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.

Listen To Ham Radio Online Live

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Want to listen to ham radio online? Frustrated by dead links? You will only find live links here!

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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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The Off-Center-Fed Dipole (OCFD)


The off-center-fed dipole is a versatile multiband HF antenna when properly fed. Understanding how it works can pay dividends. Here is what you need to know.

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HOA Restrictions Preempted

Congressman Bill Johnson (OH-6) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R.9670) on Thursday, December 22, 2022, to eliminate private land use restrictions that prohibit, restrict, or impair the ability of an Amateur Radio Operator from operating and installing amateur station antennas on property subject to the control of the Amateur Radio Operator.

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Portable Linear-Loaded NVIS Antenna for 40 Meters


Build a portable linear-loaded dipole NVIS antenna for 40 meters, capable of reaching stations 150 km (nearly 100 miles) away, or more.

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My Homemade 40-Meter NVIS Linear-Loaded Dipole for POTA

Center feed point

Hi Claude, I want to thank you for the design of the NVIS portable antenna. I built it to the dimensions given in your article (see reference link to

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Two New Bands for Canadian Amateurs

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.

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My Homemade Multiband HF Fan Dipole Antenna

Fan dipole hoisted up its mast

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)

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My Homemade VHF/UHF Dual Band Vertical Dipole Antenna

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

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Antenna Basics (HF)

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HF Antenna basics are not hard to grasp when explained in simple terms as they are in these e-books.

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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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