State Of The Hobby 2019 Survey Results!

The 2019 State Of The Hobby Survey Results Are In!!! There was a pretty good response this year, topping the total of last year by about 30%. The two graphs below show the response rate and times and the total number of people that responded to the survey. Just like last year, there was a lack of people that took the survey last year that took it this year. This kind of baffles me that there wasn’t more people that have taken the survey in the past that took it…

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The Successful Ham Radio Operator’s Handbook

This new book is aimed at new or returning hams, to help them understand the practical aspects of the hobby, how to use their radios, build antennas and baluns, and get on the air successfully.  In it you will find explanations of how the various parts of your ham radio – the transmitter and receiver – work, plus how these are being implemented using software defined radio technology.  Operating techniques for VHF/UHF repeaters, HF radio DXing techniques, and the new digital modes are covered. Radio propagation, antennas, transmission lines, SWR and…

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ETH006 – Automatic Packet Reporting System(APRS)

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio! In this episode we are talking about the  Automatic Packet Reporting System or APRS for short. Last week we talked about Packet. APRS is alike in some ways, but different in others. While you can not talk keyboard-to-keyboard on APRS, you can send short message. You can even send a short email using APRS, which we will talk about a little later. HISTORY Over the years since APRS came about, I have heard different stories about how it came into being.…

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