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    1. 1. Broadly speaking, amateur radio gear manufacturers provide:


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      • Inadequate after-sales support

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    Welcome

    By K3MRI

    Blog post category: Personal opinion Welcome to Ham Community, an experiment by a small group of amateur radio operators who, like all amateur radio operators, love to experiment. That's what we do! We try new things, then we improve them, then we simply build another one, better still. There are other amateur radio websites out there, we know this, And yet, none seemed to have the most important defining characteristic: a sense of community. Some are about reviews, others
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  • K3MRI

    Digital voice: which one?

    By K3MRI

    Join the conversation, we would love to know what you think...
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What is Field Day?

For years I’ve tried to define Field Day, not in an absolute, definitive or comprehensive way but rather, in a personal one. What does it mean to me? I have narrowed it down to two key added values, again, for me. First of all it is the camaraderie. I spend Field Day in a group setting. I do not operate alone. Secondly, more than the ‘contest’ aspect, even though it is technically not considered one, I find that Field Day is an exercise in ‘aggregation.’ Individuals, with different radios,

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K3MRI in Field Day

Bye bye Xenia

Blog post category: About the Community Another show done. This was our first Hamvention as exhibitors, and it was wonderful. Thank you to all who came by the booth, especially all the Ham community members who came by to just say hello. Thank you also to all those who are supporting Ham community by purchasing our desk pads and mouse pads. We were also very lucky to meet some great potential partners for Ham Volunteers, which we are getting ready to launch June 1. What's n

HC+ @ Hamvention 2022

Blog post category: About the Community Hamvention is back! And yes, Ham Community will be there, but not alone, so to speak. Two new projects and some fun stuff will be unveiled. The projects present are: Ham Community Ham Volunteers - NEW! Ham Census We are in booth 5103! That is in building 5, as per the attached plan. And, as with every show we attend, expect some freebies! This year we have a fun surprise (remember last Hamcation we ha

The Launch of Ham Census

Blog post category: About the Community Would amateur radio operators engage? Would they give up ±45 minutes of their day to answer over 200 questions about our passion? We were not alone, did it make sense to launch another? And we were told, by a very influential, well-known amateur radio business person, that we would likely fail because there was no way that amateur radio operators would give up that much time to answer that many questions, if there was no reward at the end.

HamCation 2020... done

Blog post category: About the Community HamCation 2020 was our first large hamfest. We are told that we did well; what's sure is that we're happy! We met some amazing people and signed up plenty of new members. We also entered into some really exciting partnerships that you will be hearing about soon. And yes, we will be back at HamCation next year, hopefully in the exact same spot.

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K3MRI in Just a blog entry ;-)

Thank you Frostfest

Blog post category: About the Community Frostfest 2020 has come and gone. RATS did a great job, thank you to the whole team. Early on, the line went as far as the eye could see and, from all appearances, lots of money changed hands. One of the highlights of Frostfest was when one of the announcers came on and told us that someone had lost over $500 in cash. The great news is that somebody else – an honest soul – found that money and brought it to the front office. As for Ha

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K3MRI

Prepping for the big Fests

Blog post category: About the Community Truth be told, we are excited. Throughout 2019, Ham Community has worked to develop the platform, iron out bugs, and most of all, listen to our membership to tailor the experience to what you want, not what we want. The good news is that most of the time, we want the same things. From a unique FCC lookup tool, unlike any other, to our very visual product reviews section, we are trying to make the amateur radio operator's online experience

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K3MRI

Cofounders in the wind

Blog post category: Personal opinion Every year for the past three years, a group of us, notably the co-founders of Ham Community, has gone out to Assateague Island, by the Atlantic Ocean, on the first weekend after November 15. Yes, it's always a little cold and a little windy. Yes, we have to pay $20 to get into the park and $30 a night for a spot. No, it's not pure wilderness camping. But yes, it's magnificent. What beats getting out into the field with one's amateur radio b

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Saint Mary's County Hamfest

Blog post category: About the Community Here we are in St. Mary's County in an amazing little town with an amazing big name: Hollywood. Alan and I are here presenting Ham Community to the local ham community. We're hoping to walk away with a few new members and a few new friends.

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K3MRI

New repeater forum

Blog post category: About the Community Hi all. Just to let you know that I've created a new forum category about Repeater Management. I realized yesterday, at my club meeting, that we were talking about repeaters and that I had missed that one. Sorry about that!! Must've been 😴 at the wheel. Here's the link to the category, if you'd like to post: https://hamcommunity.com/forum/203-repeater-management/    

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K3MRI

First Hamfest

Blog post category: About the Community Tomorrow, Sunday August 4, 2019, W4DOI and I (K3MRI) will be presenting Ham Community for the first time in public. We have rented a small table in the main hall of the Berryville Hamfest, at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds, to show the site on a monitor, to hand out invitation cards for people to sign on to the community, and to, most importantly, hear directly from amateur radio operators. Our goal is to offer exactly what the gre

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Staying active in Amateur Radio

Blog post category: Personal opinion I keep hearing about how many HAMs are licensed but inactive. Some, we are told become licensed, get an HT, get on air for a few days, get bored and go quiet. Others, even old-timers, seem to be frustrated by over-bearing HOAs who will not let them put up antennas. And then there are those who are frustrated by the low point in the solar cycle and have decided that it's not worth the effort. What is the proposed solution? I may be wrong

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K3MRI

Welcome

Blog post category: Personal opinion Welcome to Ham Community, an experiment by a small group of amateur radio operators who, like all amateur radio operators, love to experiment. That's what we do! We try new things, then we improve them, then we simply build another one, better still. There are other amateur radio websites out there, we know this, And yet, none seemed to have the most important defining characteristic: a sense of community. Some are about reviews, others


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    • How was your 2022 Field Day?
      Had a good time? Bands were good? How was the food? The weather? Everyone went home safe and without too many cuts and bruises? As important, lots of QSOs?

      I'll start by saying that ours was very good. All went well. I think everyone had a great time, the weather I must say was awesome for us; it was a little less hot than we feared and the rain came, literally, ten minutes before we had finished tearing down, so just in time to cool us off. All were safe, except for one tiny nose cut on, of all people, our safety officer (oops). And yes, as visible in the photo, we concluded the day with our traditional ice cream outing.

      How about you?
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    • Potomac BBQ 2022
      LOCATION: Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
      SUBLOCATION: Nuthatch Pavilion
      DATE: Sunday 21 August 2022 (rain or shine, but remember, the pavilion is covered!)
      TIME: From Noon to 1700L
      FEE: We ask $20 per person to cover all fees, food, refreshments, etc. – Children under 18: FREE.
      Note that admission to the Park is payable at the gate – let's support our State parks!
      You cannot pay at the location - tickets must be pre-purchased online.
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    • What is Field Day?
      For years I’ve tried to define Field Day, not in an absolute, definitive or comprehensive way but rather, in a personal one. What does it mean to me? I have narrowed it down to two key added values, again, for me.

      First of all it is the camaraderie. I spend Field Day in a group setting. I do not operate alone. Secondly, more than the ‘contest’ aspect, even though it is technically not considered one, I find that Field Day is an exercise in ‘aggregation.’ Individuals, with different radios, different feedlines, antennas and power supplies, show up on the Friday or Saturday and are expected to magically make it all work together. Except for the most avid contesting clubs, there is little to no real preparation. Sure, so and so will bring the CW station, and so and so will bring the SSB station, but is there really any real pre-matching? Not really, and yet, it works.

      I’m sitting here at this year’s Field Day, with a group that has been together for 51 years, and yet, it’s as disparate as I describe above. Multiples of each needed item show up, and maybe because they’ve done it for years, everything somehow connects and they get on the air.

      If you think about it, this aggregation characteristic provides a foundation for many aspects of amateur radio. Of course, emergency responses are made possible by this quasi-instantaneous aggregation. So too do the more mundane public service interventions. Every year I participate in the Marine Corps Marathon. Over the past few years I’ve been attached to Net Control. Here again, ‘stuff’ shows up, and like magic, we have a net control station able to transmit to and coordinate with over one hundred portable and mobile operators.

      That’s it for now, I guess I should get ready for my own Field Day. And yes, I better remember what I ‘brought’ so that I take home what’s mine and not what’s everyone else’s.
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    • Interview with Maritime Radio Officer
      A fascinating interview with a Maritime Radio Officer who worked for the Marconi company (and subsequent companies) for 41 years.
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    • Bye bye Xenia
      Another show done. This was our first Hamvention as exhibitors, and it was wonderful. Thank you to all who came by the booth, especially all the Ham community members who came by to just say hello. Thank you also to all those who are supporting Ham community by purchasing our desk pads and mouse pads. We were also very lucky to meet some great potential partners for Ham Volunteers, which we are getting ready to launch June 1.

      What's next? We will definitely be back to Hamvention 2023 and this time even bigger. And yes, we will try to make it to Hamcation. As for the smaller hamfests around the country, if you run a hamfest, let us know about it, we will try to come!!
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