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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