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.

My Heathkit radio in the 70's

I built a simple Heathkit am, fm, ham radio receiver many years ago, in the '70s. It used several tubes. I built it when I was 13 years old. It didn't

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OM Ham Radio

I prefer "working" a contact on CW or SSB to having it appear automatically as a digital "done" on my PC screen.

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Ham Radio Kits - An Introduction With List Of Manufacturers

Ham radio kits pack a lot of value. This page explains how much and why.

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Sharing is Rewarding

I love sharing on 267,639 page views over the past 12 months, thanks to SBI!

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Popular eBooks on HF Antennas

Over 1500 eBooks sold in Kindle format alone in 2017 - not to mention ePUB and PDF versions. Thank you!

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CubeSat AO-91

AMSAT-NA's Amateur Radio satellite AO-91 OPNL since 0650 UTC Nov 23, 2017. Uplink 435.250 (67 Hx CTCSS) Downlink 145.960 MHz.

WSJT-X Config for IC-7200

Here are screenshots of the config panels. Note: I launch it from a Linux Mint terminal as: "sudo wsjt-x".

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Ham Radio Equipment Basics

Ham radio equipment can be new, used or in kit form. It can be yours or on loan. There is more than one way to get on the air!

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The Sloper Antenna Explained With A Twist

The classic sloper antenna has its advantages and its drawbacks. This article reveals ways to avoid the major drawback.

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HF Antenna Wire

What is better to use for antenna wire: aluminum ground wire, old coax, or stranded #12 or #10 copper? I have used all successfully, but I wonder about

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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!

73 de VE2DPE
Claude Jollet
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