Recommended Equipment:


(The above link takes you to the Yaesu FT-891 at Amazon, one of the most popular HF radios in use today.  However, we will be working on rebuilding the store where more recommended gear will be added).



Study for your Ham exam:

Study/Reference Books- Reference Materials and Study Guides

Study/Online- Online Study Tools and Pratice Tests 

Communications Reference Tools/Articles:

Communications S.O.I. by JJS- A Quick Reference PDF Download

Article by Popeye- Prepper Radio Communication 101

Article explaining the Basics- Comms 101 – 2M VHF


Baofeng Tutorial Videos & Tools:

Baofeng UV-5R Updated ManualUpdated Manual PDF (Miklor) 

How To Program The Baofeng UV-5R-  Great beginner tutorial Video!

Download PDF- How to program Baofeng using Keypad

*CHIRP-  Programming Software

Video- Baofeng- Driver issues and fixes

Video- Baofeng- Programming with software

Video- Baofeng- Cloning using CHIRP


Additional Resources:

John Jacob Explains AmRRON Communications: Interview with Pepper Recon

Ham Radio Cheat Sheet –



Morse Code Resources:

Morse Code Trainer- CW Trainer Download

Just Learn Morse Code- Learning Tools for Morse Code