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Author Topic: Tune in the world...Now your talking...what's available for interested people?  (Read 1028 times)
WX7Q
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« on: February 02, 2019, 07:01:33 PM »

Just wondering what resources/materials are available for folks who might be interested in ham radio. Had some work done here at the house, both electricians (late 20's) were quizzing me about ham radio.

It would be nice to give them materials/websites to pique their interest.

It REALLY bums me out that there are no longer Ham radio magazines available at the local newstands that would help attract new people to the hobby.

73
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W4KYR
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 07:13:15 PM »

There are a number of YouTube videos out there
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 07:21:16 PM »

Send them to this page on the ARRL web site:

http://www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio/

It has links to information about:

Getting licensed
Getting on the air
FCC License Information and Forms
Volunteer Examiners
Courses and Training
Volunteer Instructors and Mentors
and, of course
Purchasing the License Manual for the Technician license.

And an on-line search for "Introduction to Amateur Radio" will bring up LOTS of hits.
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2019, 08:18:09 PM »

It REALLY bums me out that there are no longer Ham radio magazines available at the local newstands that would help attract new people to the hobby.
Back in the 50's and 60's that was a big draw! I just subscribed to a year of a radio magazine of older boat anchor radios just to have "something" to read. (Don't even remember the title of the rag.) … sigh …
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2019, 04:31:46 PM »

Did they ask u is it like C.B..  I bet they did. Nuff Said.  Everyone please be safe and Enjoy the Hobby. 73s.
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 07:14:00 PM »

Quote> I just subscribed to a year of a radio magazine of older boat anchor radios just to have "something" to read. (Don't even remember the title of the rag.) … sigh …<End quote
As an update: "Electric Radio - Celebrating a bygone era for 30 years"
Surprisingly enough, it seems to be quite nice. A lil bit nostalgic and a lot of fond memories. LOL (I'll try to remember to never judge a book by its title! Hi.)
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2019, 11:11:03 AM »

......It REALLY bums me out that there are no longer Ham radio magazines available at the local newstands that would help attract new people to the hobby.....

When I received my Novice ticket back in 1980, I had already begun a subscription to a great magazine called Ham Radio Horizons, published by Ham Radio Magazine.  It had all kinds of interesting construction articles and featured stories written in first person from Dxpeditions, and special events.  The object was to demystify equipment and terminology for beginner hams.

I was surprised to find that the first couple of years are available for free on this site:
https://archive.org/details/hamradiohorizons
While the equipment and advertisements may be antique, the theory it contains is not and is laid out clearly for a beginner. Unfortunately, 1980 and 1981 are missing from this site.
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2019, 11:38:19 AM »

Update: I found the entire 4 years of Ham Radio Horizons on DVD for $20 from eCrater.com
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2019, 05:33:22 PM »

Update: I found the entire 4 years of Ham Radio Horizons on DVD for $20 from eCrater.com
Whoa!!! Gotta look that up!!!
Charlie, K3UIM
on edit: You must have gotten the last CD. I looked and … nothing but separate issues.
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2019, 08:49:26 PM »

This video from a couple of years ago gives a snapshot of different things we do

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdOObNDf0Fk

Some other stuff on my website at http://home.alphalink.com.au/~parkerp/gateway.htm
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