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ARRL INFO:
ARRL DELTA DIVISION WEBSITE
ARRL DELTA DIVISION DIRECTOR - David Norris K5UZ
ARRL LOUISIANA SECTION WEBSITE
LOUISIANA SECTION MANAGER - Scott Wren KD5DFL
ARRL's Home Page
ARRL Web: Amateur Exam Question Pools


AMATEUR RADIO DISASTER/EMERGENCY LINKS
Allen Parish Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
Hurricane Watch Net Home Page
        Lafayette Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP)
                Lafayette Parish SkyWarn
                        Welcome to The Acadiana Area Skywarn Group - Mission Statement
                Lafayette SkyWarn Group Home Page
                              SkyWarn Basic Spotters' Guide
                    SkyWarn Advanced Spotters' Guide
                              Lafayette SkyWarn Spotter's Guide
                             The 537 Repeater Commands / Information
Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) Links

LOUISIANA AMATEUR RADIO CLUBS
Acadiana Amateur Radio Assoc., Inc. - W5DDL Lafayette, LA
Amateur Radio Club of Shreveport - Shreveport, LA
Ascension ARC - K5ARC Gonzales, LA
Atchafalaya DX Association, Inc. - WA5MC Morgan City, LA
Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club - Baton Rouge, LA
       Central Louisiana Amateur Radio Club - Alexandria / Pineville, LA
Delta DX Association - New Orleans, LA
Jackson Amateur Radio Club - W5PFC (Jackson, MS
Jefferson Amateur Radio Club - W5GAD Meterie, LA
Livingston Amateur Radio Society - W5LRS Livingston, LA
Louisiana Contest Club (LCC) - Calhoun, LA
Magnolia DX Association - K5MDX - W5 Magnolia, MS
Minden Amateur Radio Association - N5RD Minden, LA
Orange Amateur Radio Club - W5ND Orange, TX
OZONE Amateur Radio Club - W5SLA Slidell, LA
Piney Hills Amateur Radio Association - Ruston, LA
Shreveport Amateur Radio Association (SARA) - K5SAR Shreveport, LA
SouthEast Louisiana Amateur Radio Club - WB5NET Hammond, LA
Southwest Louisiana Amateur Repeater Club / Gator Amateur Radio Society (GARS) - W5BII Lake Charles, LA
Sulphur Amateur Radio Club - W5SUR Sulphur, LA 
Thibodaux Amateur Radio Club - W5YL Thibodeaux, LA
Twin City Ham Club - W5EA West Monroe, LA
Westside ARC - W5ABD Westwego,LA
West Central Louisiana Amateur Radio Club - Leesville, LA


OTHER AMATEUR RADIO CLUBS
Beaumont Amateur Radio Club - W5RIN Beaumont, TX


ACADIANA AREA AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS HOME PAGES
KN5GRK - Herman's World
W5JJL - Jim's Home Page
KC5NNH - John's Home Page
NA5Q - Roland's Home Page
KF5VH - Steve Mahler's Home Page


AMATEUR RADIO VENDORS THAT HAVE SUPPORTED OUR AARA HAMFEST
ABR Industries - A Full-Line American-Made Coax (RF) Cable Assembly Manufacturer
BE READY SOLAR - Solar Panels & Modules
ELECRAFT - Hands on - Ham Radio Kits
EXPERT AMPS USA - Solid State Amateur Radio Amplifiers
FlexRadio Systems - Software Defined Radios
Frank Krize - Krize Electronics (Surplus Tubes & Parts) - 1373 Chapel Hill Road, Natchez, MS 39120 - Phone: (601)442-0973 - k5svc@natchez.net
Gifts4Hams / Plaques - Laser Engraved, Etched & Marked Gifts for All Hams
Kenwood Amateur Radio Equipment - Phil Parton (Factory Rep.)
Main Trading Company - Amateur - Commercial - CB Radios
MCM-Computers - MCM Computers - Livingston, LA - Hebert McMorris WA5VPX - Phone: (225)698-3064 - hrmac@eatel.net
MFJ Eneterprise - Amateur Radio Products
Palmetto Antennas - Antennas plus WOUXUN RADIOs & Accessories
Poles and Things W3ARS - Military Aluminum / Fiber Glass Poles & Accessories
Radiowavz Antennas - All Types of Wire Antennas & Accessories
The Sign Man of Baton Rouge - Custom Signs & Name Badges
Hub City Amateur Radio Sales - Telephone 601-467-1458
Walter Cork KI4TNN (Surplus Electronics) E-Mail: bottlestopper@yahoo.com


CALL SIGN LOOKUP PAGES
QRZ Call Sign Data Base
U.S. Amateur Radio Callsign Lookup Page - University of Arkansas @ Little Rock, AR


GETTING YOUR HAM RADIO LICENSE TRAINING & STUDY GUIDES
Technician License Study & Training Guide
General License Study & Training Guide
Extra Class Study & Training Guide
        Morse Code Training Tutorial - Bob GB2CW - RSGB QRS CW Practice Transmissions
                                                              Various Operators
ONLINE TESTING
For those looking to get their license or upgrade to a higher class license here's some valuable resources:
Video tutorials on obtaining an Amateur Radio License can be found at:
Technicians Class - http://dcasler.com/ham-radio/training/ or https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7564E84F0A8082FD
General Class - http://dcasler.com/ham-radio/general/ or https://www.youtube.com/playlist…
Extra Class - http://dcasler.com/ham-radio/extra/ or https://www.youtube.com/playlist…


HAM RADIO CATALOGS & EQUIPMENT
Alinco Electronics - Welcome Page
Amateur Radio Supplies LLC - Quality Products, Fast Shipping!
HRO(Ham Radio Outlet) - Home Page
Main Trading Company - Ham Radio Equipment
Maxcon-Antennas - Antenna manufactures of wire antennas and accessories.


AMATEUR RADIO RESOURCES
Amateur Radio & DX Reference Guide - 700 AMATEUR RADIO TOPICS - 6,000 LINKS & 133 PAGES - From ANTENNAS to ZONES
ASTRON Power Supplies - Schematics & mods for most ASTRON supplies.
Meeting People With Ham Radios - Lots of information and links on ham radio here.
All About Ham Radios
AMATEUR RADIO ON-LINE
100 Years of Radio
Createqr.org - A Closer Look At Morse Code.
Enclosures & Cases Inc. - The leader in precision enclosures.
        Ethics and Operating Procedures for the Radio Amateur
HamTestOnLine 
Ham Radio in the 21st Century
History of the Radio
Ham Radio Resource Guide - Lot of information & links found here.
AppliancePartsPro.com - A lot of information on radio "do-it-yourself" projects.
RIEDON.COM - Riedon is a resistor manufacturer company specializing in Power Resistors, Precision Resistors, and High Tempature Resistors.
K8CX-HAM GALLERY - Lots of Ham Radio Information and Links
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and U. S. Naval Observatory (USNO
ZIP Scanners - Police Scanner Resources & Learning
        Programming Radios using CHIRP software - CHIRP Radio Programming Webinar
Program a Baofeng Radio with CHIRP
        Baofeng & Pofeng Radio Programming Cables & Drivers for Windows 10
TXM Manufacturing - Custom coax cables & connectors - (844) 266-3718


HAM RADIO LICENSE INFORMATION AND LINKS (Info by Paul Coats - AE5JU W5YI CVE)
Go to this site:
W5DDL Acadiana Amateur Radio Association, Inc. Home Page
And on the left side you will see links to Classroom Presentations (in PowerPoint) for Tech and General, as well as links to practice exams for Tech, General, and Extra class. If you don't have PowerPoint, there is a link for a free PowerPoint Viewer. In each of those two links you will find both the separate chapters, as well as a zip file containing all of the chapters.

There are also courses of study that may be subscribed to at:

Ham Tests on Line
(NOTE- When you print out these guides, yes, print them... use a Magic Marker to black out all the wrong answers. This way you study only the correct answers and everything else looks unfamiliar. Seriously, print, black out, study. Just take my word for it and do it.)

Study Guides - right click on these links and Save As:
TECHNICIAN:
NCVEC 2010 Tech Test Pool
KB6NU Tech Study Guide

GENERAL:
NCVEC 2011 General Test Pool
No-Nonsense-General License Study Guide

EXTRA:
Revised 2012-2016 Extra Class Pool
KB6NU How Everybody Can Be An Extra

PRACTICE TESTS ON LINE:
QRZ on Line Test
AA9PW
Eham
Ham Exam

TESTING LOCATIONS:
W5YI-VEC (Search by State)
ARRL (Search by State, Country, or Zip Code)

NOTES:
Here's what to do... study the study guides a few evenings. Then begin doing the W5DDL classroom presentations. You can do one or two a night.
Also begin taking the practice tests. With all of those sites, each time you take the test it will have a different random draw of questions from the question pool... just like the real test you will take. I would also suggest you take the practice test on a different site each time. This will help you get used to the appearance of the test being different, just as it will be when you take the actual test. Take two or three (or more if you have time) of the practice tests each night after going through a chapter from W5DDL. By the time you are finished with the W5DDL classes you will be ready for the Tech test, and you will pass.
BUT WAIT!!! There's more!!!
When you are confident that you will pass the Tech, and are passing by 90% or more, begin study for the General. If you are smart enough to pass the Tech, you are smart enough for the General, too. With the General comes greatly expanded band privileges. Keep up with studying the Tech guides and the practice tests, but add the General.


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Last update - November 17, 2016

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