ensures a common look and feel when viewed on mobile devices.

Who is it for?

E-Elmer targets all new amateurs and short time hams as it's primary audience, although any amateur can use the app to brush up on offered subjects. The principle goal, however, is to bring everyone in amateur radio up to a basic understanding of the issues related to the hobby. E-Elmer runs the gamut from information about ham operating philosophy to easily understood explanations of complex technical issues. The goal is never to talk down to the new ham, but to assume little or no knowledge and start from that point. Every amateur has been on the air with others who seem to know much more and have a firm grasp of ham related subjects leaving some amateurs feeling inadequate. The goal of E-Elmer is to address this inadequacy by bringing everyone up to a higher basic level of understanding.


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Free Elmer App for New Hams:  
by NA5XX on January 12, 2014 Mail this to a friend!
Would like to have looked at it and tried it out, but all I get is Server Not Found.
Free Elmer App for New Hams:  
by K2BEW on January 13, 2014 Mail this to a friend!
The link worked fine for me, and I have it up and running on my KindleFire HD. Looks really nice. Thank you for making this available. I am just getting back into radio after being away for a year, and this is a great resource.
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