HAM RADIO LINKS
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FCC Website - Universal Licensing System (ULS)
EB - Regional and Field Offices - Enforcement Bureau
Region One covers Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
David Dombrowski is Regional Director
Region Two covers Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Puerto Rico,
Tennessee, Texas, and the Virgin Islands.
Ronald Ramage is Regional Director
Region Three covers Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska,
New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Lark Hadley is Regional Director
FCC Rules Part 97 - Amateur Radio Service - eCFR Title 47
General Rules & Regulations for Amateur Radio Enthusiasts - Basic Amateur Rules
Common Filing Tasks
Cancel a License - Renew a License - Change of Address - Check Application Status -
Modify Your System - Replace a License
How to File a Complaint:
Amateur Radio Complaints - Broadcast Complaints - Consumer Telephone-Related Complaints - Equipment Marketing Violations - Interference Complaints
Local Telephone Competition & Other Common-Carrier Market Violations - Wireless 911 and E911 Violations - To Submit a Radio Complaint
The mailing address to the FCC is:
Federal Communications Commission,
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
AMATEUR RADIO DISASTER - EMERGENCY- WEATHER LINKS
Allen Parish Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
Hurricane Watch Net Home Page
Lafayette Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP)
ARES - Amateur Radio Emergency Service from ARRL
Download the ARES Manual - (.PDF)
ARES Field Resources Manual - [PDF]
ARES Standardized Training Plan Task Book - [Fillable PDF]
ARES Standardized Training Plan Task Book - [Word]
ARES Group Registration
Emergency Communications Training
ARES Registration Form - (.PDF)
LAFAYETTE PARISH SKYWARN
Lafayette 537 Repeater -ALLSTAR / SKYWARN REPEATER for Lafayette Parish
Lafayette SkyWarn Group Home Page
SkyWarn Basic Spotters' Field Guide
SkyWarn Advanced Spotters' Field Guide
Lafayette SkyWarn Spotter's Guide
The 537 Repeater Commands / Information
SALVATION ARMY SATERN NET
Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) Links
WEATHER RELATED LINKS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
NWS Lake Charles, Louisiana
Doppler Radar and Radio Waves: Weather Station Monitoring - The history of doppler radar and how it works.
LOUISIANA AMATEUR RADIO CLUBS -
Clubs highlighted in "RED"
have newsletters available either on-line or by subscription.
Acadiana Amateur Radio Assoc., Inc. - W5DDL Lafayette, LA
ACADIANA DX ASSOCIATION - K5BLV - See FaceBook Page
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 - Alexandria / Pineville, LA
Crescent City Amateur Radio Group, Inc. - W5CCG Kenner, LA
Delta DX Association - New Orleans, LA
Jefferson Amateur Radio Club - W5GAD Meterie, LA
Livingston Amateur Radio Society - W5LRS Livingston, LA
Louisiana Contest Club (LCC) - Calhoun, LA
Louisiana Council of Amateur Radio Clubs (LCARC) - Our primary mission is providing frequency coordination services to all
amateur radio operators in the state of Louisiana.
Louisiana Delta Amateur Radio Club - KC5DR West Monroe, LA
Magnolia DX Association - K5MDX - W5 Magnolia, MS
Minden Amateur Radio Association - N5RD Minden, LA
Northeast Louisiana Amateur Radio Club - W5EA West Monroe, LA
OZONE Amateur Radio Club - W5SLA Slidell, LA
Piney Hills Amateur Radio Association - Ruston, LA
Shreveport Amateur Radio Association (SARA) - K5SAR Shreveport, LA
SouthEast Louisiana Amateur Radio Club - WB5NET Hammond, LA
Southwest Louisiana Amateur Repeater Club / Gator Amateur Radio Society (GARS) - W5BII Lake Charles, LA
Sulphur Amateur Radio Club - W5SUR Sulphur, LA
Thibodaux Amateur Radio Club - W5YL Thibodeaux, LA
Twin City Ham Club - W5EA West Monroe, LA
Westside ARC - W5ABD Westwego,LA
West Central Louisiana Amateur Radio Club - Leesville, LA
FEQUENCY BAND CHARTS
ARRL Band Chart - This chart is in color and .PDF format
KENWOOD HF-VHF-UHF Band Chart - This chart is in color and .PDF format
HOW TO PRINT OUT AN OFFICIAL COPY OF
Print out a official copy of your license - e-ham.net 11/28/2020
Must have a FCC Registration Number (FRN) and a valid e-mail address.
CALL SIGN LOOKUP PAGES
QRZ - Call Sign Data Base
U.S. Amateur Radio Callsign Lookup Page - University of Arkansas @ Little Rock, AR
Old Amateur Radio Call Books - 1906-1997 and some ARRL Handbooks in .PDF format (very large files). A lot of old ham
radio information and advertisments.
GETTING YOUR HAM RADIO LICENSE TRAINING & STUDY GUIDES
Technician License Study & Training Guide
General License Study & Training Guide
Extra Class Study & Training Guide
Ham Radio Testing - YouTube training videos on Technician - General - Extra Class License
Morse Code Training Tutorial - Bob GB2CW - RSGB QRS CW Practice Transmissions
W5YI-VEC - Resources for Amateur Radio Licensing - Learn About Amateur Radio - Shop for Study Guides -
Find a Exam Location - Renew Your License - Vanity Call Signs - Club Station Licenses
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 & REPAIR
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.
HamRepair.com - We are located in San Antonio, Texas, and have been serving the Amateur Radio community for over 20 years.
AMATEUR RADIO RESOURCES
Amateur Radio & DX Reference Guide - 700 AMATEUR RADIO TOPICS - 6,000 LINKS & 133 PAGES - From ANTENNAS to ZONES
A New Ham's Guide - How to Use Amateur (Ham Radio) Repeaters by N4UJW
ASTRON Power Supplies - Schematics & mods for most ASTRON supplies.
Maker Pro - A Maker Community, Supporting You from Concept to Creation.
100 Years of Radio
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
Study Guides - right click on these links and Save As:
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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