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Operating Patterns Among Canadian Amateurs Report is Completed

It’s taken me months longer than I anticipated but my full analysis of the national survey that the Radio Amateurs of Canada fielded in 2021 is now in completed form. RAC President Phil McBride VA3QR and Regulatory Affairs Officer Dave Goodwin VE3KG are reading it now. Dave Goodwin had asked me to drop everything and […]

ARRL International DX CW contest.

 Overall the weekend had great solar conditions and huge participation worldwide. At times it was very hard to find a clear section of the band to call "CQ Contest". Some may find that frustrating but in the big picture that is a very good thing. ...

Life as a Slacker DXer

Those of you who follow my blog know that my primary ham radio passion is operating above 50 MHz. But I also enjoy getting on the HF bands for POTA and chasing DX. I’ve also done a few holiday-style DXpeditions: V29RW and ZF2NR. Compared to my friends that are serious about DXing, I consider myself a Slacker DXer™. The Sun Continue reading Life as a Slacker DXer

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AmateurLogic 190: Hamfest, Friends & LA ARES

AmateurLogic.TV Episode 190 is now available for download. Our visit to the Capital City Hamfest in Jackson, MS with a few old friends. A very rare Icom radio stack. Louisiana ARES Winlink forms and tactics. Download YouTube

Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 319

US Senators introduce Amateur Radio Emergency Preparedness Act Legislation would prohibit HOA rules that prevent or ban Amateur Radio antennas. Senator Roger Wicker Skeptics question disappearance of Alabama radio tower Commenters speculated that WJLX had failed to maintain its AM site over time. RadioWorld A venture into the world of Meshtastic An Open Source, off-grid, […]

LHS Episode #532: Hams in Space

Hello and welcome to Episode #532 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this short topics episode, the hosts discuss contacting the moon via amateur radio, the demise of AO-92, …

Building Alfred P. Morgan’s “A More Selective Crystal Receiver”

 As I’ve been seeing a lot of new membership requests on my Facebook Crystal Radio DX group indicating that they wish to build a crystal receiver, I’ve been examining some simple inexpensive circuits that should work well for local reception and p...

Taking my moms advice…….

 Once moved out from home and on my own, I always remembered what my mom told me regarding credit cards. She said it was always good to have one as a just in case emergency BUT put it in a zip lock bag, fill it with water and put it in the freezer...

New Page On VE7SL Radio Notebook!

Thanks to May (VA7MAY) and Mark (VA7MM) spending the time to scan my 630m QSL card collection, I have now been able to complete their work by posting a dedicated page for the cards.If you've ever wondered what can be worked on this 'below the broadcast...

ICQ Podcast Episode 423 – Canvey Island Rally 2024

In this episode, we join Martin Butler M1MRB, Chris Howard (M0TCH), Martin Rothwell (M0SGL), Frank Howell (K4FMH), Bill Barnes (WC3B) and Leslie Butterfields (G0CIB) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin Butler (M6BOY) rounds up the new...

Joining the ARDC Board

Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) is a unique organization in the world of amateur radio. ARDC is organized as a foundation with two main roles: management of 44Net and a grants program. The foundation has assets a bit over $100M and funds grants roughly at the $5M level each year. (These are very rough numbers. For the specifics, take a Continue reading Joining the ARDC Board

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Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 318

The first Amateur Radio station on the Moon is now transmitting The JAXA Ham Radio Club (JHRC), JQ1ZVI, secured Amateur Radio license JS1YMG for LEV-1, which has been transmitting Morse code on 437.41 MHz. ARRL Someone stole a Jasper radio station’s 200-foot tower “We’re down here and the tower’s gone.” AL.com AMSAT CubeSatSim beta release […]

Computer issue solved.

  Last week I clicked on a desktop shortcut to open one of my radio programs and the arrow kept spinning and then disappeared and no program opened. I tried some other desktop shortcuts and some worked and some did not. Below is the road...

Magic Band Revealed

Jim Wilson K5ND recently completed the third edition of the book Magic Band Revealed. Of course, I had to read it and I surely did enjoy this book. Jim hits all of the different operating and propagation modes that hams use on 50 MHz: sporadic-e, F2, TEP, meteor scatter, ionoscatter, etc. Continue reading Magic Band Revealed

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LHS Episode #531: Tailscale Deep Dive

Hello and welcome to the 531st installment of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts discuss an easy-to-use, secure and open source personal (or enterprise) VPN solution …

Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 317

Neighborhood Watch utilizes GMRS Sponsored by the Sand Canyon Volunteer Council and Tehachapi Valley CERT team in conjunction with the Tehachapi Amateur Radio Association. Tehachapi News DLARC preserves Ham Radio & More radio show Ham Radio & More was a radio show about Amateur Radio that was broadcast from 1991 through 1997. More than 300 […]

Winter field day….burrrrr well not for me.

 Well, last weekend I completed my 2nd field day "event" Some don't consider it a contest. I had a blast and can't understand why I have not taken part in this event in the past. This field day was the winter field day, now I am NOT a snow bunny a...

A Living Language? Or Eu tu, Brute?

One of the most popular phrases from the dead language of Latin is Et tu, Brute? It is a Latin phrase literally meaning “and you, Brutus?” or “also you, Brutus?”, often translated as “You as well, Brutus?”, “You too, Brutus?”, or “Even you, Brutus?”. I’m sure we’ve all used the phrase at one time or […]

ICQ Podcast Episode 422 – GB0ROC Bunkers on the Air Station

In this episode, we join Martin Butler M1MRB, Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Caryn Eve Murray KD2GUT and Edmund Spicer M0MNG to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin Butler (M6BOY) rounds up the news in brief and the episode's feature is GB0ROC Bunk...

Ham College 109

Ham College episode 109 is now available for download. Extra Class Exam Questions – Part 47 E9E Matching: Matching Antennas to Feed Lines, Phasing Lines, and Power Dividers. Download YouTube

Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 316

Static on the airwaves Understanding the drop in U.S. Amateur Radio operators. KD0TLS Ghostbusters fans warned of safety and legal risks with the use of Baofeng Baofeng appears as prop along side proton pack in upcoming film, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. Ghostbusters News Setting up your Ham Shack Hotline Are you ready to take your Ham […]

Get S.M.A.R.T. @ the Library

Agent 86 in the 1965 NBC Television comedy, Get Smart, was a raging success during the years it was on network television. The phrase, Get Smart, became a water cooler slogan in the United States. While it was a comedy of errors on the part of the “smart” agents, the phrase has continued on for […]

AmateurLogic 189: Headset Hacks

AmateurLogic.TV Episode 189 is now available for download. George hacks a gamer headset for radio use. Emile has video from Swamps On The Air. Mike begins his BitX 40 build. Download YouTube

Spend less to end up spending more!

 There have been times when as a ham I have needed things for the shack. As I look online and see the options out there and the cost I have my frugal within me kick in. I have had this internal argument in the past and it has worked out and saved ...

LHS Episode #529: Deep Freeze

Hello and welcome to Episode 529 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this short topics episode, the hosts discuss the removal of HF symbol rate limits for amateur radio …

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