19JAN 2019
Amateur Radio equipment UK

Amateur Radio equipment UK

This booklet is an introduction to the interesting, educational, challenging hobby of amateur radio. It also attempts to answer some of the questions asked by prospective, new (and sometimes experienced) radio amateurs. What does amateur radio offer me? Amateur radio is a unique hobby in that it allows…

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09JAN 2019
Motorola Ham Radio equipment

Motorola Ham Radio equipment

After four years under the Motorola umbrella, Yaesu has split from that company. According to Vertex Standard President and Chief Executive Officer Jun Hasegawa, effective January1, 2012, Motorola will keep the Vertex Standard Land-Mobile Division, while the amateur, marine and air-band will be under…
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30DEC 2018
Ham Radio license Manual

Ham Radio license Manual

I haven t touched amateur radio in almost 20 years, and I pretty much had no future interest without doing some serious learning about it. Working towards my Extra license help fulfill that interest. I give the book 3 stars which for a technical book should not be construed as a low rating. It falls…

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20DEC 2018
Amateur Radio Newsline

Amateur Radio Newsline

A well-known voice in the Amateur Radio news media has gone silent. Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, of Santa Clarita, California, died June 11 following a period of ill health. He was 73. Pasternak was co-founder (with Jim Hendershot, WA6VQP) of Amateur Radio Newsline™ (formerly The Westlink Report) ham radio news webcast and a frequent presence at Amateur Radio conventions. Pasternak…

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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 slowed somewhat to 141, 943 from its zenith of 176, 826 in 2007, the…

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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 and how my blog plays a big role in its success. She was skeptical about…

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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 this neophyte might eventually make a living as a radio and TV repairman…

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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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