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

Northeastern Wisconsin and UP of Michigan APRS Coverage Update

A recent trip from Appleton, Wisconsin through Green Bay, Wisconsin up to Michigan’s Kewenau Peninsula (Houghton / Hancock, Michigan area) through places like Iron Mountain / Kingsford / Norway, Michigan and Crystal Falls, Michigan and through Amasa, Michigan – then Covington, Michigan and L’Anse and Baraga, Michgan allowed me to … Continue reading

A Nice Little Disaster – A Ham Radio Operator’s Experience

Ham radio operators that train with ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services)  and RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services) do so for many reasons.  One is to use their skills and equipment when others are in need.  While the training can be a lot of fun, it is also quite serious.  … Continue reading

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