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Cheap homebrew antenna for working the Satellites on FM. Dave (KG0ZZ) Shows his inexpensive antenna design used to communicate with satellites. Dave has many other antenna designs and projects. Be sure and subscribe to his YouTube channel! Final Antenna dimensions:

An individual who had been jamming cellphone traffic on interstate 4 in Florida was located by FCC agents with the assistance of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputies. The individual had reportedly been jamming cellphone traffic on I-4 for two years. The FCC is now proposing a $48,000 fine for his actions. They say the jamming ‘could and […]

An interesting tip that might just improve the performance of those small affordable handheld ham radios called a “Handy Talky” or HT for short in ham vernacular. [RadioHamGuy] posted an interesting video on adding a counterpoise antenna wire to an HT. He claims it will noticeably improve both transmit and receive by making a quarter-wave monopole […]

Here are the lessons for the International Morse Code Course! This course is designed to help learn the Morse Code from the easiest to the hardest characters. This course covers all 26 letters of the English alphabet, numbers 0 to 9, some punctuation marks, as well as some procedural signals. This course is designed for […]

NFARL – North Fulton Amateur Radio League has put together a kit and assembling instructions for a device called Power Gate. Unfortunately the kit is now sold out, but the assembling instructions with schematics and list of materials are still available. The Power Gate allows you to run your station with full time, instantaneous power backup. […]

Kansas city public media (KCUR.org) has a show called “Up to Date”. On Tuesday’s (1/7/2014) show they talked with ham radio enthusiasts about ham radio popularity despite the advances of other technologies.       Guests: Brian Short, KCØBS: ham radio operator for 27 years Carolyn Wells, NØCJ, trauma nurse at Liberty Hospital Matt May, […]

Gary Pearce, KN4AQ from HamRadioNow.tv made the following video: A Ham’s Night Before Christmas began as just a poem, published as text, back in 1996. Later Gary (KN4AQ) did an audio version, then a video, and last year he rebuilt the video to make it high-def. It’s easily the most-watched, most popular thing he has […]

The subject of learning CW was brought up while listening to an ongoing QSO on 80m. One of the hams who can transmit and receive at 50+ wpm said he learned using a free course he found online by Chuck Adams. This course consist of a manual in PDF format, answers manual also in PDF […]