Author Archives: Will Studer

September 2021 Regular Meeting Agenda

Business Meeting Agenda November 17, 20193:00PM This meeting will be a regular public meeting. This meeting will be held via Zoom. The meeting ID...

January 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes January 10, 20206:30PM Call to order: A Board of Directors meeting of the Ready Alliance was held on January...

Roosevelt Install

On October 26th, 2019 a group of our members assisted the Weston Mountain Digital Radio Association in putting up their second Digital Only Yaesu...

HAM Radio Timeline

History of Radio and Particularly Amateur Radio Credit to Dave Casler, KE0OG for most of this compiling. 1890s and before 1844 Morse telegraph 1858...

UTC Time Conversion Chart

UTC EDT/AST CDT/EST MDT/CST PDT/MST PST 0000* 2000 1900 1800 1700 1600 0100 2100 2000 1900 1800 1700 0200 2200 2100 2000 1900 1800...

Net Control Training Manual

There have been many HAMs I have spoken with lately who tell me they never received any Net Control training. I was fortunate enough...

Signal Strength & Reports

Terms The term “full quieting” in ham radio usually signifies a good quality signal on a repeater or FM transmission – it means that...

Ready Alliance Amateur Radio Nets

The Ready Alliance Amateur Radio Nets are held on Wednesday nights. At this point we are holding two back to back. We welcome all...

Why we use GMRS

Many of our members are Amateur Radio Operators. Many interested in our group are as well. We have been asked by both members and...

November 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes

Regular Membership Meeting Minutes November 17, 2019 3:00PM Call to order: The regular monthly meeting of the Ready Alliance was held on November 17,...

Bonfire – Nov 2019

We had our first bonfire meeting at Joey’s in November. A demonstration was given by Dennis M. on how to make “char-cloth”. A pot...

All Time Online Vote List

Vote # Vote Topic Date Final Vote Pass/Fail 2021090102 New Member Emily Moehlmann 9/15/2021 9Y0N P 2021090101 New Member Michael Bruno 9/15/2021 9Y0N P...

United States CFR Title 47 Part 97

The United States Code of Federal Regulations, Part 97 contains ALL the legally passed rules for amateur radio. Anything else you come across is...

International Phonetics

The following are the phonetics which we use in amateur radio. You are likely to hear all kinds of craziness when we are in...

Local Nets

The following is a list of radio nets which are held in the local area. For those who are unfamiliar, a radio net is...

73’s, a bit of background

Many amateurs already know that “73” is from what is known as the “Phillips Code”, a series of numeric messages conceived for the purpose...

International Q Codes

Ever wonder what those HAM guys are saying when they say QSY or many of those other Q things they say? Well here is...

GMRS Radios & Frequencies

GMRS has become the illusive service that some know about, some are curious about and some know nothing about. No matter where you fall,...

FRS Radios & Frequencies

So at some point everyone has seen a little radio like this. Campers, fishermen, families and even children use them. You can pick them...

Ham Radio Terms

Not all of these are exclusively HAM, but they are terms HAMs should know and be aware of. 73 – Ham lingo for “best...

How do you become a HAM

All you ever wanted, and maybe didn’t want to know. To become a HAM or Amateur Radio Operator you must hold an amateur FCC...