For those of you local to the Salt Lake City area, there is a great store called NPS. They are located at:
1600 South Empire Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
NPS calls themselves a “salvage and freight recovery company”. What that means is their inventory is always changing. They’re setup with a department store layout, for example: clothing, electronics, house wares, hardware and even groceries. Generally you don’t go to NPS looking for a particular item, but to see what deals they might have. Most of their product is reduced from retail prices. The prices range from being just under retail to steals of a deal, it just depends on how lucky you are. Continue reading “NPS and Motorola PM1200 Transceiver”
Having a HAM radio is essential to communicate in any kind of a disaster scenario! But, having one and not being able to legally practice because you aren’t licensed is pretty useless because you’ll have no idea how to use it. If you haven’t got your license yet, it’s time to get off the couch and get going! It’s very easy to pass the test, if you pay attention in the class you’re pretty much guaranteed to pass. With the class being free, all you’ve got to do is go spend a morning at BYU to get it. The license itself is $14.00 and you’ll still have to pay that.
As for your first radio, I’ll be posting this week about the Wouxun radios that are hands down the best cheap radio on the market (they only cost $120). Once you get your license and radio, there are several nets that do weekly check-ins that keep you in practice with your radio.
If you want to go, you MUST sign up ASAP! He can only have 40 students and you can’t just show up.
Here are the details for the class (as sent by the instructor):
Just received this. Please note that the Technician Class license is the entry level HAM Radio license. It does NOT require Morse Code, and is very easy to obtain. If you are interested in becoming a HAM Radio operator, plan on attending.
Please e-mail [email protected] if you will be attending. Also let me know if you will be bringing a laptop.
I must limit the size to 40 people so sign up early to reserve a spot. If you must cancel please let me know immediately so I can free up a slot for someone else.
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One Day Ham Radio Class for the Technician (entry level) license.
Saturday, Feb.. 14th, 2009 7:30am to 5pm