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This section is for new operators......... See also this page Echolink & QRZ

First of all welcome to the wonderful world of Amateur Radio or nicknamed Ham Radio

There are so many ways to enjoy this hobby.

Interested in the cost behind the scenes? Check this page

We hope this information will assist you in getting more enjoyment out of your toys.

To start learning about ham radio, try the links in the sidebar.

Lets start by talking about getting registered so the rest of the Ham world can find out about you.

Click this link to go to QRZ.com

You will see a box at the top to enter any call sign. Type your own call sign and touch enter.

You will be taken to the QRZ page that already has you listed from the FCC database.
However you will see this information asking you to log in.

Click the Login link and you will get a request to log in. If you have never logged in, you need to register.

Just click the link in the "Don't have...." line and follow instructions

Once you are registered, you can edit your page and add information about yourself.

You can add pictures, e-mail address and a bio.

You can see sample pages by entering any valid ham call sign. Try mine (KG7KA) if you wish.

I won't go into detail here about adding info to your page. There are help files available on the QRZ page.

To begin editing your page hover your mouse pointer over your call sign on the right.

 

Then click the Edit link and you are set to begin editing. There are help files there and by searching the web for help using QRZ.

Now start making contacts and have FUN.

You can also use QRZ for your log book.

When you enter a call sign you get this at first

Notice you can see their e-mail if you hover over the E-mail link.

You can also log a contact with them

You can see detail about them- I'll leave that for you to explore except for one area I really like- the "Show Map"

These are all public records so I am not revealing anything that is private.

Next you want to add pictures. This can be tricky. Here is a tutorial from QRZ on adding pics to the body of your page.
The trick that is overlooked is on the QRZ edit page is getting your pics added.

First make sure you have added your pics to your QRZ server. Then when you go to the Edit Bio page, select the Image icon

that takes you to another text box.


Here you select Browse Server to go to your uploaded pics.
Select the pic to add & click Upload.
The pic will be inserted wherever your cursor is.
Be sure to save your page when done.
Often the pic will be rotated 90 degrees. I have not found a solution within QRZ.
To change the orientation I have added a border to the pic to change the size.
There should be a way within QRZ but I have not found it.
Answers on line indicate that it must be rotated before adding to the library.
You can rotate it before you uploaded using any graphic editor like GIMP, Photoshop, CorelDraw, etc.
However this did not work for me. That's why I just make the pic bigger with a border.

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