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Posted: 11/15/2005 4:13:09 AM EDT
Im wanting to learn more about HAM radio and get myelf and my wife licesned.. But Its becomming difficult when I cant show my wife anything about it... I have to rely on her reading the book... Which she dosnt pic up that much...
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 4:53:51 AM EDT
btt
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 11:31:05 AM EDT
I am one HAM in a family of many, but I'm on the Space Coast and not near Pasco. I'm sure there is a local club in your area that you could visit/join. The club I am a member of provides prep classes for each test, I would assume any fairly organized club in your area would do the same.


Found this site with some club info on it:

http://www.wr6wr.com/newSite/departments/clubs/clubs_a-g.html

Gulf Coast ARC. P.O. Box 595, New Port Richey, FL 34656. Meets 4th Mon./monthly, 7:30 p.m., Marchman Tech. Ed. Cntr., 7825 Campus Dr., Bldg. C, Rm C122, New Port Richey. WA4GDN rptrs. 146.67(-) & 145.33(-), serving all of Pasco County.

Another try may be contacting your local weather service office and ask for the contact info for their Skywarn HAM contact, they could point you in the right direction.

I'll try and keep an eye out for you over the next couple days.

Dave
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 2:27:20 AM EDT
Thank you crisco, I passed my tech license exam by the way....Now I just have to get my wife licensed...
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:11:37 PM EDT
The "left coast" has a lot of active amateur radio clubs and a very active Skywarn/Ham program. I know that the Pinellas Co. area has a very STRONG working relationship with the Ruskin off ice of the NWS.

Here in Jupiter Farms my CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) both teaches ham classes and then finishes it off with a quarterly VEC testing session. We do the whole shabang from CERT Training, Ham Traning and Testing (not a requirement of CERT) all in house. We even have 2 UHF ham repeaters that belong to me right in the community ready to serve with 1 month worth of generator power, the antennas have survived all the hurricanes even at 190ft! I'll be leaving (hopefully) for a class III friendly state and looking forward to affordable land in a few months but one of the repeaters will stay behind in trusty service.
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