Tag Archives: Amateur Radio

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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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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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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The Sacramento Valley ARES Website

As any regular reader of this blog knows, I firmly believe using ham radio during an emergency situation is of great importance in to the well being of our communities. Cell phones, land line telephone, and internet are very effective … Continue reading

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The Fascination of The Spark

Many people consider history to be a very boring subject, but most regular readers of this blog probably realize that I have a certain fascination with history especially radio history. If you are one of those who find history boring … Continue reading

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WE MUST SAY GOODBYE TO ANOTHER GREAT NAME IN HAM RADIO

On September 13, 2013 Wayne S. Green II, W2NSD (Never Say Die”) became silent key. Green was well known in the ham radio community as one who was not afraid to make his opinion known especially during the 1950s and … Continue reading

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Who Is Oleg Losev?

Oleg Vladimirovich Losev (Russian: Олег Владимирович Лосев) was none other than the first person to record his findings in regards to Light Emitting Diodes (LED). Though he only lived to be 39 years old, May 10, 1903 – January 22, … Continue reading

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Dealing With Secondary Emission in Tetrodes

As we saw in earlier posts the diode vacuum tube (or valve) became a triode by inserting a grid, known as the control grid, which allowed it to amplify audio and RF signals. The triode had a problem of interelectrode … Continue reading

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