LCARC is an ARRL affiliated club:

Reach ARRL here:

ARRL link to FCC Part 97:

ACS – Lincoln  County Auxiliary Communications Service – our affiliated organization

ACS: Lincoln County Auxiliary Communication Service

Getting your license:

W5YI testing group:

QRZ exam page:

Here are some ideas which may help you prepare:

Some of the main amateur radio websites:


QRZ home page:

Other Websites with lots of good info:

Amateur Radio Online Library:

You will find old magazines, Books, and Historical, Technical and Reference materials. This is old but useful information. Also has lots of QRP tips and projects.

Weather & Storm Spotting:

Places to shop:

HRO Ham Radio Outlet:

HRO is our local dealer. They are located about 2 1/4 hours away in Tigard Oregon which is SW of Portland. It would be hard to find better pricing for rigs and common stuff. If you spend over $100 they will ship to you for free. This is a good place to visit and see what is available. They are good to work with and have helped out our club in the past.

The RF Connection:

If you need coax, antenna wire, connectors, and any one of many other items this is the place to shop. They have a funky website compared to these big outlets but it is safe.  However, I always call in my order. They are small – 3 to 5 people – but they know how to locate and price things. The owner is Joel who is an active amateur. I can find connectors for less from Joel then to buy from dealers in China. They also ship via USPS priority mail which saves us a lot of money and gets it to us quickly. Take a look at his website. If you are willing to wait, you can place an order with me. Joe

Quicksilver Radio:

This is one of my favorite places. Sign up for their free monthly newsletter. Look for their “Tech-Talk” in their monthly “Ham Radio Newsletter”. You can access Tech-Talk directly at this address and then scroll to the bottom of the page. Be sure to sign up for their monthly email. Good info!

West Mountain Radio:

This is home for RIGblasters for running PSK-31 and other digital modes.

Repeater Information:

Oregon Coast Repeater Group:

Lincoln/Tillamook Repeater Map:

OCRG Weather:

Repeaters by State:

Antenna information:

The “Best” Random Wire Antenna Lengths: Best Antenna Length

Programs for amateur radio:



Winlink for Dummies:


Introduction to PSK31:

The following programs can be used for multiple digital modes including CW.

fldigi computer program:

digipan computer program:

 Digital Interfaces:

Tigertronics SignaLink USB:

West Mountain Radio:

You can also build your own:

 uTube from K7AGE:

Demonstration of receiving PSK31:

Sample PSK31 from K7AGE:

About interfaces:

How to set up your transmitter for PSK31:

Operating with PSK31:


Here is a list of web addresses and ideas for building projects.

RASON Projects: Improved PL Tone Encoder board, 5 Watt – 40 meter transmitter, and several other projects

Antenna analyzer:

Antique Electronic Supply:

All Electronics – Kits:


Carl’s Electronics:

Communications Concepts:

Dan’s Small Parts and Kits:

Down East Microwave:

DZ Kit Company:

eBay kits: Try searching: ham radio DIY kits, diy electronic kits

Elecraft – Radio Kits, etc. :

Electronics USA:


FAR Circuits:

Fox Delta:

Frequency Counter:

Hendricks QRP Kits:

HF Projects:

Hobby PCB:

K1EL Ham Radio Kits:

Kits and Parts dot Com:

Light Switch:

Milestone Technologies:


N0XAS HamGadgets:

North Country Radio:

Ramsey Electronics:

SCI-6 PC Sound Card Interface Kit:

Spectrum Communications:

TAPR Kits:

Ten-tec kits:

Universal Coil Winding Machine:


Xtal set:

Lists of Kit manufactures:

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