“Elmer” is a nickname or term used to describe someone that can answer lots of your Ham Radio related questions when you are starting out in Ham Radio or are an existing ham with a question about something.

Many of us have been Hams’s for a loooong time and enjoy helping people to get into Ham Radio. We hope we can help you become a Ham too or answer your questions about this exciting “hobby”! We also are here to help existing hams learn about new aspects of our hobby or answer questions that may have been nagging you about something for awhile.

TARS is working on a list of Elmers and their areas of expertise. The beginning of that list is below. If you have a question that is not on that list of topics, fill out the form below the list and we will try to find the right person to answer it for you. Please be patient; it may take us some time to compile a more complete list.

Another good source of information about a variety of topics is our Index of Newsletter Articles that have appeared in recent issues of our newsletter.

You might also try coming to one of our meetings, luncheons or Get on the Air events and asking someone there.

If we don’t know the answer, we will do our best to point you in the right direction! Remember, none of us are experts, we are all AMATEURS!

The Internet: Another source of answers to many of your questions in the internet. Of course, the ever trusty Google search may give you the answer. Another source is podcasts which resemble radio or TV programs that you can access on the internet. One popular podcast is “Ham Nation.” The programs discuss soldering, antennas, digital communications, how to work pile ups, Field Day preparation, you name it. An article in a past newsletter discussed podcasts. A similar source of valuable information is YouTube which often has videos on amateur radio topics.

If you would like to be added to this list or have a question and can’t find the topic in our list below, let us know.

Antennas Randy Moore AI4CO ai4co@embarqmail.com

Antennas Ivan Cook W4FWL Ivan.W4FWL@gmail.com

Antennas Mike Maynard K4ICY majikmike@mail.com

Antennas Phil Ashler N4IPH N4IPH@arrl.net

APRS Doug Ferrell KD4MOJ kd4moj@arrl.net

ARES Dave Davis WA4WESDavedavis1@embarqmail.com

ARES Erik Brooks KC4NVU erik@archondev.com

Basic Electronics Randy Moore AI4CO ai4co@embarqmail.com

Basic Electronics Mike Maynard K4ICY majikmike@mail.com

Basic HF Randy Moore AI4CO ai4co@embarqmail.com

Basic HF Tom Brooks K4TB K4TB@arrl.net

Basic HF Phil Ashler N4IPH N4IPH@arrl.net

Basic Troubleshooting Randy Moore AI4CO ai4co@embarqmail.com

Basic Troubleshooting Nick Adams W4EAF jnickwendy@bellsouth.net

Bench Repair Randy Moore AI4CO ai4co@embarqmail.com

Bench Repair Randy Pierce AG4UU PierceR@gmail.com

CW Training Mike Maynard K4ICY majikmike@mail.com

DX David Myers W4USA W4USA@embarqmail.com

DX Gerry Gross WA6POZ WA6POZ@arrl.net

EmComm Dave Davis WA4WESDavedavis1@embarqmail.com

EmComm Erik Brooks KC4NVU erik@archondev.com

EmComm Ralph Brown AI4MZ ruddyfool3@yahoo.com

FCC Matters Roger Madden AJ4GF rogermadden@earthlink.net

Feed Line David Myers W4USA W4USA@embarqmail.com

General Information Randy Moore AI4CO ai4co@embarqmail.com

General Information Dan Moniz KI4HGO dmoniz@comcast.net

General Information Erik Brooks KC4NVU erik@archondev.com

General Information Nick Adams W4EAF jnickwendy@bellsouth.net

General Information Norm Scholer K4GFD K4GFD@TDS.net

General Information John Curry K4QDN k4qdn@aol.com

General Information Stan Zawrotny K4SBZ K4SBZ.Stan@gmail.com

General Information Gerry Gross WA6POZ WA6POZ@arrl.net

General Tech Issues Randy Moore AI4CO ai4co@embarqmail.com

General Tech Issues Theo Titus K4MVL K4MVL@arrl.net

General Tech Issues Tom Brooks K4TB K4TB@arrl.net

GMSK Doug Ferrell KD4MOJ kd4moj@arrl.net

HF Randy Moore AI4CO ai4co@embarqmail.com

HF Mike Maynard K4ICY majikmike@mail.com

HF Gerry Gross WA6POZ WA6POZ@arrl.net

HF Antennas Randy Moore AI4CO ai4co@embarqmail.com

HF Antennas David Myers W4USA W4USA@embarqmail.com

HF Antennas Gerry Gross WA6POZ WA6POZ@arrl.net

HF Digital Communications Randy Moore AI4CO ai4co@embarqmail.com

HF Digital Communications Stan Zawrotny K4SBZ K4SBZ.Stan@gmail.com

HF Digital Communications Doug Ferrell KD4MOJ kd4moj@arrl.net

JT65 Randy Moore AI4CO ai4co@embarqmail.com

JT65 Stan Zawrotny K4SBZ K4SBZ.Stan@gmail.com

JT65 Doug Ferrell KD4MOJ kd4moj@arrl.net

Kit Bulding Nick Adams W4EAF jnickwendy@bellsouth.net

Kit Bulding Mike Maynard K4ICY majikmike@mail.com

License Prep/Classes Phil Ashler N4IPH N4IPH@arrl.net

Packet General Doug Ferrell KD4MOJ kd4moj@arrl.net

Power Supplies Randy Pierce AG4UU PierceR@gmail.com

PSK Doug Ferrell KD4MOJ kd4moj@arrl.net

PSK Stan Zawrotny K4SBZ K4SBZ.Stan@gmail.com

Public Relations (PIO) Stan Zawrotny K4SBZ K4SBZ.Stan@gmail.com

QRP Randy Moore AI4CO ai4co@embarqmail.com

QRP Mike Maynard K4ICY majikmike@mail.com

Radio Repair Randy Moore AI4CO ai4co@embarqmail.com

Radio Repair Randy Pierce AG4UU PierceR@gmail.com

Radio Setups Tom Brooks K4TB K4TB@arrl.net

Radio Setups Randy Pierce AG4UU PierceR@gmail.com

Repeaters Randy Pierce AG4UU PierceR@gmail.com

RTTY Stan Zawrotny K4SBZ K4SBZ.Stan@gmail.com

Satellite Communications Tom Brooks K4TB K4TB@arrl.net

Soldering Nick Adams W4EAF jnickwendy@bellsouth.net

Towers Randy Pierce AG4UU PierceR@gmail.com

Vintage Equipment Theo Titus K4MVL K4MVL@arrl.net

Vintage Equipment Jerry Kessler N4JL N4JL@att.net