HAM RADIO LINKS
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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 - John Mark Robertson K5JMR
            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

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 Plan
                    ARES Group Registration
                    Emergency Communications Training

                    ARES Registration Form - (.PDF)
       
L
AFAYETTE 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
        Acadiana Amateur Radio Assoc., Inc. - W5DDL Lafayette, 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 - Alexandria / Pineville, LA
        Delta DX Association - New Orleans, LA
        Jackson Amateur Radio Club - W5PFC (Jackson, MS
        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

OTHER AMATEUR RADIO CLUBS
        Beaumont Amateur Radio Club - W5RIN Beaumont, TX
        Orange Amateur Radio Club - W5ND Orange, TX
        Tyler Amateur Radio Club - Tyler, TX

ACADIANA AREA AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS HOME PAGES
        KN5GRK - Herman's World
        KC5NNH -John's Home Page
        NA5Q - Roland's Home Page
        KF5VH - Steve Mahler's Home Page

AMATEUR RADIO WEB HOSTING SERVICE
       
HAM WEB HOSTING - We are a Web Hosting and Domain Company for Ham Radio Operators
                                               and Club's by Ham Radio Operators.
        QTH.com -
Created and Maintained by Scott Neader, KA9FOX

AMATEUR RADIO SALES & PARTS
        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
        Sal's Antique Radio Parts - Capacitors, resistors, diodes, dial string and numerous other parts to repair antique tube 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


REPEATER LOOKUP
       
Repeaterbook.com - Click on the state to get repeater listings by city or Parish/County with features.
        Acadiana Area Repeaters - Provided by the Acadiana Amateur Radio Association, Inc. (AARA).

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
                                                              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 & 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
        ASTRON Power Supplies - Schematics & mods for most ASTRON supplies.
        Maker Pro - A Maker Community, Supporting You from Concept to Creation.
        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. Home Page
And on the left side you will see links to Classroom Presentations (in PowerPoint) for Tech and General, as well as links to practice exams for Tech, General, and Extra class. If you don't have PowerPoint, there is a link for a free PowerPoint Viewer. In each of those two links you will find both the separate chapters, as well as a zip file containing all of the chapters.

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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Last update April 2, 2021

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