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President - Wade Wehrenberg N5PHV- 918-272-5160
Vice President - Andy Vandeventer N5NYP
Secretary/Treasurer - Steve Bragg KA9MVA


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Introduction to Amateur Radio

The Amateur Radio Service as defined by the Federal Communications Commission is "a radio communication service for the purpose of self-training, intercommunication and technical investigations carried out by amateurs, that is, duly authorized persons interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest."

Five Principles of the Amateur Radio Service:

  1. Recognition and enhancement of the value of the amateur service to the public as a voluntary noncommercial communication service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications.
  2. Continuation and extension of the amateur's proven ability to contribute to the advancement of the radio art.
  3. Encouragement and improvement of the amateur service through rules which provide for advancing skills in both the communications and technical phases of the art.
  4. Expansion of the existing reservoir within the amateur radio service of trained operators, technicians and electronics experts.
  5. Continuation and extension of the amateur's unique ability to enhance international goodwill.
An Amateur operator is a person holding a valid license to operate an amateur radio station. In the United Sates, the Federal Communications Commission issues amateur radio licenses.

There are five kinds, or levels, of amateur license with the following mode and frequency privileges:

Class Privileges
Novice Telegraphy on 3675-3725 (80 meters), 7100-7150 (40 meters) and 21,100-21,200 KHz (15 meters); telegraphy, RTTY and data on 28,100-28,300 KHz and telegraphy and SSB voice on 28,300-28,500 KHz (10 meters); all amateur modes authorized on 222.1-223.91 MHz (1.25 meters); all amateur modes authorized on 1270-1295 MHz (23 centimeters).
Technician All amateur privileges above 50.0 MHz. Technician class licensees who have passed a 5 words per minute code test also have HF Novice privileges.
General All amateur privileges except those reserved for Advanced and Amateur Extra class
Advanced All amateur privileges except those reserved for Amateur Extra class
Amateur Extra All amateur privileges
Amateur Radio Emission Types (as defined by the FCC):
CW (Continuous Wave)  Morse code telegraphy. 
Data  Computer communications modes, often called digital communications because digital computers are used. Examples of data communications include: RTTY, Packet, and AMTOR. 
Image  Television facsimile communications. 
MCW (Tone modulated CW)  Morse code telegraphy using a keyed audio tone. 
Phone  Speech (voice) communications. 
Pulse  Communications using a sequence of controlled signal variations 
RTTY (radio teletype)  Direct printing telegraphy communications (received by automatic techniques). Since digital computers are often used on RTTY, these signals are also called digital communications
SS  Spread spectrum communications in which the signal energy is spread across a wide bandwidth. 
Test  Transmissions containing no information