McMinn County Amateur Radio
Helps & Software Page
This page contains links to some handy helps
and software for hams! Feel free to download!
Keeping Windows XP? see this... http://www.mcminnarc.com/helps/WindowsXP.pdf
Can't run ladder line
because it is too close to your house? See this link.
Huge Website of Grounding info! http://www.solacity.com/Lightning.htm
This site is a compendium of
links that pertain to radio of all types. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/radio-study-guides.aspx
This web site checks for QSL
info on over 60 sites and can also calculate postage. See
TN Ham License Plate form!
Jerry, NE4L, has provided a pdf formatted form of the TN
Ham License Plate application, that you can fill out all
of the blanks except the signature, then print it out to
take to your County Court Clerk's office. See http://www.mcminnarc.com/helps/TN_Ham_Tag_Form.pdf
BRYCE K. ANDERSON, K7UA has
written an excellent resource named “THE NEW DXER’S
HANDBOOK”. You can download a personal copy (with his
permission) at http://www.mcminnarc.com/helps/New_DXer's_Handbook-01-15-2011.pdf.
It is about a 1MB download.
Meeting People with Ham
Radios - 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
really long 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
loss in antennas. Is about verticals, but the info applies
to many situations. http://www.bencher.com/pdfs/00816ZZV.pdf
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
putting up a tower? The info on this site is a MUST READ
before you do! http://www.championradio.com/technotes.html
HELP! I am about to sell my station!
I don't hear nothin' but noise! Before you do,
download and read this... Noise
Abatement on HF Radios
10M won't be dead
forever! Build N4NLM's 10M Delta Loop...easy! http://www.mcminnarc.com/helps/10MDeltaLoop.pdf
Amateur radio license
study materials FREE! See http://studyguide.eqth.org/
Study Guides 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".)
UI-VIEW32 for APRS resource and setup page. APRS
Just can't remember those resistor colors? Click "here" for a resistor and capacitor
program! (Only 230kb)
What about a web site where you can learn about
or 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/
Here is a simple circuit
you can build to use your power supply to charge a 12V back-up
battery and it will automatically change over when the power
fails! Click "here" to view.
Here is a neat UTC clock
you can download...it looks like this in "window"
mode... and like this minimized in the
Just click ztime.zip
and it 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 little utility and only 89kb!
Need to know how to wire a
mic to your rig? Then click this link... http://homepage.ntlworld.com/rg4wpw/date.html
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