HAM Radio Basics- HAM 101





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Published on Jan 3, 2016

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Lot's of you stand on the fringes, intimidated by HAM, or amateur, radio. While there IS much to learn, this video is the start of a series that will answer all of your questions and get YOU licensed and on the air. Stay tuned, as we will go through all the examples and MORE in this series.

Links mentioned in this video-
The Baofeng UV-5R (http://goo.gl/UPviw7) and a $15 license is all it takes to get started. Check out our article on how to get your HAM radio license in 7 days- http://goo.gl/ti7zbo
This ARRL HAM Radio License Manual is also a good resource-

A solar backup is a great way to ensure you always have communications, check out our solar series on how to do this here-

Mobile Radios are a great way to communicate locally (mounted in a fixed location). In the video, I talked about Cross-Band Repeat using the Kenwood TM-V71A (https://amzn.to/2RwmbAD) and showed you the Comet GP-3 antenna (https://amzn.to/2Ava9Ou). For fixed locations, you will also need a power supply (https://amzn.to/2Fb1zaD)

HF Communications lets you talk to the world. In this video you saw the Icom IC-7200..well, this video is a few years old now, so the Icom IC-7300 has taken its place: https://amzn.to/2RBPZvG
You will also need an antenna tuner (https://amzn.to/2GYXzMQ), power supply (https://amzn.to/2Fb1zaD), and an antenna (https://amzn.to/2SCLP4b)

If you just want to get on the air with little hassle, they've begun offering packages like this one with the Icom-718 with power supply, antenna, headset, foot switch, and cabling:


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