McMinn County Amateur Radio
Helps & Software Page
This page contains links to some handy helps
for hams! Feel free to download!
This site is a compendium
that pertain to radio of all types. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/radio-study-guides.aspx
This web site checks for QSL
over 60 sites and can also calculate postage. See http://www.dxlabsuite.com/pathfinder/WebClient/
TN Ham License Plate form!
NE4L, has provided a pdf formatted form of the TN Ham
application, that you can fill out all of the blanks
signature, then print it out to take to your County Court
office. See http://www.mcminnarc.com/helps/TN_Ham_Tag_Form.pdf
BRYCE K. ANDERSON, K7UA has
an excellent resource named “THE NEW DXER’S HANDBOOK”. You
a personal copy (with his permission) at http://www.mcminnarc.com/helps/New_DXer's_Handbook-01-15-2011.pdf.
Meeting People with Ham
Page with links to ham radio groups and info. http://www.datehookup.com/content-meeting-people-with-ham-radios.htm
So, you want to put up a
all band loop antenna (a "Skywire")? See http://www.donkeith.com/n4kc/index.php?p=7#
down to N4KC's Skywire Horizontal Loop Antenna
Great resource on grounding
practices from PolyPhaser. http://www.protectiongroup.com/Utility/Knowledge-Base
Good article on trap and coil
in antennas. Is about verticals, but the info applies to
Do you need to cipher (aka figure, calculate, estimate, etc) some type of equation? See this site: http://www.calculatoredge.com/
Putting in a new 220V
outlet for that new amp? Or, trying to figure out
which wire goes where on a GFI? See http://www.ask-the-electrician.com
a tower? The info on this site is a MUST READ
before you do! http://www.championradio.com/technotes.html
my station! I don't hear nothin' but noise!
Before you do, download and read this... Noise
10M won't be dead
Build N4NLM's 10M Delta Loop...easy! http://www.mcminnarc.com/helps/10MDeltaLoop.pdf
license study materials FREE! See http://studyguide.eqth.org/
for ALL amateur radio tests: Why
buy one? Download what you need from http://www.ncvec.org/
. Click on "Amateur Question Pools" on the left side.
Ned Swartz, K1GU works Field Day with the MCARC, and he sent me a very good article on navigating the FCC ULS website for license renewals and update. It is a small pdf file, available at this link http://www.mcminnarc.com/helps/fcculsinfo.pdf . (Right click and "Save As".)
APRS resource and setup page. APRS
Just can't remember those resistor
Click "here" for a
resistor and capacitor program! (Only 230kb)
What about a web site where you can learn about
look up all kinds of electronic data? See http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/
Got power line noise? Don't know how to get it
resolved? Here is a good resource: http://www.powerlinenoise.com/
is a simple circuit you can build to use your power supply to
12V back-up battery and it will automatically change over when
fails! Click "here"
Here is a neat UTC clock
can download...it looks like this in "window"
mode... and like
minimized in the system tray...
Just click ztime.zip
will download. Unzip it to your "C" drive, and put a shortcut
to it in
your "Start Up" folder and it will run when you boot up! Neat
utility and only 89kb!
Need to know how to wire a
to your rig? Then click this link... http://homepage.ntlworld.com/rg4wpw/date.html