Click Link to Download - Mentor's Notebook - A Guide for the New Ham

What's in the Mentor's Notebook

This notebook is mainly a local guide for what you can do in the Miami Valley now that you are a
licensed amateur radio operator. There are sections on purchasing a radio, how repeaters work and a list of local repeaters, and some tips on programming your new radio. The appendix contains several, useful guides you can print out and keep near your home station. Be sure to take advantage of the Mentors listed in this guide. They are always happy to answer all your questions. Hams are great people so don’t be afraid to contact them!

The Bellbrook Amateur Radio Club (BARC) and the BARC Education Committee sponsor this
notebook. Please consider attending a BARC Membership meeting on the third Thursday of every
month and join the fun. For more information, visit the BARC website at
In addition to this Notebook as a guide for new hams, the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL),
the National organization for amateur radio in the U.S., puts out a podcast for new hams titled "So Now What" You can access that podcast at the ARRL website at

Click on the attached document to read, download and or print.