10DEC 2018
Licensed Ham Radio operators

Licensed Ham Radio operators

The Amateur Radio population in the US has continued to show steady growth. As of the end of 2013, the FCC database showed 717, 201 licenses in its Universal Licensing System ( ULS ). That’s the greatest number of US hams ever and up from 709, 575 in December 2012. The volume of Amateur Radio applications…

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30NOV 2018
Ham Radio license study Guide

Ham Radio license study Guide

I often joke that this blog is the #1-rated amateur radio blog…at least according to Google. By that I mean, when you Google “amateur radio blog” or “ham radio blog, ” I come up #1 more often than not. Well, on New Year’s Day, I was explaining to my sister-in-law about how I self-publish my study guides…
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20NOV 2018
Future of Ham Radio

Future of Ham Radio

There was a time when developments in the realm of amateur radio were relevant in relation to the rest of the world. In those days, a young man might become interested in the technology of radio and his first steps in that venture may have been as a radio amateur. Through building and experimentation…

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10NOV 2018
Japanese Amateur Radio

Japanese Amateur Radio

Up to now, the Japanese big boys such as Icom, Kenwood and Yaesu have pretty well dominated the amateur radio market, but the Chinese are on the march. Only last month I bought a 30W pep all mode rig for 10m: this was made in China. See also yesterday s post about 40m Pixie kits at ridiculously low prices. Be in no doubt: within a few years we will see the amateur radio market…

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31OCT 2018
Ham Radio license study

Ham Radio license study

Complete FCC Element 2 Amateur Radio License Preparation Logically organized, building-block approach in small, easy-to-digest sections Balanced depth with simplicity for real understanding of ham radio concepts Simple, well written explanations, not just repackaged public domain questions to memorize! Highlighted text lets you zero-in on exam question specifics and language…

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21OCT 2018
Ham Radio Test equipment

Ham Radio Test equipment

This year at HRU, we will have a work shop on PC-based test equipment. If you have a reasonably up-to-date PC (1 GHz CPU, Windows 98, XP, Windows 8, or Windows 10) with a sound card, then you already own the hardware. And the software is free. The only major difference beween these instruments and their expensive hardware counterparts is frequency coverage. There are a myriad…

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11OCT 2018
Ham Radio antenna Rotors

Ham Radio antenna Rotors

An antenna rotator unit is visible in the middle of the mast. An is a device which is used to change the orientation of a directional antenna. Most antenna rotators have two parts, the rotator unit and the controller. The controller is normally placed near the equipment which the antenna is connected to, while the rotator is mounted on the antenna mast directly below the antenna…

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01OCT 2018
Ham Radio antenna Manufacturers

Ham Radio antenna Manufacturers

WRTC 2018 eV, organizer of the World Radio Sport Team Championship in 2018 would be to be able to announce that Spiderbeam is the antenna supplier for the 2018 competition taking place. Spiderbeam was selected as part of an evaluation process of the offers of different antenna manufacturers. The WRTC-organizing committee has prepared a request and list of criteria for this…

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