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Clark County Amateur Radio Club
Vancouver, WA USA

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What is an Elmer?

 

The term "Elmer" is very synonymous  with the terms ‘teacher, mentor, tutor, guide, helper, or sage’ but with a history. 

 

Elmer means someone who provides personal guidance and assistance to would-be and current hams.  The term first appeared in QST in a March 1971 "How's DX" column by Rod Newkirk, W9BRD (now also VA3ZBB).  Newkirk called them "the unsung fathers of Amateur Radio." While he probably was not trying to coin a term at the time, here's how Newkirk introduced "Elmer" in his column and, as it turned out, to the rest of the Amateur Radio world.

 

If you wish to contact an Elmer, send an email to elmers@w7aia.org or call the club hotline at  360-989-9268 and we’ll have an Elmer contact you! 

 

To volunteer to become an Elmer in any of the subjects listed below or for any other ham radio related subject not listed below, contact Dave/WZ8T at elmers@w7aia.org.

 

 

 

Antennas & Towers

Al Lewey

K7ABL

 

Dave Phemister

WB7ESV

 

Tom Barton

WB7TZD

 

John Allen

N9YQ

 

David Cherba

WZ8T

 

 

APRS

Rick Smith

KT7G

 

ARES/RACES

John Allen

N9YQ

 

Beginning Contesting

Tim Kuhlman

KD7RUS

 

BSA Radio Merit Badge

Jerry Schue

K7KWO

 

* Delvin Bunton

NS7U

 

* Gary Takis

K7GJT

 

* Nick Ellson

N7CKY

 

* Indicates a BSA registered Merit Badge Counselor

Click here for online Radio Merit Badge requirements course

 

 

Computers & Radios

Al Lewey

K7ABL

Dave Phemister

WB7ESV

Tom Barton

WB7TZD

Contesting

Al Lewey

K7ABL

David Cherba

WZ8T

CW (Morse Code)

 

 

 

 

DMR
David Feldman W7NCX

DX & HF

David Cherba

WZ8T

DXCC

 

Al Rovner

K7AR

Disabled Operators

 

 

ECHOLINK

 

 

Equipment Evaluation  & Selection

Dave Phemister

WB7ESV

Tom Barton

WB7TZD

John Allen

N9YQ

First Station Setup

Tim Kuhlman

KD7RUS

John Allen

N9YQ

FT-8 Mode

Rick Smith

KT7G

 

 

Grounding

Dave Phemister

WB7ESV

Ham Shack Set Up

Dave Phemister

WB7ESV

Al Lewey

K7ABL

John Allen

N9YQ

IRLP

 

License Renewals & Vanity Calls

Wayne Schuler

AI9Q

Mobile Radio

Dave Phemister

WB7ESV

John Allen

N9YQ

 

 

Traffic Handling

Lynn Moore

KA7CTT

 

 

Operating on 2-Meters

Rick Aragon NE7O

PACKET Installation and Operation

Rob Haller

K7JAO

Gary Takis

K7GJT

QSL Bureau or Direct

 

 

Nuts & Bolts

Dave Phemister

WB7ESV

Al Lewey

K7ABL

Scholarships

Nicole Crosby

N7XBY

Soundcard Modes

Rick Smith

KT7G

Station Logs

 

 

VHF & UHF

John Allen

N9YQ

David Cherba

WZ8T

VHF/UHF Century Award (VUCC)

Al Rovner

 K7AR

‘Wallpaper’ chasing and

Special Event Certificates

 

Winlink System

Gary Takis

K7GJT

Worked all Counties (WAC)

Jerry Schue

K7KWO

Worked All States (WAS)

 

CQ Prefix Award (WPX)

 

 

 

 

 

6 Meter Repeater
   52.95-
(94.8) Yacolt

(Note: 6M Offset is -1.700)

2 Meter Repeater
  147.24+ (94.8) Livingston

125 cm Repeater
  224.36- (94.8) Livingston

70 cm Repeaters
  443.125+ (94.8) Yacolt

  443.825+ (94.8) Mem Hosp

  443.900+ (94.8) Larch

  443.925+ (94.8) Livingston

23 cm Repeater
  1292.50- (94.8) Livingston

 

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updated 07/17/2018 gjt