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.

Puerto Rico Hams

Puerto Rico's mag 6.4 earthquake of Jan 7 2020 followed the Jan 6th 5.8 one. ARES Hams (KP prefix) stand on high alert.

Continue reading "Puerto Rico Hams"

Solar Cycle 25

NOAA/NASA experts say solar cycle 25 will begin in April 2020 (+/- 6 months!). At last, things are about to get interesting!

Continue reading "Solar Cycle 25"

Region 3 on EMCOMM Alert

Hams are asked to monitor emergency HF frequencies due to telecommunications disruptions occurring in Australia.

Continue reading "Region 3 on EMCOMM Alert"


The QRP Labs long awaited QSX XCVR, covering all HF bands and modes, first scheduled for Nov 2018... is still in the works. I strongly feel it's going to be worth our patience.

Continue reading "QSX XCVR KIT"

Listen To Ham Radio Online Live

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

Continue reading "Listen To Ham Radio Online Live"

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!

Continue reading "Ham Radio Equipment Basics"

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.

Continue reading "The Off-Center-Fed Dipole (OCFD)"

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!

Continue reading "Ham Radio Elmer"

Morse Key

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

Continue reading "Morse Key"

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.

Continue reading "Brushing Up on CW"

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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