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Got the Book

Well we got the ARRL study book for the technician class. However, since I am a cheap skate and got it off of Amazon, I did not realize that it was 1st edition. I will study it anyway and hope that there isn’t too many changes since this edition and the next. So far though it is very interesting and brings back some of the things I learned back in physics class. Now I just have to find the time to buckle down and cram all this stuff into my head.

 

 

73′s

Technician License

My 16 year old son Robert and I really like Hamsphere. We have made contacts from all over the globe, and this has inspired us to go for our technician license. I found a local ham group, but before I contact them I wanted to get the ARRL book. Now all we need are a couple  of 2 meter handhelds. That way we can talk to each other here in the Upper Peninsula where there are many back packing trails. Also echolink can be used, and when we go into the bigger cites, we can use the repeaters to make QSO’s.

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QSL CARD CREATOR

I made this QSL with this great tool http://www.radioqth.net/qsl.aspx and then filled in the boxes using the qsl template editor over at http://www.hamsphere.com/qsledit.php . By combining both tools, you can create nice looking QSL cards.

 

Hello

Hello, my name is Chuck and this is my first post here. My family is really enjoying Hamsphere. My children and I have an interest in ham and I thought this would be an excellent way to learn more about amateur radio. We are a homeschooling family and always learning new things. We live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and enjoy all that the outdoors offers. From back packing to cross country skiing, hunting and fishing, and of course, taking in the beauty of the UP. I hope to share some of our experiences and some photos with you.

 

73′s

Chuck