Ham Radio Resources
Ham Radio Clubs in the Area
SPARC (St. Pete Amateur Radio Club) – main interest is ham radio contesting. Meetings first Friday of each month at the Salvation Army Complex 3800 9th Ave N. (back of gym SE Corner of complex) at 7:30 pm but come early to meet and greet.
Glorious Society of the Wormhole – meets at Lake Seminole Park (usually shelter #1) on the first Saturday of each month. Meeting lasts about 20 minutes and then hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill afterward.
CARS (Clearwater Amateur radio Club) – Second Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm held at the Clearwater Fire Training Facility on North Belcher Road. The facility is just north of the fire station, and is across the street from the Long Center and the Salvation Army. Please turn on Logan Street just south of the fire station and then proceed behind the fire station, through the fence gate into the training building's parking lot.
CQ100 – Ham radio simulator on the internet. While not radio this computer simulation puts a “Ham radio transceiver” on your computer screen that you can use to gain experience. Uses the mouse and keyboard and computer mic to transmit. You must have a verifiable call sign to join. They give you ninety days free and then charge a yearly fee. You can talk to people around the world on the system and gain valuable experience as an operator.
Main page: http://www.qsonet.com/
Registration page: https://qsonet.com/register.php
My Favorite Internet Testing sites – these sites will help you advance in amateur radio with simulated tests.
Http://www.aa9pw.com/ - practice tests identical to the FCC tests.