VE2DPE's Ham Radio Blog

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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.

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Ham Radio - Amateur Radio Fascinating Secrets

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

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World Amateur Radio Day (WARD)

April 18, 2024 is World Amateur Radio Day (WARD). Let's all get on the air and make contacts to celebrate this event in style!

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The Ham Radio Infopreneur In You

Believe it or not, there is an infopreneur (online entrepreneur) in many of us! Often, all you need to make it bloom is proper guidance. You can get it here.

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Linear-Loaded Multi-Band Fan Dipole

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Good day Claude. I am in Cape Town, South Africa and I have come across your interesting and informative subject of Short Ham Antennas for HF With Linear

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Ham Radio Logging Software On Linux

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Ham radio logging software on high performance Linux O/S. I use and recommend the Linux Ubuntu distribution. Details here. 73 de VE2DPE.

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Wooden Satellite Experiment and Ham Radio

LignoSat, a micro-satellite made of magnolia wood, will be launched into orbit sometime in September 2024. It will have a radio communication mission involving amateur radio operators. FM uplink will use AX.25 communication protocol. LignoSat will extract the call signs of the amateur radio stations from the transmission source address part (call sign + SSID), and send back their call signs by using the CW downlink. If the above-mentioned communication succeeds, LignoSat will issue certificates of communication to the amateurs.

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February 13 is World Radio Day

This year's theme is, "A Century Informing, Entertaining and Educating." Let's celebrate by getting on the air and by making contacts in great numbers, on as many bands as possible. 73

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Ham Radio License Study Guide: A List of Trustworthy Books

When you are looking for a ham radio license study guide, you want to know which are the most noteworthy and trustworthy books out there. Here is such a list.

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Ham Radio License Test Online and Preparing for It


Here you will find out where you can take your ham radio license test online. But, before you do, make sure you are ready! Do not take the test unprepared!

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Amateur radio license

Enough procrastinating! It's now easier than ever to obtain a ham radio license. Here is the first step to take.

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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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Claude Jollet
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