VE (Radio License) Testing
Date: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month
Time: 7:00 pm
Community of Christ
6231 Manning Avenue
Raytown, MO 64133-3736
Please contact Robin Cross, W0FEN
at 816-356-0888 or
Email to confirm that this schedule
has not changed.
Hams In Space
the web site where you can learn all about getting the Hams In Space
Sattellite Radio Team to give a presentation on FM Amateur Radio Satellites
at your Amateur Radio Club, Hamfest, or Event!
Amateur Radio Satellites
site was created by Allen Mattis, N5AFV of Houston, Texas. Not only does
this site contain many other links and resources, Allen has also done a lot
of study, trial and error, and observations on different antennas and
antenna configurations for working amateur radio satellites. I found a lot
of useful information here!
AMSAT.ORG is the proverbial
“mother-ship” for Amateur Radio Satellite. The Radio Amateur
Satellite Corporation (as AMSAT is officially known) was first formed
in the District of Columbia in 1969 as an educational organization. Its
goal was to foster Amateur Radio's participation in space research and
communication. AMSAT was founded to continue the efforts, begun in 1961,
by Project Oscar.
Also known as worksatellites.com is the location dedicated to the FM Amateur
Radio Satellites, maintained by Clint Bradford - K6LCS, the AMSAT Area
Coordinator for Southern California. This site contains everything any
ham operator needs to know to work the “FM Birds” in no time!
QRP / Low Power
QRP ARCI, also known
as QRP Amateur Radio Club International is the worldwide organization
dedicated to low power communication. Sharing in the fellowship and fun
activities with other QRPers worldwide, and reading and contributing to
our journal - QRP QUARTERLY - can be an enjoyable experience.
OMISS, or “Old
Man International Sideband Society,” has been operating list-type
awards nets on the General Amateur bands since 1981. Want to get your
WAS quickly? This is a great place to get it done. Do you like to work
lots of stations for unique awards? We have several challenging awards
to work for, each with an attractive certificate to hang on your wall.
Do you like contesting? We hold an annual QSO Party and invite the whole
Net, or 10-10 for short, is an organization of amateur radio operators
dedicated to maintaining high levels of amateur radio communications on
the 10-meter amateur band (28.0-29.7 MHz). Established in 1962, 10-10
has grown continuously since that day, with some ups and downs according
to the numbers of sunspots and the openness of the band. As you read this,
the number of 10-10 numbers issued to members is over 75,000. 10-10 would
welcome your membership in the organization if you have an amateur radio
license with 10-meter privileges. 10-10 offers the 10-meter enthusiast
the opportunity to share in a wide variety of activities internationally,
not the least of which is meeting new and old friends. By keeping the
band active through participation in 10-10 nets, QSO parties, and certificate
collection, 10-10 offers both satisfaction and challenges, while promoting
learning and courteous operating practices. The combination of on-the-air
activities, awards, a bi-annual convention, and the 10-10 News creates
an unusually strong bond among 10-10 members.
For Mobile Installation
Center, Inc. (email)
This company does a fine job of mobile radio installation. For an example
of their work, click here. If you're in the
Kansas City Metro Area, I highly recommend them!
For Radio Hardware
Your friendly neighborhood candy store of Overland Park, Kansas. Sales,
Home of the famous, Arrow II LEO, Hand-Held, Yagi Antenna used for
satellite contact. They make other surpurb antennas as well.
Another maker of supurb antennas for hand-held satellite work. Their
specialty is a 2m/70cm Log Periodic Antenna.
Myers Engineering dba
Makers of a wide variety of quadra helix antennas for a wide range of
commercial and amateur applications.
Makers of a wide variety of tuned, specialty antennas.
Stephen Gulyas BNC-to-SMA Adapters
Maker of specialized antenna adaptors for HT Radios.
Maker of a variety of HF Antennas. Including
Base HF, Portable HF, Mobile HF and Magnetic Loop Antennas
For QSL Cards
KB3IFH QSL Cards
Detailed, color QSL
Cards and Eyeball Cards. Great Personal Service! Great Professional Quality!
Great Ham Radio Resource for New Hams
A resource for newly
licensed operators in the Kansas City metro area.
Local Ham Radio News
List Web Site is a compilation or summary of the Larry’s List
e-mail broadcast maintained by Larry Staples – W0AIB. Larry has
monitored the pulse and moderated the issues for all things in ham radio
in the Kansas City Metro Area and beyond! A subscription to Larry’s
List is a MUST for all active hams, inactive hams, and ham wannabes! Our
hats are off to Larry, when we bestow the title on him as the Ayatollah
of the Radiola for the Midwest!