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ARRL INFO:
       ARRL's Home Page
   
     ARRL DELTA DIVISION WEBSITE - ARRL DELTA DIVISION DIRECTOR - David Norris K5UZ
            ARRL Arkansas Section Website
Section Manager - James Fergusern - N5LKE
            ARRL Louisiana Section Website - Section Manager - Houston Polson - N5YS
            ARRL Mississippi Section Website -Section Manager - Malcolm Keown - W5XX
            ARRL Tennessee Section Website - Section Manager - Keith Miller Sr. - N9DGK
   
           ARRL Web: Amateur Exam Question Pools

EMERGENCY WEBSITES:

  • The Lafayette City-Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness - Information on all emergency situations
  • Lafayette OHSEP - The Lafayette City-Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • Louisiana GOHSEP - Louisiana's Homeland Security + Emergency Preparedness State Regions
  • Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) Contacts - Parish Contacts (Phone Numbers-Fax Numbers-Websites)
  • Lafayette Parish 537 SkyWarn Repeater System - Info on the 145.370 Repeater
  • National Weather Service - Lake Charles, LA - (337) 477-5285
  • Louisiana SkyWarn Frequencies -
  • Lafayette SkyWarn - Emergency Communications in Lafayette Parish and surrounding areas provided
                                      by the
    Acadiana Amateur Radio Assoc., Inc W5DDL
  • LOUISIANA AMATEUR RADIO CLUBS
            Acadiana Amateur Radio Assoc., Inc. - W5DDL Lafayette, LA
            Acadiana DX Association - K5BLV Lydia, LA
            Amateur Radio Club of Shreveport - Shreveport, LA
            Ascension ARC - K5ARC Gonzales, LA
            Atchafalaya DX Association, Inc. - WA5MC Morgan City, LA
            Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club - Baton Rouge, LA
            Central Louisiana Amateur Radio Club - N5AEX Alexandria / Pineville, LA
            Delta DX Association - W5RU New Orleans, LA
            Jefferson Amateur Radio Club - W5GAD Meterie, LA
            LOHSEP Amateur Radio Club -  Livingston, LA
            Louisiana Contest Club (LCC) - Calhoun, LA
            Louisiana Delta Amateur Radio Club - KC5DR West Monroe, LA
            Minden Amateur Radio Association - N5RD Minden, LA
            Northeast Amateur Radio Club - W5EA West Monroe, LA
            OZONE Amateur Radio Club - W5SLA Slidell, LA
            Piney Hills Amateur Radio Association - KQ5T Ruston, LA
            Shreveport Amateur Radio Association (SARA) - K5SAR Shreveport, LA
            SouthEast Louisiana Amateur Radio Club - WB5NET Hammond, LA
            Southwest Louisiana Amateur Repeater Club - W5BII Lake Charles, LA
            Sulphur Amateur Radio Club - W5SUR Sulphur, LA 
            Thibodaux Amateur Radio Club - W5YL Thibodeaux, LA
            Westside ARC - W5ABD Westwego,LA
            West Central Louisiana Amateur Radio Club - Leesville, LA

    OTHER AMATEUR RADIO CLUBS
    Beaumont Amateur Radio Club - W5RIN Beaumont, TX
    Jackson Amateur Radio Club - W5PFC (Jackson, MS
    Magnolia DX Association - K5MDX - W5 Magnolia, MS
    Orange Amateur Radio Club - W5ND Orange, TX

    ACADIANA AREA AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS HOME PAGES
            KN5GRK - Herman's World
            KC5NNH -John's Home Page
            NA5Q - Roland's Home Page

    AMATEUR RADIO VENDORS THAT HAVE SUPPORTED OUR LOCAL HAMFESTS IN THE PAST
            ABR Industries - A Full-Line American-Made Coax (RF) Cable Assembly Manufacturer
            BE READY SOLAR - Solar Panels & Modules
            ELECRAFT - Hands on - Ham Radio Kits
            EXPERT AMPS USA - Solid State Amateur Radio Amplifiers
            FlexRadio Systems - Software Defined Radios
            Frank Krize - Krize Electronics (Surplus Tubes & Parts) - 1373 Chapel Hill Road, 
                                            Natchez, MS 39120 - Phone: (601)442-0973
                                           k5svc@natchez.net
            Gifts4Hams / Plaques - Laser Engraved, Etched & Marked Gifts for All Hams
            Icom America - Amateur Radio Products
            Kenwood Amateur Radio Equipment - Phil Parton (Factory Rep.)
            Main Trading Company - Amateur - Commercial - CB Radios
            MCM-Computers - MCM Computers - Livingston, LA - Hebert McMorris WA5VPX - Phone: (225)698-3064 - hrmac@eatel.net
            MFJ Eneterprises - Amateur Radio Products
            Palmetto Antennas - Antennas plus WOUXUN RADIOs & Accessories
            Poles and Things - W3ARS - Military Aluminum / Fiber Glass Poles & Accessories
            Radiowavz Antennas - All Types of Wire Antennas & Accessories
            rtSystems - Programming Software & Cables for your radios
            The Sign Man of Baton Rouge - Custom Signs & Name Badges
            Yaesu - Amateur Radio Equipment
            Hub City Amateur Radio Sales - Telephone 601-467-1458
            Walter Cork KI4TNN (Surplus Electronics) E-Mail: bottlestopper@yahoo.com

    CALL SIGN LOOKUP PAGES
            QRZ - Call Sign Data Base
            U.S. Amateur Radio Callsign Lookup Page - University of Arkansas @ Little Rock, AR

    RADIO REPAIR & PARTS
            K5LLZ Rotator Repair & Service - Fred Goughler, 101 N. Quapaw, Skiatook, OK 74070 - Repair & part on:  HiGain, TR 44, CD45, Tailtwister.

    GETTING YOUR HAM RADIO LICENSE TRAINING & STUDY GUIDES
            No Nonsense Study Guides - by KB6NU
            Technician License Study & Training Guide
            General License Study & Training Guide
            Extra Class Study & Training Guide
            Morse Code Training Tutorial - Bob GB2CW - RSGB QRS CW Practice Transmissions
                                                                  Various Operators

    ONLINE TESTING
         For those looking to get their license or upgrade to a higher class license here's some valuable resources:
         Video tutorials on obtaining an Amateur Radio License can be found at:
         Technicians Class - http://dcasler.com/ham-radio/training/ or https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7564E84F0A8082FD
         General Class - http://dcasler.com/ham-radio/general/ or https://www.youtube.com/playlistů
         Extra Class - http://dcasler.com/ham-radio/extra/ or https://www.youtube.com/playlistů


    HAM RADIO CATALOGS & EQUIPMENT

    Alinco Electronics - Welcome Page
    Amateur Radio Supplies LLC - Quality Products, Fast Shipping!
    HRO(Ham Radio Outlet) - Home Page
    Main Trading Company - Ham Radio Equipment
    Maxcon-Antennas - Antenna manufactures of wire antennas and accessories.

    AMATEUR RADIO RESOURCES
    Amateur Radio & DX Reference Guide - 700 AMATEUR RADIO TOPICS - 6,000 LINKS & 133 PAGES - From ANTENNAS to ZONES
    ASTRON Power Supplies - Schematics & mods for most ASTRON supplies.
            Maker Pro - A Maker Community, Supporting You from Concept to Creation.
    Meeting People With Ham Radios - Lots of information and links on ham radio here.
    All About Ham Radios
    AMATEUR RADIO ON-LINE
    100 Years of Radio
    Createqr.org - A Closer Look At Morse Code.
    Enclosures & Cases Inc. - The leader in precision enclosures.
            Ethics and Operating Procedures for the Radio Amateur
    HamTestOnLine 
    Ham Radio in the 21st Century
    History of the Radio
    Ham Radio Resource Guide - Lot of information & links found here.
    AppliancePartsPro.com - A lot of information on radio "do-it-yourself" projects.
    RIEDON.COM - Riedon is a resistor manufacturer company specializing in Power Resistors, Precision Resistors, 
                                       and High Tempature Resistors.
    ROHM - Design and manufacture of integrated circuits (IC's), semiconductors and other electronic components.
    TXM Manufacturing - Custom coax cables & connectors - (844) 266-3718
    K8CX-HAM GALLERY - Lots of Ham Radio Information and Links
    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and U. S. Naval Observatory (USNO)
            What is a Ham Radio - Radio Guide - Home of Radios & Antennas
    Wire Antennas for Ham Radio - Dimensions for just about any wire antenna for any band with drawings.
    ZIP Scanners - Police Scanner Resources & Learning

    PROGRAMMING YOUR RADIO WITH CHIRP SOFTWARE
             CHIRP Home Page - Using CHIRP software to program numerous VHF/UHF transceiver makes & models
             Programming Radios using CHIRP software - CHIRP Radio Programming Webinar
    Program a Baofeng Radio with CHIRP
             Baofeng & Pofeng Radio Programming Cables & Drivers for Windows 10
     

    HAM RADIO LICENSE INFORMATION AND LINKS (Info by Paul Coats - AE5JU W5YI CVE)
    Go to this site:
    W5DDL Acadiana Amateur Radio Association, Inc.
       All the information you will need for Tech, General, and Extra class license.

    There are also courses of study that may be subscribed to at:
            Ham Tests on Line
                   (NOTE- When you print out these guides, yes, print them... use a Magic Marker to black out all the wrong answers. This way you
                    study only the correct answers and everything else looks unfamiliar. Seriously, print, black out, study. Just take my word for it and
                    do it.)
    Study Guides - right click on these links and Save As:

    TECHNICIAN:
         NCVEC 2010 Tech Test Pool
         KB6NU Tech Study Guide
    GENERAL:
        NCVEC 2011 General Test Pool
        No-Nonsense-General License Study Guide
    EXTRA:
        Revised 2012-2016 Extra Class Pool
        KB6NU How Everybody Can Be An Extra

    PRACTICE TESTS ON LINE:
    QRZ on Line Test
    AA9PW
    Eham
    Ham Exam

    TESTING LOCATIONS:
    W5YI-VEC (Search by State)
    ARRL (Search by State, Country, or Zip Code)

    NOTES:
         Here's what to do... study the study guides a few evenings. Then begin doing the W5DDL classroom presentations. You can do one or two a night.
         Also begin taking the practice tests. With all of those sites, each time you take the test it will have a different random draw of questions from the question pool... just like the real test you will take. I would also suggest you take the practice test on a different site each time. This will help you get used to the appearance of the test being different, just as it will be when you take the actual test. Take two or three (or more if you have time) of the practice tests each night after going through a chapter from W5DDL. By the time you are finished with the W5DDL classes you will be ready for the Tech test, and you will pass.
    BUT WAIT!!! There's more!!!
         When you are confident that you will pass the Tech, and are passing by 90% or more, begin study for the General. If you are smart enough to pass the Tech, you are smart enough for the General, too. With the General comes greatly expanded band privileges. Keep up with studying the Tech guides and the practice tests, but add the General.


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    kn5grk@lusfiber.net

    Last update - May 27, 2024

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