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.
Since July 28, 2022, they can now operate on: 472-479 kHz on 630 m and on 5351.5-5366.5 kHz on 60 m.
Ham radio or amateur radio has fascinated generations. This Web site reveals the secrets behind its enduring popularity and usefulness.
My stacked dipole worked great on 10, 15 & 20 meters but when I tried adding a 40-meter element, it was too big. (See reference at the end of this article)
I enjoy building antennas. A fellow Ham recommended that I try building a 2 meter / 70 centimeter vertical dipole antenna. I read the article he was referring
I needed a 160-meter antenna to fit between two existing support structures. A full-sized 160-meter inverted ‘V’ antenna was too long at a length of
HF Antenna basics are not hard to grasp when explained in simple terms as they are in these e-books.
The following illustrates the effects of ground refection gain at varying antenna heights above ground. At this location, the elevation above sea level
I own and use it for QRP work. I was about to write a glowing article about it on my site HamRadioSecrets.com. I just found out that the antenna is no longer manufactured since 11/17/21. A crying shame.
Want to listen to ham radio online? Frustrated by dead links? You will only find live links here!
Garth Merritt VE5VG shares PyNetLogger a freeware net control logging app. It interacts with a database of Canadian callsigns.
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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