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W5ZU

 Yucca 2 Meter Net

Each evening, amateur radio operators from all over the SE New Mexico area meet on the air to discuss current topics and issues concerning ham radio.  This also maintains operating practices in the event emergency communications are needed.  If you are a licensed ham, join us each night at 7:00 PM on the 147.32 MHz repeater, (146.2 Hz tone), located east of Roswell.  If you are not yet a licensed ham, you can tune us in on your scanner and get a feel for what it's all about.

Come by and get acquainted!  We're here each Saturday morning at 9:00 unless busy with an event.  Our meetings are open to the public.  We're located at 403 N. Richardson in Roswell.  Call 575.208.9696 or 575.420.0822 for more information.

The Radio Amateur is

CONSIDERATE...He/[She] never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

LOYAL...He/[She] offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, the IARU Radio Society in his/[her] country, through which Amateur Radio in his/[her] country is represented nationally and internationally.

PROGRESSIVE...He/[She] keeps his/[her] station up to date.  It is well-built and efficient.  His/[Her] operating practice is above reproach.

FRIENDLY...He/[She] operates slowly and patiently when requested; offers friendly advice and counsel to beginners; kind assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the marks of the amateur spirit.

BALANCED...Radio is a hobby, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.

PATRIOTIC...His/[Her] station and skills are always ready for service to country and community.

- adapted from the original Amateur's Code, written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928

HOW DO I GET MY HAM RADIO LICENSE?

Getting your ham radio license usually begins with studying for the Technician Class test.  Some excellent resources for study material can be found at the ARRL website as well as QRZ, Eham and many others.  Once you feel you are ready to test, watch for VE testing sessions in your area.  The Pecos Valley Amateur Radio Club has VE testing periodically.  Watch our News and Events page for upcoming dates and times.

 

We encourage all hams to consider membership with the American Radio Relay League.