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locked sticky New Hams - A guide to getting started in amateur radio


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New Hams - A guide to getting started in amateur radio


Getting started with your 2-meter handheld. 

You have your new handheld radio.  Now it's time to get your radio programmed and get on the air.
Randy Hall, K7AGE, has a few short videos to help you get started.

How to get started on Ham Radio 2 Meter FM, Part 1 - Repeater basics

How to get started on Ham Radio 2 Meter FM, Part 2 - Operating your handheld

How to get started on Ham Radio 2 Meter FM, Part 3 - Programming your handheld



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Doug KM4LKC
 
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New Hams - A guide to getting started in amateur radio


Upgrading your rubber duck or adding an outdoor antenna for your handheld. 

Do you want to add a little more performance to your handheld radio?  You might consider replacing the rubber duck antenna.  Many hams add an external antenna mounted outdoors or in the attic, which can plug into the handheld for use at home.  Here are a few links to get you started.

Replacement for the rubber duck

Here are several outdoor antenna options:

Local ham Charley Coulter's aluminum J-pole antenna for 2m / 70cm -
Contact Charley Coulter, K9MZN  -  email to   charlana2  "at" embarqmail "dot" com

Ed Fong's TBJ-1 antennas

The antenna farm offers a nifty mobile to base conversion kit.