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  • Texas Radio Amateur Gives Up License As Part of Enforcement Action Settlement

    American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:14 pm
    A Texas radio amateur has agreed to turn in his Amateur Extra class license as part of an agreement with the FCC to settle an enforcement action against him. The FCC earlier this year issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL) to James R. Winstead, KD5OZY, of Coleman, Texas, after determining that Winstead “apparently willfully violated” FCC rules by interfering with Amateur Rad...
  • The Spooky World of the 'Numbers Stations':

    eHam.net News
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:30 pm
    This is the era of hyper-tech espionage, encrypted emails and mindboggling cryptography. But you can hear a very old-fashioned form of espionage on shortwave radio. It is 13:03 on a Tuesday in a cramped room with some fairly advanced radio equipment. What is suddenly heard on a shortwave receiving station is a 10-minute message in Morse code. There is a small community of aficionados who believe messages like this are a throwback to the era of Cold War espionage. They are the mysterious "numbers stations". At the apex of the Cold War, radio lovers across the globe started to notice bizarre…
  • More Than 300 Amateur Radio Volunteers Support 2014 Boston Marathon

    American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:13 pm
  • Durham Hamfest Brings Amateur Radio Lovers, Emergency Responders Together:

    eHam.net News
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:32 pm
    PICKERING -- Joe Stratton and Al Duncan talked shop during the 38th Durham Region Amateur Radio Hamfest put on by the North Shore ARC and the South Pickering ARC at the Pickering Recreation Complex. "I invited Environment Canada. With all the extreme weather we've had, they've tapped the ham radio community to report on extreme weather," said Walter Cang, event chairman for Durham Hamfest. "There are ham radio operators who go on the air and say 'We have hail here'." CANWARN is a group of ham radio operators who report severe weather to Environment Canada. The volunteers help confirm on the…
  • 16 New England communities to host International Radiosport competition

    QRZ Forums - Amateur Radio News
    G4TUT
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:39 am
    16 New England communities to host International Radiosport competition The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) organizers have selected 16 New England communities as operating sites to host its 7th quadrennial radiosport competition, the first held in the United States since 1996. From July 9 through 14, the world’s top amateur radio operators will converge on towns spanning the Route 495 corridor for the “Olympiad of amateur radio,” WRTC2014. Previous WRTC competitions have been held in Seattle (1990), San Francisco (1996), Slovenia (2000), Finland (2002), Brazil (2006), and…
 
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  • Durham Hamfest Brings Amateur Radio Lovers, Emergency Responders Together:

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:32 pm
    PICKERING -- Joe Stratton and Al Duncan talked shop during the 38th Durham Region Amateur Radio Hamfest put on by the North Shore ARC and the South Pickering ARC at the Pickering Recreation Complex. "I invited Environment Canada. With all the extreme weather we've had, they've tapped the ham radio community to report on extreme weather," said Walter Cang, event chairman for Durham Hamfest. "There are ham radio operators who go on the air and say 'We have hail here'." CANWARN is a group of ham radio operators who report severe weather to Environment Canada. The volunteers help confirm on the…
  • The Spooky World of the 'Numbers Stations':

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:30 pm
    This is the era of hyper-tech espionage, encrypted emails and mindboggling cryptography. But you can hear a very old-fashioned form of espionage on shortwave radio. It is 13:03 on a Tuesday in a cramped room with some fairly advanced radio equipment. What is suddenly heard on a shortwave receiving station is a 10-minute message in Morse code. There is a small community of aficionados who believe messages like this are a throwback to the era of Cold War espionage. They are the mysterious "numbers stations". At the apex of the Cold War, radio lovers across the globe started to notice bizarre…
  • Armed Forces Day Crossband Test:

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:52 pm
    The Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard are co-sponsoring the annual military/amateur radio communications tests in celebration of the 64th Anniversary of Armed Forces Day (AFD). Although the actual Armed Forces Day is celebrated on Saturday, May 17, 2014, the AFD Military/Amateur Crossband Communications Test will be conducted 10 May 2014 to prevent conflict with the Dayton Hamvention (16-18 May 2014), which is the same weekend as the actual Armed Forces Day.
  • New England Communities to Host WRTC2014

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:57 am
    WRTC2014- World Radiosport Team Championship brings world's best contesters to New England.
  • Home is Wanted for Radio Ham's Cards:

    21 Apr 2014 | 5:13 pm
    A 90-year-old amateur radio enthusiast in Witney is looking for a loving home for his collection of 200 radio verification cards. Amateur radio operators exchange the QSL cards to confirm two-way radio contact between stations. Each card contains details about one or more contacts, the station and its operator. Harold Buggins, of Moorland Road, Witney, has been collecting the cards since he was a teenager.
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  • 16 New England communities to host International Radiosport competition

    G4TUT
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:39 am
    16 New England communities to host International Radiosport competition The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) organizers have selected 16 New England communities as operating sites to host its 7th quadrennial radiosport competition, the first held in the United States since 1996. From July 9 through 14, the world’s top amateur radio operators will converge on towns spanning the Route 495 corridor for the “Olympiad of amateur radio,” WRTC2014. Previous WRTC competitions have been held in Seattle (1990), San Francisco (1996), Slovenia (2000), Finland (2002), Brazil (2006), and…
  • AM and CW on Anzac Day event

    G4TUT
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:32 am
    AM and CW on Anzac Day event The Tableland Radio Group come up with this idea about 4 years ago after a discussion with an ex Australian Coastwatcher who served in world war 2 - ex SGT Lionel Veale was talking about his use of the transceiver ATR4A which only put out a couple of watts on AM or CW but it was highly successful for military operations. We thought that, as a lot of the communications in wars is by radio communications, we should use that medium and the old modes as a form of a radio salute to those who served or are serving. The event commenced 4 years ago and several clubs and…
  • Young hams take up the RaDAR challenge

    G4TUT
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:20 am
    radar_1.jpgYoung hams take up the RaDAR challenge On the 19th of April, Andries ZS6VL, Cliriska ZU6BV and Angelo ZU6M completed an 11km hiking trail near Heidelberg, Gauteng province (South Africa) and of course some HF equipment was also part of the package! A station was set up en-route and 40m contacts were made with many stations. As far as we know, this is the first time that a RaDAR (Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio) station was activated by young South African radio amateurs. For more info about RaDAR, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ed..._Amateur_Radio 73, Andries ZS6VL Follow…
  • /r/amateurradio is subreddit of the day!

    N0SSC
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Today the Amateur Radio community on reddit won subreddit of the day on reddit.com, an award given to notably interesting subreddits with at least 100 subscribers, frequent posts, and active and friendly userbases. Today the community has over 9,000 subscribers and is constantly growing. Even if you don't like, or have heard bad things about reddit, I recommend you give /r/amateurradio a look, whether you're new or old to the hobby.
  • HRD Software, LLC Announces Extended Telephone Support Hours.

    W4PC
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    Tampa, FL March 28, 2014 HRD Software, LLC announced today that they have extended the support hours for Ham Radio Deluxe from 10 AM ET to 9 PM ET Monday through Thursday and from 10 AM ET to 7 PM ET on Friday. Tim Browning, KB3NPH and Jason Boyer, N6EY are doing phone support for the Ham Radio Deluxe product during these hours. Ham Radio Deluxe continues to grow and the new hours will allow customers better access to our support team if they run into issues with the program. Rick Ruhl, W4PC, said "Tim and Jason and their knowledge of the product to help and users is second to none. Extending…
 
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  • Special Event - The Hudson Lights, W2GLQ

    KC2AUP
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:10 pm
    June 21,1300z-2200z“The Hudson Lights 2014” The Nutley Amateur Radio Society W2GLQ will be activating 9 lighthouses along the Hudson River in NJ & NY for a one day event. Rain date is June 22. W2A (Sandy Hook USA-731 & Navesink Twin Lights USA-530) W2B (Statue of Liberty USA-810 & Robins Reef USA-695) W2C (Jeffery’s Hook Little Red USA-408) W2D Sleepy Hollow Kingsland Point Tarrytown USA-836) W2E (Stony Point USA-293) W2F (Esopus USA-276 & Kingston Light USA-702).More info can be found at QRZ.com or by contacting the QSL Manager for the event at KC2PJH@arrl.net.
  • PA1200PA Special Event , 17-5 t/m 13-6 2014

    PD2BA
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Because Celebration of oure Qth: Poederoyen , Aalst -1200 year , 814-2014 Operators : PD2BA , PD2MZ , PD1CMP , QSL Bureau !
  • 5Z4/JH0CJH Kenya

    4L5A
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:27 pm
    JH0CJH will be active from Kenya 24 April - 3 May 2014 as 5Z4/JH0CJH http://dxing.at-communication.com/en/kenya_5z4-jh0cjh/ 73 Al 4L5A
  • Special call CR5EM

    CT1BQI
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Hello :) The Clube Radioamadores do Entroncamento, with special call CR5EM will be active May 30/31 from Évoramonte Castel (WCA reference CT-047, DCFP reference C-047, DMHP reference EV-036 and DMP reference 0704 for the Portuguese Castles Award). Operation will be on HF- SSB/ CW and DIGITAL. Évoramonte Castel is located in the Province of Évora. 73' de CS5CRE Clube de Radioamadores do Entroncamento cs5cre@gmail.com http://sites.google.com/site/radioam...entroncamento/
  • W2OWL/60 - Order of Boiled Owls Special Event Station

    KS2G
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    The Order of Boiled Owls of New York 60th Anniversary Award For Contacting Special Event Station W2OWL/60 May 4 through May 10, 2014 The Order of Boiled Owls of New York, established in 1954 and dedicated to Amateur Radio HF contesting and DX’ing, invites Radio Amateurs worldwide to join the celebration of our 60th Anniversary by contacting Special Event Station W2OWL/60 to obtain a handsome award certificate Eligibility: All government-licensed Radio Amateurs worldwide Bands: All amateur frequencies below 30 MHz. Modes: All Modes Award Period: All contacts must be made between 0000Z, 4 May…
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    QRZ Forums - Hamfest and Convention Calendar

  • TenTec Closure

    KK5R
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:47 pm
    I got this notice in my email today from the VP of my club in Louisa, KY. Maybe others have some more up-to-date info about this... "This is a news bulletin. "There will no longer be a TenTec Hamfest. TenTec has moved and sold the building and their tool & die business. For more info check their website. "Tom Lykins K4LID" DE KK5R ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Going to TenTec's website, I found this info: News about Our Hamfest 2014 Dear Ten-Tec customers and friends, Hamfest at Ten-Tec has been cancelled this year due to our plans to relocate in early fall. After enjoying 46 years in our…
  • Orange county NY hamfest April 27 Middletown NY

    AC2O
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Come one come all! April 27 Middletown NY 6am setup 7am vendors 8am doors open for shopping www.ocarc-ny.org
  • 2014 Cedars of Lebanon Hamfest / Emergency Prep Expo

    W4ODB
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:55 pm
    COL Hamfest flyer.jpg Cedars of Lebanon Hamfest August 23, 2014 Cedars of Lebanon State Park Lebanon , Tennessee sponsored by the : Short Mountain Repeater Club (W4YXA) Attached Images COL Hamfest flyer.jpg (390.4 KB)
  • Louisville KY Club Chartering Bus To Dayton

    KI4RDF
    20 Apr 2014 | 1:41 pm
    I wasn't sure where to post this so please move it if necessary. This year the Amateur Radio Transmitting Society of Louisville will be offering motorcoach bus service to-and-from the Dayton Hamvention on Saturday May 17th. The cost is only $25/seat. If you have never made the trip to Dayton, never go because you don't want to drive by yourself, don't have reliable transportation, or if you just plain hate driving....then this is a great opportunity to go to Dayton this year in the ease and comfort of a motorcoach. The bus will be leaving Louisville at 6:30am Saturday morning and will depart…
  • The 42nd annual TRARC hamfest April 27 in the Pittsburgh Pa. suburb of Mckeesport

    KB3UWC
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:30 pm
    I am pleased to announce the 42nd annual Two Rivers amateur radio club hamfest. On April 27th 2014. Lots of great prizes, great deals and good food. For more information Please visit our website www.trarc.net and click on the link to the hamfest flyer. Hope to see you there 73 Steve KB3UWC
 
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  • Review: Quicksilver Radio EMCOMM Kits

    David Coursey, N5FDL
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Quicksilver Radio is selling a pretty complete emcomm kit, built around the not-my-favorite-radio Baofeng UV-5RB, for $149.73. If all you need are the bag, fused cable and battery, the cost is $69.73. After publishing a post about the kit last month, one of our members purchased the complete kit and yesterday I got to play with it. This is a product review.
  • Basic EMCOMM Kit for $149.73

    David Coursey, N5FDL
    24 Mar 2014 | 1:11 pm
    New hams tend to buy a handie-talkie as their first radio but end up using a second, mobile radio for most of their communications. In that scenario, an inexpensive kit such as this one — which costs about the same as a Yaesu FT-60 talkie — makes a whole lot of sense.
  • Mark Nowell Memorial: Sat 3/1 in Oakland

    David Coursey, N5FDL
    12 Feb 2014 | 4:44 pm
    A celebration of the life of our friend, Mark Nowell WI7YN, will be held on Saturday, March 1 in Oakland. (I don’t yet know the time). Mark, who had been manager of HRO Oakland until shortly before his death, succumbed to heart disease in early January. His brother, Jeff AD6YZ, asks that those wanting to attend the memorial, or share their remembrances of Mark, send an RSVP email to remembering.mark@att.net.   More from the HRO site: It is with great sorrow that we say goodbye as we mourn the loss of one of our dear friends and a senior West Coast HRO family members. Born in…
  • HRO's Mark Nowell, WI7YN (SK)

    David Coursey, N5FDL
    13 Jan 2014 | 11:45 am
    It is with deep sadness that I report the passing of Mark Nowell, WI7YN, until recently manager of Ham Radio Outlet in Oakland. It is interesting that despite being one of my best ham friends, Mark and I never actually talked to one another on the radio. Mark, who had suffered heart problems in the past and had been recently hospitalized, suffered a heart attack while riding with a friend on Friday. He was immediately driven to the hospital, where he passed a short time later. He was a really good guy, a friend to all, and will be missed. Interesting fact: He was probably more interested in…
  • Chip Problem Kills Wouxun Memory?

    David Coursey, N5FDL
    6 Jan 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Here is very troubling news from the Wouxun_KG-UVD1 Yahoo Group: “It has been reported that ALL Wouxun HTs have an issue with their NVRAM chips. Many units have failed to hold their settings, due to a poor quality chip. If your radio loses its settings, defaults to Chinese language, etc. It is this bug.“All radios have this chip, and are susceptible to eventually developing this issue.“As our radios age, they will become more likely to develop this bug.“Hopefully other Chinese radios do not have this chip, otherwise they could become truly disposable, as the naysayers…
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    KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog

  • From my Twitter Feed: Hamvention record, SW radio

    Dan KB6NU
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:48 pm
    N2NKW @hamvention I sure will if I can get a working radio. Did you know #hamvention in 1960 pressed a 45rpm record? youtube.com/watch?v=lOqe0o…   SWLing @SWLingDotCom Another solution for whole-house shortwave goo.gl/fb/HKiw9#shortwave#swl#dx   <b”>hackaday @hackaday New post: [Balint]‘s GNU Radio Tutorials bit.ly/1i5LYHv   <b”>Ian >@MW0IAN XMEGA-A3BU Xplained | AD9850 DDS controller firmware   kd1jv.qrpradio.com/XMEGA/XMEGA.htm The post From my Twitter Feed: Hamvention record, SW radio appeared first on KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog.
  • A great idea to engage new hams

    Dan KB6NU
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Every once in a while, you hear an idea, slap yourself on the forehead, and think, “Why didn’t I think of that?” This morning, I came across one of those ideas. Dave, W8RIT, is a friend of mine here in SE Michigan. He volunteered to review the new edition of my Tech study guide, and when he replied, he snuck this in: On another note, I have an idea for getting new hams involved in the hobby. I think clubs should regularly hold simple VHF contests that make new hams the “stars of the show.” For example, those who have been licensed under 1-3 months (or even more…
  • Amateur radio in the news: Boston Marathon, ham radio revival

    Dan KB6NU
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
      Hams at the net control station for the 2013 Boston Marathon. Marathon hams took on vital role after Marathon bombings. Manchester native Harrison Williams, now a junior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, was at his ham radio command post in Brookline on April 15 of last year, coordinating the “Bus Net” system for the Boston Marathon, when two explosions rocked the finish line on Boylston Street. The revival of ham radio. In the days of Facebook and Twitter, a form of communication that has been around for more than 100 years is seeing a revival. That’s no surprise…
  • More QSLs: WD9GUT, 9A2NO

    Dan KB6NU
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    During our QSO, I asked Jim, WD9GUT, if he would QSL. He seemed reluctant, even after I explained that I collected QSL cards from stations whose callsigns spelled words. After a little pressing, he confessed that he didn’t have any QSL cards. I sent him my QSL anyway, and included the card you see below. It’s a blank QSL, and I wrote Jim’s callsign on the front and the QSO details on the back. As you can see, it has the RCA logo on it. Many years ago, RCA gave out these cards as a promotional item to electronics engineers who were also amateur radio operators. I got a pack…
  • Wanna review my new study guide?

    Dan KB6NU
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:38 pm
    I have completed the PDF, Kindle (.mobi), and Nook (ePub) versions of the new edition of the Tech study guide. If you’d be interested in having an advance look at it, e-mail me, and I’ll send you a copy. I have an ulterior motive, of course. I’d like to get your comments and see if you can find any typos before I release it to the general public. I’m only going to send it to about a dozen people, so that I can keep track of the copies that I do send out. The post Wanna review my new study guide? appeared first on KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog.
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  • Another one got away

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:22 am
    Band conditions seem to have deteriorated lately. Bob W3BBO and I were discussing this on Saturday. The upper bands, 10, 12, 15 Meters still have signals on them, but they seem to be not as plentiful and nowhere as strong as they were just a month or six weeks ago. Just after the cold weather broke here in NJ and I resumed my QRP sessions, it seemed like each lunchtime from the car netted 3 our 4 or even 5 DX stations per sitting.Lately, those kind of band conditions seem to have disappeared. Signals are fewer and weaker. But today was a case of the one that got away. I was tuning up and down…
  • Easter Sunday - 2014

    20 Apr 2014 | 4:54 am
    This is the Day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Amen! Alleluia!For the Lamb who was slain at the hands of evil men has risen, never to die again. And those who the Lamb claims as His own share in His victory over death. Amen! Alleluia!May the peace of the Lord, which is beyond all human understanding, be with you and your families, this day and forever more. Amen! Alleluia!Fish sa'idFelices PasquesFu huo jie kuai leSretan UskrsVesele VelikonoceGod paskeGelukkig Paasfest Joyeuses PaquesFrohe OsternChag pesach same'achBuona PasquaLinksmu VelykuPriecigas…
  • Holy Saturday

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:22 am
    The next day, the one following the day of preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate and said, “Sir, we remember that this impostor while still alive said, ‘After three days I will be raised up.Give orders, then, that the grave be secured until the third day, lest his disciples come and steal him and say to the people, ‘He has been raised from the dead.’ This last imposture would be worse than the first.”Pilate said to them, “The guard is yours; go secure it as best you can.” So they went and secured the tomb by fixing a seal to the stone and…
  • Good Friday 2014

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:32 am
    What makes Good Friday good?” you ask.A challenge! A rather daunting task.Some may dismiss it with a shrug and a smirk,And consider it another day off work.Others, religious, pious as such,Take a few minutes for a mournful watch;Merchants unlock their doors with glee,Anticipating the pre-Easter shopping spree.A bunny here, a chocolate egg there,Symbols of a society that doesn’t care.“Care?” you say, “Do you mean me?”“What’s there to care; how can this be?”It’s the cross, you forget, that rugged wood,That makes Good Friday eternally good.What’s so good about the death of…
  • Figuring the numbers

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    As you all know from reading this blog, my main interests in Amateur Radio are QRP, CW, portable ops and DX.  I don't consider myself a hardcore DXer.  I will look for it, I will work it when I hear it, but I'm not one of those guys that has the Cluster send alerts to his smartphone.  I'm not one of those who will set his alarm clock for 2:00 AM just to work a new one. I will, however, bump up the power and leave QRP land to work a new one if I hear it.  I did that last night.I consider myself one notch above the "Casual DXer" level. I was fooling around playing with…
 
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  • This Spewed Out of the Internet #27

    Bob Witte
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:48 pm
    More important things spewing forth from the interwebz: The Ham Hijinks guys have been at it again, with this article: New Drug Aims To Get More Hams On The Air Warning: Do Not Take These Guys Seriously, It Only Encourages Them Chiming in on April 1st, Dan KB6NU reported that the FCC is going to reinstate the Morse Code test. I posted an article about using UTC over at HamRadioSchool.com: Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? KB9VBR has a nice article that explains the common types of antenna connectors used with ham radio. Elliot KB0RFC has been writing some interesting stuff about…
  • The KP2 Slacker DXpedition Guide

    Bob Witte
    28 Mar 2014 | 9:59 pm
    I’ve had several opportunities to take amateur radio along on vacation and do a little radio operating from other countries. I try not to focus too much on ham radio during such a trip, as it has a tendency to create marital discord and can suck the fun out of the vacation. Some people call this a “holiday style” DXpedition, or maybe it’s just the slacker approach. The marine yellow Baofeng UV-5R handheld transceiver got a lot of use. St John USVI Joyce (K0JJW) and I were planning a vacation with three other couples that we’ve known for years. It turns out that…
  • Get Your Mobile Frequency Sticker On

    Bob Witte
    7 Mar 2014 | 6:48 am
    One of the things I try to do is monitor the National Simplex Calling Frequency for 2 meter FM: 146.52 MHz, especially when mobile. It is fun to see who might show up on 2m simplex: SOTA operators, hikers, mobile stations, campers, etc. See these two posts on operating ideas: A Simple Wilderness Protocol: 146.52 MHz and The Use of 146.52 MHz. It is also fun to say hello to another ham when you pass them on the highway. While you may see their call letter license plates or notice their mobile antenna, you may not know what frequency they are monitoring. The Noise Blankers Radio Club has solved…
  • Bloody Proprietary Connectors

    Bob Witte
    14 Feb 2014 | 9:17 am
    I came across this video rant by David L. Jones on the EEVblog concerning proprietary cables on consumer devices. I agree with him completely. Warning: some language not suitable for kids. Unfortunately, if you look at ham radio gear, we are in even worse shape than the consumer market. Heck, even the freaking microphone connectors are unique to each manufacturer.
  • Colorado 14er Event – August 3, 2014

    Bob Witte
    9 Feb 2014 | 7:55 pm
    During the Colorado 14er Event, Amateur Radio operators will be climbing many of Colorado’s 14,000-foot mountains and SOTA summits to set up amateur radio stations to communicate with other radio amateurs across the state and around the world. Join in on the fun on Sunday August 3 and see how many of the mountaintop stations you can contact. The new Colorado 14er Event logo is now available on t-shirts and more. Starting in 2012, Summits on The Air (SOTA) is part of this event.This means there are over 1700 summits that you can activate in Colorado, with a wide variety of hiking…
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  • PARP 67 – D-STAR, DVAP, DHAP and a slice of Pi

    KDØBIK
    29 Mar 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Podcast Number 67 – Podcast ver. 67.7 - March 30, 2014 (35.0 MB, runtime 30:35) Transcript PARP 67 – In this episode of PARP, I discuss D-STAR, DVAP, DHAP and serve up a slice of Pi (Raspberry Pi) and discuss how I’ve combined all the above into a portable and mobile solution.   All this and just a little bit more.  Thank you for listening. Links to Websites discussed on this episode: Hardened Power Systems – DHAP TX Factor Video Podcast Gems Products KD0BIK’s Website - General information about Jerry’s amateur radio activitiesKD0BIK’s Blog -…
  • PARP 66 – Linux and Greyline Discussions

    KDØBIK
    31 Jan 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Podcast Number 66 – Podcast ver. 66.7 - January 31, 2014 (26.6 MB, runtime 23:12) PARP 66 – Linux and Greyline Discussions.  In our first episode of 2014, Bill, NE4RD continues my discussion from episode 64 on using the Linux OS on a ham shack computer.  Then Tom, AJ4XM provides an indepth discussion on using the greyline to work that rare DX. All this and just a little bit more.  Thank you for listening. Links to Websites discussed on this episode: DXHeat.com KD0BIK’s Website - General information about Jerry’s amateur radio activities KD0BIK’s Blog -…
  • PARP 65 – Amateur Radio Goals for the New Year

    KDØBIK
    21 Dec 2013 | 4:00 pm
    Podcast Number 65 – Podcast ver. 65.6 - December 22, 2013 (37.5 MB, runtime 30:56) Transcript In our final episode of 2013, I discuss various amateur radio goals for the new year.  Also known as New Years Resolutions.   I also introduce you to the Ham Hijinks website and introduce you to Tom, AJ4XM who joins PARP as our 3rd guest/co-host. All this and just a little bit more.  Thank you for listening. Links to Websites discussed on this episode: ARRL Logbook of the World – Getting Started State QSO Party Listings for 2014 Hamhijinks.com ARRL Centennial QSO Party ARRL Kids Day…
  • PARP 64 – Windows XP End of Life

    KDØBIK
    23 Nov 2013 | 4:00 pm
    Podcast Number 64 – Podcast ver. 64.6 - November 24, 2013 (32.7 MB, runtime 28:33) Transcript In this episode I discuss the upcoming Microsoft Windows XP End of Life.  I also introduce our new PARP Guest Hosts, Bill Stearns – NE4RD and Paul Griffith – KE5WMA.  Finally I share upcoming information on the #WATwitter QSO Party and my own QSO A Day Challenge for 2014. All this and just a little bit more.  Thank you for listening. Links to Websites discussed on this episode HamCrazy.com Worked All Twitter QSO Party, NR4CB Blog KD0BIK’s Website - General information…
  • PARP 63 – Taking Amateur Radio Abroad

    KDØBIK
    2 Nov 2013 | 5:00 pm
    Podcast Number 63 – Podcast ver. 63.6 - November 3, 2013 (25.3 MB, runtime 22:04) Transcript In this episode I discuss taking amateur radio abroad.  If you are interested in learning the rules and regulations of operating amateur radio equipment overseas, this episode should help you.    All this and just a little bit more.  Thank you for listening.  Links to Websites discussed on this episode  https://www.rac.ca/en/rac/services/bandplans/allband.php http://www.arrl.org/cept http://www.uba.be/en/you-plan-visit-belgium http://www.arrl.org/amateur-frequencies-outside-the-us…
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