KNOW-HOW RESOURCES

The articles on this KNOW-HOW RESOURCES page are one of several ways our Club Members “Pay It Forward” for what they’ve learned from others in the past. 

Each article provides a brief introduction to the topic as well as some How To tips for more fully enjoying the Ham Radio hobby. 

Download the files that interest you.  Most files are PDFs.

For some readers, this How To I… information will be a refresher of lessons learned in the past.  For others, we invite you to read and learn from one of our enthusiastic Ham Radio Mentors, or as we call them, an ELMER.

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Our Newest Content
A Baker’s Dozen + Five or Six

Posted on:  July 12, 2021
Posted in:   General Interest Files
Link to Title:  How Do I – What is a Rail Fan [PDF]

Posted on:  July 04, 2021
Posted in:   Your Amateur Radio License
Link to Title:  How Do I Add eMail Addr to FCC ULS

Posted on:  July 01, 2021
Posted in:   Contesting
Link to Title:  How Do I – Fun with N3FJP Field Day [PDF]

Posted on:  May 29, 2021
Posted in:   Setting Up Your Radio Station
Link to Title:  How Do I-Computer Cables [PDF]

Posted on:  May 25, 2021
Posted in:   Radio a la Mode, Digital Radio
Link to Title:  DMR Roundtable [PDF]

Posted on:  May 25, 2021
Posted in:   Radio a la Mode, Digital Radio
Link to Title:  DMR Adventure Getting Started [PDF]

Posted on:  May 24, 2021
Posted in:   Radio a la Mode, Digital Radio
Link to Title:  How Do I-DMR Central PA Repeaters [PDF]

Posted on:  May 23, 2021
Posted in:   Radio a la Mode, Digital Radio
Link to Title:  How Do I-Unboxing Alinco DJ-MD5 [PDF]

Posted on:  May 21, 2021
Posted in:   Managing Your Radio Station
Link to Title:  A Look at Club Log [PDF]

Posted on:  May 02, 2021
Posted in:   Radio a la Mode, Digital Modes (Sound Card)
Link to Title:  How Do I-Install EchoLink [PDF]

Posted on:  April 25, 2021
Posted in:   Setting Up Your Radio Station
Link to Title:  How Do I-Antenna Discussion [PDF]

Posted on:  February 21, 2021
Posted in:   Your Amateur Radio License
Link to Title:  How Do I – FCC Part 97 [PDF]

Posted on:  December 26, 2020
Posted in:   Moving Up on the Technical Side
Link to Title:  How Do I-FTDX1200 CAT Control [PDF]

Posted on:  December 26, 2020
Posted in:   Moving Up on the Technical Side
Link to Title:  How Do I-FT991A For Digital [PDF]

Posted on:  December 23, 2020
Posted in:   Radio a la Mode, CW
Link to Title:  How Do I-CW SKCC [PDF]

Posted on:  December 21, 2020
Posted in:   Operating Your Station
Link to Title:  CTCSS PL DCS DTMF [PDF]

Posted on:  December 15, 2020
Posted in:   Operating Your Station
Link to Title:  How Do I-AC Log and Contesting [PDF]

Posted on:  November 30, 2020
Posted in:   General Interest Files
Link to Title:  What Can I Hear? [PDF]

Posted on:  November 30, 2020
Posted in:   Operating Your Station
Link to Title:  Favorite Things VHF [PDF]

Posted on:  November 18, 2020
Posted in:   Radio a la Mode, CW
Link to Title:  CW – Getting Up To Speed [PDF]

Posted on:  November 18, 2020
Posted in:   Radio a la Mode, CW
Link to Title:  Are You Talking To Me [PDF]

Posted on:  November 18, 2020
Posted in:   Operating Your Station
Link to Title:  IC-7300 Manual Key [PDF]

 

Editor’s Note:

I shortened this list of Our Newest Content in support of guests who use Mobile Devices or Tablets.  This column had become excessively long when viewed on those devices.  For those who wish to view the remainder of what had been located here I invite you to follow this link to Our Vintage Content.

 

YOUR AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE


Download interesting articles from our How Do I… series.  Study tips for the Licensing Exam.  

Let’s Go There…

 

 

SETTING UP YOUR STATION


Download helpful articles from our How Do I… series.  What to do after your Amateur Radio License has been issued.

Ready,  Set,  Go…

 

 

 

OPERATING YOUR STATION


Download tips and techniques to help you more fully enjoy the Ham Radio hobby.  Start here with On-The Air basics.

Just a step away…

 

 

MANAGING YOUR STATION


Your ham radio hobby often involves activities for you to do Off-The-Air.

 

Paperwork Happens…

 

 

 

COMING SOON…


An emerging concept that is not yet fully developed.

Coming Soon…

 

 

MOVING UP ON THE TECHNICAL SIDE


Articles of a slightly more technical nature, covering topics that you may encounter after Day One.

Learn more…

 

 

 

CONTESTING


Contesting, or Radio Sport, is one of many activities Ham Radio Operators enjoy.  Read and you will learn about the contests.  With practice you can develop your competitive skills. 

Step right up…

 

RADIO A LA MODE


This is NOT about ice cream. It is the place for content that is specific to any of the ham radio modes of operation — CW, RTTY, SSTV, FM, SSB, DIGITAL MODES, DIGITAL RADIO.

 

I’m ready to try this…

 

 

 

OTHER DOCUMENTS you may enjoy reading


Presentations and related materials from CARC and other sources. 

Club Forms and Memorabiia.

Take me there…

 

 

GENERAL INTEREST FILES

 


Download hobby-oriented articles on topics other than Ham Radio. 

 

Go there now…

 

 

 

SALMAGUNDI


A mixed-bag sort of place, where you can find almost anything you might need — and many things you don’t.

You be the Judge…

 

 

QUICK REFERENCE


Newly created content has been posted. Be one of the first to Read All About It

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OUR VINTAGE CONTENT

Posted on:  November 18, 2020
Posted in:   Setting Up Your Radio Station
Link to Title:  Radio Roundup 2020 [PDF]

Posted on:  November 11, 2020
Posted in:   Operating Your Station
Link to Title:  When To Log WSJTx [PDF]

Posted on:  October 21, 2020
Posted in:   Operating Your Station
Link to Title:  How Do I… Well Read Ham [PDF]

Posted on:  October 20, 2020
Posted in:   General Interest Files
Link to Title1:  Lurgan Branch Cleversburg Jct [PDF]
Line to Title2:  Lurgan Branch Leidigh Park     [PDF]

Posted on:  September 28, 2020
Posted in:   Contesting
Link to Title:  RTTY Software and Contesting [PDF]

Posted on:  August 21, 2020
Posted in:   Your Amateur Radio License
Link to Title:  Behind The Magic Curtain [PDF]

Posted on:  September 11, 2020
Posted in:   Contesting
Link to Title:  Working the PA QSO Party [PDF]

Posted on:  September 03, 2020
Posted in:   Contesting
Link to Title:  N3FJP TAB Sends Message [PDF]

Posted on:  August 06, 2020
Posted in:   Moving Up The Technical Side
Link to Title:  How Do I… Headset VHF Mobile [PDF]

Posted on:  August 08, 2020
Posted in:   Setting Up Your Radio Station
Link to Title:  How Do I… Computer Tips Radio [PDF]

Posted on:  August 04, 2020
Posted in:   Radio a la Mode, Digital Radio
Link to Title:  How Do I… DMR Radio [PDF]

Posted on:  July 26, 2020
Posted in:   Radio a la Mode, Digital Radio
Link to Title1:  How Do I… D-Star [PDF]
Link to Title2:  How Do I… NXDN [PDF]
Link to Title3:  How Do I… System Fusion [PDF]

Posted on:  July 18, 2020
Posted in:   Salmagundi
Link to Title:  HFJ-350M First Look [PDF]

Posted on:  July 17 , 2020
Posted in:   Salmagundi
Link to Title:  How do I… Test Buddy [PDF]

Posted on:  July 16, 2020
Posted in:   Contesting
Link to Title:  How Do I… Field Day Tips [PDF]

Posted on:  June 22, 2020
Posted in:   Operating Your Station
Link to Title:  How Do I… FM Repeaters [PDF]

Posted on:  June 07, 2020
Posted in:   Radio a la Mode, Digital Modes
Link to Title:  How Do I… Tower of Babel IRLP [PDF]

Posted on:  May 22, 2020
Posted in:   Setting Up Your Station
Link to Title:  How do I… ICOM 718 [PDF]

Posted on:  March 09, 2020
Posted in:   Other Documents You May Enjoy Reading
Link to Title:  Zoom Web Meeting [PDF]

Posted on:  February 24, 2020
Posted in:   Moving Up The Technical Side
Link to Title:  857D Ready For Digital [PDF]

Posted on:  February 22, 2020
Posted in:  Quick Reference
Link to Title:  How Do I… Phonetics [PDF]

Posted on:  February 22, 2020
Posted in:  Quick Reference
Link to Title:  Morse Code Symbols [PDF]

Posted on:  February 03, 2020
Posted in:  Radio a la Mode, Digital Modes (Sound Card)
Link to Title:  Olivia [PDF]

Posted on:  January 18, 2020
Posted in:  Other Documents You May Enjoy Reading
Link to Title:  ARISS SSTV Presentation [PDF]

Posted on: January 05, 2020
Posted in:  Setting Up Your Station
Link to Title2:  HF Base Station [PDF]

Posted on: January 05, 2020
Posted in: Salmagundi
Link to Title1:  Prepping for Disaster [PDF]
Link to Title2:  Prepping for Armageddon [PDF]

Posted on: December 29, 2019
Posted in:  Operating Your Station
Link to Title:  More Computer Tricks [PDF]

Posted on: October 15, 2019
Posted in:  Operating Your Station
Link to Title1:  Radio Games [PDF]
Link to Title2:  How Do I… RadioGames [PDF]

Posted on: December 29, 2019
Posted in:  Setting Up Your Station
Link to Title1:  The ICOM V86 HT [PDF]
Link to Title2:  Analog HT [PDF]

Posted on: August 25, 2019
Posted in:  General Interest Files
Link to Title:  Why Do Train Whistles Blow Q?

Posted on: August 25, 2019
Posted in:  Other Documents You May Enjoy Reading
Link to Title:  Paperwork-The Good Kind

Posted on: July 16, 2019
Posted in:  Other Documents You May Enjoy Reading
Link to Title:  Field Day 2019 Memento [PDF]

Posted on: July 06, 2019
Posted in:  Other Documents You May Enjoy Reading
Link to Title:  Waves and Bands  [PDF]

Posted on: July 01, 2019
Posted in:  Radio a la Mode, SSTV
Link to Title:  Slow Scan Television (SSTV)  [PDF]

Posted on: May 23, 2019
Posted in:  Operating Your Station
Link to Title1:  Clubs, Nets and Social Activities   1/3
Link to Title2:  Clubs, Nets and Social Activities   2/3
Link to Title3:  Clubs, Nets and Social Activities   3/3

Posted on: May 12, 2019
Posted in:  Operating Your Station
Link to Title:  Logging Your Digital QSOs  [PDF]

Posted on: May 12, 2019
Posted in:  Moving Up The Technical Side
Link to Title:  WSJT-X Modes [PDF]

Posted on: April 21, 2019
Posted in:  Moving Up The Technical Side
Link to Title:  NBEMS RSID Digital Modes [PDF]

Posted on: April 21, 2019
Posted in:  Your Amateur Radio License
Link to Title:  Failed Exam.  Now What? [PDF]

Posted on: April 14, 2019
Posted in: Moving Up The Technical Side
Link to Title:  WSJT-X Waterfall+ [PDF]

Posted on: April 14, 2019
Posted in:  Moving Up The Technical Side
Title:  Update:  FLRIG with N3FJP [PDF]

Posted on: April 07, 2019
Posted in:  Moving Up The Technical Side
Title:  Rig Control with FLRIG [PDF]

Posted on: March 30, 2019
Posted in:  Moving Up The Technical Side
Title: JTAlert [PDF]

Posted on: March 17, 2019
Posted in:  Operating Your Station
Title: Hints And Kinks [PDF]

Posted on: February 24, 2019
Posted in:  Radio a la Mode, CW
Title: I Operate CW [PDF]

Posted on: February 23, 2019
Posted in:  Setting Up Your Station
Title: Useful Links [PDF]