Links

Become an Amateur Radio Operator:
Amateur Radio License Guides – From the ARRL Store
Amateur Radio License Guides – From the Gordon West W5YI Group
Ham Radio for Dummies – Ward Silver’s Reference for the Rest of Us
Plain-English Study Guide for the Technician Class License – Richard Clem, W0IS
No Nonsense Guide to Ham Radio – Technician license manual (entry level) pdf
No Nonsense Guide to Ham Radio – General license manual (intermediate) pdf
No Nonsense Guide to Ham Radio – Extra Class license manual (highest level) pdf
Practice Amateur Radio Exams – Free practice tests online at qrz.com
Practice Amateur Radio Exams – Free practice tests online at eham.net
Find a License Exam Session in Your Area – Courtesy of the ARRL
Welcome! – You’ve passed the test, now what?

 

National and International:
ARRL – American Radio Relay League
AC6V – Amateur Radio and DX Reference Guide
AMSAT – The Amateur Radio Satellite Organization
CQ Amateur Radio – The Active Ham’s Magazine
DX Zone – Categorical guide to Amateur Radio
D-STAR – Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio
EchoLink – Amateur Radio via the Internet
IRLP – Internet Radio Linking Project

 

State and Area:
NC ARRL – North Carolina Section of the ARRL
Carolina 440 – Linked UHF Repeaters
PCRN – Piedmont Coastal Repeater Network
SERA – South Eastern Repeater Association

 

Neighboring Clubs:
AARC – Alamance Amateur Radio Club
CARC – Cary Amateur Radio Club
DFMA – Durham FM Association
FLARC – Falls Lake Amateur Radio Club
GARA – Greensboro Amateur Radio Association
JARS – Johnston Amateur Radio Society
RARS – Raleigh Amateur Radio Society
SWARC – South Wake Amateur Radio Club
TATV – Triangle Amateur Television Association
TEARA – Triangle East Amateur Radio Association
North Carolina Amateur Radio Clubs – From the NC ARRL Section Website

 

Miscellaneous:
Hamspeak Glossary – An alphabetical listing of Amateur Radio lingo, in plain English
Bandplan – US Amateur Frequency Allocations chart (PDF)
DBj Radio & Electronics – The Homeboys from Jamestown NC
FCC Part 97 – Regulations for Amateur Radio
MVR35 Blank Form – The form to obtain a North Carolina callsign license plate (PDF)
QTH.com – Ham Radio Classified Ads
Timekeeping – Local and universal, 12 and 24-hour formats explained (PDF)
Radio QTH – Eldon Lewis’ guide to available vanity callsigns

21st century hams

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