A New HAM Navigating HAMCONSep 13th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Communications, Getting Ready
So as I stated in a Channel Updated I attended HAMCONHAMAmateur Radio Operator, or Amateur Radio Radio Convention 2011, after my last Technician HAMAmateur Radio Operator, or Amateur Radio Class this last weekend. I learned of HAMCONHAMAmateur Radio Operator, or Amateur Radio Radio Convention during the class and as I walked into the convention hall, I quickly realized I have a lot to learn!
HAMCONHAMAmateur Radio Operator, or Amateur Radio Radio Convention is an Amateur Radio organization formed several years ago to coordinate in the Los Angeles County area, the ARRL Southwestern Division Convention HAMCONHAMAmateur Radio Operator, or Amateur Radio Radio Convention every 4 years.
This convention is held each year in a four year cycle. The cycle is in Los Angeles County, then to the Phoenix, AZ area, next it is held in Riverside, then in San Diego, and then back to the Los Angeles area. The Southwestern Division encompasses Southern California and all of Arizona. This is an official ARRL convention.
To be completely honest I felt like an outsider, I felt everyone was speaking Greek, and I was lost! I am not one to get overwhelmed and tuck my tail, so continual study, reading & learning from those who transmitted before me is high on my list. A valuable tool for me is the QRZ web site. I highly suggest you visit if you are planning on getting into the hobby.
If you are thinking about getting into HAMAmateur Radio Operator, or Amateur Radio, I highly suggest it. I know first hand how much HAMAmateur Radio Operator, or Amateur Radio can help in an emergency situation from my experience in the Gulf Coast after Katrina. I am looking forward to passing my exam and obtaining my license. Once that is under my belt I plan on joining a local club to continue my education and gain experience.