A Short, Sweet Guide to Operating Practice

Listen!On the HamRadioHelpGroup mailing list, Tim, N9PUZ, passes along a link to ON4WW’s Operating Practice Web page. Tim says, “Lots of good information and advice about operating for new comers and old hands alike.”

Think of it as an All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten for ham radio. Despite it’s relatively short length, it covers such diverse topics as using repeaters and working DX pileups.

The best advice, though, is the most basic. For example, listening is the second topic that ON4WW tackles. He says, “Initially learn to LISTEN. Whoever listens at first, will be much more successful in making good and enjoyable contacts.”

This is great advice. I’ll be adding this to my list of things that I pass on to the new hams that get their licenses in my classes.

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