Snake River Amateur Radio Club  

                 Canyon County, Idaho      Grid: DN13

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Link Of The Week Part II

Okay, Okay. We heard you! Due to many requests, we are going to do another year long "link of the week" episode. YouTube still has hundreds, or thousands of Ham radio videos that we haven't shown you, so let us continue down this delightful path of education and entertainment. Every week for the next 52 weeks we will add another new video for you to check out, so get your popcorn and a favorite beverage on standby. Here we go...


 1. Everybody has to begin somewhere:

 2. First you need a license. Don't worry, it's easy:

 3. And a little knowlege goes a long way toward getting it:

 4. With license in hand, what about that first radio?:

 5. Yes, sometimes we operate out of band. Oh the humanity!:

 6. Some videos need no explanation. Get out there and live!:

7. Does QRP work in poor conditions? Suprisingly, it can, and does:

8. Using CHIRP to program your chinese radio: 

9. Making a case for doing the unthinkable. EEK!

10. Some pointers for buying Ham gear online:

11. Field Day is always a work day for Murphy's Law:

12. 17A! The biggest Field Day station on the air:

13. Kit building: building your skills as well

14. What condition is your coax in?

15. Confused about DSTAR, YSF, and other new-fangled digital repeater setups? Are they good or bad? Here's a good overview of digital radio. Starts at the 9:00 minute mark:

16. Field expedient antennas. Anything metal can be an antenna!

17. Bored? Try making a NOAA weather satellite receive antenna:

18. Satellite contacts? Not as hard as you think it is:

19. How to make a multi-band dipole antenna for HF:

20. What's all the fuss about magnetic loop antennas?

21. How much signal loss do you really get from UHF connectors?

22. How much signal loss do you really get from coax cables?

23. Station grounding: Yes. You really do need it.

24. Build a 2 meter beam out of an old tape measure:

25. How to get a copy of your license from the FCC website:

26. How to apply for a vanity call sign from the FCC website:

27. Stuff happens. This is why you should carry an HT:

28. CB? GMRS? Ham? What's the difference, anyway?

29. Here's an antenna experiment you've never tried:

30. State Parks on the air? Why doesn't Idaho do this?

31. Balloon launches are trendy now. Everybody's doing it.

32. Finally! Digital software for Linux, and how to get it:

33. Ever wonder what the FCC has inside those black Suburbans?

34. Is our EMCOMM network an outdated dinosaur?

35. These guys really put the "Field" into Field Day: 

36. A neat,field-ready 2M antenna - using aluminum tent poles:

37. Finally! An explanation of what SOTA is, snd how to do it:

38. Some antenna ideas for SOTA seekers:

39. "When all else fails..." Ham radio really does work:

40.  As we've said before - you really NEED backup power:

41. This is the best promotion of Ham Radio we've ever seen:

42.  Some good recommendations on radios to cover everything:

43. Not radio info, but a great learning channel:

44, How old is your coax? Check your antennas regularly!

45. Got RFI noise on your radios? You might check this source:

46. A good Ham radio intro for general audiences:

47. Finally! A decent excuse to buy a quadcopter!

48. When the zombies come, you can listen to this net:

 49. Not ham related, but good listening. Turn off the lights first.:

50. Sometimes it's fun to just listen:

51. The Santa net. Every year on this frequency:

52. And just when you think you've heard it all:

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