VE2DPE's Ham Radio Blog

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.

Brace For Impact


This is what QRP is all about, my friends. Get in on the action!

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The Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net

CEWN has requested clear frequencies on 3.815 MHz LSB and 7.188 MHz LSB during the La Soufriere volcanic eruption on the island of Saint Vincent.

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World Amateur Radio Day

Hey! Sunday, April 18 is World Amateur Radio Day. Get on the air and let's celebrate our immense privileges!

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Ham Radio - Amateur Radio Fascinating Secrets

Ham radio or amateur radio has fascinated generations. This Web site reveals the secrets behind its enduring popularity and usefulness.

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Another Satisfied Ham

"I compliment you on your extensive and thorough website, and especially how you personally take time to assist others! Thank you!!" James KJ6WU

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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

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On My Ham Radio List

'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.

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Heathkit Ham Radios - We all built them back in the day.

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

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Ionospheric Propagation of Radio Waves Explained

How does the ionospheric propagation of radio waves work? Here is an explanation from a ham radio point of view.

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This Ham Radio Blog
Is Yours Too!

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!

See the instructions and entry form on this page.

A blog post and a Web page! Yes. You get double and permanent exposure to our hundreds of visitors daily! Free of charge, of course.

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 Amateur Radio Blog's

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.

A Proven
Infopublishing Technique

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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