Ham Radio News
October 21, 2017 • Dan KB6NU
So, I operated the PA QSO Party last weekend. I really enjoyed it. There were lots of stations on, and I made a bunch of contacts. I did have a bit of an odd experience in the evening, though, on 80m. While the PA stations were pretty strong, none of them could hear me very […]
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October 20, 2017 • Dan KB6NU
This morning, a reader emailed me: I love your study guide. Reading the ARRL technician guide has proven to be difficult for me but your study guide has helped tremendously! I would like your help to clarify something. When trying to figure out the length of a dipole antenna, you say to divide the wavelength […]
October 19, 2017 • Dan KB6NU
Here are a few #hamradio videos that I found out about whilst Twittering: EMC & Shack Noise: Filtering the mains supply. This short video shows how a simple homemade choke can reduce noise coming in via the power line. EEVblog #1032 Part 1 – John Kenny Keysight Interview. When I worked for Test&Measurement World magazine, […]
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October 18, 2017 • Dan KB6NU
The past few months have really shown how amateur radio can respond in emergencies. And, the press has noticed. Below, are some links to news reports of hams helping out when there’s been a natural disaster: Using HAM (sic) Radio during natural disasters (WSBT 22) ELKHART — It’s unlikely we’ll see many strong earthquakes here. But […]
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October 14, 2017 • Dan KB6NU
This appeared on Twitter yesterday: Vance @n3vem Hey @kb6nu – just a heads up: I talked about you with @k5clm at minute 43: told the story of how I got your card bit.ly/2hBMl0Z In episode 89 of the Everything Ham Radio podcast, Vance discusses his portable operations, including Parks on the Air. As some of […]