I have been a ham radio operator since 1996. My call sign is K2EL. If you wish to find out more about ham radio or becoming a ham radio operator click the American Radio Relay League Link. For local clubs in the NYC area click the above club links. The best way to learn about radio is to join a club or two. I can recommend joining both of these clubs to become involved in amateur radio. There are many aspects of radio to get involved in.
Everyone knows that during an emergency such as a disaster phone networks are overwhelmed. Groups like SATERN and ARES consist of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.
QRP is low power (less than 5 Watts) amateur radio operation. I like to operate from outdoor locations with low power radios I have built especially while camping. The NJ QRP page is a great resource for getting started in low power operation. Building a QRP radio is not so difficult. The best way to get started is to build one of the various kits available over the Internet. Click the NJ QRP link above to get started.
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