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Ask Dave Episode 15: Emergencies and You—Are You Ready?

The Ask Dave videos answer your questions about ham radio. This episode covers the processes of organizing, training, and equipping prior to deployment of you and your ham radio equipment. The time to prepare to help in an emergency is … Continue reading

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Communicating is a critical element of preparedness

See very cool article on Mormon ham radio operators connecting members, wards, and stakes at this Church News link. And a tip of the hat to Eric Smith, WAƘUAV, for bringing this to my attention.

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Ham Radio: How much does it cost?

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE! VIEW THE VIDEO ADDED 17 FEB 2016: I’m often asked a simple question: how much does it cost to become a ham? The answer, of course, is “it depends.” But there’s a pretty basic path that most … Continue reading

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Wouxun KG-UV3D: Inexpensive Dual Band Handheld

I recently purchased the very inexpensive ($119.95) new Chinese-made Wouxun (pronounced OH-shing) KG-UV3D radio and am quite delighted with it. However the user interface is drastically different from the Japanese equivalents. I put this presentation together for the Montrose Amateur … Continue reading

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Emergency Communications: Alternatives to Ham Radio

Ham radio isn’t right for everyone and there are alternatives as the links below suggest. The so-called FRS (Family Radio Service) and GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) radios are alternatives. FRS is pretty short-range (less than a mile) and GMRS … Continue reading

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