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                               GROW HAM RADIO - -  Ham Kit    ("Wireless Industry" Ham Kit.)      Elmers Pay It Forward

You're A Ham - - Help Grow Ham Radio - - "Elmer" A New Ham - -

 With this system a mentor, "Elmer", can manage and get many newcomers licensed more efficiently than ever by keeping tabs on the study progress of students

It's the individual Ham and/or Club activity that grows Ham Radio through the 100+ year old mentoring and tutoring process.  "Elmer a newcomer to Ham Radio license."

As a Ham - - please, - - Mentor newcomer(s), order a free Ham Kit, set up student ID & password, pass on to student. You'll be able to login and monitor your student's progress.

You're not a Ham but, want to be?   Click Here

This Grow Ham
Radio Project

Is a free service from the Wireless Industry Association, individual Hams, "Elmers", Ham Radio clubs,  Dealers, and Industry Vendors.

Closest Exam by Zip Code

Ham Study Kits are sent  to licensed Ham Radio mentor, teacher, tutor, "Elmer".

We will email the Kit with 15 digit study access code to
you, the already licensed Ham mentor, teacher, tutor. so you can set up HamTestOnline user ID and password for student. Then store or save ID and password for each student. You can login occasionally and monitor student progress.          Closest Exam by Zip Code

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Ham-Kit for new student you are mentoring.

Click Here To Get New Ham Started


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to safe sender list.

Really an "Elmer" ?  --  Please make a plea to other "Elmers" for help --  Ham friends, club members, HF groups, Net groups, repeater groups, for working, or partially working, VHF or UHF loaners so students can be somewhat jargonized when they get "on the air".  Pay it forward

Note:  Some budget limits may apply. This is a  new program with unknown future cost.  We solicit donations for additional funding from Hams, "Elmers", Ham Radio industry organizations, clubs, companies, etc.

If your a Ham, or Ham club member with Elmer or mentor interest, please contact WIA President, Bob Hutchinson, N5CNN, for special project or interest. 713 467-0077

Not A Ham Yet? - -

Do This:
Contact a Ham by any method. Tell the Ham you want to get into Ham Radio. Ask the Ham to get you into the free online study course. Important links for this: 

On some occasions free equipment is available from the Ham Radio community for new students via mentors. Ask the local Hams, Ham club members, Ham  Radio equipment dealer or vendor about becoming a Ham. Sometimes the Wireless Industry Association, individual Hams, Ham Radio clubs, groups and Ham Radio industry companies have equipment loaners to students studying to become licensed Hams.


Online Courses For
Technician Exam Study. Incluides sample test.

All Devices Ready

     "All Devices Ready"

Smart Phone, I-Phone, Tablet, Transformer, Samsung Notes, Kindle Fire, B & N Nook, Netbook, Notebook, PC - "All Devices Ready."

Ham Test Online with ANY device that accesses the Internet. 

Access code for course comes by email.

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Grow Ham Radio?

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Many people start their involvement in Amateur Radio by finding a local club or established Hams that mentor or "Elmer" newcomers. Newcomers also often study independently by utilizing an Internet online study and licensing pre-testing course. Books or other materials are also available. Elmering has been going on in Amateur Radio for over a hundred years and is going strong today and tomorrow.

The efficiency of the Internet online study system and its ability to provide the Elmer with access to student progress information is wonderful.

Established amateurs who help newcomers are often referred to as "Elmers", as coined by Rodney Newkirk, W9BRD. Today, mentors or "Elmers" can quickly set up a newcomer student with an online course and monitor progress, tutoring and motivating the student as needed so a new Ham is quickly on the air. Elmers also can supply loaner radio gear so student can learn the jargon.

Mentors or "Elmers" will often arrange loaner radio equipment so the student can scan and listen while studying and be ready for QSOs on the air when licensed. These established Hams will usually guide the newcomers in choosing the right equipment for the new Ham's needs.

Radio equipment suppliers now can, through this "Elmer" mentoring system sponsor their prospective customers to licensing.




Wireless Industry Association

9746 Tappenbeck Dr.
Houston, TX 77055

713 467-0077