New Ham FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)

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  • "Is a Walkie-Talkie ("HT") enough?"
    • NOPE!
  • "What should I learn First, Second, Third...?"
    • How To program my radio;
    • How to Find Repeater Info;
    • How to Operate on a Radio Net;
  • "How do I meet other Hams?"
  • "Do I need to spend Thousands of Dollars to be a Ham Operator?"
  • "Do I need a huge antenna on my roof, or a Big Tower in my backyard?"
  • "How do I find somebody to talk with?"
  • "How do I find an Elmer? (experienced Ham to help me)"
  • "How do I find Repeaters?"
  • "What information do I actually program into my radio, and why?
    • A Repeater needs you to program 4 things into your Radio's Memory for a given Channel:
      • the Frequency the Repeater actually transmits on;
      • the Offset to that Frequency, that Your Radio Adds or Subtracts to the Repeater's Frequency, that your radio will transmit on, so that the Repeater will hear it;
      • the Sub-Audible Tone that the Repeater needs to hear on your signal;
      • the Output Power Setting you want your Radio to use (usually Low is best).
  • "How do I find Radio Nets?"
  • "How do I find Ham Clubs near me?"
  • "Are there Public Service Events I can participate in?"
  • "How can I learn Morse Code?"
  • "I want to Upgrade my License; where do I find Study Materials online?"
  • "What Radio(s) should I buy?"
  • "How do I find Ham Fests, Conferences, and/or Swap Meets?"
  • "How do I find an Emergency Preparedness Group to join?"
  • "Ham Vocabulary, help!!??"
  • "How do I Program my Radio?"
  • "What is Earth-Moon-Earth?"
  • Online Practice Ham Tests: