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This is an innovative web delivered resource that allows amateurs to investigate, identify and hopefully resolve the most common issues that affect the hobby, that is increasing Interference.

Chris VK3QB one of the developers of this resource said, “For the first time and in one place, provides a coordinated set of resources and self-help for amateurs to find out about QRM issues and techniques in resolving them.”

The site is accessed by getting on line to and clicking “start here” along the top. is a project of RASA and has been designed as a free resource for all, in the spirit that is Amateur Radio.

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Amateur radio: why and how

by Donald Bauer, Special to the Courier

Have you ever wondered about amateur radio? The people who are involved in the hobby are called hams. Most of us are unsure of the origin of the “ham” title, but we do generally like to “ham it up” on our radios.

For the uninitiated, amateur radio is a licensed form of communication over moderate to very long distance, using two-way radio. Many old-timers got involved long before the introduction of computers and cellphones. So, many people today think of the ham radio operator as a historical oddity. However, there are far more licensed radio amateurs today than ever before. Why?

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