John Beckman - W4BTX HAM RADIO "A PAST TIME FOR A LIFETIME"W
We all cold use a little help from time to time, right? There is a tradition in ham radio called "Elmers." (I don't know where that name came from.) And Elmer was a knowlegeable old-timer who would help newbies hams with problems. When I went from homemade xmtrs to a Viking II kit it worked fine -except I couldn't get full audio drive. W4BOH came over, looked at it, moved a ristor from one terminal to another - and the Viking worked fine for years. W4BOH was a real "Elmer/" and a good friend for a long time.
Unfortunately (maybe it is because of hectic modeern life) we don't have many Elmers anymore. So, the ARRL is offering a helpful service. You can learn all about the ARRL Technical Information Service (TIS) and the expert ARRL Laboratory staff who answer thousands of questions each year from members.
Get tips about projects, suggestions to address various station installations, and help for some of your most pressing ham radio questions. You'll discover how to search ARRL's extensive Periodicals Archive, find helpful articles, read test reports, access technical forums, and find answers to technical questions.
This Learning Network presentation is sponsored by PreppComm. ARRL members may register for upcoming presentations and view previously recorded Learning Network webinars. ARRL-affiliated radio clubs may also use the recordings as presentations for club meetings, mentoring new and current hams, and discussing amateur radio topics. The ARRL Learning Network schedule is subject to change.
This sounds helpful, so sign up for it now if you feel it would be of value. You've paid for it, so use it if you care to.
73 from John, W4BTX, until next week. Take care, and stay safe.