This ham radio blog is not a "traditional" blog. What gets posted here is permanent in nature, rarely "time sensitive".
You will find here, in addition to amateur-radio-related news and events, posts about ham radio equipment such as: transceivers, receivers, antennas, software and more.
In other words, anything I find worthy of note about amateur radio.
The QCX+, by QRP Labs, is a solid, well-designed SDR QRP transceiver in bands 17 to 80m. Options include TCXO, aluminum case, GPS board. The radio includes
'The Bit Player’ (2019) on PrimeVideo, a documentary on Claude Shannon, the inventor of the theory of communication and the recent movie 'Tesla’ (2020) on Netflix.
I think that the title says a lot. Back in the late 1970s, I built a Heathkit receiver. I think the model was an HW 1680. Back then, my license class
How does the ionospheric propagation of radio waves work? Here is an explanation from a ham radio point of view.
Scott W. McIntosh, Deputy Director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, et al., conclude, in a recent research paper, that " SC25 could be among the strongest sunspot cycles ever observed". The QRP enthusiast in me is ecstatic! VE2DPE
Here is where you will find the latest band plan information for regions 1, 2 and 3.
This article is about how to keep tabs on 6 meter ham band activity and understanding the propagation modes contributing to the action.
Here is one way to squeeze in a resonant 160 meter antenna (no coils) where you don't have enough horizontal space for a full-length dipole.
The Neutron-1 3U CubeSat was deployed from the ISS on Nov 5 at 10:40 UTC. will transmit 1,200 bps BPSK telemetry every 60 seconds on 435.300 MHz.
This article will provide all the information you need to find them and listen to them.
For those of you who like to be able to intervene and share something of significance with the other ham radio enthusiasts who visit this Web site by the hundreds each day, there is a very unique way of doing that here!
After your text has been approved the "nutshell" version of your text will be posted in this blog. It will consist of your title and a short description. Your complete text will be posted on its own permanent page on this Web site. Your blog post will have a live link to it.
All our readers who subscribe to our RSS feed will be instantly alerted of your post.
Make your intervention significant and it will be noticed! It will never get buried under hundreds of other posts. I guarantee it!
This ham radio blog plays an essential role in my "triple action" communication strategy.
This Web site is especially designed to assert itself among amateur radio related Web sites. (How? See the "Powered by..." at the bottom of each page).
This blog, on the other hand, is designed to offer an extra access to the Web site's content (through RSS feeds), thus augmenting its "visibility" on the Web.
Last, but not least, this blog also enables me to publish special timely posts containing my comments on amateur radio related news and events, as they happen.
In other words, I am using every available channel of communication, on the Web, to make my information accessible to the largest audience possible.
This blog is part of a unique "infopublishing" process that I use to give widespread access to my website's content.
Why use both a Web site and a ham radio blog to reach essentially the same audience?
Why not? It works!
Like so many other things in this world, amateur radio is changing.
This blog's mission is to help you stay tuned to the frequency of exciting changes that are occurring in amateur radio!
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