Welcome to HamTools. The purpose of this site is to furnish some free tools to the public. I want to keep this fun and exciting. Let's start with the basics. Since new sites are coming out every day, it is helpful to keep on top of them.
- Learn: Because you have to start somewhere.
- Have Fun: After you are certified, have fun with your new opportunity. Take advantage of the clubs and networks. Contests, etc. are plentiful.
- Volunteer: Because paying forward is a great way to pay back.
- Recognize: Whether it is the Elmer that taught you or the new ham that made his/her first contact, congratulations/recognition is in order!
- Other Great Sites
Sites to Know About
- http://www.arrl.org/elmer-award: About the Elmer Award
- HamStudy.org: A site that helps you prepare for various ham radio certification exams. It is free, great, well supported, and very popular. I used it myself and passed the exam after using it. Downside: requires a login.
- Ham Radio (SlickQuiz): Another way to study for the ham radio Technician exam. Doesn't require you to make a login, but doesn't remember where you were last time you were studying.
- http://www.qsl.net/w5www/qcode.html: A site that not only lists Q codes, but also contains other posts by the ham radio operator
- EchoLink.org: A program to install on your computer to help you communicate using a gateway (internet + ham radio).
- www.smileyantenna.com/: A fellow ham radio operator can make a great antenna for you.
- One Hour Project: A One-Hour, No-Solder Code Practice Oscillator.
- arrl.org: Order a First Contact Award from ARRL.org