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Help Page and Other Useful Information

How to Get Help

PART members and friends who have questions about ham radio, whether technical, operating, or just getting started, can get help from PART members in several ways:
  1. Come to a PART meeting and ask our members. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month (except December) at the Cameron Senior Center, 20 Pleasant Street, Westford, MA, at 7:30 PM.
  2. Check in to our Sunday night 2-meter net and tell the club you have a question.
  3. Send an email to and include the word "Question" in the subject line. We'll find someone to help you.

Things Every Ham Should Do

Whether a brand-new ham or an "old timer," there are some things that every ham should do:
  1. You are an ARRL member, right? ARRL membership is one of the best bargains around — for just an annual membership fee, you get four magazines, technical assistance, spectrum protection, newsletter, W1AW broadcasts, contests, and a national organization that's ready to help you.
  2. Be sure your ARRL account info is correct so you can get all the benefits. Go to and click on your name at the top of the page. On the page that opens, click on "My Account" and you'll see a page where you can update your info. Under "Communications" on the left side of the page, click on "Opt In/Opt Out" to select the newsletters you want to receive. Also under "Communications" click on the "Contact Information" button to go to the page where you can get email forwarding to
  3. Update your webpage. Every ham has a page on that you can customize. On the homepage, click on the "help/register" link at the top and fill in the form. has several pages of instructions on how to customize your page, but as a minimum, be sure to update your personal info so other hams will know how to contact you and what your QSL info is. At the homepage, log on and click on your call sign at the upper right, then click on "Edit . The first selection on the next page is "Update your basic call sign data;" select that and fill in your data, including your email address.