FCC Technician Amateur Radio Licensing Class

This class will take place over two Saturdays, February 1st and February 8th 2014. There will be a VE testing session following the last class. There is no cost to attend the class itself. We will be using the 2010-2014 Technician Class study manual by Gordon West. The manual is highly recommended and can be […] Read more »

Main Trading Christmas Sale

If you aren’t following mtcradio.com with their email specials, you are missing out.  Out of all the online retailers that I follow, I think they have the best deals. Dear Jason, Another year is nearly over and we wanted to thank you for your business this year.  From Our family to yours, we hope you […] Read more »

Broadband HamNet – HSMM MESH

This is something cool I heard about a while back, but just now started doing some real research on.  Thanks to KC5ONZ for explaining how a MeshNet can be used in Ham Radio, and thanks to WA5YSX for informing me that there is already a huge network covering most of N. Texas for ham-only activity. […] Read more »

Ham Radio for Beginners, part 3

How Do I get an Ham Radio License? The short answer:  Pass a 35-question test with a 74% or higher grade (26 questions) Details: Most Ham Radio Clubs will give you a test to get a license.  If you aren’t aware of a club near you, just Google your city name followed by the terms “Amateur […] Read more »

Hamshack Redesign

I’m rearranging my desk and shelves in the hamshack to make room for more radios and equipment.  Here is the latest pic.  It isn’t completed yet, but I wanted to post these anyway.  More to come later.       On the shelves are the following radios:   Top shelf – Radio Shack HTX-212.  Not […] Read more »