Useful Links to Important and Fun Websites
Beaver State Chapter #108
Located in the Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
For all radio amateurs who had their licenses more then 25 years ago.

Here are some useful links for the Radio Amateur. All of these links have been suggested by our members and hopefully are active. If you find a broken link, please report to us by using clicking on the Join/Contact page.

Links to organizations

Ham websites



Video Example of Frequency Spectrum Usage
During Our Weekly Net.
And an Example Of Good Ham Behavior

Ron, K7EE, made this video during one of our weekly nets. A weekly net is one that our group participates in by getting together using ham radio and chatting about topics that interest us such as our last week or anything else. The topics are wide open.

Since we get together on a regular basis we use a previous agreed upon frequency. There is never any guarentee that the frequency would be available for use since the FCC assigned radio amateur frequencies are open on a first-come-first-served basis. If someone else is using that frequency at the time, it is necessary to ask them to politely move. 99% of the time hams are kind enough to shift to another frequency.

This is a great example of that interaction. Our net control, Al, asked a ham to move to another frequency. The hams in this example are gentleman and assented to the request. This whole occurance is an exemplar of good ham behavior and we thank them for it.

This is also an example of the PowerSDR software used in the commercially available software defined radio manufactured and designed by FlexRadio Systems.

Part I

Part II