Recommended Reading / Links

K-Link is a network of 31 full-time and 11 part-time linked FM analog repeaters in the Amateur Radio Service that provide coverage across most of the state of Kansas and southeast Nebraska.

Created by Christian Cudnik, K0STH in May of 2015, 100 Watts and a Wire ® is a program celebrating amateur radio through the eyes of a new ham. The show features topical conversation and interviews, news and an entertaining look at the adventures of a ham trying to figure it all out. 100 Watts and a Wire ® is perfect for those who are new to ham radio, their Elmer’s, the seasoned radio operator and the technically curious crowd. Whether you run 5 watts or 1500 watts, there's something for everyone. Be sure to check out their Facebook page too, click HERE

Support for Baofeng and BTech radios can be found at This is the site for all things Baofeng, be sure to add it to your bookmarks



Ham is an independent website with really cool stuff at great prices !

Harold Melton, KV5R has an VERY informative Ladder Line site that is a must read. Click HERE

"If you run an all-band dipole (with a tuner in the shack), you need ladder-line. Coax is very lossy when operated at high SWR. It’s easy to lose 75% of your power in your coax when operating on bands where the non-resonant dipole presents a high feedpoint impedance to the feedline."

Dave Tadlock, KG0ZZ:
Easy to Build Ham Radio Antennas
and Other Projects is a great site for adding personality to your call sign and keeping track of your contacts on HF. A lot of hams will run your call through when they hear or make a contact with you.  Check it out!


There are lots of places to buy Radio's and Ham gear...


But HRO / Ham Radio Outlet in my experience has been one of the better values online. Right up there with

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