in the event of a natural disaster, communications is a helpful tool. We will begin organizing lines of communication for SOLR and patriots. ***Patience is needed as we get this organized***

1) if you currently run a active HAM (or similar) please let us know.

2) HAM classes are easy to find in your area, please do so and report back so that when your up and running we can get you on the list.

****more coming soon****

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1) If You already transmit, place your info in the discussion area below called "Current HAM operators Please put info here"

2) Those new to Ham, click the link and get started.

Find an exam-contact info in your area to get started. Once you get your license report back.

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3) Use the Comment wall for further Q and A.

Discussion Forum

Current HAM operators Please put info here 16 Replies

Started by Last reply by Edward Durfee Aug 29, 2015.

How Your Ham Progress Going? Post You Progress here 15 Replies

Started by Last reply by Dave Cook Jul 9, 2012.

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Comment by Nathan Preston on June 7, 2013 at 9:53pm

At least for as long as the internet exists, a viable method for anonymous communications.

Comment by Steven G. Elliott on January 19, 2013 at 6:28pm

Harry H.  Yes I did mean 2Kilo Watts.  They will hold up better and tune more frequencies.  Go and look and their postings of equipment for sale.  Most of the guys that list on there are reliable.  If they are not the Hams track them down and they no longer list there.  If you were closer to PA, I could probably be of more help to you.  Oh, I have run 2 KW mobile.

Comment by Steven G. Elliott on January 19, 2013 at 11:44am

Harry H,

   Get a 2mtr/440 HT or a 2mtr/440/220 HT the first thing you do.  They are mostly a throw-a-way item, so I would buy new unless you run across a really good deal.  Look for an HF unit that could be used a s a mobile station if needed.  Look for a screw-driver mobile antenna.  Look for an antenna tuner that will handle 2,000 watts.  There you go. 

Comment by Steven G. Elliott on January 9, 2013 at 3:52pm

X-Beast, if you know what you are doing, that radio can be made a tri-band.  Good radio for the money.

Comment by X-Beast on January 9, 2013 at 2:48pm

Dual Band HAM Radio for $43.00

It appears to be a good little radio for a rediculously low price. It has some pretty good reviews on Amazon. I've also gotten feedback from other HAM operators who say it's a good radio. Basically it's a Chinese knock-off of the Yeasu radio.

Comment by Maureen Gerrish on September 16, 2012 at 12:27pm

Exam Session

11/10/2012 | Troy NY 12180-3522

Sponsor: ATVET

CII Building - Rm 3045
Time: 10:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)

Comment by Rodney Crenwelge on July 31, 2012 at 9:54am
"Hayden insists that “The [order] does not transfer authorities between or among departments,” but the order does indeed allow the DHS to establish and implement control over even the privately owned communication systems in the country, including Internet Service Providers such as Time Warner, Verizon and Comcast, if the administration agrees that it is warranted for security’s sake."
Comment by Dave Cook on July 9, 2012 at 12:50pm

Our ARES Groups has been recommending the Yaesu FT-60. It is easy to use and hardy. It does soak up the battery faster with the other Yaesu products, so I would also buy another battery.

Comment by John A Smaldone on July 9, 2012 at 10:19am

Sounds great, I will look into it as well.


John Smaldone

Comment by Steven G. Elliott on July 8, 2012 at 9:58pm

Sarah, I have a Kenwood TH-D72A hand held that I paid about 3 times more for than the Yaesu, and I like the Yaesu better. 


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