Tag Archives: new ham

Buying your first Amateur Radio – Ham Radio Q and A

Alright, you just got your amateur radio license and you’re itching to get on the air. But first you need a radio. What type should you get? As a volunteer examiner, I’ve been asked this question scores of times. It’s a common question of the new ham, and one that doesn’t have an easy answer. […]

Ham Radio Q and A Episode 1: Is it a good idea to put an antenna in your attic?

Ham Radio Q & A is a new type of amateur radio themed online show were I’ll answer your ham radio questions. You too can get your ham radio question answered, just send me an email to kb9vbr@jpole-antenna.com or leave your question in the comments below. Do you have a question about antennas, equipment, or […]

Getting started: Radio recommendations for new hams

Alright, you’ve just received your ham radio Technician license, or are in the process of earning your license. You’ve been reading the literature and looking at radios to get started with. Maybe you’re even shopping around on eBay or the other sites for a new or used radios. One of the exciting things about this […]

Amateur Radio Antennas for new hams

Are you a new Amateur Radio operator? Just received received your callsign and are now excited to get on the air.   Congratulations and welcome to the Amateur Radio Service! Amateur Radio is a great hobby that will offer years and years of exploration, fun, and variety. By now you’ve probably received your first catalog […]

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