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M0HYH's picture
Thu, 25/08/2016 - 14:35 -- M0HYH

Found this list .... particularly found of the 160m comment

Action or Activity

2M SSB or CW
Working the "weak signal" bands can be fun!

6M - what a great band!
Operate the "magic" band on SSB or FM

10M - This band can really jump
Join 10-10 international and KEEP THE BAND OPEN!

75 Meter Roundtables
Sometime called the groan and moan nets!

160M – Get on the band
The Gentleman's Band – May need a different antenna

AM - Operate this "old time" mode
Join the AM net each Wednesday

AMSAT - Join and work the universe
Operate one of the amateur satelites like AO-51

APRS - find yourself
And let others know where you are!

ARES - Help your NF ARES group
Find your local ARES group and start having fun with them. Pass the IS courses.

ARES nets
Check into NF ARES nets and surrounding counties

Join! Support your hobby with lobbying in Washington. Who else is?

Air Mobile
Work from an airborne station

Antenna Party
Friends don't let friends build and install HF antennas by themselves!

Antennas - Build'em and use'em
Wire antennas, Yagis, quads, hex beams, - then argue about'em

Astronomy - Radio version
Looking for signals in all the wrong places

Audio - make it better
Heil, Berringer, audio filters, all things audio

Badge - tell everyone your callsign
Order your club badge today on the NFARL website/MART

Hams who put expensive transmitters in balloons and watch them fly away!

Bicycle Mobile
Talk while riding - look ma - no hands; look ma - no teeth!

Collect and operate old radios. Restore old radios.  Cheap fun?

Books - read one - write one
Hundreds of books - new - old - used - collecting

CW - Learn it!
You only know half the fun of ham radio w/o CW

CW - get your speed to 20 wpm
Get your speed up using RUFZ – see the CW SIG page

Christian Amateur Radio Fellowship (CARF)
Join your friends on the air

Civil Air Patrol
Do the radio work for CAP

Class – teach a Ham Cram
Teach a ham class and help others enjoy the fun

Club meetings
Don't even get on the air, just attend club meetings - FUN!!

Club - .Join/renew! NFARL
A more genearl term - join a ham club! OR join 2 or 3 clubs. More clubs, more fun!

Computer Control
Computer control one or more rigs in your shack - Ham Radio Deluxe

Make a lot of contacts and work on your operating skills at the same time.

County Hunting
Work 500, 1000 ... and all 3077 of them.

Crystal Radio - build one
Show how simple a radio can be

Get on the digital bandwagon! It's everywhere, it's everywhere! Use a dongle from your computer

DX - Work other countries
DX The Ultimate Contact Sport – There are 337 country entities so this should keep you busy!

Pack it up and hit the road to that small island!

Dayton Hamvention
Attend this once in your lifetime, bet you can't "eat just one"!

Digital modes
Work one or many of the various FREE digital modes available for download such as FLDIGI!

Echolink - computer and ham radio
Work repeaters/other hams via your computer

Power Poles
Convert all rigs to PowerPole connectors

You never know when you'll need to go PORTABLE so build a portable antenna. J-pole is a good one.

EmComm - ARRLcourses
Consider the EC001 and possibly EC002 & EC003 courses. They're fun and you learn a bunch.

Field Day
Operate this fun event with your friends.  Join the award winning NFARL FD team.

Fox Hunting
Tie amateur radio into physical exercise

Meet interesting people and make new friends

Build an uber ground, find a water pipe, install a ground rod, lay some radials

Attend a hamfest - sell that old junk, buy more! Work at the NFARL table for at least one hour!

Handi- HAMS
Help a challenged person get their license

Islands on the AIR - every group of islands has an ID - work'em all!

Keys - Collect them
What a great way to enjoy ham radio - telegraph keys

Kit - Build some
At least an $8 crystal oscillator or an SW-40 transceiver

Linear Amps
Build'em, tune'em, don't get shocked

Linux - another computer world
Download a Linux system for a computer and start playing with all the FREE software out there.

Logging Software
Get some. I like N3FJP. N1MM is FREE. Using this rekindled my fire for Ham Radio.

Military Affilate Radio - join up, serve your armed forces

Magazines - subscribe,
Read, collect, give'em away - copy to CDs

Marine Mobile
Work from a Marine station, boating, waterways nets

Meteor Scatter
World's shortest and longest QSOs at the same time

Mobile - radio in motion
Set up a mobile station - VHF or HF

OK, maybe a bit ambitious

Motorcycle Mobile
Shoot the bull while ridin' the HOG!  See Bicycle Mobile.

Check in before you check out!!

Ocilloscope - Learn to use
Oscilloscopes are a blast. Watch that green trace go!

PSK-31 - Digital mode for all!
An easy digital mode

Pedestrian mobile
Got an HT? Have a QSO walking around.

Public service
Work a public service event (I believe every ham should work at least one each year!)

QRP - Try it!
Start trying QRP by turning down power to 5 w (10w SSB)

QSL cards
Collect'em, get some printed, mail out some.

... as in Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service

An ancient form of digital communications

Radio Control Planes
Fly away to your heart's content

Be much more active on the NFARL repeater; regularly check into nets.  Join RagChewers Club

Remote Control your station
Operate your station over the internet

Repair Radio Equipment
Help out other hams, fix their radios and yours too

Build'em, use'em, fix'em, control'em

SHF - Work your neighbor
Work a contact on CW, SSB, digital above 440 MHz

Operate Slow Scan TV.  Several nets meet daily.

Build a couple of antennas and put radio gear together so you can work the ham satellites.

OK, it's only half radio but hams do it so it must be fun!

Schools - do a demo
Go to your kid's school and tell'em all about this stuff

Scouting (and ham radio)
Go hand in hand - Jamboree on the AIR!

Shack Simplification
See if you can get every rig in your shack down to one microphone and one PTT switch

Shack setup
Set up a shack (might need some help with an antenna raising party!)

Short Wave Radio
Listen to SW Radio from your favorite country. Follow New Years around the globe for 24 hours?

Simulated Emergency Test
The old S.E.T. - readiness - be prepared … See ARES

Watch the weather = tell the National Weather Service

Software - Ham Radio
There are thousands of programs out there and they are fun to play with.

Software - program a chip
Write software to control a micro chip

Software Defined Receiver
Build or set up a software defined receiver or transceiver

Space Station
Talk to the ISS - chat up an astronaut

Tech FEST - attend
Not a hamfest, a TECH FEST!

Television - FSTV
Fast Scan TV - on 440 mhz - set up your station and show off!

Test Equipment
Make a list and buy or make yours

Traffic NETS
Try handling messages via SSB (75M) or CW(80M)

Upgrade your license -General Ticket
Or upgrade from whatever class you are, even to EXTRA class.

VUCC - Award
Get this award for working 100 grid squares on 6M and above

Vanity Callsign - get one
Are you a general or extra class? Well, maybe you should look into a 1x3 or 2x2 callsign,

Volunteer Examiner (VE) - become one
Help grow the hobby by qualifying more hams!

Website - amateur radio
Set up your own URL and tell everyone what you do

Workbench - Set yours up
A place to do all that "fiddling around"

Worked All States - W.A.S.
Obtain this and a thousand other awards

Write - articles about ham radio
Submit to magazines, become famous

YLs - Young Ladies (YLRL)
Promote YL activity, recruit YLs, encourage YLs.

Youth - be one - help one
Help your neighbor become a ham.  Loan him/her a radio