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Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the basis for civil time in many places worldwide. Many timekeeping devices use this 24-hour time standard, which is determined using highly precise atomic clocks. The hours, minutes, and seconds that UTC expresses is kept close to the mean solar time at the Earth’s prime meridian (zero degrees longitude) located […]

Howard KD2ABK submitted the following NPR story: For a full story visit this link. Thank you, Howard KD2ABK, for submitting this article. Do you have any other Ham Radio articles to share? Send the details to: webmaster at k2jji dot org

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, […]