Resources for Ham Radio, Scanners, CB, GMRS, FRS and Shortwave Radio

AA6TS Home Page

s-meterThe purpose of this site is:

  1. Provide information and resources useful to radio operators and listeners.
  2. To help educate new hams and offer guidance to all radio hobbyists.
  3. To offer a connection point where radio enthusiasts can meet and exchange comments and information.
  4. To promote amateur radio, shortwave listening, frequency scanning, and Citizens
    Band radios such as CB, GMRS, FRS and eXRS.
  5. To support disaster services, especially emergency communications.
  6. To provide news and links of interest to the radio community.
  7. To make it easier for you to locate ham radio resources and information.

This site was launched in December 2011 by Tom Smerk, AA6TS (formerly N6TKT), and it has a lot of room for development. I hope that it will eventually become a favorite of hams and radio enthusiasts around the world. You can help by taking the time to explore the site, leave a comment or introduce new topics, share any interesting news that you have verified, send me comments, share your favorite links, or post a photo of your ham shack, unusual piece of equipment, your club or group, or an event you worked on. My email is tom@aa6ts.com.

Feel welcome to share these Getting Started guides with your club or organization. Let me know if there are other topics you would like to see covered. Use the links in the site menu above to access more useful information from other sites.

How to get your amateur radio license and become a “ham”
I just obtained my Ham Radio License – Now What?
How to get started with Ham Radio
Top Ten Rules for Being a Good Amateur Radio Operator
Upgrading to Amateur Radio from Other Radio Services
Ham Radio Training for Responders and Groups
Guide to Joining a Net for New Hams
Guide to Using Repeaters for New Hams
What to put in your Go Kit
Digital Mode Primer
What kind of ham are you?
Comic books to introduce people to ham radio – Good idea!

Enjoy your visit, and please come back often.

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The shack as of January 2014

This site was Updated on 4/28/2015       Bus clip art courtest Jeff K1NSS