ETH014 – High Frequency(HF)

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio. Whether you are reading this on my blog as a blog post, or listening to it on my podcast, I hope you enjoy it. This episode/post is going to be a starting point of our general topic for this quarter, High Frequency(HF). We have talked quite a bit about things that you do on VHF and UHF and have touched on a couple of things about HF, but this quarter we are going to dive deeper into HF. We are going…

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DX News – March 24, 2016

Source: The ARRL News   SB DX @ ARL $ARLD012 ARLD012 DX news ZCZC AE12 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 12  ARLD012 From ARRL Headquarters  Newington CT  March 24, 2016 To all radio amateurs This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by DL1NX, QRZ DX, OPDX, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all. TUNISIA, 3V.  Ash, KF5EYY will be QRV as 3V8SS in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest as a Single Op/All Band entry.  QSL via…

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DX News – March 18, 2016

SB DX @ ARL $ARLD010 ARLD010 DX news ZCZC AE10 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 10  ARLD010 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  March 10, 2016 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD010 ARLD010 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by F6BCG, QRZ DX, OPDX, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all. EQUATORIAL GUINEA, 3C.  Kenneth, LA7GIA is QRV as 3C7GIA from Malabo on Bioko Island, IOTA AF-010, until March 21.  Activity is on 80…

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DX News – March 10, 2016

Source: ARRL News Date: March 10, 2016   SB DX @ ARL $ARLD010 ARLD010 DX news ZCZC AE10 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 10  ARLD010 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  March 10, 2016 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD010 ARLD010 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by F6BCG, QRZ DX, OPDX, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all. EQUATORIAL GUINEA, 3C.  Kenneth, LA7GIA is QRV as 3C7GIA from Malabo on Bioko Island, IOTA…

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ETH007 – Computers in Your Shack

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In today’s episode we are going to be talking about different types of computers and their uses in your shack. In the world that we live in now, our lives are so intertwined with technology that it would only make sense that the amateur community would use computers in their shacks. Years ago, the hobby was more of just ragchew, two or more people talking, type hobby. Now, when I say that I mean it in the utmost respect,…

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What Are Those Pesky Modem Sounds on HF I Hear?

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio! Over the past month, we have talked about the four major digital voice modes, both for amateur radio and for non amateur radio. This month we are going to be talking about the more traditional digital modes of amateur radio. In this post we will be talking about all the major HF digital modes. These topics will be covering things like RTTY, PSK31, HF Packet, and several others, including some that I have never heard of before doing research for this…

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System Fusion Radios and Accessories

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio! Today we are going to continue talking about the Yaesu System Fusion system. In my last post, we talked about the system itself as well as the repeater, DR-1X. In this post we are going to be talking about the radios and other accessories that can be used with the System Fusion System. So let’s getting started… Radios Let’s move on to the end user radios now. There are two handhelds, two mobile and one HF base radio that is available at…

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RST Reporting System

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio! Have you ever talked to someone especially on an HF frequency and they say that “you are 59 here in where ever”? If you are new to the hobby, you might not know what they mean by saying “59”.  They are using the RST Reporting System. History of the RST Reporting System Many years ago, right around 1934 to be specific, an amateur radio operator by the name of Arthur W Braaten, W2BSR, made up the current reporting system that we use…

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ARRL DX News #43 – 10/29/2015

from W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL on October 29, 2015 – http://www.arrl.org   SB DX @ ARL $ARLD043 ARLD043 DX news   ZCZC AE43 ST de W1AW DX Bulletin 43  ARLD043 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  October 29, 2015 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD043 ARLD043 DX news This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and A7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. AGALEGA AND ST. BRANDON…

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Antenna Tuners

Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog! I hope that you have been enjoying my technician class series that we started last week. Today we are going to talk about antenna tuners and what they actually are. One thing that we always have to think about when it comes to our radios is how much power we are putting out and how much power is being reflected back to our radios.  This is called the Standing Wave Ratio or SWR for short. Most of the time, the SWR is…

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