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For a separate page on some key courses for emergency training, click here.
Local Amateur Radio Clubs (ARCs) (website, Facebook page)
WB4FAY’s Lists of Birmingham Metro Area Ham Radio Operators. Super handy!
Healthcare Community Amateur Radio Club (HCARC)
St. Clair Amateur Radio Club Inc.
Blount County Amateur Radio Club
ARES: Jefferson County, Alabama Amateur Radio Emergency Service
New website under development: http://ares.al
QRZ.com: (http://www.qrz.com/index.html). You’ll hear ham operators say they are “on QRZ.”) That’s this website, useful for lots of things, but a popular place to look people up by call sign. Operators sometimes maintain bios, display photos, etc.
Learning about Ham Radio
Ham Study: (www.hamstudy.org) Terrific system for studying for all levels of licensure as a ham operator.
Getting Started: (http://www.hamuniverse.com/repeater.html)
Very good stuff for the brand new ham, including information about using repeaters.
Connector Guide: (http://www.diamondantenna.net/pdfdocs/connectorguide.pdf) Here’s Diamond Antennas’ guide to the sometime baffling world of Ham Radio antenna connectors.