“Elmer” is a nickname or term used to describe someone that can answer lots of your amateur "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 for a looong 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 are also here to help existing hams learn about new aspects of our hobby or answer questions that may have been nagging you about something for a while.
RARC is working on a list of Elmers and their areas of expertise as provided on the membership form or letting the Club president or vice president know. The list will have topics that members are able and willing to mentor others in. We are planning to connect those requesting assistance with a topic to an Elmer. Please be patient; it may take us some time to compile a more complete list.
You might also try coming to one of our meetings, breakfasts or Get on the Air (GOTA) 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!