20JAN 2023
Amateur Radio call signs

Amateur Radio call signs

According to the FCC s Vanity web page on Call Sign Availability, a call sign is normally assignable two years following license expiration, surrender, revocation, set aside, cancellation, void ab initio , or death of the grantee. However, there are exceptions to this two year waiting period. Please…

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10JAN 2023
Ham Radio privileges

Ham Radio privileges

Exam Requirement: 35-question Technician Written Exam (Element 2). Privileges: All VHF/UHF Amateur bands (frequencies above 30 MHz). Limited operations in certain HF bands. The FCC Technician License exam covers basic regulations, operating practices and electronics theory, with a focus on VHF and UHF…
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31DEC 2022
Baofeng Ham Radios

Baofeng Ham Radios

The Baofeng UV-5R is a handheld dual-band ham radio transceiver so it operates on both VHF and UHF frequencies. VHF on the Baofeng UV-5R rates from 136 to 174 MHz at 4 watts, while the UHF rates from 400 to 480 MHz at 1 watt. It is Part 90 and 2013 FCC certified. This Baofeng radio also serves as a LED…
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21DEC 2022
UK Amateur Radio

UK Amateur Radio

Anyone can listen in to amateur radio transmissions. If you’re new to amateur radio, then listening-in for a while is a good way to get a feel for what is going on. To become a radio amateur, licensed to transmit, you will need a brief period of study, and to pass a simple practical and theory examination. In conjunction with radio clubs around the UK, the RSGB provides the…

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11DEC 2022
Amateur Radio clip Art

Amateur Radio clip Art

Who says ham clip art must be authentic as American Cheese Food Product? Not us, by gum! Oh, some straw man might insist that proper ham clip art requires the verve of a safety filmstrip, the beguiling anonymity of an off-brand shoelace wrapper, and the twinkling animated GIF despair reflected off just-broken Christmas toys. Still, we beg to differ. Like, it s only ham radio…

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01DEC 2022
VHF amplifiers Ham Radio

VHF amplifiers Ham Radio

Ham radio operators often enjoy creating their radio setup, and a reliable amplifier that performs over a long period is an essential element of that setup. There are many VHF ham radio amplifiers available, which makes the decision process difficult. Consumers can find large solid-state and non-solid-state options, as well as amps that are best for mobile or base stations…

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21NOV 2022
Great Circle map Ham Radio

Great Circle map Ham Radio

Great Circle maps, also known as Azimuthal Equidsdant, are especially useful to the Radio Amateur as they provide a quick visual guide of the correct direction for antenna orientation, something that cannot be achieved with the normal Mercator-projection map that most people are used to seeing. • Great Circle Map #1 - 35Kb Great Circle Map with Amateur Prefixes, centered on…

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11NOV 2022
Amateur Radio Websites

Amateur Radio Websites

New and simpler version of my original website. Content is mainly related to low power (QRP) amateur (ham) radio projects. It is unusual for me to use more than a few watts of radiated power on any amateur radio band. More power can be fun for some, but I find that running low power is much more fun. The website is now organized in a more logical fashion by topic headings on…

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