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About This Site .................. pg 1
DIY Sailboat .................. pg 2
DIY Rowboat .................. pg 3
DIY Wood Shed .................. pg 4
Amateur Radio .................. pg 5
Radio Station .................. pg 6
Radio Clubs .................. pg 7
Christian Author .................. pg 8
Bible Websites .................. pg 9
The Iconclast .................. pg 10
Gardening .................. pg 11
Photography .................. pg 12
Writers Guild .................. pg 13
DIY Computers .................. pg 14
 
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Contact Form .................. pg 20
About The Author .................. pg 21
Donate To Projects .................. pg 22

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National Amateur Radio Club

ARRL's volunteer Amateur Radio operators help their communities in good times and bad, through community events, disaster response, and various programs. The ARRL is the national radio amateures club. Being the oldest and largest amateur organization, they offer the most for resources and publications. They also offer on air helps for amateurs to improve their communication skills and qualify for higher licenses which qualifies them for greater on air privileges.
ARRL Website Link

St. Petersburg Amateur Radio Club

SPARC is the largest radio club in my area with over 50 members. They meet monthly where they review club business, club special events and have a presentation by a club member on some technical aspect of the radio hobby. The club maintains several VHF & UHF repeaters and has a state-of-the-art club station open for all members to use. The club participates in national contact contests as well as local contests. They also have periodic social events but that is not the focus of the club - imporving knowledge and skills is the point.

Clearwater Amateur Radio Service

CARS is only 20 miles or so north from the St. Pete club. Their club meets in the county fire company traiining center. As a service organization, they are the primary organizers of local events and the go-to group for emergency communications training. They are also one of three FCC license testing groups. Otherwise, their like any other radio club, forming mostly by location and local interest.

Upper Pinellas Radio Club

UPRC is located at the extreme north part of the county. Like other clubs, they maintain both VHF and UHF radio repeaters and meet monthly. They are always participants in county and national radio amateur events.

FCC License Testing

Testing for FCC licensing is a normal part of every radio amateur club. All three of the county clubs provide testing nights, once a month. The tests are administered by FCC approved, volunteer advance license holders. Pictured below is the panel who admistered my first exam.