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  2. We just had to design our own, and we wanted to do it both differently and more in line with our image of what a band plan should be able to do. It should be able to be used by all classes more easily. By more easily we mean that, for example, a Technician class operator, should be able to just look up their band plan, more directly - the same for any class, or for Canadian operators. Thus the columns. As you will notice, each class has its own HF column. On the VHF to EHF side of the two-sided band plan, things are different. All classes are combined with the occasional note when there is a class difference.

    This is a prototype band plan, hence the low price. We expect there might be some improving to do, despite our best efforts to be accurate. To this end, once you buy the band plan, you will receive an email with a url taking you to a page where you can leave comments.

    Our current goal is to update the plan at least every two years.

    The band plan is folded in a Z-fold. Open, it measures 11 inches wide, by 25.5 inches high. Folded, it is 8.5 by 11 inches. We ship the band plans in a hard envelope to ensure it arrives in optimal condition.

    Note that the two sides are printed upside down to one another. The reason for this is so that you - if you get two plans - can put them side by side as per our images.


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  6. Hey Ham Community, welcome our new member: KN4ZTT, On behalf of all members, welcome to Ham Community. We encourage you to browse around and get to know the Community's many sections. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask, as with all things HAM, we all love to give advice 😎 For everyone's information, KN4ZTT joined on the 01/19/20. Here is KN4ZTT's profile link: View Member KN4ZTT, why not tell us a little something about yourself? Gear, setup, experience, anything at all...

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  11. Heil in Amateur Radio Heil Sound is the only high performance microphone manufacturer for amateur radio. Period. Company founder Bob Heil understood very early in his career as a microphone designer that voice articulation is key to ham radio, both for emergency use as well as for the hobbyist. His ham radio products are a result of that level of concern for the voice. Bob is a legend in amateur radio, an author, and "in demand" speaker at ham events around the world. His weekly "Ham Nation" show can be seen on Twit.tv network. Heil also understands that ham radio receivers are not created equal. The team at Heil Sound are experts at making the right connection between the mic or headset and the receiver. A wide array of adapters are just a link away.
  12. About Us Specializing in products for amateur radio, DC power distribution and control, as well as R/C hobbies, West Mountain Radio manufactures RIGrunner DC power strips, voltage monitors and tools, and precision battery analysis hardware and software; in addition to RIGblaster sound card interfaces. Customer Testimonials "I just wanted to let you know that these ComSpkrs are the best $40 I ever spent! I have had at least a half dozen computer speakers in the shack and these are the first ones that receive NO interface from ANY of my various radios, rotators, power supplies, etc. Thanks!" "I am very pleased with the CLRspkr here, I also want to praise the West Mountain staff for standing behind their product and wonderful customer support. Thank you."
  13. If you have an order or inquiry that requires immediate action please call 1 800 431-3939. Telephone Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday 9:30 AM to 3 PM Eastern Time. Showroom Hours: Monday-Friday 10 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 3 PM Eastern Time. You may reach this site by typing www.RFfun.com or www.universal-radio.com E-mail Universal at: dx@universal-radio.com View Privacy Statement Universal Radio is currently shipping only to the U.S. and Canada (except books)
  14. - Hours of Operation: RF Parts Company office hours are from 7:00 to 4:00 PST - Monday-Friday. Closed Saturday-Sunday. Will Call orders are available for local pickup. Please place your order online and your order will be ready for pickup the next business day unless prior arrangements have been made. Our website is available 24 hrs daily for ordering. Orders placed online usually ship by the next working day. - How shipping costs are calculated. RF Parts Company determines its shipping costs based on zip code groups that fall under "zones." RF Parts Company is located in San Marcos CA, which is in San Diego County. Immediate surroundings are "Zone 2" and it expands throughout the US all the way to "Zone 8" The price of shipping starts at a flat cost and increases according to weight of the products being ordered. Saver shipping method is mainly shipped out using USPS (Postal) or Fedex (One Rate). To keep the cost low for this shipping option, there are limitations on which orders can use this method. The weight limit for this method is 2 pounds, and the price limit for this method is $400.00. After 2 pounds most orders will not fit in the given USPS box or Fedex (Pad Pack) and we have to use a custom box size to ship the order. The basic USPS shipping methods are only insured up to $400.00. For orders exceeding $400.00, we have eliminated this shipping method. Orders exceeding 2 pounds or $400 USD, we recommend using another shipping method. Standard shipping method is calculated based on weight / dimensions vs destination of the customer's order. The more a product weighs, the more it costs to ship to you. Location is the next biggest factor in determining price of this method. Shipping prices are based on zip code ranges, if you live in a rural area, or in a further zone, the cost of shipping increases. The standard shipping method is a safe, efficient way to get your order in a timely manner. 2-Day and Next Day shipping methods are calculated the exact same way as the Standard shipping method. These options just guarantee you will have your order in 1 to 2 working days depending on the option you choose. RF Parts Company ships by FEDEX, UPS, or USPS to most countries. Please check with FEDEX, UPS, or USPS for countries they service. *The Standard and expedited shipping methods are typically shipped out via FedEx or UPS. - Lost or damaged packages Once an order has left RF Parts Company we are no longer responsible for the condition of the package in transit. RF Parts Company is not responsible for delayed delivery times, or slow delivery service. The time estimate given in each method is just an estimate. There are many factors that can delay or slow down transit time that RF Parts Company has no control over. Please make notes of your tracking number when emailed to you, or by logging into your account and checking your recent orders. If you have a lost or damaged package, please contact the shipping carrier and file a claim according to the carrier's specifications. If you are still having issues after you have contacted the shipping carrier, please contact RF Parts Company Customer Service (760)744-0700 ext 301, ask for Bonnie, and we can help with your claim. Tip: Choosing the Standard Shipping method will ensure if your package is lost or damaged that the claim will be handled faster than choosing Saver Shipping method. We use UPS and FedEx to ship Standard Shipping methods, claims filed to these carriers are handled quicker than claims filed to USPS. - How Do I Find My Shipping Cost? To determine estimated shipping, simply add the products and quantities of each item you wish to order to the shopping cart using the “Add to Cart” button next to the product and on the product page. After all desired products have been added to the shopping cart, and you are on the shopping cart page, below the list of your products there is a section labeled "Estimate Shipping and Tax." With a few simple steps, add the destination ship to address and it will give you all available shipping methods. After you have entered in your billing and shipping information, click "Proceed to Checkout" on the shopping cart page. It will give you all available shipping methods and their cost. - What is the cost of an item? Many products RF Parts Company offers can be available at a discount in quantity. All prices are available on the product page. When a product says "As low as…" there is quantity pricing available. Limited Quantity Items may have “Call for Price”, please contact our sales staff for current price and availability. - Is an item in stock? Our website runs off of a live inventory. If you can add the product’s to your cart, then it is generally in stock. If you are looking for larger quantity of an item, the system will only allow you to add up to the quantity we have in stock to your shopping cart. If you require additional quantity, please contact our Sales Staff and we will do our best to get the amount required. (If a product is no longer in production, we will try to find a suitable replacement) - "Proceed To Checkout" Button is not functioning. RF Parts Company has a $15 minimum order to be placed (before shipping charges). If there is not $15 worth of product in your shopping cart, you will not be able to proceed to the checkout page. There is a warning in green above the products you are ordering that will stay there until there is $15 worth of product in your shopping cart. All stock on RFParts.com is live and up to date. If you cannot find a part number, try searching a partial part number. If you do not find the part you are looking for, then we may not stock it. The RF Parts Company "Contact Us" form is not a "formal quote" form, and prices are subject to change without notice. If you need a formal quote, please email: rfp@rfparts.com RF Parts Company accepts the following types of payments: Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Bank Wire Transfer (ACH), and payment in advance. Please contact our Sales Staff for instructions for Bank Wire Transfers. $25.00 fee applies to all Bank Wire Transfers.
  15. Store Information Please read through the following information before you call or visit! For your convenience, we've opened a retail store in Meriden, CT. Since we expect to maintain a full schedule of Hamfests through the year, store hours will be limited. Click the link above for our Hamfest Schedule. As you can see, there are very few weekends available, so we'll be open mostly during the week. We plan to stay open at least one evening until 7:00 PM. or later, generally Thursday. You won't find fancy fixtures, displays and showcases. If you've seen our setup at a Hamfest, you know what to expect. As time goes on, we'll be expanding our selection to better accommodate your needs. For now, most all of the items on our Web Site will be available. You will find Anderson Powerpoles and assembled cables; a wide variety of DC Power cables and accessories; ladder line, coax cables and jumpers in several sizes and lengths; antenna wire of many types; high quality antenna rope, pulleys, and insulators; baluns; speaker mics and speakers; antenna mounts for almost any vehicle; HF, VHF, and UHF antennas for base, mobile, and portable use; connectors and adapters for most RF cables; tools, SWR meters and voltmeters; plus plenty of other handy items and gadgets to make Ham radio more fun. But even more important, you will find honest and knowledgeable advice and service from experienced hams who live by a few simple rules: 1. Treat the customer the way we would like to be treated 2. Never sell anything we would not use ourselves 3. When in doubt, refer to rules 1 and 2. Please call first before making a trip to the store! Please call first before making a trip to the store!! Please call first before making a trip to the store!!! Can we be clearer? If we answer the phone, we're there. If we don't, chances are good that we're off to a Hamfest, visiting a supplier, running errands, or even <rarely!> taking a day off. You may wish to check in advance that the items you need are in stock. Our new store address is: Quicksilver Radio Products 47-7 Billard St. Meriden, CT 06451 (203) 440-4973 Note!! If you're following a GPS or other electronic directions, make sure that you are on the Billard Street side of the building, NOT the Kensington Place Side!! Here are easy directions: Note: Google Maps, Mapquest, GPS, friends, "helpful" guys on the repeater, etc. may recommend different routes. Unless you know Meriden well -- for example, you know the difference between South Colony Street, Colony Street, North Colony Street, North Colony Rd, Old Colony Rd, Old North Colony Rd, Colony Heights, and Colony Place -- and you know where Perkins Street is, even though it doesn't really exist any more -- we strongly suggest that you follow the directions below. But it's your choice. From the Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway, CT Route 15 (note that commercial vehicles are not allowed on the parkway): New Directions Coming Soon From Interstate 91 Southbound: New Directions Coming Soon From Interstate 91 Northbound: New Directions Coming Soon From the Greater NYC area: Navigate to Interstate 95 Northbound. Take that to New Haven CT, and take Interstate 91 North; OR -- the Hutchinson River Parkway becomes the Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway in Connecticut (note that commercial vehicles are not allowed on the Merritt/Wilbur Cross). Either way, then follow the above directions. From Interstate 84 Eastbound: New Directions Coming Soon From Interstate 84 Westbound: New Directions Coming Soon From California: Take Interstate 80 East appx 2800 miles to Hazelton, PA. Take Interstate 81 North to Scranton PA. Take Interstate 84 East through Waterbury CT. Take Interstate 691 East. New Directions Coming Soon
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    Ham City

    Contact Us Phone Support: • Sales: 310.390.8003 • Fax: 310.390.4393 Email Support: • Sales: sales@hamcity.com Online Support: • Facebook Messenger • Live Chat - coming soon! Support Hours: • Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Pacific Standard Time • Saturday: Closed • Sunday: Closed Address: Hamcity 13700 Cimarron Ave. Gardena, CA 90249 What Hams had to say... "I've been a ham for 30+ years...I really appreciate your excellent pricing and superb customer service. You'll have my business from now on guaranteed! I had originally placed my order with another well-known dealer...it was a terrible experience...I should have done business with you guys from the start...lesson learned for sure. Thanks again for an excellent purchasing experience!" -W0NG from Colorado "What I found giving you a try, was a very convenient website, fast easy ordering, good prices, and great service --including helpful email replies to my questions. Hamcity will be my first stop the next time I need gear! Great work, Hamcity! " -AC4RD from North Carolina "Thank you for the great service and product. I appreciate the fast shipping...I had never ordered from you before but after this, I will be ordering all my radio needs from you. " -WB0MMZ from Minnesota "Based on how well you have kept your customers up to date on the shipping schedule and your overall customer service, I will definitely be looking to buy from Hamcity again." -KB7UFQ from Oregon "What a quick delivery!!! Wonderful!!!" -JA1NLX from Japan "Not only do I appreciate the quick responses, I also appreciate the flexible attitude towards me as an overseas customer which I sometimes miss in other U.S. stores. A big THANK YOU to Hamcity." -PA3EFR from Netherlands "Your salesmen were very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Kudos to your company!" -N9GZ from Illinois "I certainly will pass on my positive feedback to my ham buddies here...I am very very satisfied with the service your have provided. The delivery was faster than my local supplier, I was waiting almost 3 weeks for them. That is why I chose Hamcity. A very satisfied ham radio customer..." -N1BRU from Conneticut "My first time ordering and I am duly impressed with your attention to detail and helpfulness. I will definitely let my fellow members know of the excellent service I've received." -K0ZET from Colorado "I heard your service is very fast so I thought I would give it a try...well, I am not disappointed. I received it in 3 clear working days and I am delighted. Many thanks to your staff for the great service and I look forward to shopping with you again soon!" -VK2PTR from Australia "I wouldn't consider purchasing from any other supplier because your customer service is so good!" -KE7ZAM from Utah "This being my first purchase from HAMCITY we found them to be experts in the way the purchase was done from start to finish. They kept us informed with several emails and I would not hesitate to recommend this company to all amateurs considering to purchase equipment and who want a good deal." -ZL2FQ from New Zealand
  17. Amateur Radio Supplies LLC Quality Products, Fast Shipping! Founded in 2012, we count customers from 65 countries around the world. We've shipped 300,000 items to more than 45,000 radio amateurs around the world - making us the undisputed leader in wire and coax in the amateur supply market. Try us! We strive to provide quality equipment, accessories and station resources to the amateur radio community. With over 30 years of combined experience in the ham community, we hope to be your trusted partner for years to come. At this point, we ship most products via USPS Priority Mail. We also offer UPS shipping and Fedex Ground. We ship globally at fixed flat rates. Our returns policy is very liberal. Buy with confidence knowing, in the true spirit of ham radio, we will work with you to get the product you do want and return anything not meeting your expectations. Our commitment, to this hobby, extends even deeper. We give a percentage of profit to the following amateur radio organizations: International DX Association - To Ensure DXepeditions are Funded, Active and Regular Contact Us Sales Inquiries email: sales@amateurradiosupplies.com; When you email us please include your order number and name Phone: 603-787-2500 ** Please note our business operates between the hours of 8:30-4:30, and we do not have a voice mail system. Mail: Amateur Radio Supplies, LLC PO BOX 370 NORTH HAVERHIL, NH 03774
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    About Us CheapHam.com is owned and operated by Hometek LLC a New Jersey based company in business since 1990. Cheapham is a registered trademark of Hometek LLC. What's in a name? Many folks ask, how did you come up with the name Cheapham.com? We started our web site marketing to, and with products aimed at the amateur radio market. Our philosophy was simple, well known quality products at fair discounted prices. Amateur radio operators are also known as "Ham" radio operators. Thus the name Cheapham! Utilizing our 40+ years of communications and engineering experience we expanded our product lines to include Pro Audio, scanners, GPS, marine electronics and broadcast equipment. As we expanded into these new markets, we never forgot our original intent of bringing great products at great prices and great customer service. Our contact information is as follows: US Mail: Hometek LLC, P.O. Box 263, Lakehurst, NJ 08733 E-mail: sales@cheapham.com (This is generally the quickest way to get a response from us!) Telephone 732-716-1600 Shipments are generally made within 1 business day of placing the order. If an item is out of stock it will generally ship within 8 business days. We will notify you immediately of any out of stock item and give you the choice of cancelling or leaving the order open. If we do not expect to have an ordered item available wthin 8 business days we will cancel the order and notify you of the reason. Sales Tax State and Local laws require us to collect and remit State sales tax on orders shipped to New Jersey Payment We accept PayPal, PalPal credit, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card. E-check payments can also be made. For your protection, we thoroughly investigate the validity of all credit card purchases.
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    The DX Store

    The DX Store specializes in quality products from quality manufacturers. "You Can't Fix Cheap." The products we carry & the companies that make them share our philosophy on quality. These include ACOM Amplifiers, Heil Sound, Comet, Create, Daiwa, RigExpert, Anderson PowerPole, Larsen, Lido Mounts, Times Microwave, Belden, Synthetic Textiles Inc. (STI), INRAD, Bird, PolyPhaser, Samlex, Books and others. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned DXer/contester, if you have a question or need advice we are glad to help. If we don't have the answer to your question? We will find the answer or refer you to someone who can answer your questions. No BS, just good old fashioned customer service. For broadcast, podcast & Entertainment professionals Heil Sound offers unparalleled audio quality. You put a lot of effort into your shows & with Heil products you will sound your best. If you don't see what you need or have a question please E-mail sales or call Toll Free 1-866-899-DXIS (3947) and we will be glad to assist you.
  20. Who we are Thank you for stopping by The Antenna Farm. We are just an old fashioned Mom & Pop shop, not some faceless huge corporation. Our commitment to you is that we will always work hard to earn your trust and even harder to earn your loyalty. We try to treat our customers with dignity and respect. Why buy from us When you buy from a small business you are not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home, you are helping a little girl get dance lessons. A little boy get his team jersey. A mom put food on the table. A dad pay the mortgage. A student pay for college. Thank you for supporting small businesses. The Antenna Farm is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Company We are commited to providing good service at fair prices
  21. About Us/Customer Comments About Us We are Main Trading Company. We are a real brick and mortar retail store located at 2707 Lamar Ave in Paris Texas (about a hundred miles North East of Dallas). We are Christine and Richard Lenoir. We Started in 2009 when Richard Lost his job in sales due to a stuggling economy. We Started selling on ebay. We would drive to DFW and bring back small pick up loads of surplus and closeouts. Our neighbors were really proud of us when we received our first truckload delivery at our home! In just a few short months the volume got out of hand and our living room and patio looked like a warehouse. We rented a small store front in Beautiful downtown Paris Tx in June of 2009. We out grew that location and moved across the street to 139 Bonham st. In January 2010. Times got even tougher when Christy lost her job as a radio announcer. She came on full time as well. Ham Com Plano Texas 2010 In May of 2010 we knocked out a wall in our building downtown and doubled our size. We moved again in November 2011 to 2246 Bonham st in Paris. We had hoped to stay there forever. Sometime in early 2011 we Reluctantly made our first order for the Wouxun handheld radio as a suggestion from Bob W1PE SK. When the shipment came in the entire order sold overnight. Since then thousands have been sold. Hundreds are still sold every month. Being an avid ham radio operator, Richard has alaways bought and traded used ham radio gear. Almost immediatly we started stocking and selling New Alinco amateur gear. After much persuasion, Kenwood came on board in 2010. Icom came on board in 2012 and Yaesu came in September 2015. We stand month after month as the number one dealers in Texas for Kenwood, Icom and Alinco and now Yaesu . We are usually number Three,four or five in the nation month after month for many of the brands we sell. We are now factory authorized dealers for MFJ, Ameritron, Comet, Texas BugCatcher, Rohn Tower, JetStream, LDG, RadioWavz and more. We have become the local experts on digital off air free TV reception in the area as well. During the Summer of 2013 we had the opportunity to purchase a building of our own. Seeing this as an opportunity and an investment we did it. It took several months to totally remodel it but we finally got it opened and moved again. (hopefully this is the last time) We had our grand opening February 15, 2014. Well over 300 were here in Paris Texas to help us celebrate. Some estimated the crowd to be close to 500 or more. We gave away new radios and had lots of fun. Factory reps were on hand and a great time was had by all. We are still surplus buyers and liquidators dealing in electronic surplus, overstocks, returns, damaged and salvaged freight and closed out electronics. We have the ability to purchase and move small lots to semi loads fast! For more info or if you have an inventory to move let us know. In our retail store you will find lots of this. There is not another store quite like ours. We even have a U.S. post office right here. You can buy stamps, ship packages, and mail your QSL cards. We can Postmark them with our own MTC postmark. We have huge sales events during the year that are better than any hamfest you have ever been to. In 2015 Christy left the business full time and took a job in a field that she really loves. She is still very much involved in the business though. You will catch her in the store on many weekend when the crew is away at the many hamfests we attend. Since the beginning of our business we have always attended hamfests and electronic shows. We average 28 a shows a year so we do stay busy. We also do voice work! Christy, has been in radio for 20 plus years. We have a full studio available to produce high quality voice overs. Whether you need a voice for your company's telephone on-hold system or for your advertising needs, we can quickly produce whatever you need. You will hear Christy's voice on many repeater sytems, TV and radio stations coast to coast. If you ever are in Paris Texas, Stop in for a visit. Most Saturdays it is a regular hamfest here with hams driving great distances to meet with others and to buy and trade radio gear here in the shop. Over the last several years it has been quite a ride. We have learned that if we trust God and treat others fairly great things can and do happen. Thank you for your continued business Above picture shows part of the crowd at the 2014 HamRadio Day. The Mayor of Paris declared it officially "Ham Radio Day" There was over 600 people at the event. Over $10,000 in door prizes were given away. Factory reps were on hand. MFJ drove the truck in and folks took advanted of the special discounts offered on everything in the store and out. Hundreds of free BBQ sandwiches were served. Live music played all day on the outside stage and big fun was had by all Over 300 people at Kenwood Day at MTC October 2012
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    GigaParts, Inc. is a full service computer and amateur radio store. Our PC department stocks the latest components for upgrading your PC, building your own PC, or having us build one for you. Thanks to our JIT Inventory Management System, you will receive the latest technology at the latest and lowest prices from GigaParts. Unique relationships with suppliers and shippers allow us to have CPU's, memory, and video cards over-nighted from Silicon Valley every day so price drops are passed on to our customers immediately. Other, less price-volatile, items are purchased in bulk to assure you the lowest possible price. Our Radio department features the latest products from manufacturers such as Alinco, Icom, Kenwood®, Yaesu, MFJ, Diamond, and many more. Whether you're a DX'er looking for the latest HF rig or a soon-to-be-HAM looking for study materials and a two-meter handie talkie, we have what you need! We look forward to adding you to our long list of satisfied customers. If you have any questions or need help finding an item, please contact us!
  23. Thanks for this Dean. Is this happening on all callsign lookups? Could you give me an example of a callsign that did not work? I just looked you up and the result came back perfectly. Thanks for letting us know so that we can get it right.
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