The ARRL will host a 2015 Hurricane Season webinar Monday, July 20, getting under way at 8 PM EDT (July 21, 0000 UTC). The approximately 90-minute session will address the role of Amateur Radio during the 2015 Hurricane Season. Anyone interested in hurricane preparedness...
The FCC has decided to drop all fees for issuing vanity call signs to hams. In a ruling issued on May 21, the Commission explained that the costs of processing the payments and issuing refunds to amateurs whose requests cannot be met exceed the revenue...
This is my next Antenna Project Typically the reflector is 5% longer and the director 5% shorter than the driven element. By spacing elements about 0.15 to 0.25 wavelengths from each other you end up with a beam antenna with about 7dB of gain....
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The Slim Jim Antenna The Slim Jim is a vertically polarized omnidirectional end-fed antenna having considerable “gain” and this is concentrated almost parallel to ground toward the horizon rather than skyward making it more efficient than a ground plane type antenna by about 50 percent... Read More
2015 National Hurricane Conference Amateur Radio Presentations and Workshops Austin Convention Center — Austin, TX Tuesday, May 31, 2015 Today at 1830 UTC the Amateur Radio presentation at Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream Read More
I bought myself an Audio Technica AT2020 for my ham radio rig. I have the adapters and PTT(push to talk) button coming soon. The only thing weired about this mic is I had to but several adapters and cables to make it work plus a... Read More
My latest build project. I found the project relatively easy a few day project doing it at night after work. There was a lot of soldering and involved and wire stripping over all it was a very easy project and well worth the time. The... Read More
http://fireballs.ndc.nasa.gov/ EARLY GEMINIDS: Earth is entering a stream of debris from “rock comet” 3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower. The shower is not expected to peak until Dec. 14th, but NASA meteor cameras are detecting Geminid fireballs over the USA two weeks... Read More
The largest sunspot to appear on Earth’s nearest star in more than two decades is once again pointed at the planet, and it will likely kick-start solar storms, NASA scientists say. The massive sunspot, previously known as Active Region 12192, was turned toward Earth in... Read More