How To Get A Ham Radio License – General Class Test

[google1]On May 21, 2011 I witnessed fine execution of the final step in the process of getting a general class FCC ham radio license.  Three people came to St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin to take – and pass – the ham radio license exam.  All three passed.  And … Continue reading

Ham Radio & SkyWarn Appreciation Day 2009

My wife and I attended Green Bay National Weather Service’s (NOAA) SkyWarn Appreciation Day on Friday December 4, 2009.  This day is a “thank you” to trained severe storm spotters that also use their ham radio training to form a many-to-many communications network of trained spotters that help provide real-time … Continue reading

Ham Radio – Basic Respect For Rules

One thing that bothers me when I hear “good” ham radio operators holding a QSO on the Green Bay, WI repeaters or the Appleton, WI repeaters or the Milwaukee, WI repeaters – wherever – are the guys that purposely defeat the time-out timer. You will hear “break for reset” during … Continue reading

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