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.

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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Ham Radio Elmer

Fridays 13h30 to 17h00 ERN on 7188 KHz KC9VKV offers advice on how to adjust XMT audio then posts session on his Youtube VLOG as My Group Aircheck QSO MM/DD/YY. Neat!

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Morse Key

My latest CW challenge: get to 25-30 WPM with the help of the beautiful Begali Simplex Mono key.

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Brushing Up on CW

I found the SKCC and NAQCC to be of great help. Look for their respective logos on Do pay them a visit.

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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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A Brief Glimpse of US Ham Radio History

Each country of the world has a fascinating amateur radio past like this one.

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Folded Dipole Homemade Ham Radio Antenna

NOTE: important corrections have been made on June 16, 2019 to the following text. I have just put up a homemade ham radio antenna. It's a folded dipole

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My Dream SDR Receiver

Just ordered a WiNRADiO WR-G313e/180 SDR receiver. Looking forward to do some serious listening with it on HF and 6M. Will let you know all about it soon.

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April 18 is World Amateur Radio Day (WARD)! The theme this year is: “Celebrating Amateur Radio’s Contribution to Society”.

So Let's celebrate this on the air and everywhere!

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Ham Radio License Introductory Information

A ham radio license is easy to obtain when armed with the necessary info. Who to contact? Where to look? What it takes? What to expect? It's all here

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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
7, Rue de la Rive, Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Québec, Canada J6E 1M9

QTH Locator: FN36gb

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