Articles written by: Sean Kutzko, KX9X

HAM Radio 101

Promoting Ham Radio in Your Area

Ham radio is fun stuff! We enjoy building circuits, talking around the world without the internet, and developing our skills to be ready in case we’re ever needed for an […]

Technical Articles

How to Predict and Track a Satellite Pass

Ham radio satellites are a wonderful addition to any Ham radio operator’s activity. Even Technician-class licensees have privileges that permit them to access 95% of the satellites currently in orbit. […]

Technical Articles

Low-Power Operating: How to Do More With Less

My Ham radio career began like many others. I got a used 100-watt rig, threw a dipole in a tree, and started making contacts. Then I got hooked on working […]

Technical Articles

Satellite Basics (Part 3): Upgrading to the Linear Satellites

It’s pretty amazing that with a dual-band HT and a relatively small antenna, Hams can communicate with each other via satellites orbiting overhead several times a day. But as good […]

Ham Radio Antenna Options for Home and Portable Operations
Products & Product Reviews / Technical Articles

Ham Radio Antenna Options for Home and Portable Operations

Most Hams dream of giant towers with large rotatable antenna arrays perched on top. However, many Hams can’t put up such workhorses. Some common issues we run up against are […]

Technical Articles

5 Tips on Etiquette and Good Manners on the FM Ham Radio Satellites

Manners are a good thing. They help us make a good impression and build our reputation at work, school, or any social gathering. We generally like hanging out with positive […]

Technical Articles

Full Duplex: The Key To Satellite Success

Satellite operating is one of the great activities available to Ham Radio operators. With a small amount of gear and a little practice, anybody can get involved in working stations […]

HAM Radio 101 / Technical Articles

Beyond Your Local Repeater: 15 Things to Do with a Technician License

You studied hard and passed the test—congratulations, you’re a Ham Radio operator! With that new Technician license in hand you can now get on the air. But what, exactly, does […]

Events

State QSO Parties – Low-Pressure Contesting

As I’ve mentioned in other blogs  recently, Ham Radio contesting offers a lot to Hams of all backgrounds and experience levels: technical challenges of building and maintaining a station, efficient […]

Technical Articles

Technician Training, Club Fun: The FM Simplex Contest

Technicians comprise about half of the licensed Ham Radio population in the United States. While there’s a lot of stuff you can do in ham radio with a Tech ticket, […]