Ham Links for New Hams

Main Sites

The following sites are a combination of on-line tools and information



SEMDXA (Southeast Michigan DX Association)


Parks on the Air https://parksontheair.com/ 


There are many online vendors for getting radio gear, but the two most popular are DX Engineering https://www.dxengineering.com/ and Ham Radio Outlet https://www.hamradio.com/ . Ham Radio Outlet has multiple store locations and a large inventory, but DX Engineering is famous for their super fast shipping. They are located in Ohio, and often times orders are delivered within 1 to 2 days.


This is just a quick overview of what you’ll need to get onto HF. There are plenty of videos on YouTube that discuss the capabilities of various pieces of equipment. The primary equipment involves radios.

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A good antenna is very important. A great radio is no good without a great antenna.

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To get a good position of an antenna, having a good support system may be needed.

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Transmission Line

Good transmission line is needed to get the most signal from the radio to the antenna.

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There are many “Ham-tubers” on YouTube….. HAM radio enthusiasts that have excellent YouTube channels.

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