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Ham Radio Resources

Why hamHiram ("Ham") Percy Maxim invented this communication medium.
*one possible explanation  

Ham radios are a great communication medium during emergencies.

Brazoria County ARES hosts their weekly sign-in exercise every Monday night at 8:00 on 147.18 on the ham radio dial.  The session lasts a half-hour or so.  To stay in contact, in case of emergency, Texas Liberty Campaign members should practice staying in touch with these folks.  You'll need a license to call in and participate, but to simply listen and practice tuning in to the best channel in case of an emergency, you'd be practicing ham radio preparedness.  Click here to access their website (to increase contact and involvement).

Because the FCC classifies ham radio operation under a "General Class" license, you can operate your equipment without a specific license for each county or area where you plan to operate.  You'll need a Class 3 license to operate in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.  You'll need a Class 2 license to operate anywhere else in the United States.

Below are some links to help you get started with your own foray into the world of ham radio operation:

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