Category Archives: Amateur radio

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend For 2016

  I am a little late in reporting this because I just learned about it. A 2-day ham radio event will take place starting Saturday, August 20 at 0001 UTC and will continue through Sunday, August 21 at 24000 UTC. … Continue reading

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DISTRESS AND HAM RADIO OPERATORS

False distress calls are costing tax payers millions each year and places equipment and operators in possible jeopardy. The topic of discussion at a ham radio club meeting was on distress communications. I was not able to attend but after … Continue reading

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TRANSMITTERS OF DAYS GONE BY

  I miss the vacuum tube. Oh I am not saying the vacuum tube equipment better then modern solid state equipment. If I believed that then I would have to clean out my shack and replace most of my equipment. … Continue reading

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FLYBACK DIODE USED ON RELAY CIRCUITS

The chatter of a relay is not often heard in the modern ham radio, but when I first got my amateur radio license there would most likely be more then one relay circuit somewhere in the shack. Today, most of … Continue reading

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VALUE OF KNOWING CW

If you have been reading this blog you surly know how much I believe in CW. When the CW requirement to get a ham license was removed I really thought it was a mistake. Looking back on what has happened … Continue reading

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Hallicrafters And Ham Radio Operators Help Win The War

During World War 2 ham radio operations were suspended in the United States but ham radio operators were able to utilize their skills to help in the war efforts. This video shows how Hallicrafters and ham radio operators work together to provide … Continue reading

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Veterans Day Special Event Station

     On Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2014 TALARC (The American Legion Amateur Radio Club) will be operating a Special Event Station to honor veterans of the United States Armed Forces  using the one by one special event FCC-issued … Continue reading

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When Setting Up An Emergency Station Respect Other People’s Property

There are some who may read this post and wonder if it is necessary for me to say these things. After observing humans for over 65 years and seeing how they treat other people’s property I say yes it is … Continue reading

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Encourage Young People into Ham Radio

Amateur radio still servers an important function in our society. When old timers like me go silent key it is the younger generation that will keep it going. Encourage young people into ham radio and encourage them to be active. … Continue reading

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Does Your Antenna Work?

The best antenna you can afford that will fit on the real-estate you have is important but it also important that you not exceed what you can afford and lets face it you can’t put ten tons of fertilizer in … Continue reading

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