Elmers are the “mentors” of Amateur Radio.
If you have an interest in a specific area of Amateur Radio, please message us on our Facebook page: Facebook DARC and we will connect you with an Elmer that is knowledgeable in that area.
Some common topics in Amateur Radio:
Becoming a Ham
Emergency Comms- Public service and helping others.
HF- Communicate with the world
VHF- Communicate locally with friends
Public Service- Volunteer at one of our many events
Electronics- Digital gear and microprocessor’s are dominating the hobby right now.
Homebrew (DIY built gear)
Digital Modes- Send a message really far with a minuscule amount of power. Maximize efficiency.
CW (Morse Code)- Dit-Dah-Dit-Dah Dit-Dah-Dah. The original digital mode.
Satellite Ops: Talk to astronauts or people across the country using satellite mounted repeaters.